Bhayya: Review by Rishi

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Rating: 3/5

Punch Line: Redhot Action with Black&White Comedy

Bhayya is the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil film Malai Kotai. Interestingly, the movie holds some nativity to the Rayalaseema region. Highlight of the film is the performance of hero Vishal, fine dubbing work in the factionist dialect for all the characters, action scenes and dance sequences. Nothing more, nothing less, the film has ample entertaining elements to satisfy the mass audiences.  

Set in the Rayalaseema faction zone of Pulivendula, Jagan (Vishal) is a carefree youth who doesn’t tolerate injustice to his fellow beings. It so happens that one day Jagan beats some baddies black and blue.

.A criminal case is snapped against Jagan, who has to sign the register at Polakonda police station near Kadapa, everyday. So he goes to the nearby town to obey the court order. There he finds a beautiful girl Malathi (Priyamani). Jagan instantly falls in love with her. To avoid Jagan from falling for her, Malathi plays a prank telling him that she loved a rowdy Guna (Ajay). By the time Jagan knows the truth, it is a big fight, which ends up in the rowdy slipping into coma. Now, Guna’s brother Mallanna (Devraj) takes on the revenge path. At this boiling point, his beloved brother in coma dies. What next? Watch the action-filled drama for yourself.


Vishal looks tremendously dynamic from start to finish. Compared to his previous films, Bhayya showed him with even more energy and punch. He excellently handled the comedy department too, tickling the audiences now and then. Besides, he could emote all the emotions with superb ease. His action is mind blowing; his dances, energetic. Despite his strengths, his dialogue delivery (as he dubbed for himself) in Telugu sounded an oddity.  

Priyamani is beautiful. She did a neat job as a calm-going girl in fear. Her dances are nice. The other prominent female lead is done by Urvasi, the yesteryear’s heroine. Urvasi brought with her some decent comedy.


Asish Vidyarthi is excellent in his full-length positive and comedy role as a strict police officer. The comedy scene in which he appears with Urvasi (as his ex-lover) is simply superb. Ponnambalam did the job of main villain’s stooge.

Main villainy is done by Devaraj, who brought the much-required ambience in his characterisation. Ajay’s role as a rogue-brother of the villain is convincing. He too has done it fantastically.


Technical Details
The story will sure sound a regular one. But, Bhupati Pandyan stuffed it with out and out mass elements, coupled with tight-knit screenplay and closely-guarded direction. Comedy and action are major and also the equal strengths of the film. Both the departments are carefully spilled over wherever necessary. .

For instance, the comedy episode narrated as a flashback between Asish Vidarthi and Urvasi gives the audience some decent comedy.

Action by Kanal Kannan is arresting. In almost all the sequences, hero Vishal displayed the iron sorts of punches to the baddies, lifting them to good heights and banging to the walls and windowpanes. But, all the sequences are convincing, though you know they are involved with graphics. Action episodes are a major plus point to the film.

Mani Sharma’s music has evoked partial response. The songs are neither good nor bad. Background score is good. Cinematography is good. Dialogues in Rayalaseema dialect (of Pulivendula region) are adequate.


The movie is opened to good collections. It has ample strengths to cut into the mass segments thanks to its superb stunts and good comedy.


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