Bhale Manchi Roju - Movie Review

Friday, December 25, 2015 - 15:30
Bhale Manchi Roju (2015)
Cast & Crew: 

Movie: Bhale Manchi Roju
Cast: Sudheer Babu, Wamiqa, Saikumar, Venu, Rajya Lakshmi, Posani, Dhanya Balakrishna, Paruchuri Gopala Krishna, Vidyu, Chaitanya Krishna, Narra Srinivas, Sriram E, Praveen, Prudhvi and others
Dialogues: Arjun, Karthik
Music: Sunny M R
Cinematography: Shamdat Sainudeen
Editing: M.R.Varma
Art: Srirama Krishna
Action: Anbariv, Ram Sunkara
Producers: Vijay Kumar Reddy and Shashidhar Reddy
Story, screenplay and directed by: Sriram Adittya T
Release date: December 25, 2015
CBFC Rating: UA
Runtime: 134

What’s it about!

Shakti (Saikumar) who owns a single-theatre Narthanashala in Hyderabad is bankrupt. He agrees to kidnap Seetha (Wamiqa), who is going to marry a software Engineer (Chaitanya Krishna) to get some money from the ransom. While his gang members are bringing Seetha from her village in West Godavari district on her wedding day, Ram (Sudheer Babu) dashes their car and Seetha runs away from the kidnap gang. Ram is actually heading to take revenge on his girlfriend who cheated him. The gang takes Ram to Shakti and he forces Ram to bring Seetha by 6pm. What happens in the next few hours is rest of the drama with the story unfolding many twists and turns.


First things first. Bhale Manchi Roju offers refreshing scenes on the screen. The story starts halfway and keeps forwarding interestingly as twists keep coming along the way. A total fun-filled ride in the first half is what we witness. The new director Sriram Aditya sets up the drama in such engrossing way. Aided by cinematographer Samdatt’s imaginative camerawork, the director (also the movie’s writer) plays with his screenplay loaded with twists.

The turns in the story all are rounded up as the story progresses by the director. Many films came earlier with the story happening in a single day but Bhale Manchi Roju has engaging screenplay and good technical values. Though post interval the pace slackens, it deviates to love story and other unimportant twists, it comes back into the right track before the penultimate episode. And it ends with a hilarious episode by the current king of comedy Prudhvi.

But the movie also has many unnecessary twists and some avoidable scenes like the track between Saikumar and the nymphomaniac Urvashi. Especially Urvashi and Chaitanya’s last sequence is so cheap.

Entire movie’s story happens in a single day. A lot of twists and coincidences happen but some of them seem a little bit too much. While we can appreciate the cameraman for his good work, the one glaring mistake is that he has not been able to show the difference in the lighting pattern for the course of the day. From morning to evening there isn’t much variance. No visual suggestion is given about time lapse.

Sudheer Babu has shined in his role, his best one after Prema Katha Chitram. Newcomer Wamiqa has no scope to exhibit her performance skills but she lacks glamour. Among the other cast members, Posani as Church father, Venu as a wannabe kidnapper and Prudhvi in the role of a junior artiste shine in the movie. They have provided some hilarious moments. Parachuri Gopala Krishna, Chaitanya, Saikumar and others okay.

The new director has completely banked on the cameraman, production designer and music director. They have come up with the best output. As said earlier camerawork is the best. He also shot the movie in real locations giving natural feel to the movie. Sunny MR’s recording is another big plus. The artwork is major asset too. It has given distinct feel to the movie. Writer and director Sriram Aditya has made confident debut and he seems to be a very promising director.

Bottom-line: Bhale Manchi Roju is decent entertainer with refreshing screenplay by new director. First half sets up the drama nicely. Although, it goes off the mark in the second half a bit with some unnecessary moments, it is rounded off nicely in the end. A fun-filled movie.