What Is the Film About?
Bheemla Nayak is the story of a conflict of two polar opposite personalities. While one is Bheemla Nayak (Pawan Kalyan), the other is Daniel Sekhar (Rana Daggubati), who aspires to become a politician. Why do the two clash, and what happens as repercussions are the movie’s basic plot.
How Suguna (Nithya Menen) is caught in the war of egos forms the subplot, apart from a flashback.
Pawan Kalyan is known for his energy and hyperactive performances. Here, he channelizes the power in a controlled and understated way for a change. It is more to do with the character, and he comes into the zone in the second half. There is a lot of aggression on display, and he makes a killing in those sequences. The combination scenes with Rana are the key, and they have come out well.
Rana Daggubati is the much-needed freshness for the plot. His presence is integral for the conflict to come alive, and he does a good job with it even though it’s a little too loud. The attitude and arrogance that he shows have a unique quality. Combined with the rawness of an untested persona, it brings newness to the proceedings with Pawan Kalyan.
Saagar K Chandra of Ayyare and Appatlo Okdundevadu fame directs Bheemla Nayak. It is an official remake of the Malayalam movie Ayyappanum Koshiyum.
The original was a lengthy affair with a lot working out via the writing, setting (location) and performances. The last of these is comparatively easier to replicate, but more often than not, remakes fail in the former two aspects. Here, Trivikram Srinivas comes in handy providing the dialogues and screenplay.
Right from the beginning, the changes are visible. The opening clash between the police and Rana is the biggest pre-cursor for the things about to happen next. Even though the situations are the same, the way the progress occurs is different in Telugu.
Bheemla Nayak moves as expected with a dialled up tone. The remake is more masala and bombastic compared to the original.
A lot of repetitive stuff has been cut from the original. There is also a change in the characterization of one of the leads; the narrative appears leaner and to the point in Telugu.
The first half slowly build the clash of the two personalities until the pre-interval mark. It is here that things explode, and we see the movie take a complete mass turn.
The second half builds the momentum on the mass action initiated at the interval. It goes about the narrative relentlessly in that fashion. There is one elevation scene after the other sure to strike a chord with not only fans but also mass movie lovers.
A brief action flashback is the most vital change made in Bheemla Nayak. It is super effective and explosive. The way it ties to the pre-climax is a well thought out idea that delivers emotionally. The climax after the changes leaves one on a high.
Overall, Bheemla Nayak is a well-adapted remake suiting the local stars’ strengths and the audience’s tastes. If one loves mass movies, Bheemla Nayak is a theatrical experience not to be missed.
The female leads, Nithya Menen and Samyuktha, have more fleshed out character arcs in Bheemla Nayak compared to the original. The former plays a strong-willed woman, whereas the latter also becomes part of a critical sequence.
Samuthirakani, Rao Ramesh, and Murali Krishna are good choices for the respective parts. They do well within the limited time available to them. Others like Tanikella Bharani and Raghubabu have more minor roles even though they are effective. Brahmanandam is seen in a cameo towards the end. He is always a welcome presence.
Music and Other Departments?
S Thaman is the one who initially brought a tremendous craze for the movie with his work. Well, that was a sample. He breathes fire in the film. It is fantastic without being too loud, something which he has been derided off in the recent past. The title song picturisation leaves us with sore eyes. Watching Sunil and Hyper Adhi lip-sync the rooted mass lyrics is a terrible idea, even though it might appeal to a few.
Ravi K Chandran’s cinematography gives the movie a rugged yet classy look. It is something only he could have brought to the table, like the flashback. Kudos to the makers for getting him on board. The editing is fine, especially during the second half.
The dialogues go with the flow and never look out of place. Trivikram Srinivas deserves praise for making the entire narrative rooted in Telugu nativity. His words are the biggest asset in that aspect. He delivers with his writing like only he can after a gap.
Casting (Pawan Kalyan And Rana)
Some Changes Diluting Drama
Slightly Slower First Half
Comparison with Ayyapanum Koshiyum:
The most significant change is Pawan Kalyan’s part from the original. Here it is given a different context and feel and caters to his star appeal, unlike the original where Biju Menon was a silent volcano.
The other major difference is the tone. The Telugu remake is loud and slightly over the top. We see that in the character of Rana. The police station scenes at the start, as a result, don’t have the same high as the original.
Did I Enjoy It?
Will You Recommend It?
Bheemla Nayak Movie Review by Siddartha Toleti
Bheemla Nayak is a winner. From getting Rana Daggubati on board to the several changes made from the original, most of it has worked out. The climax is the best in this regard, considering Telugu sensibilities. Watch out for our review coming soon.
— The Kokkili Devaera flashback is short but super explosive and impactful. It explodes on-screen.
— The background score by Thaman is very effective. It is impactful without being too loud.
First Half Report:
The first half of Bheemla Nayak is pretty decent, staying true to the original spirit. Pawan Kalyan plays an understated yet ready to erupt character, while Rana has all the attitude and arrogance. The pair work well together and deliver decent drama.
The flipside is the title song (Bheemla Nayak) is a bit of disappointment onscreen. On the other hand, ‘LaLa Bheemla’ delivers. It’s now all up to the second half to have a successful outing.
— The most popular title song ‘Bheemla Nayak’ (visually) is a mixed bag. Not effective on screen.
— The ego clash between begins between Danny (Rana) and Bheemla Nayak.
— The show begins with a simple but effective introduction of Bheemla Nayak.
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The new film of Pawan Kalyan is all set to release within a few hours on February 25th. It stars Rana Daggubati in a parallel lead. Bheemla Nayak is an official remake of the Malayalam movie Ayyappanum Koshiyum.
Bheemla Nayak is the second film of Pawan Kalyan after returning to movies with Vakeel Saab. Unlike the last movie, though, Bheemla Nayak is hitting the cinemas at the best possible time.
The long gap since the last biggie is the most significant reason for expectations of a huge success from Bheemla Nayak. The rates hike and extra shows advantage is the additional benefit it enjoys in Nizam territory.
Unfortunately, Bheemla Nayak has to bear the brunt of the Andhra Pradesh government. The ticket rates GO has not been passed and all efforts are made to showcase the movie at normal ticket prices with no extra shows or flat rates. It is sure to dent the box office prospects in Andhra Pradesh.
Pawan Kalyan is yet to enter the 100 Cr share club (worldwide). Bheemla Nayak looks like the best shot for the star given the wide release and anticipation. It needs the right word of mouth to achieve the target.
The presence of Rana Daggubati and scintillating music by S Thaman are other factors in catching the movie lover’s attention. If the talk is positive, Bheemla Nayak is sure to create wonders at the box office.
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