Brundavanam Review :3.5/5

Posted : October 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm IST by ManaTeluguMovies
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Rating: 3.5/5
Banner: Sri Venkateshwara Creations
Cast: NTR junior, Kajal Agarwal, Samantha, Prakashraj, Srihari, Kota, Mukesh Rishi, Ajay, Tanikella, Ahuti Prasad, Brahmi, Venu Madhav, Raghu Babu, Brahmaji, Sana, Hema, Pragathi, Sithara etc
Dialogues: Koratala Shiva
Music: S S Thaman
Cinematography: Chota K Naidu
Story, screenplay, direction: Vamshi Paidipally
Producer: Dil Raju
Release date: 14/10/2010
The man with the golden hand Dil Raju who has been going through a bumpy ride is back with his new treat.

Story
Krish (NTR) is the pampered son of his multi-millionaire parents (Mukesh Rishi, Pragathi) filled with family affection and a helping heart. He also has a girlfriend in the form of Indu (Samantha).
Story begins with Indu’s friend Bhumi (Kajal) having trouble in her home despite having a joint family. She wants her father’s (Prakashraj) affection and also she doesn’t want to get married to her bava (Ajay). Indu requests Krish to act as Bhumi’s boyfriend and resolve the matter.
However, what turns out to be a rescue mission for Krish gets him into the middle of an emotional conflict. What happens from there forms the rest of the story.

Performances:
Jr NTR looked sharp and performed as usual. He is given a balanced characterization. He marveled in dances but the audience expected more from him.
Kajal dominated Samantha in glamour quotient when shown together. But Samantha is good by her own. The heroines aren’t just for oomph sake, but they have got enough of roles to perform and prove their mettle. Both did well and Kajal dominated here as well.
Kota Srinivasa Rao has weightage in his role. Prakash Raj and Sri Hari acted with a vie with equal range of roles. Ahuti Prasad has got a role lesser to his caliber. Raghu Babu is ok. Brahmanandam and Venu Madhav entertained enough.
Tanikella Bharani is shown with a cruel factor initially but the role is very short. Ajay justified his role.
Koratala Shiva deserves a good mention for writing sensible dialogues through out the movie.
Director Vamsy Paidipalli did enough home work this time. His efforts can be fructified. To say something trivial, Vamsy Paidipalli proved that he has good taste for women. Not just the heroines, even the side dancers looked beautiful in dances (especially in village song). Glamour quotient is maintained through out the film even with female character artistes.

Highlights:
Dialogues by Koratala Shiva
Art work by Anand Sai
Fights by Ram-Laxman

Analysis:
This is a soothing mass and family entertainer after a long hiatus. It is the movie made on a perfect formula basis, although reminds us of ‘Nari Nari Naduma Murari’ at the climax. There is humor, there are enough action episodes, pleasing cinematography, crisp editing, captivating settings, attractive color schemes and some story to talk about. What else a common audience wish that this?
Dil Raju has again proved that he is on track. Vamsy Paidipalli erased all the negative opinions of people about his capabilities. He delivered a wholesome entertainer despite taking inspiration from old movies.
The movie starts with a pleasing song ‘Brinadaavanamadi…’ from 1953 release Missamma while the titles role simultaneously. The interesting part is screening the song in color. That has given a class classic appeal. And the contrast is when the actual movie started with a high voltage action episode. That pulls masses into the narration.
The first half is impressive with little humor and some action sequences; the second half is filled with actual drama, emotions, love factors, matured outlooks of every character, but finally ends up with an obvious note.
Bottom-line: Mass-Family Entertainer

source: SiraSri (rating increased to 3.5 from 3.25)