Babu Bangaram Review – Nothing Much To Offer From This Venkatesh Movie

Rating: 2.5/5

2016-08-12T11:37:43+00:00
Critic Rating: (2.5/5)
Victory Venkatesh is one of the biggest family hero, who never fail to impress family audiences. After a series of multi starrers he is now coming with his brand movie. Maruthi who scored biggest critical and commercial hit with Nani in the name of Bhale Bhale Magadivoi teamed up with Venky for a commercial entertainer “Babu Bangaram” which is said to be bringing Vintage Venky back to entertain audience. Maruthi who tried to make Radha with Venkatesh, which was shelved due to unknown reasons is now back with this Babu Bangaram. Hope Maruthi brings back the vintage Venkatesh back and score a decent hit which is releasing today.

Story

A still from Babu Bangaram
A still from Babu Bangaram

Krishna aka Babu Bangaram is an ACP who is kind to an extremely high level who cannot tolerate other’s suffering. By seeing the hardships facing by Sailaja (Nayanathara) whose father Sastry (Jaya Prakash) is absconding, Krishna decide to help Sailaja and falls for her. He slowly becomes like a member in her family and proposes her for which she is positive. It makes her brother in law Batthayi Babu (Thirty Years Prudhvi) angry as he is trying to marry her and makes a mess in her home leaving oldie end in hospital. Absconded father comes to hospital to see his mother and their family comes to know that it is a sketch penned by Krishna to nab Sastry. Why is Sastry absconding?? How Krishna solve all the problems form the rest of the story.

Cast and Performance

Venkatesh is terrific in his role who has a bit high dosage of kindness despite being a police officer. He entertained with his mannerisms and given a very impactful performance for family audiences. Nayanathara is fantastic as Sailaja. She expressed a lot through her eyes. Not only she is expressive on screen, she is also looking gorgeous on screen. Thirty years Prudhvi is hilarious and highly entertaining despite some flaws. Vennela Kishore is as usual in his best entertaining thoroughly. Posani is nice. Jaya Prakash is good as Nayanathara’s father. Brahmanandam who enters in second half is okay. Sampath Raj is good. Other artists are fine.

Writing Department

Venky and Nayan in Babu Bangaram
Venky and Nayan in Babu Bangaram

Story of Babu Bangaram is simple and routine. Screenplay is good and hilarious but falls flat sometimes.Dialogues are good and witty as well as funny.

Technical Departments

Songs composed by Ghibran are good and the album has some instant chartbusters. His background score is nice. Cinematography by Richard Prasad is nice. He has given a new dimension for the movie with his visuals. Editing by Uddhav is okay leaving some more behind to do. Stunts and action sequences are choreographed well. Production values are rich.

Highlights

  • Victory Venkatesh as Krishna
  • Nayanathara as Sailaja
  • Couple of songs by Ghibran

Minus

  • Routine Story
  • Second Half
  • Lame Comedy

Verdict
As Maruthi’s previous movie Bhale Bhale Magadivoi is a story of a person with memory loss, Babu Bangaram is a story of a person with highly kind heart. How he solved his lover’s problem putting his kindness aside is the core of Babu Bangaram. First half has some hilarious moments involving Venkatesh, Prudhvi, Vennela Kishore and others. After a series of comic scenes without moving story even an inch forward Interval comes where a twist which is convincing but not highly interesting.After an average and entertaining first half second half begins in a serious mode. Everything starts revealing and story is moved forward. Entertainment levels slowly decreases which everyone expects from Venkatesh and Maruthi. Director Maruthi has done a mediocre job in terms of script and tried his best to show Venkatesh in a new way and he is succeeded to a good level. He tried his best to inject comedy wherever possible and has used Prudhvi, Vennela Kishore and Posani Krishna Murali and Brahmanandam. To sumup, this Venkatesh starrer in the direction of Maruthi has nothing much to offer.

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