Only A Few Silly Gags
‘UA’ Certified, 2 hrs 20 mins
What Is the Film About?
Salim (Kerintha Nookaraju) accidentally picks up important papers as a courier boy. He along with his best friend Pardhu (Naveed) decide its best to sell the documents to Aslam, a Pakistan terrorist. What information are they selling and how their life changes as a result of it, is what the movie is all about?
How Is Naveed’s Performance?
Naveed plays lead like the character in the movie. It is just for namesake and symbolically given part. He does his part clinically like a robot with no expressions. The few scenes actually where it is required to act, he is terrible. There is nothing else to say apart from that.
Direction by Murali?
Maruthi provides the core concept. It is an interesting one, but it doesn’t lend entirely to a film. There has to be an active plot to engage the audience. Here that is not the case, as the basic story turns out to be wafer thin.
The reliance is on the funny gags as one expects from films like these. In that department, few scenes are genuinely funny. The characters and the over the top action they do, make it work. But, besides those few moments that happen right in the middle segment of the film, nothing else works before and after and on top of that they are incredibly clichéd.
The first half of the movie is a big bore apart from film scenes of Nookaraju. The narrative gets engaging only towards the interval. The momentum is maintained in the second half until a plot twist is revealed. Once, that is done, pretty much everything that follows feels tacky and useless.
Overall, apart from a few comedy scenes in the second half, Bhale Manchi Chowka Beram offers nothing new and is boring. On top of that, there is extremely bad acting from the “main leads”. If comedy is what you want, give it a try if all other means of entertainment fail. Otherwise, skip it.
Yamini Bhaskar and Others?
Yamini plays the heroine in the movie. She is there only as a romantic interest for the hero and adds nothing to the core plot. Her presence is disregarded, and her absence is well appreciated. The real highlights of the movie are Nookaraju and Raja Ravindra. The former is over the top many times but feels alright when looking at the rest of the cast. Raja Ravindra gets a well-written role, and he performs it like a once in a lifetime chance given to him. He is superb and easily steals the show from everyone. The rest of the cast has very little to do to create an impact or be remembered.
Music and Other Departments?
Music and background score by Hari Gowra are below par. The cinematography is decent considering the low budget fares. The editing is alright. The writing is okay for the terrain as long as it doesn’t get heavy.
Parts Of Second Half
With a better lead pair, the romantic track could have been neatly evolved and blended smoothly into the main narrative.
Did I Enjoy It?
Very few parts
Will You Recommend It?
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