Venu (Ashok Selvan) is a graduate in criminology and he gets a lucrative job offer from a detective agency based in Hyderabad. He succeeds in completing a few assignments with his clever attitude. In his next assignment, he sets on to track a girl named Madhu (Janani Iyer). Love blossoms between Venu and Madhu, but their romance gets affected, when a series of murders takes place. How Venu nabs the culprits will form the cruz of the story.
Ashok Selvan's character has two shades in Bhadram and he has shown ease in both. He has delivered wonderful performance, which suits his role. Janani Iyer has also done her best, but she lacks glam quotient. Her chemistry with Ashok does not match well. Other artistes like Kali, Jayaprakash, Jayakumar and Pradeep Ayyar have done justice to their respective roles. Among them, Jayaprakash and Kali are a little more effective in their characters, and their performance is a highlight in the movie.
Nivas' music is the main highlight in the technical department. He has not only given melodious tunes to all the songs, but has also provided wonderful background score, which heighten the intensity of many scenes in the film. Dinesh's cinematography is another big asset of Bhadram. Leo John Paul's editing is good. Other technical departments have also delivered commendable jobs.
Besides direction, Ramesh has written interesting story and gripping screenplay for Bhadram. The first half of the film is dragging and boring, but the film picks up its momentum at the interval bang. However, interesting twists and turns in the second half make the audiences sit on the edges of seats.
The director has tried to explain the modus operandi of an insurance policy mafia in the film Bhadram. Watch it with no expectations, you will definitely be impressed with the film and performances of artistes. It is a treat for murder mysteries.