Challenging star Darshan starrer Brindavana, which was released on September 26, across the state got thumbs up from the audience. According to the critics, the only drawback of the movie was the three hours duration, which was too long.
After the complaint from the public and media, director K Madesha decided to cut the length by almost 15 minutes, and now the run time of Brindavana is close to two hours and forty minutes.
Brindavana is Darshan's third consecutive film to reduce its run time after Kranthiveera Sangolli Raayanna and Bulbul. Both movies were three hours in the length, which was later reduced on public complaint.
Darshan, who was basking in the success of Sarathee, Kranthiveera Sangolli Raayanna and Bulbul, has again proved that he is the Box Office Sultan in Sandalwood. It is said that the original movie Brindavanam, which had Junior NTR in the lead was even more longer than Brindavana.
Apart from the Challenging star, Brindavana also features Karthika Nair, Milana Nagraj, Jai Jagadeesh, Sampath Raj, Sai Kumar, Dodanna, Nirosha, Sangeetha in the important roles. After Gaja in 2008, the combination of Darshan, director K Madesh and producer Suresh Gowdru was back with the movie.