Movie Review : /5
|Reviewed on||Aug-09-2006 |
'Dhil Raju repeated his magic' - would be the word. He proved to be right with his judgement on the story and treatment. His earlier films Arya and Bhadra are both directed by debut directors. Now with Bommarillu, Dhil Raju introduced another new director Bhaskar. And Bhaskar stood up to the expectations. The end result - a well narrated movie with good romance and sentiment. Basically, a feel good movie. Good story, screenplay and direction, nice performances, painting like camera work and superb music is what Dhil Raju has got for his film.
Sidhu (Sidhartha) is the son of Aravind (Prakashraj). He has 2 sisters. Aravind is a role model for his family. He loves his children and gives them any thing even before they wish. That caring goes a step ahead and he feels that he knows what his children wants. Though Sidhu has no problem with his father making decisions for him, he wants to have a say in his marriage. Aravind gets Sidhu engaged to one Subbalaxmi (Neha). After that, Sidhu falls in love with Hasini (Genelia), daughter of Kanaka Rao (Kota). Knowing this, Aravind makes a deal with his son - to bring Hasini home for a week and if the family likes her, she becomes the bride. On the pretext of going to a tour, Hasini lands at
Sidhu's place. Sidhu tries invain to make her liked by the family. After the one week, Aravind and Sidhu have different opinions. During their heated argument, Hasini enters and gives a twist. What is the twist and what are Aravind and Sidhu arguing about? Watch the film on the screen for the plot.
The first thing to talk about the film is the story and screenplay provided by Bhaskar. He made his debut as director with this film. However, one wont feel that this is his first film. The story is good and he narrated the whole thing very nicely. Takings are also very effective. Emotional scenes came out very touching. But no where it felt in overdose. The scenes between father and son, also between Genelia and Prakashraj came out excellent. Songs are done very nicely.
Also, Bhaskar was able to get the best from the cast and crew. Music by Devisri Prasad is another highlight. Apudo Ipudo song is very good and the chorus in the song - Pani saasasa - is effectively used in the background. Bommani Geeste song (reminds Bullipetta from Chinarayudu) is simply superb. Nammaka Thappani pata song is also good. Background score
The entire film felt like a graceful painting and the credit goes to Vijay K Chakravarthy for his camera work. Dialogs by Abburi Ravi are very neat and content. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is slick.
The director did a great job with the entire film. No doubt about it. However, it has a few points to think about such as - the length of the film runs to about 2 hr 50 mins. It could have been cut short. Also, the song that points out parents not understanding children and that too Sidhu singing it in the film might not be apt.. given the fact that he loves his dad so much.
Coming to the performances, Sidhartha is marvellous in his role. He lived in his role. Emotions, comedy, serious and confrontation scenes - all segments are done with maturity. Surprise package in the film is Genelia. Although she has won over the audience with her looks by now, she has got a full scope performance in Bommarillu and she fully utilized it. Prakashraj is another pillar. Jayasudha, Surekha Vani, Pinky, Kota did their roles to content. Ravi Varma, Vijay and Chitram Srinu acted friends to Sidhu and they did good. Sunil evokes good laughter withhis 'Satti Oka chakkani pani vadu' comedy.
Over all, Bommarillu is a definite watch coming from Dhil Raju's production house. Debutant director Bhaskar made his mark with grace.
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