This Article is From Oct 15, 2010

Review of Telugu film Brindavanam

Review of Telugu film Brindavanam

Highlights

  • Complete in entertainment value and the film is a family affair. Thespian NTR appears as Lord Krishna in the climax for a while, which made the front stall whistle and applaud.
  • Dil Raju is once again back on track. The beginning of the film with the song Brinadaavanamadi… is interesting and intriguing and reminds us of Aha Naa Pellanta where the old song was made use of rolling titles.
New Delhi: Along the lines of Balakrishna's Nari Nari Naduma Murari, NT Rama Rao has done a film with two heroines this time for Dil Raju's Brindavanam. Vamsi Paidipally who has directed Munna earlier under Dil Raju's banner (failing to make a mark at the box Office), got second chance to prove himself and directs NTR this time around.

Vamsi, now proves that he, too, can top the Box Office with his subject and narration of a story. Koratala Siva's dialogues and Chota K Naidu's camera have helped him to realise his dream of putting together a good entertainer.

Brindavanam revolves around the lives of Bhumi (Kajal) and Indu (Samanta) who are good friends, not knowing that they are actually cousins. Bhumi's father wants to get her married to his nephew (Ajay) but she wants to pursue higher education. Indu in her attempt to help Bhumi, sends her boyfriend Krish (NTR) with her to introduce him to Bhumi's father Bhanu Prasad (Prakash Raj). So Krish goes to their village and finds that Bhumi is quite insecure there and it is not she but the entire family who need to realise the value of love.

He does all that he can to bring the family closer to the concept of love. He also reunites Bhanu with his step brother Siva (Srihari), who were once bitter enemies because of the words exchanged with his brother-in-law.

Soon after both the families unite and the two villages celebrate their union, Krish comes to know that Indu is none other than the sister's daughter of Srihari's wife (Sitara). Now, the real problem prevails as saying no to Bhumi at this juncture would irrevovcably irk Bhanu. If he says yes then Indu would suffer great injustice. How our beloved NTR as Krish solves the problem is the awaited climax to the film.

NTR's performance is unquestionably the highlight of the film. He tries to show some novelty in his performance through action scens that are done with ease and maintaining excellent comic timing. Kajal and Samanta filled the glamour slots and Kajal got a chance to perform better than Samanta, dominating the female lead.

Prakash Raj and Srihari got equal roles which have the adequate weight in the film, while Prakash Raj plays a serious role and Srihari's role had a touch of comedy. Comedy by Ahuti Prasad, Raghubabu, Venumadhav and Brahmanandam is entertaining and the remaining cast did complete justice to their roles.

The action scenes in the film are the other highlight of the film. Ram Lakshman brought out nice action scenes with excellent choreography. The music, by Thaman, makes the movie all the more colourful.

Director Vamsi Paidipally scripted the 'perfect' screenplay and narrated the story in a consistent manner and made the audiences sit tight in their seats all through the film.

The biggest flaw of the film is that the director ignored to explain the reason behind the separation of the two families. Likewise, he wasted Tanikella Bharani - though his character was filled with a negative touch, he failed to deliver anything constructive within the storyline. Ajay is another character who was underplayed. Though Chota K Naidu's camera perfectly captured the village beauty, the lighting was disappointing in certain scenes.

Complete in entertainment value, the film is a family affair. Thespian NTR appears as Lord Krishna in the climax for a while, which made the front stall whistle and applaud.

Dil Raju is once again back on track. The beginning of the film with the song Brinadaavanamadi... is interesting and intriguing and reminds us of Aha Naa Pellanta where the old song was made use of rolling titles.

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Kajal, Samanta, Prakashraj, Srihari, Ajay, Venumadhav, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Tanikella Bharani, Ahuti Prasad, Raghubabu, Mukhesh Rushi, Sana, Pragati, Sitara, Surekhavani and others.