We used to categorise Telugu films such as action, family, comedy, sentimental, message-oriented and the like. But there are very few films which do not come under a particular category and possess several elements. One such film is Bommarillu by debutant director Bhaskar, who also provided the story, screenplay. Producer Raju, who shot into fame with a hit film and is being fondly called Dil Raju produced the film on the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. It has all kinds of elements that could attract all classes of audiences.
Siddhu (Siddhartha) is the second son of a multi-millionaire and real-estate businessman Aravind (Prakashraj). Aravind is a man who wants to give the best in the world to all his family members. In the process, he makes the family members forcibly accept whatever he says. Aravind fixes an alliance to Siddhu, with Subbalaxmi (Neha), the daughter one of his friends (Tanikella Bharani), against the wishes of Siddhu. But, Siddhu wants to choose a girl of his choice. At this moment, Siddhu happens to meet Hasini (Genelia), daughter of an employee (Kota Srinivasa Rao) working in Endowments Department, and falls in love with her at first sight. Hasini also accepts his friendship, which turns into love in no time. Aravind comes to know about Hasini and refuses Siddhu's love. But Siddhu tries to convince him that she is a right choice and wanted to prove it by bringing her to their home in a week. Siddhu brings Hasini to their home and being a talkative, she reveals all the secrets in Siddhu's life. As Siddhu is afraid of his father, he starts chiding her for revealing everything about him in the house. On the D-Day, when Aravind has to reveal his decision, Hasini comes to him saying that she is not the right choice and goes away from there. After few days, Aravind's friend calls him up to complete the marriage formalities. Then in a frustrating mood, Siddhu gives a detailed clarification to his father. Though Aravind gave everything needed for his family members, everyone accepted them by force as Aravind did never ask whether the person liked it or not. Now, Aravind realises his mistake and goes to Hasini to convince her to marry his son. At the same time, Siddhu goes to Subbalaxmi's father and breaks the alliance/engagement revealing his love story. All the audiences think that the story ended here, but the director gave a twist by prolonging it vice-versa, i.e., Siddhu goes to Hasini's house and stay for a week. However everything ends well.
The film is neither a director's movie nor a hero's film, but it is everybody's film. The director involved all the characters in the success of the film. Especially, the choice of artistes for characters is very apt and all the artistes performed excellently and gave their best. After a long time, a heroine of a film had a full-time screen presence with lots of scope to perform and Genelia utilised the opportunity well and showed the best of her ability as a happy-go-lucky and innocent girl's character. Though a very little role to perform, the choice of Jayasudha was proved just before the climax. As usual, Prakash Raj did justice to his role. As was already said, it is everybody's film.
Devisri Prasad's tunes are marvellous and melodious and the camera work by Vijay J Chakravarthy is also good. Marthand K Venkatesh showed all his experience in editing the copy very crisply. Moreover Abburi Ravi penned the dialogues that are heart touching, and the dialogues written for the heroine are also very entertaining. Special kudos are needed for the director in extracting all the talents from each and every artiste and technician and mixing up in a right manner and served it like a delicious dish for the audiences. A film worth watching.
Siddartha, Genelia, Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Chitram Sreenu, Vijay, Ravivarma, Sunil, Jayasudha, Satyakrishnan, Surekhavani, Sudeepa, Neha and others
Dialogues- Abburi Ravi.
Music- Devi Sri Prasad.
Camera- Vijay K Chakravarthy.
Editing- Marthand K. Venkatesh.
Story, screenplay, direction - Bhaskar.
Producer - Dil Raju.
Banner - Sri Venkateswara Creations