Art Director: Thota Tharani
Director Sreekanth Addala always stays in the zone of families, values and how the world can come together with fine deeds. He has his mark everywhere. However, he drags the screenplay by adding a repetitive dose of the same sermon. This goes dreary and drag-worthy at places. The finest performances of the actors suck out the dull moments. Otherwise, the film seems to be too long.
Most of the female characters are introduced with their names but the director plays it really smart by not giving out the names of any principal male leads. So there’s a passing reference of Mahesh Babu as Manodu.
There are few clichés like a selfie-obsessed heroine and our hero born with sickeningly sweet qualities, the interval block and the climax. Most of the scenes are devoid of logic but they stand out as individual entities. Overall, Addala tries to add more spice and colors to an already known and seen story.
- Mahesh’s on-screen presence and his comical episodes.
- Performances of Rao Ramesh and Samantha.
- Dialogues, background music and cinematography.
- Routine storyline.
- Long run-time.
- Sermonizing the same philosophy many times.
- Blink-and-miss appearances of many actors.
The film is overloaded with songs– in full and in bits. Mickey J Meyer is partly impressive with his music, but Gopi Sunder pumps in gold with his pulsating BG score. Be it the dance on ice or little those little moments that adorn the narrative. All gets a classy touch with his near classical score. His music punctuates every scene and the emotion slowly seeps into you.
Sreekanth Addala does a cameo and as he doubles up as a dialogue writer, he brings the essence of life. Some may look real simple but they are the slice-of-life moments. He teams up with Krishna Chaitanya to dish out razor sharp lines such as Nammaleni nijaalante abaddalanukunna… kaani adhbuthaalani telisiuni… Slang maaristhe gaani emotion workout ayyelaa ledu.
Rathnavelu oozes color out of every frame. He uses the backdrop of a family and their celebration to weave magic on screen. The aerial shots in the second half call for an applause. He ensures that with his lends life and love reflects in every scene.Verdict:
Brahmotsavam is all about overcrowded frames and overboard emotions. The film takes a deep-rooted approach to reiterate that it’s all about loving your family. It takes forward the belief of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which Sreekanth Addala propagated in his last outing SVSC.