Title : Bharat Ane Nenu
CBFC Rating :U/A
Run-Time :2 Hrs 53 Mins
Release Date :20-04-2018
Banner : DVV Entertainments
Cast : Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar, Brahmaji, Posani Krishna Murali, Ravishankar and Others
Music : Devi Sri Prasad
DOP : Ravi K Chandran, Thiru
Producer : DVV Danayya
Written & Directed By : Koratala Siva
When Raghava Raju (Sharath Kumar) dies, his son Bharath Raam (Mahesh Babu) comes to Andhra Pradesh to pay the last rites. Just when Bharat thinks of moving back, he becomes the Chief Minister of the state on the request of a long-time friend of his father. The drastic measures Bharat takes up as a CM turns many of his people into enemies, and he finally loses his post. How he regains it is the primary story of the film.
Superstar Mahesh Babu breathes fire in the role of Bharath without going overboard in a single instance. He shows his rage in one sequence and is calm and charming in the next. It is the kind of performance that is on the surface normal for him and might feel regular, but it contains a lot of explosive material that is internalised and not visible outside. This internalisation of angst is what makes the acting unique and challenging. Bharat Ane Nenu will remain one of the best performances of Mahesh Babu in his illustrious career.
Kiara Advani makes an impactful debut with Bharat Ane Nenu. She slips into the role of a girl next door effortlessly and maintains the simplicity until the very end. She looks glamorous in the songs which are an additional bonus.
Prakash Raj plays an unusual antagonist in the movie. He has a prominent presence, and most of his scenes have a duel with Mahesh Babu. It is a treat to watch them perform together onscreen.
Sharath Kumar, Aamani and Sithara make their presence felt in small but essential roles. Brahmaji and Rao Ramesh are reliable as always. Jeeva, Posani Krishna Murali, Devaraj, Yashpal Sharma are all apt in their parts.
Koratala Siva’s Direction
Slightly thin on story
Koratala Siva who delivered the biggest blockbuster in the career of Superstar Mahesh Babu with Srimanthudu is back with another film that is set in similar, but slightly different space. The director goes all out politics.
The opening of the film and the ending aside, the movie never lets the pace slip and keep the viewers hooked to the proceedings throughout. And what scenes they are, which keep the fans supercharged. There is never a dull moment. The entertainment is clean and done without deviating from the narrative. Even the love track is appropriately incorporated into the proceedings and is used sparingly.
The second half brings the emotions and mass elements. The fight sequence in Durga Mahal at Rayalaseema village followed by “Vachadayyo Saami” song is sensational. It makes fans go bonkers, and that’s not the end. There is more in store for them like the episode of meeting with journalists which stands as one of the main highlights of the film. The director and the actor need to be appreciated for talking about the elephant in the room without mincing words.
The climax is neatly wrapped with a well-designed fight. In the end, Bharat Ane Nenu is a film that delivers on everything promised and also more.
Devi Sri Prasad’s music is sensational and so is the background score. He elevated the scenes further with his BGM. Ravichandran and Thiru’s cinematography is fantastic with vibrant visuals. Editing by veteran Sreekar Prasad is excellent. Art work by Suresh Selvarajan is exemplary. The writing by Koratala Siva is praise worthy. The production values by producer DVV Danayya are extraordinary and maintained throughout the film. 'Bharat Ane Nenu' will stand as a memorable film for 'DVV Entertainments' banner
Bottom-line: Keeping Their Promise, Mahesh and Koratala Delivered 'Bharat Ane Blockbuster'