Bachchan is high octane action entertainer with all the
commercial elements to impress the mass. Sudeep's performance is
the main highlight in the film. Shashank's racy and interesting
narration, Harikrishna's music, Shekar Chandru's picturisation,
wonderfully choreographed fights, chase and dance sequences, Bullet
Prakash's comedy and funny one-liners, beautiful costumes and art
direction are its other attractions. Its predictable climax can be
called as its one main drawback.
The director has chosen a simple revenge drama, but he has
included interesting twists and turns, which make you watch it
sitting on the edge of the seat. Shashank has also made brief
references to the current political developments, the issue of
alleged mining in Bellary and its adverse effects on common man.
His characterisation is good in the film. But it should be said
here that his climax looks weak when compared to the way he runs
the whole show, which gives you an impression of a suspense
thriller in parts.
It should also be said here that Shashank seems to have drawn
inspiration from Hindi movie Agneepath and he himself has
given enough hints for it in the first half. If I am not wrong, the
aspects like Sudeep's angry young man image, his comparisons to
Amitabh Bachchan and use of the dialogue "Agneepath! Agneepath!
Agneepath!" make you think in the end that the director has picked
up the storyline from the Hindi version and elaborated it in a
different way. But one can not deny the fact that it is much better
than Agneepath, which has a predictable story.
Bachchan opens with a racy scene in which the hero is
being chased by the police and this sequence sets your mood for a
joy ride. Then comes a couple of fights, romantic songs, comedy
sequences in the first half, which are quite enjoyable. The second
half is the strength of the film. Especially, in the first few
minutes, you might feel that you are watching a suspense thriller.
This portion has some sentimental scenes to impress the family
Bharat alias Bachchan is a kind-hearted real estate businessman,
who is the MD of the Bharat Property Solutions. He is deeply in
love with Anjali (Bhavana), who is doing MS in Bellary and wants to
deliver honest service to the needy people. But her wish becomes an
obstacle for a mining mafia don. I don't want to reveal what
happens next in the film because it should be watched on
Sudeep is the showman in Bachchan and his
angry-young-man look might remind you of his acting in Telugu movie
Eega. He is sure to rock you in action, chase and dance
sequences. His dialogue delivery is also good. There are three
heroines - Parul Yadav, Bhavana and Tulip Joshi. Of them, Parul has
got more screen presence and all three have delivered good
Bullet Praksh tickles your funny bones with his perfect comedy timing. Sadhu Kokila, who has played a cameo role, also makes you laugh in one scene. Others like Ravi Shankar, Nassar, Ashish Vidyarthi, Jai Jagadish, Ramakrishna, Achut, Sudha Belawadi, Padmaja, Shruti and others have also delivered justifiable performance for their respective roles.
Bachchan has rich production values and Harikrishna's
music and background score are the main highlights. All his
composition are good to listen. Shekhar's cinematography is a
visual treat. There are some punch dialogues and funny onelines,
which will amuse you. The costumes, art work and locations are
among the biggest strengths of the film.
Overall, Bachchan is good entertainer with all masala elements and it will impress all kind of viewers. It is a good Ugadi treat from Sudeep and Shashank. If you are a fan of this duo, it is a must watch movie.