Raja (Raja Sekhar) is a wayward youth who hates his look-alike
father Devudayya (Raja Sekhar). Raja lives away from his father
and tells everybody that his father killed his mother and
that he is now living with his stepmother. But Devudayya is
very fond of his son and he provides food, shelter and other
amenities to his son through another channel.
does Raja hate his father? What does the title Bharata Simha
Reddy got to do with the story, as protagonists are named
as Raja and Devudayya? To know the real story, watch it on
a big screen.
Raja Sekhar donned three different get ups in this film through
two characters. He did extremely well in the mass scenes of
the film. Gajala is pretty glamorous. Ravali did a silent
role. Meena dominated in her own way.
- screenplay - direction: Story of this film is an age
old one. Screenplay adapted for this film stresses more on
mass treatment and over dose of sentiment than sensible narration.
Direction of the film is average.
Songs of the film are traditional with good mass and melody
beats. Background music is average.
Photography of the film is fine. While editing, lots of action
sequences were fast-forwarded to get a speed effect (like
the ones in Action No.1).
MVS Haranatha Rao did good work in dialogues section. There
is one effective mass dialogue in this film - "nuvvu
maa attha ni nanna nidra pothunte donga tanangaa teesuku vellav
- nenu nee kooturini teesukuvelletappudu ninnu edama kaali
boot tho tanni nee kuturini leva deesukupothunnani cheppi
The movie has good mass and sentiment touch. But sophistication
is amiss. You get a feeling that you are watching a Tamil
film for the kind of sentiments the director tried to evoke
in the second half. First half of the film is OK. Second half
has over dose of ladies sentiment. The scene in which Raja
Sekhar is cheated by greedy wife and selfish sister do not
evoke right kind of sympathy for hero. The other scene in
which a constable reveals that Devudayya is none but Bharata
Simha Reddy is very ordinary. Over all, this film might do
well in B and C centers and it may fail in A centers.