Bhagavanth Kesari Movie Rating: 3/5
Bhagavanth Kesari Movie Review :
“Bhagavanth Kesari” revolves around Bhagavanth Kesari (Balakrishna) and his ambition to see Vijji Papa (Sreeleela) become strong and join the army. The story delves into their relationship and the revenge sought by Rahul Sanghvi (Arjun Rampal) against them.
Balakrishna delivers an admirable performance as Bhagavanth Kesari, portraying a character closer to his age. His emotional scenes with Vijji Papa are compelling, and the use of the Telangana dialect and subtle dialogues enhance his character. Sreeleela, stepping away from her glamorous roles, earnestly portrays Vijji Papa, displaying potential despite room for improvement in emotional scenes. Kajal Aggarwal’s role as Kaachi provides limited opportunities for performance. The character lacks depth, leaving little room for her to shine.
Directed by Anil Ravipudi, “Bhagavanth Kesari” surprises by deviating from the director’s trademark over-the-top comedy entertainers. The film explores an emotional narrative, though it appears routine and predictable. The movie struggles with an ordinary core plot and an attempt at entertainment through the Kajal and Bhagavanth Kesari track, which fails to seamlessly integrate. The comedy between them lacks depth and naturalness. Despite these shortcomings, the interval action sequence works effectively, building anticipation for the second half.
The film gains momentum in the action-packed second half, maintaining consistent pacing and incorporating intermittent flashbacks. Well-designed action sequences, impactful dialogues, and the inclusion of Hindi dialogues elevate the mass appeal. The climax and action choreography add enjoyment, but the film misses the opportunity to delve deeper into the bonding between Bhagavanth Kesari and Vijji, which could have compensated for other flaws.
Performances by Other Actors:
Arjun Rampal as Rahul Sanghvi performs adequately within the routine villain role. Other actors contribute to the storyline but do not leave a lasting impact.
Music and Other Departments:
Thaman’s background music enhances action sequences in the second half, compensating for the limited impact in the first half. The cinematography is decent, and the improved visual quality enhances action scenes. Editing could be more polished, but the writing impresses in several segments.
- Balakrishna’s Performance
- Meaningful Message
- Engaging Action Episodes
- Not So Engaging First Half
- Routine Plot
- Routine Villain Track
- Forced Comedy
“Bhagavanth Kesari” offers a slow and somewhat passable first half, but the action-packed and engaging second half, coupled with a meaningful message, makes it worth a one-time watch, especially during the festive season. Balakrishna’s sincere performance and impactful action sequences elevate the film, despite its routine plot and occasional shortcomings in execution. However, viewers are advised to approach the film with the right expectations.