Badrinath Movie Review -2.75/5

Posted : June 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm IST by ManaTeluguMovies

Rating: 2.75/5
Movie: Badrinath
Starring: Allu Arjun, Tammana,Prakash Raj and others
Director: V.V.Vinayak
Producer: Allu Arvind
Banner: Geetha Arts
Music: M.M.Keeravani

Story:

Bheeshma Narayan (Prakash Raj) trains the young lads to protect the Indian temples and save the culture. Badrinath (Allu Arjun) gets trained under Bheeshma Narayan and he is allocated the responsibility of Badrinath temple to safeguard it. Alakananda (Tamannah) visits Badrinath with her grand father to complete the rituals to her died parents but Alakananda doesn’t believe in God due to her dark past. She meets Badri and in no time, falls in love with him. Badri takes the responsibility of saving Alakananda. Sarkar (Kelli Dorjee) is a Don, who is husband to Tamannah’s aunt. Her aunt wants Tamannah to marry her son. On the other hand, Bheeshma Narayan desires to make Badri a protector for all temples, for which he should live as a bachelor all his life. Will Alakandanda succeeds in her love and what Badrinath chooses and how he save Alakananda from goons forms the rest of the story…

Performances:

Allu Arjun is definitely the saving grace of Badrinath. His hard work in training in martial arts and toning his physique to look as a protector is visible on the screen. His dances in almost all the songs are electrifying. However, he needs to be extra-careful in delivering powerful dialogues.

Tamannah looked gorgeous and extremely hot in songs. Her emotions are apt and in perfect quantity in the limited role she was given. She looked beautiful in every frame and has danced well to match up Allu Arjun.

Prakash Raj asusual delivered his best as Bheesma Narayan. Brahmanandam and M.S Narayana has brought some laughs. Kelly Dorjee, Tanikella Bharani, Kovai Sarala, Dharamvarapu Subramanyam, Krishna Bhagavan did their part as required.

Technical Aspects:

Keeravani’s music is good and background score is fine. All the songs are shot richly and worth the watch especially Allu Arjun’s dances. However, a couple of songs are wrongly placed. Anand Sai’s art work is praiseworthy. Ravi Varman’s cinematography is on top-notch. Editing could have been better. Geetha Arts Production Values are asusual good. The money is spent and that could be seen on the screen. The problem with Badrinath is its weak story and predictable screenplay. Audience can easily predict the story in the second half. Chinni Krishna has come up with a poor story. Vinayak’s direction is just okey and his trademark in direction is missing in Badrinath.

Analysis:

Chinni Krishna has come up with a weak storyline and the predictable screenplay makes it boring in the second-half. Badrinath strictly lacks Vinayak mark. The story is confusing as it starts on a religious touch in saving temples but at the end, Badrinath goes off track with the story of Tamannah and her problems and Allu Arjun saving Tamannah throughout the second half from goons. While the first half of the film manages the audiences stick to the screens with songs, action episodes and some extent to comedy, the second half of the film moves at slow pace and is dragging, with hardly any interesting elements to watch.

Allu Arun’s dances, action episodes, Tamannah’s glamour show might succeed in pulling mass crowds to theaters. Badrinath makes a one time watch.

Plus Points:

  • Allu Arjun’s dances and performance
  • Tamannah’s glamorous show
  • Picturesque Locales
  • Production values

Minus Points:

  • Poor storyline
  • Predictable screenplay
  • Weak second half
  • Comedy

Final Verdict:

An average flick!!!

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