After the humongous success of Srimanthudu, Mahesh is back with Brahmotsavam, touted to be another content driven film and not a mere commercial entertainer. Read the review to know how far it worked in his favor.
Brahmotsavam is that 'Manchi Mata'(Good Word), which says wanting be together is the true celebration of life. The film showcases a family headman's wish to have his family always around and his attempt to put together all his relatives. The story unfolds itself while his son tries to discover the beauty behind his desire.
Mahesh Babu excelled during the emotional scenes keeping up his usual style of subtlety. Samantha added the charm that the film needed, with her bubbly histrionics and screen presence and Kajal Aggarwal blended really well into her character and was aptly cast in a very practical modern-day woman's role.
Sathyaraj, Jayasudha and Revathi contributed a lot to the movie, while Rao Ramesh has outplayed many. Pranitha hardly had anything to do in the film. Vennala Kishore was okay.
Analysis & Technical Aspects:
Director and writer Srikanth Addala laced around a complex yet simple storyline to say relations will give a priceless joy, if everybody wish to stay together and live pure. Like all his films do, Brahmotsavam also tries to portray the good and bad shades of the same person, while preaching us to work on the good in you.
However, a beautiful line was executed pale, with a boring screenplay and he failed to connect the dots in an effective way. He left many emotions for the audience to interpret and understand, which would either leave you disappointed or give you an exciting exercise for a self discovery.
Brahmotsavam is surely a technically rich film, with some brilliant technicians on board. Though too many songs in the first half spoiled the mood, tunes scored by Mickey J Mayer were foot tapping. Cinematography by Rathnavelu added the grandeur to the film. By roping in such an ensemble cast for a simple storyline like Brahmotsavam, PVP Cinema has raised the film's bar high with its production values.
Brahmotsavam will give you moments, where you will find yourself relating to at least one principal character in the movie. But, if you are expecting an entertainer with humour and hero elevations, it will bore you to death.