Mr. Fixit asked by his girlfriend, Miss. Bright Idea, follows Miss.Dumbo, comes into a family and villages divided by revenge and acrimony, and uses his fixing balm and lo everyone is happy and Mr. Fixit in turn gets two beautiful belles as a reward for his efforts.
This has been the story of plethora of Telugu films which have graced Tollywood screens for the past few years. Heroes of these films are always seen to have the quick-fix solutions to the problems faced by a joint family and can singlehandedly bash up goons in hundreds of numbers. Wait… wait…that is not just it, they can also provide life to a girl who is so short of love in a joint family.
Well, the latest release of NTR, BRINDAVANAM, too has a similar story and similar scenes and similar,er, everything else. What is new is that it is new for NTR to do this kind of family subject which suited the likes of Vishnu Vardhan, Ram, Nitin, Nani and others. By doing this kind of a subject, NTR no doubt raised the profile of the film, and ensured a great opening and the film is sure to hit the bull’s eye. But does BRINDAVANAM contribute anything to the word called CINEMA. The answer is a big NO. But what it does provide is good entertainment for a duration of nearly 3 hours. Well, for any common film lover, that is what is needed.
Kajal and Samantha are good as the heroines who make NTR dance to their wishes and tunes. Prakash Raj and Sri Hari as the warring brothers bring some depth into the story whereas Kota Srinivasa Rao, Mukesh Rishi, Ahuti Prasad and Raghu babu bring wholesomeness into the drama. But the real stars of the film are none other than Brahmanandam and Venu Madhav. By doing their usual roles, these stalwart comedians raise the movie to another level and ensure that producer Dil Raju will not lose out this time around. Finally coming to NTR, he is soul of the movie and scores big as a FAMILY STAR.
Can we watch Brindavanam? A BIG YES is the answer. It is decent, family oriented and is far away from any obscenity and for a change it does not have any ITEM song too, which is a rarity these days. The director Vamsi Paidipally would be relieved now as he scored this time and Sai Thaman would also be relieved as his mediocre music sounded and looked better in Chota K Naidu’s cinematography.
Finally summarizing the movie, I would just say, BAVAGARU BAGUNNARA + READY = BRINDAVANAM. If you feel that Srinu Vaitla might have directed the movie, then please remember the director’s name once again, his name is Vamsi Paidipally.