Cast: Srihari, Brahmanandam, Raghu Babu, Duvvasi Mohan, M S Narayana, Ali, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Tanikella Bharani Direction: CSR Krishnan Producer: CH.Sivarama Krishna,A.Koteswararao Music: Rohit R.Kulkarni Watched at Prasads, Hyderabad
Story: Don Baba Bhai (Srihari) with the help of Minister Venkuji (Tanikella Bharani) runs settlements, murders and other illicit business in Hyderabad. However when Venkuji was murdered by Amir, Bashir and Venkatrao, Baba Bhai avenges his partner’s death by killing them coming to Hyderabad and becomes a dreaded Bhai in Hyderabad. He reaches Mumtaj Cafe and while enjoying he gets a call that there was a bomb under his seat. Will Baba Bhai get rid of that bomb? Who placed the Bomb? Whats the connection between the orphans Raghupaty, Raghava,Rajaram and Don Baba ? Forms the rest of the storyline…
Technicalities: Screenplay of the film is placid and dull. Direction (CSR.Krishnan) of the film is average. Narration is stale. Vijaya Sri Cinematography who earlier worked for films like NTR’s Subbu & Ek Chalis ki Last Local has provided some neat photography with Panavision cameras. Music Director Rohit gave cacophonic music for Bakara. There are unnecessary songs (only two songs are there) and unwanted action sequences are inserted to please the section C audiences. Anirudhra Reddy’s editing could have been better.
Performances: Srihari with his trademark expressions dominate in the film. He did well with in his capabilities. Tanikella Bharini is okay in a small cameo. Comedians Duvasi Mohan, Raghu Babu, Ali and Dharmavarapu are wasted. Rest of the characters are supportive.
Survi Verdict: First half of the film is pathetic. Second half tests patience of the audience. Positives of Bakara are Srihari and Cinematography. On the flip side it’s Screenplay, Narration and Direction. On the whole, Bakara can be strictly avertable unless you are a hardcore fan of Srihari.