Jayam Ravi (playing Vikram) is an assistant commissioner and his father Naren works as a bank manager. In the same city, Arvind Swami (Aditya), who's from a royal family lives a life of luxury. Thanks to an ancient palm manuscript that says how one man can get into the body of another, Arvind Swami has the ability to control the minds of anyone and he uses this to his convenience.
Meanwhile, Jayam Ravi also stumbles upon a drunk Hansika Motwani (Mahalakshmi) and figures out that she is the one he's supposed to get hitched to. As expected, love blossoms between the pair. In one instance, Arvind Swami uses this trick to control Naren and steals from the bank the latter works in. Camera footage obviously shows Naren doing the crime and Jayam Ravi takes up the case to prove his father's innocense.
The talented cop that Jayam Ravi is, he finds out that Arvind Swami is behind this fiasco and even arrests him. But the latter uses his skill on Ravi and the souls get switched. Arvind Swami's soul gets inside the free-to-roam Jayam Ravi's body while Jayam Ravi's soul gets trapped in the jailed Arvind Swami's body. With the tables turned now, what will the freed soul of Arvind Swami in Jayam Ravi's physical appearance do? Will our hero be able to sort out the issues raised by the villain? Bogan answers these questions.
Jayam Ravi has to portray two different roles which falls on the opposite ends of a scale and he has done the job neatly. Though there isn't much for him to offer on the first half, he shows his acting prowess in the second half thanks to his character's scope. He scores it well with the romance portions too as always.
Arvind Swami can rightly be called as another hero in this flick. Right from the word go, his characterization is shown in a stylish yet different avatar. He looks apt in scenes where he's shown enjoying the time of his life with gorgeous women surrounding him. His role is of utmost importance and knowing this, he has delivered his best in each and every scene. It wouldn't be an overstatement to call him the backbone of this flick.
Hansika, more than a regular heroine, has been given a character with good scope to perform and she has done it well. In the climax portions, her character needs to have her in a zone she hasn't ventured in her previous flicks and these scenes are sure to surprise the audience. The rest of the supporting cast which includes Nasser, Aadukalam Naren, VTV Ganesh, Varun, Nagendra Prasad have done a good job but they sheer weightage given to the main leads make their roles look minuscule.
After the success of a romantic flick such as Romeo Juliet, Director Lakshman should be lauded for opting such a different script. He shines with the scripting and directing departments. Despite having a first half that moves in lightning speed, the second half couldn't match up to the pace. The concept of soul-swapping gets tired after an extent and along with the songs, they obstruct the pace of the film.
A pivotal reason for Romeo Juliet's hit is Imman's music. Though the tracks 'Sendhura' and 'Damaalu Dumeelu' strike the right cords, the album as a whole doesn't recreate the same magic. His background score game is on track though and does a good job in helping the film's flow. Soundarrajan's cinematography adds strength to the film, especially in the songs.
The leads' performances and distinctive story-line makes Bogan a film worth stepping into the theatres.