Thursday, October 14, 2010
Movie : Brindavanam Producer : Dil Raju
Director : Vamsi Paidipally
Staring : Jr NTR, Kajal Agarwal, Samantha, Srihari, Brahmanandam, Prakash Raj, Brahmaji, Kota Srinivas Rao, Ahuti Prasad, Raghu Babu, Venu Madhav, Sana, Surekha VAni, Mukesh Rishi, and others
Camera : Chota K Naidu
Music Director : S S Thaman
Story : Vamsi Paidipally
Release Date : October 14th, 2010
The story of the movie goes like this:
Rivals Srihari and Prakash Raj are step-brothers and Kota Srinivasa Rao is their father. Indu (Samantha) is Prakash Raj’s nephew while Bhoomi (Kajal Agarwal) is Srihari’s niece. Krish( NTR) is the son of Surendra (Mukesh Rishi) who is a rich industrialist from Hyderabad. He loves Indu (Samanta) and introduces her to his family and gets green signal for the marriage.
Indu’s best friend is Bhumi ( Kajal) who wants to pursue higher studies in USA, but her father Bhanu Prasad (Prakash Raj) fixes her marriage with Ajay, who is a spoiled brat in the village and also her brother-in-law. Bhumi who is disinterested in marriage lies to her father that she already had a boy friend in Hyderabad. Bhanu Prasad asks Bhumi to get her boyfriend to their village so that they can induce hatred in Bhumi against her boyfriend.
Bhoomi then approaches Indu and requests Krish to act like her boyfriend. Indu convinces NTR to act like Bhoomi’s boyfriend and save her from the marriage. As part of the plan Krish reaches Laksmi Puram along with Bhumi. When NTR goes to the village to set things right for Bhoomi, he comes to know about the rivalry between the two villages, Lakshmi Puram and Venkata Puram. NTR also discovers that Indu and Bhoomi come from same family.
The movie encapsulates how Krish unites Srihari and Prakash Raj and whom he finally gets married to in the end.
Young Tiger NTR is his usual best self and steals the show with his dynamic performance. While Adhurs gave NTR a tinge of comedy disposition, Brindavanam fosters and strengths his roots amongst families as well. NTR has infused a lot of energy into the character and delivered it perfectly. He has excelled in all the acting departments to the joy of the audience. The action sequences enacted by him are brilliant. But the dance movements are not what you expect from such a popular actor who is known for his dance steps. NTR looks handsome and costumes he dons stand out.
Actress Kajal has a meaty role which had scope for performance and she does an average job of it. She looked glamorous in the song sequences and fits her role.
Samantha is hot, glamorous and oozes a lot of sex appeal that you did not get to see in the Jessie character which she played in her debut film. She carries the character with ease and dominates in her scenes with Kajal. She seems to have a lot of potential.
Prakash Raj is his usual best self as the adamant father. We cannot envision anyone else in this role. Srihari’s role is small compared to Prakash Raj’s, but he justifies it well. Kota Srinivasa Rao as grand father who is instrumental for the movie acted well.
Venu Madahv and Brahmanandam manage to do justice to their roles and draw laughs from the audience. Mukesh Rishi has a very limited role and is wasted. Tanikella Bharani, Ajay, Brahmaji, Ahuti Prasad, Raghu Babu all did their part well.
Music composed by SS Thaman is awesome but he needs to improve in re-recording. The background score is average. However, the choreography is a big let down. Prem Rakshit and Raju Sundaram have failed to compose steps to match the dancing caliber of NTR.
Chota K Naidu’s camera work is excellent especially in the action episodes. The second half needs a little more editing. The CG and graphic works were reasonably good, but surely Marthand K Venkatesh, the editor could have done a better job particularly in the second half of the movie.
The dialogues in the movie are superb. Fights by Ram Laxman are the highlight for the movie. Andad Sai art work is outstanding and the house sets in Brindavanam are beautiful.
Undettered by his first failure, Vamshi Paidipally has proved everyone that he has the skills to deliver a hit. Vamshi has chosen a family entertainment script and added mass masala in the right composition. He would have scored more marks had he concentrated a little more on the screenplay.
Dialogues by Koratala Ravi veru very Good
Art work by Anand Sai is Cool
Koratala Ravi deserves a good mention for writing sensible dialogues through out the movie.
Music by Thaman is good on screen when combined with the visuals.
He is very good as a lover boy and a lovable son.
Cinematography by Chota K Naidu is excellent.
Production values by Dil Raju are good very good.
Fights by Ram-Laxman really Good
This Movie is up to NTR to get a range for the movie