Lanka is an island in Godari districts. The only way
of commuting to that island is by boats. Lots of people
die due to bad whether conditions while they travel.
Krishna Lanka's President Bullebbai (Vijay Kumar) wants
to have a bridge to that island which costs several
crores. He asks his IAS friend Venkata Ratnam (Prakash
Raj) to make his dream come true. Even 20 years after
Venkata Ratnam leaving the village, there is no news
about the bridge. Bullebbai sends his son Chandu (Ravi
Teja) to Hyderabad to meet Venkata Ratnam and know the
progress. After coming to Hyderabad, Chandu realizes
that Venkata Ratnam is very money-minded and is least
bothered about bridge. The rest of the story is all
about how Chandu makes Venkata Ratnam get the bridge
approved by the government.
Ravi Teja's characterization
has mass in appearance and class in attitude. There
is lot of positive thinking in the character. Ravi Teja
suited the role perfectly and did well. Shriya
got a role in this film which has good connection with
the story line and she did good. Prakash
Raj is fine. Jeeva
and Nassar were given good
characters. Venu Madhav
and Sunil comedy is good
Storyline of the film has soft orientation and positive
attitude. Hero coming to city to do good deed for his
village reminds us of Ravi Teja's film Veede. Hero and
Prakash Raj's mind games thread reminds us of Mallidi
Satyanarayana Reddy's first film Bunny.
- direction: Screenplay of the film is adequate.
Direction is good in parts. The vital scene of the film
where Shriya inspires Ravi Teja by saying that participation
in race is more important than winning is good. However,
the mass scenes in the film are not dealt in a way that
creates right impact. Narration of the film is very
slow. The following points were not convincingly told
1. The reason
behind Prakash Raj hating the village.
2. Prakash Raj's sudden change of heart towards village
in the climax.
departments: Dialogues by Kona Venkat and Abburi
Ravi are neat. Photography by Sunil K Reddy is good.
Music by Chakri is mediocre except for a couple of inspired
melodies. Editor made excessive use of opticals in the
film. Stunts by Kanal Kannan and Ram Lakshman are fair.
Artwork by Narayana Reddy is OK.
First half of the film is adequate. Second half is pretty
slow. Climax is very soft. Rasool's work is good in
parts. Ravi Teja's typical dialogue delivery and casual
one-liners do make us like his character immensely.
On a whole, Bhageeratha makes an average fare.
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