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(A) (2011)

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01 Dec 2011
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Bejawada Review

Maverick director Ram Gopal Varma, who is known for making movies on realistic lines, is back with yet another sensitive subject, Bejawada. This time RGV has chosen the gang and caste wars that occured in 80s in Vijayawada, which was formerly known as Bejawada. The film is produced by him and directed by his former assistant Vivek Krishna.

The caste wars in Bejawada are well known to everyone. It is therefore a subject that would naturally appeal to any filmmaker. However the subject has not been handled well by director Vivek Krishna. The film is not about a big gang war between two factions and castes but it is reduced to a simple you-kill-my-brother-I-will-take-revenge drama.

Kali (Prabhu) is literally the King of Bejawada. He is a good man but the politicians fear him and seek out his help to further their political ambitions. He has a trusted lieutenant Vijay Krishna (Mukul Dev). Kali’s younger brother Shankar (Abhimanyu Singh) is envious of the clout and popularity of Vijay Krishna. Shankar also has his own political ambitions and eyes the seat of his brother Kali.

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