Maruthi Dasari’s Bhale Bhale Magadivoy (2015) Movie Review
Opened: 4th September 2015
Movie Review: Bhale Bhale Mogadivoyi
Star Cast: Nani, Lavanya Tripathi, Ajay, Murali Sharma, Praveen, Srinivas, Vennela Kishore, Naresh and Sitara.
Director: Maruthi Dasari\
Music Composer: Gopi Sunder
Production: Geetha Arts 2
Runtime: 140 Minutes; Censor Certificate: U
Where Drama starts, Logic ends – Alfred Hitchcock
The story goes like this. Aspiring Scientist Lucky (Nani), who suffers from ever forgetting syndrome, falls in love with Nandini (Lavanya Tripathi) in the first instance. From that day, He clears his issues with meaningless situations and Nandini starts liking him for these reasons and pure innocence. That’s when Ajay (Ajay) gets attracted to Nandini and pens to draw her attention by creating some rough situations. That’s when Nandini proposes Lucky and Panduranga (Murali Sharma) gets into the business. And doubts Lucky’s true love, thanks to Ajay. How Lucky over comes his shortcoming and proves his true love to Nandini forms the rest of the storyline.
From the word go. Nani takes the viewers along in a smart way, with a superb comic timing. The best thing about Nani is that knows his strengths and weaknesses perhaps more than anyone else. In Bhale Bhale Mogadivoi, he makes full use of his comic timing and is in full form. The lines are well written and the pauses add his style to it all in all in an entertaining way. Lavanya Tripathi fits in perfectly to her role. Her chemistry with Nani is simply impressive. Murali Sharma needs a special mention for his performance. He simply nailed his character with his mannerisms and dressing style. Naresh and Sitara gave their best for their roles. Praveen, Vennela Kishore and Ajay have nothing much to do in their limited characterizations.
The movie has a thin premise, but thrilling one. The treatment of Bhale Bhale Mogadivoi is ubercool, fresh and devoid of the regular clichés that one would usually associate with a regular rom-com story. The entire first half aimed at evoking some nostalgic feeling, with some hilarious scenes. And even though the pace drops quite considerably in the second half with the film being meanderingly along, it has enough funny moments to keep its target audience entertained. The main characters are genuine and the comedy too is subtle and stays with the film. The film is even marred by some conspicuous absence of logic at crucial points like – Lead actor never tries to keep a track of everything through the smart phone. Even at crucial times (Spoiler ahead – When Madhumita required some serious attention actor never tries to use mobile for calling friends or try using maps for further assistance). With this kind of issue, Director never tried to explain how Lucky was able to work in a field of research. Director Maruthi is the biggest surprise for the film. He literally flipped around his career with this completely original and entertaining script with No Beeps (One would seriously? End up asking how… Ah How… How How.. Ah How… Post watching this film…). Easily one of the best scripted film in Dasari Maruthi’s career.
The technical merits of Bhale Bhale Mogadivoi include its witty one liners, catchy cinematography and enjoyable soundtrack by Malayali musician Gopi Sunder. The Background Score simply elevates every important scene to another level. But it’s the songs which infuse new energy into the film, every 20-30 minutes as it’s a big saving grace particularly the choreography of “Hello Hello” & “Bhale Bhale Mogadivoi” is hugely enjoyable. The Usage of evergreen tracks as mobile tunes and dedicating film to Athreya and M S Viswanathan for them, was a nice addition. I felt the film could have done better with some crisp editing in the last 30 minutes. Geetha Arts 2 started their production house with a good film. I think production values were in line with the films context and atmosphere.
Bhale Bhale Mogadivoi is a perfectly packaged film for the family audience. It may defy logic at times but is a laugh riot that is genuinely entertaining. To sum things up, at a time when fatuous masalas’ are the order of the day, a movie like “Bhale Bhale Mogadivoi” provides a whiff of fresh air. The movie is simple, straightforward and entertaining. Three cheers to the whole team for making a clean and a good entertainer. Wish more BBM’s happen in Telugu Cinema.
Survi Review: 2.5/5 (0.5 more for Gopi Sunder BGM – 3)
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