BalaKrishnudu Movie Review
Nara Rohith is known for experimenting with good stories and characters but this time he also
wanted to cater his film to the mass audience, Hence he decided to act in a commercial masala
film. The good thing is after Balakrishnudu Nara Rohith will realize his mistake and continue
making different films. Balakrishnudu will take you on a nostalgic ride and relieve your
memories of 80’s, 90’s and early 20’s. No! Its not a period film like the first look poster of the
film suggested it’s just that it has the same story and making which Telugu cinema has been
following since the 80 s. Dont believe me? Here’s the story, in a village in Rayalaseema there is
a fight between two groups and to seek revenge on one of the groups the other group decides
to kill the heroine. Now, obviously hero somehow gets involved in the gang war and saves the
heroine. Nostalgic, right?
Director Pavan Mallela is said to be a student of a film school from Australia and he does
everything a film school student shouldn’t. This is 2017 and audience have now become
mature, I wonder how the makers still think the audience will eat whatever they serve if they
just sprinkle masala with the uncooked food. I am game for the good commercial entertainers or
so-called no brainy entertainers but the problem arises when the makers underestimate the
audience and treat them like they do not have common sense.
Nara Rohit plays Balu who does anything for money. We are introduced to Balu with a long hair
speaking in pure Telangana accent but as soon as he gets a job of Bodyguarding Aadhya
(Regina) he cuts his hair down and starts speaking in Andhra accent for the whole film. This is
just a sample of why I said the makers treat the audience like they do not have common sense.
Nara Rohit does his job good but this is just not his cup of tea and hope realizes it soon. Though
the story revolves around Regina’s character there isn’t any scope for her performance and
most of the time she’s been only used for glamour show. Coming to the glamour show, The
makers thought having skin show all through the film will help their film, Hence the result is
Deeksha Panth and Pia Bajpai in 2 songs and a stereotypical exposing lady in the second half.
Prudhvi Raj’s comedy is catered to the Jabardasth watching audience and there’s nothing
special to talk about it. The film even failed to impress technically everything is below par
especially the VFX in some scenes are horrible. Though BGM by Mani Sharma was good the
director even failed to extract good songs from him.
Coming to positives of the film, There are NONE.
On the whole, Balakrishnudu is extremely routine and extremely predictable film. It won’t
appeal to you even if you are a fan of routine commercial entertainers.
Our Rating – 1/5