Bhadram aka Bhadra (Ravi Teja) is good friends with
Raja (Deepak). Bhadra falls in love at the first sight
with Raja's sister Anu (Meera Jasmine) when he sees
her on a video. Bhadra pays a visit to the house of
Raja to get familiarize with her. Incidentally, Raja's
family is highly involved in feud factions. And the
family of Raja is erased by faction leader Veeraiah
(Pradeep Rawat). Bhadra rescues Anu and takes her to
his home. The rest of the story is all about how he
protects her and eliminates the gang of Veeraiah in
Teja: Ravi Teja is in his elements with his reckless-looking
histrionics. His character has got extreme shades of
soft lover and hard hitter. He excelled in performing
action sequences. His dialogue delivery is good, but
he is telling certain lengthy dialogues so fast that
it would be hard for the audience to follow them.
Jasmine: She did a sensible role in this film. She
is an amazing actress, but she is under exploited in
Telugu films. Her histrionics towards climax (especially
in the scene where she is given flight tickets by hero)
are excellent. Savita Reddy dubbed her voice.
Deepak is adequate as brother
of heroine. Prakash Raj
excelled the role of heroine's elder brother. Pradeep
Rawat's characterization and get-up is an extension
of Sye film. Brahmaji
is first-rate as loyal assistant to Prakash Raj. Sunil's
comedy is good. Jeeva and
Subbaraju are passable.
Jhansi did the role of
housemaid who suspects Ravi Teja
and Deepak to be gays (Kal
Ho Na Ho rip-off). Padmanabham is OK as grandfather.
Story of the film is about how hero saves heroine from
villains and send her abroad so that she would be safe.
This basic storyline has striking similarity to that
of Mahesh Babu's Okkadu film. Okkadu film had
straight narration and this film has flashback narration.
- direction: Screenplay of the film is adequate.
Direction by the debutant director Boyapati Seenu is
average. Though he succeeded in conceiving some scenes,
he could not narrate the film in such a way that tempo
builds up as the film progresses. When every new director
is trying to impress upon the audiences with different
screenplay and shot making, director Boyapati Seenu
followed the beaten path.
Dialogues by Koratala Siva are good. But quite a few
comic punches could not be handled on the screen with
perfect timing. Here are a few good ones -
1. Ravi Teja
(looking at his photo on cell phone): Chee! Nee
2. Ravi Teja to Pradeep Rawat: Nenu odipothe naa
okka tale. Nenu geliste mee andari talalu.
departments: Music by Devi Sri Prasad is unimpressive.
Photography by Arthur A Wilson is adequate. Stunts by
Kanal Kannan and Ram-Lakshman are OK. The Sumo clash
scene and Sumo blasting scenes are impressive. Art by
Prakash is satisfactory. Production values by Sri Venkateswara
Creations are good.
First half of the film runs without any story and has
got certain elements for classes. Second half runs on
bloodshed and faction feuds. Last 45 minutes of the
film has series of fights. There is lots of violence
in the second half. Producer Dil Raju's strength lies
in selecting different scripts and that is the same
reason why Dil and Arya clicked at box
office. He tried to go for formula with Bhadra.
On a while, Bhadra is an average formula film,
which runs on the strengths of Ravi Teja.
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Naa Pranamkante Ekkuva
Subhash Chandra Bose