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Babu Bangaram Movie Review & Ratings

By - August 12, 2016 - 12:51 PM IST

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Cast: Venkatesh, Nayantara, Sampath Raj, Murali Sharma, Posani Krishna Murali, Vennela Kishore, Prudhviraj, Brahmaji
Banner: Sitara Entertainments
Music: Ghibran
Editor: SB Uddav
Cinematography: Richard Prasad
Producer: S Naga Vamshi, PDV Prasad, S Radha Krishna (Presenter)
Writer-Director: Maruthi

Babu Putthadi Kaadhu..Itthade!

Plot:

Assistant Commissioner of Police Krishna (Venkatesh) is a very soft hearted person. He cannot digest if anyone is in trouble. He does service to people whom he hits! He meets Shailu (Nayanatara) and feels very bad for her troubles. Her father absconds after getting stuck in a legal case and a group of goons are in search of him. She is stuck in lot of tensions which include police interrogation and problems in house. Krishna understands her trouble and plans to help her without revealing his police identity. He falls in love with her eventually and the feeling is mutual. At this moment, she comes to know that it is indeed Krishna who is appointed to catch her father. Just then, her father meets with a fatal danger and Shailu moves away from Krishna. How does Krishna solve all these problems? What is the real problem Shailu’s father is facing?- forms the rest of the plot.

Performances:

Venkatesh: He looked dashingly young in this film. He is the biggest asset for this film and he tried his best to remind the audience of Bobbili Raja. Somehow, he couldn’t move that freely or was at good ease. Venky’s comedy was confined to expressions and histrionics but he was not at complete ease.

Nayantara: Nayan looked very beautiful in this film. She was neither an asset or a liability in the film but did her part decently well.

Others: The film gets bearable and entertaining thanks to two comedians Posani and Prudhvi. Prudhvi did a great job as Battayi Babji and his punches work well. Vennela Kishore was alright and there was very little scope for Brahmanandam.

Analysis:

The story would definitely remind the viewer of Nagarjuna’s old film Niryanam. Though the storyline of Babu Bangaram is old, Maruthi tried to add entertainment aspect to this. The aspect of hero being very sensitive and at the same time being a ruthless police officer might be new. But the director failed to implement it fully by adding novelty to it. First half features Prudhvi’s forced comedy as Battayi Babji and the director depended on Posani Krishna Murali in the second half. When the story is weak, anyone has to depend on spoofs and comedy element. Nannaku Prematho spoof generates some good laughter. But once the comedy element is done, the film gets into the regular formulaic mode. Though it follows Gabbar Singh format in generating laughter for an action flick, the repetitive comedy becomes stale. First half goes well in entertainment mode but the second half drags down. Despite having artists like Posani and Brahmanandam, the second half comparatively gets bad.

Merits:

- Venkatesh’s performance
- Nannaku Prematho Spoof
- 30 Years Prudvi

De-merits

- Poor storytelling
- Second half

Technical Aspects:

The movie is technically rich with good camerawork but only one title song is catchy. The background music which resembles Bobbili Raja theme music was done well. Maruthi’s script work is below average and direction was also mediocre.

Verdict:

Babu Bangaram might be appealing for few comedy scenes but the film falters in storytelling.