Whenever the hero whips up a sword, immediately people will think about Ram Charan’s blockbuster Magadheera and even start comparing with the movie. Same was done in case of Shakti and the film turned out to be super duper flop which never happened in NTR’s career.
The visuals and posters of Allu Arjun with a sword and he in the attire of an Indian Samurai, made the people to draw same parallel lines again. Of course, Allu Arjun’s commitment in action scenes and dances, besides milky beauty Tamanna’s glamour remained a saving grace for the movie Badrinath.
After undergoing training under the supervision of Bheeshma Narayan (Prakash Raj), Badri (Allu Arjun) becomes the protector of Badrinath temple. Alakananda (Tamanna), an atheist visits Badrinath temple with her millionaire grandfather. Later, a situation leads her to fall in love with Badri. The story takes a new twist after he is given two options - be a bachelor to become the successor for Takshasila Vidya Peetham or quit it for his love Alaka. What happens next will form the crux of the movie.
Performance: Allu Arjun has given his best to the character. He has undergone training in sword fighting and some kind of martial arts for the sake of the role. His physique is manly and is extraordinary in dances. Moreover, he has improved a lot in emotional scenes too. However, he should have taken extra attention towards the dialogue modulation. Otherwise, he is okay as an Indian Samurai. Tamanna has gone overboard in exposing her glamour and delivered lots of oomph in the character. She is sensuous, extremely romantic and sexy. The cinematographer has concentrated on the waistline and belly button in the dances.