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Bhargava Review

Published: Monday, March 10, 2008, 13:25 [IST]

A successful Tamil film Pazhani was dubbed into Telugu as Bharath as the heroine of the film Kaajal was shot into fame with her recent hit film Chandamama and the hero of the film became well-known among the Telugu audiences with Premiste. Besides, the film also has some more well-known artists like Khushboo and Biju Menon. However, the film doesn't have any interesting subject and it is a routine commercial entertainer on the lines of films that hit the Telugu screen in 80s and 90s. The present generation may not welcome such a mass commercial entertainers as there is nothing novel either in the story or in its presentation.

The film opens with the release of Yerrodu @ Bhargava (Bharath) from prison after serving 14 years jail term for murdering a woman. He vigorously tries to find a job in the house of Jeevanandam @ Jeeva (Biju Menon) and finally achieves it. Jeeva's wife Lakshmi (Khushboo) is a kind-hearted woman. Yerrodu tries to impress Lakshmi with her acts. In this backdrop, he unintentionally spoils the marriage of a girl (Kaajal) and the girl first demands Bhargava to bring another alliance but the latter fails. As time goes by, she loses her heart to Bhargava and Lakshmi too accepts their love. At this juncture, Bhargava finds that Jeeva is not that gentleman and is an anti-social element and he earns property with the help of goons and planning murders and other such illegal activities by helping another local goon Vaikuntam (Rajkapoor). Bhargava also finds that Jeeva is naming after his factories and other business after Durga (Aiswarya), who was his concubine. Durga asks Jeeva to eliminate his wife so that they could remain together. Bhargava gives her a warning and in the process reveals that he is none other than Lakshmi's brother. Learning that his presence would make his task of killing Lakshmi tough, Jeeva hatches a plan and makes Lakshmi to lodge a complaint with the police and get him arrested. But Lakshmi realises that her brother is innocent and he murdered a woman as he could not digest the fact that their father has an illicit contact with that woman causing agony to their mother. Her father discloses the secret to Lakshmi and she goes to police station and withdraws her complaint. When Jeeva tries to kill Lakshmi, Bhargava rescues her. In order to get rid of Lakshmi, Jeeva takes the help of Vaikuntam and succeeds in that attempt, but in the process loses his property. As he looses the property, Durga changes her colours and joins Vaikuntam leaving Jeeva. Unable to digest the change of stance, Jeeva attempts to kill Durga and he himself falls in trouble from Vaikuntam. In the climax, Bhargava teaches a lesson and kills Vaikuntam and Durga. The film ends on a happy note with the union of Bhargava and his ladylove.

PLUS: But for a couple of action scenes and the glamour of Kajal, there is nothing much to talk about plus points in the film. Like several other heroes, Bharath has tried his best to gain a mass and action hero. He has showed good ease in dance and action scenes. The role played by Kajal has no scope for performance but to shake legs with the hero in a couple of songs. Khushboo has played the role of Bharath's sister and did justice to her character. Biju Menon, Raj Kapoor and P Vasu are okay in their respective roles. The action scenes choreographed by Dalapati Dinesh are good and will attract the mass audiences.

MINUS: The story of the film is very old and it reminds the old commercial formula films of 80s and 90s. The narration of the film has no novelty and several scenes are beyond logic. It is not known how the hero's sister grew up and how she married. It is also not known how the hero found his sister's address as he goes to jail at a very tender age of 10 years. It is also beyond logic that a girl who has Rs 5 lakhs bank balance, 30 sovereigns of gold and a house that costs Rs 50 lakhs loses her heart to an ordinary driver and at a later scene she appears as a sales girl in a cloth shop. There are no answers for many more such questions.

REMARKS: Music by Srikant Deva has also failed to impress the audiences with his tunes and all of them are full of Tamil scent. The director made attempts to woo the mass audiences by putting the clippings of Indra of Chiranjeevi, Samba of NTR and Okkadu of Maheshbabu. There is nothing to talk much about cinematography and other technical aspects in a film as the director has concentrated on boosting the image of the hero and prove him an action hero. The sentiment scenes in the film also failed to work. Cast: Bharath, Kajal Agarwal, Kushboo, Aishwarya, Biju Menon, P Vasu, Rajkapoor, M.S. Bhaskar, Chittibabu, Sujitha Naidu, Ravi Mariya and others.

Credits: Music – Srikant Deva, Action – Dalapati Dinesh, Editing – Naani, Camera – Vijay Milton, Presents – Smt Padma and Master Pandu, Producer – G Bharath Kumar and Mutyala Ramdasu, Screenplay and direction – Perarasu

Banner: Nikhilesh Art Productions and Venkata Sivasai Films

Released on: March 8, 2008.

Topics: khushboo, bharath, kajal agarwal, aishwarya, bhargava
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