Bhadra Reviewby MyMazaa.com
The problem for Ravi Teja will always be his masala movies. He cannot rise above them.
When the film is good and clicks, he will look great and vindicated. But when it is cliched and unimpressive, like it is in Bhadra, it all looks tame and tepid.
The problem for Bhadra is tries to be masala film among masala films ---- it incorporates all the big elements.
But it slips on the main aspect of telling a story in an interesting fashion. The obvious rip-off from various films also makes you to lose interest.
Bhadrachalam, Bhadra for short (Ravi Teja) is a happy-go lucky man with no cares in the world.
He sees his friend Deepak's sister in a VCD and develops love for her instantly. When the girl Anu (Meera Jasmine) comes from abroad after her studies, the hero's chase begins.
Anu's family (that includes big man Prakash Raj) is sucked into a bloody factional fight. A group headed by the monstrous Biddu Yadav takes out many in Anu's family.
The rest of the movie is about how Bhadra steps in and adds to the gore.
As every child will tell you, the film's essential story is Okkadu re-told in a less gripping fashion.
There also scenes that are inspired by other films (the Kal Ho Na gay comedy has been here and looks an absolute tragedy for lack of context).
Ravi Teja fights with verve. But the same verve goes missing in his acting. Meera Jasmine's natural talents go unused in this largely miniscule character.
Prakash Raj is okay while Pradeep rawat as the arch villain does the usual stuff (shades of Sye).
The music of Devi Sri Prasad is another major let down. The songs have no real identity.
Arthur Wilson's camera work is the sole shining spot in a largely undistinguished work.
Boyapati Sreenu, the debutant director, has to go back to drawing board.