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Bharani Review

Saturday, March 31, 2007
Another hit for Vishal
Vishal became a popular hero in Telugu films with his dubbed films like Pandemkodi and Pogaru. With the release of his latest film Bharani, the dubbed version of his Tamil hit film Thamara Bharani, he has kept up to that reputation. The film has all kinds of elements - love, faction, revenge and sentiment - giving a mixed flavour to attract all classes of audiences. Tamil director Hari has maintained good tempo all through the film with a perfect screenplay and projected Vishal in such a way such that his mass image is highlighted. Bharani Prasad aka Bharani (Vishal) loses his father during his childhood. Bharani and his mother (Rohini) stay with his maternal uncle Srinivasa Bhupati aka Salt Sreenu played by Prabhu. Their grand mother Manorama also lives with them. Bharani loves his uncle very much and will thrash anyone who dares to speak against Salt Sreenu.

However, PVR Company is his archrival. Sakuntala (Nadiya), daughter of Appalanaidu, and her brother Veerinaidu (Nazar) constantly try to pull him down. On the other side of the story, Bharani meets Bhanu (Bhanu) and they both fall in love. But Bhanu does not give her feeling for him a second thought. Bharani learns that Bhanu is the daughter of Sakuntala and thinks that she is using her to spy on Salt Sreenu. He decided to teach Bhanu a lesson. He asks her to meet him in a lonely place. The Coast Gaurd come there and arrest both of them on charges of prostitution.

A press photographer takes a photo of their arrest and the photo gets published in the newspaper. Bhanu's father, in retaliation, attacks Salt Sreenu. This attack on his uncle makes Bharani angry. He goes and attacks Veerinaidu. While they are fighting, Veerinaidus younger brother tries to stop the fight. It results in him breaking his hand. After this Bharani finds out that Sakuntala is his uncle, Salt Sreenu's, estranged wife. After coming to know this, he makes efforts to bring them together. He comes to know that they separated because his mother and him were staying with him.

Bharani unites both the families. He makes his uncle sign the divorce papers. Bharani goes to deliver the signed divorce papers to Sakuntala. He takes from all belonged to his uncle and gives her back the dowry that she gave when they got married. He also takes Bhanu with him. One of Veerinaidu's follwers, Kamesam, then convinces him to get Sakuntala married in order to insult Salt Sreenu. He agrees to do so. Bharani finds this out and rushes to the temple where Sakuntala is being married and prevents her from getting married. He also kills Kamesam in the process for which he goes to jail for four years. Appalanaidu and Veerinaidu still try to bring Bharani and Sreenu down but they soon realize that their effort will be useless. Bhanu and Bharani finally patch up.

Plus Points
The performances of Vishal, Prabhu, Nadiya, Nazar are the highlights of the film. All of them emote well. Vishal and Prabhu have excelled in the action sequences as well. The music by Yuvan Shankar Raja is full of lively beats&Vishal dances excellently to the music. He has improved his body language a lot. The script by Shashank Vennelakanti is good. A couple of lyrics are also written very well and one among them is penned with the names of various location of Visakhapatnam which gives the song a local flavour.

Minus Points
The comedy role played by Muthu failed to click. Manorama's character, which was tailor made to evoke laughter failed miserably. Another drawback in the film is that the director failed to establish certain characters well. The eldest brother and the youngest brother has a soft corner towards Prabhu but it is not shown why they are throwing their weight towards Prabhu. But for a couple of mistakes here and there which are very common in films, the director maintained good tempo all through the film.

Bhanu, the look alike of Nayanatara, though glamorous, looked a little bulky unlike the popular slim heroines. She also failed to emote that well in some scenes. Prabhu and Nadiya walked away with honours in their respective roles besides Nazar and Vijayakumar who did their job in a diligent way.

Cast : Vishal, Bhanu, Prabhu, Nadiya, Vijaykumar, Nazar, Nizhalgal Ravi, Manorama, Rohini and others.

Credits :
Cinematography: Priyan
Dialogues: Shashank Vennelakanti
Lyrics: Vennelakanti, Sahiti and Vanamali
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Producer: Vikram Krishna, Story, screenplay
Direction: Hari
Banner: GK Film Corporation
Released on: March 30, 2007

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