Bairavaa Movie Review: Much Ado about Nothing

Early on into Bharathan’s (or is it Bharhathan as he prefers to call himself now) Bairavaa we see the branch manager of ICIC Bank (Y.G.Mahendra) call upon his collection agent Bairavaa (Vijay) in desperation. The manager is in a soup because of a bad debt in the form of a loan given to a local thug Karuvadu Kumar (Mime Gopi). With the bank authorities breathing down his neck, the manager has just a day to hand over the money & with his daughter’s wedding scheduled for a month later he is extremely distressed. With Bairavaa assuring his boss that he would be back with the money by the evening one would typically expect fireworks in the form of a regulation fight sequence. But that’s where Bharathan and action choreographer Anal Arasu show some ingenuity. Yes there are fireworks on display indeed but not in the form of a typical fight which would follow some chest thumping dialogues. In fact the dialogues exchanged between Bairavaa and Karuvadu Kumar is kept to the minimum and the action happens in the guise of a game of cricket.Continue reading “Bairavaa Movie Review: Much Ado about Nothing”

Nannaku Prematho (2015) Movie Review: Bullshit Theory

Nannaku Prematho is the 25th movie of its lead actor NTR Jr, the film begins with the title cards of his films and then opens with an action scene which is mandatory of sorts for Telugu cinema. The first 15 minutes of most Telugu films unfailingly show the hero in slow motion,his shoes, introductory song which always sounds like Deepak Chopra’s sermons.Continue reading “Nannaku Prematho (2015) Movie Review: Bullshit Theory”

Nannaku Prematho Movie Review: A Revenge Tale with Some Spunk, Style and Science

Growing up as a child I used to be quite fond of films with revenge as its theme, perhaps due to the fact that such films would be high on action. Well those were the days when most boys would be into action films and I was no exception to it. Most actors playing heroes have acted in revenge subjects, some of them in multiple revenge films as well. In particular I liked stories where the underdog has to fight back and claw his way towards becoming equipped enough to tackle his powerful adversary, perhaps making the connect all the more better. Telugu cinema is no exception to this phenomenon and heroes of every generation have been part of such films. Over a period of course the fatigue factor began to set in, both among the audience and filmmakers. After all how long can you dish out the same thing again and again? But as long as you managed to convey the tale with some novelty, the audience continues to be receptive; no wonder films like Ghajini, Vikramarkudu or Eega have succeeded.Continue reading “Nannaku Prematho Movie Review: A Revenge Tale with Some Spunk, Style and Science”

Lingaa Movie Review: The King’s Speech lacks the Punch!

Cast:  Rajinikanth , Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Santhanam, Karunakaran, Jagapati Babu, Dev Gill

Directed by K.S Ravikumar

Music by A.R. Rahman

During the course of the movie Lingaa, we are introduced to a man in the year 1939, travelling in a train, reading a copy of ‘The Hero with Thousand Faces’.  From behind the book emerges our hero, Rajinikanth- the hero with a single face. The same ‘you have seen it once, you have seen it all’ face that is enough to send a frenzy amongst his die hard fans.Continue reading “Lingaa Movie Review: The King’s Speech lacks the Punch!”

Legend: Trailer

Legend PosterNandamuri Balakrishna popularly known as NTR Balakrishna is in dire need of a big hit to maintain his popularity among the Telugu audience. With the Union Elections around the corner and with talks of Balakrishna contesting the same being talked about, it is interesting to see that he has a release coming up soon- Legend, directed by Boyapati Srinu. Balakrishna and Boyapati have worked together previously in Simha (2010) which was a big success. Legend features popular hero Jagapathi Babu as the villain and the rest of the star cast includes Sonal Chauhan, Radhika Apte, Kalyani etc. The film is produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara of 14 Reels Entertainment and has music by Devi Sri Prasad.Continue reading “Legend: Trailer”