Movie2Review Rating: 3.5/5
Oneline Review: Good movie to watch over the weekend.
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Directed by Anil Ravipudi
Written by Anil Ravipudi
Produced by Sahu Garapati
Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Sreeleela, Kajal Aggarwal, Arjun Rampal
Cinematography C. Ramprasad
Edited by Tammiraju
Music by Thaman S
19 October 2023
Running time 164 minutes
Budget ₹100 crore
Nandamuri Balakrishna returns to the screen after two successful films, Akhanda and Veera Simha Reddy. He delivers a strong performance in his age-appropriate role, showcasing his exceptional dialogue delivery skills in the Telangana dialect. Sreeleela, in her role as Viji, showcases decent acting skills, particularly in emotional scenes.
Anil Ravipudi effectively blends mass elements with an emotional drama centered around a fatherly figure and a lady, avoiding comedy despite NBK’s stardom. Thaman showcases his prowess in enhancing action and emotional scenes with his powerful background score. However, the story is somewhat predictable and lacks depth, with most of the plot revealed in the first half and little room for surprises in the second half. The second half could have been better written with more engaging scenes to maintain audience interest, but some scenes may feel tedious. Balakrishna’s promotional content showcases his look well, but he appears odd in another getup kept under wraps for the theatrical experience.
Anil Ravipudi’s Bhagavanth Kesari is an engaging blend of action and emotional drama, featuring Balakrishna and Sreeleela in their finest performances. The film’s pacing is challenged by a sluggish second half and occasional unnecessary scenes. Thaman’s score elevates emotional and action sequences, while editing and cinematography are well done. Balakrishna’s compelling screen presence and impactful dialogues make it a treat for fans. The film is recommended for a weekend cinematic experience.
Bhagavanth Kesari – Enjoyable full action drama with message. Mass crowds goes all the way chanting "Jai Balaiah"