Brindaavanam Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Dil Raju, who was once a golden hand, tasted a few flops and finally resurrected with the most-awaited film of NTR, ‘Brindavanam’. Director Vamsi Paidipally was able to bring the dream of SS Rajamouli to come true. In fact it is Rajamouli, who wanted to showcase NTR’s talent and make him a family hero and ‘Brindavanam’ fulfilled his aspirations. Vamsi should be commended for striving hard in penning a tight screenplay coupled with a nice narration. He perfectly mixed the family drama with action scenes, to suit NTR’s image.
Krishna @ Krish (NTR) is the only son of a millionaire industrialist (Mukhesh Rushi). He loves his father and mother (Pragati) very much. He falls in love with Indu (Samanta). However, Indu has a friend called Bhumi (Kajal), who wanted to go for higher studies in the US. But Bhumi’s father Bhanuprasad (Prakash Raj) wanted to get her married to his nephew (Ajay), who is a womaniser and bad guy. So, Bhumi’s grandfather (Kota Srinivasa Rao) lies that Bhumi loved a boy and Bhanu Prasad tells Bhumi to bring him to the village. So, at the behest of Indu, Krish accepts to act as Bhumi’s boyfriend and goes to the village. He understands the situation in the house and set the things right and helps blossom love in the family. Learning that Bhanu and his brother (Srihari) have become bitter enemies because of Bhanu’s brother in law, Krish makes Bhanu to realise his folly and unites both the brothers. At this juncture, Indu reaches the village. Surprisingly, Indu is the cousin of Bhumi. Now, Krish is in a dilemma on how to convince Bhanu Prasad that he is only acting as the boyfriend of Bhumi? How he was able to convince Bhanu Prasad and his brother? Was Indu able to catch the hand of Krish? What is the fate of Bhumi? Answers to all these questions have to be seen on the screen.
Dialogues by Koratala Siva are very good. Especially, the comedy, the punch, sentiment and everything that is needed for a romantic entertainer were perfectly penned through his dialogues. Though the basic story is by the director Vamsi Paidipally, it is the dialogues that filled life in the story.
Music and songs
Thaman gave melodious tunes to all the songs and it has both the fast beat and rhythm besides melody. The lyricists kept good literary values in the songs too. The choreography of all the songs was good to watch, though not very great. As usual, NTR shook his legs with good ease and the heroines too shared the screen with equal ease.
The camera work by Chota K Naidu is excellent. He perfectly captured the beauty of the villages and the environment to suit the taste of family audiences as well as youth. At the same time, the camera work in action scenes is also good to appease mass audiences.
Action scenes directed by Ram-Lakshman are okay. Though the action are not so stylish, they could definitely enthral the mass audiences and front benchers and make them blow the whistles, whenever NTR bashes the goons.
Story, screenplay and direction
Vamsi scripted a perfect screenplay for the film and it was so tight that the audiences could not move out of their seats and make them stick even in song sequences. Each and every scene in the movie was narrated with precision and the director should be commended for running the movie with perfection. He was able to deliver an out and out commercial entertainer, which has all kinds of elements that has the love, sentiment, action and romance. The comedy in the film was quite situational. Venumadhav, Raghubabu, Ahuti Prasad and Brahmanandam gave their best in entertaining the audiences. Vamsi, who learnt from the past mistakes, did a wonderful job and gave a nice make over to NTR by transforming a mass hero to a family hero, yet maintaining the mass hero image with good action scenes. Though the story is not new and several such films have come on the screen earlier, the treatment the director gave to the subject made the film thoroughly enjoyable.
NTR stood apart in the film and he took the entire responsibility to run the movie with the same and equal tempo. Especially, he was able to perform with the same tempo in emotional scenes, sentiment and family scenes, romantic scenes and at the same time, maintained good comedy timing all through the film. Venumadhav and Brahmanandam helped him a lot while delivering the comedy. Kajal is quite pretty and most of the film revolves around her character soon after the story reaches to the village. Samanta looked stylish in urban and modern costumes. However, she had a very little role to play in the film. Prakash Raj and Srihari were at their usual best and Kota Srinivasa Rao lived up the mark. Other artistes including Ahuti Prasad, Rabhubabu, Mukhesh Rushi and others did justice to their roles. Tanikella Bharani was wasted, while Ajay’s role just came and went and played some role in the climax.