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'Bhale Bhale Magadivoy' Review: Nani's Show

Movie: Bhale Bhale Magadivoy
Rating: 3.25/5
Banner:
GA2 Pictures
Cast:  Nani, Lavanya Tripathi, Naresh, Sitara, Murali, Vennela Kishore, Srinivas Reddy, Ajay and others
Music: Gopi Sunder
Cinematography: Nazar Safi
Editor: Uddav
Producers: Bunny Vasu 
Screenplay and Direction: Maruthi Dasari
Release Date: Sep 4, 2015

Nani teaming up with director Maruti, who has an image of making movies with double meaning dialogues, had raised eyebrows and also evoked interest as this is an unusual combination. Also two big production houses Geeta Arts and UV Creations have joined hands in presenting the film. So, does Bhale Bhale Madadivoy live up to the expectations? Well, let’s check out…

Story:
Lucky (Nani) is a scientist who suffers from a rare condition. He forgets things as soon as his mind gets diverted at the snap of fingers. One such forgetful moment brings Nandana (Lavanya Tripathi) into his life. Nandana mistakes him for a do-gooder and from then on their love story begins. Even as Nani tries to hide his forgetfulness, he realizes that Nandana is the daughter of Pandu Ranga Rao (Murali Sharma) who dislikes him for being irresponsible.

But can a forgetful Lucky remember his lady love? Is it all love and roses in their story or is there a villain to give the ultimate twist in the story?

Artistes’ Performances:
Nani is in a happy space right now after Evade Subramanyam and once again he puts in a performance that carries the film along. Bhale Bhale Magadivoy is his film and he is totally at ease as Lucky. He gets to dance and fight as a mainstream hero and he pulls off his part rather convincingly.

Lavanya Tripathi plays the quintessential heroine and thankfully she does not have any melodramatic scenes. Most of the times, she manages with her heavily dimpled smile and has a good screen presence. Not much of a character as Nani gets the major chunk, but she does manage to keep it simple and straight.

The surprise package of the film is Murali Sharma who gets the writer-backed role and he plays dad to the heroine. Breaking away from the norm of playing baddie, he plays the father and he too puts in a convincing performance.

Naresh and Sitara play parents to Lucky and they fit their roles perfectly. Then there is Praveen and Vennela Kishore, both of whom get to play friends of Lucky.

Ajay plays the bad man in this otherwise family entertainer.

Others like Srinivas Reddy put in cameos.

Technical Excellence:
When one works with a big banner, there are certain guidelines that a director gets to follow and it is pretty obvious that director Maruthi has stuck to those parameters with Bhale Bhale Magadivoy.

The music by Gopi Sunder of Bangalore Days fame is situational and makes for a decent album. The editing is tight and the entire film is well presented within the budget.

But surely what sets apart Bhale Bhale Magadivoy is the super clean presentation of director Maruthi who was known for his B-grade films in the past.

Highlights:

  • Nani
  • Music
  • Breezy First Half

Drawbacks:

  • A couple of scenes plugged in here and there

Analysis:
Very few stories are written on the hero’s characterization. Bhale Bhale Magadivoy has refreshingly engaging concept with strong hero character.

From the start the movie goes on with nicely packaged hilarious scenes, pleasant visuals, never making you bored. One of the coolest romcom entertainers is Bhale Bhale Magadivoy. 

Of course, there are a couple of scenes that have been ‘put in’, but again, a film needs to have its bit of masala and one cannot really complain.

The story is kept simple by Maruthi which works for the film and makes it a decent time-pass watch with a good number of fun moments sprinkled through out.

Another huge plus for the film is definitely Nani who plays his part well. But yes, there are a couple of clichés too that Maruthi could not resist using in his film like the heroine being interested in social service, like almost all leading ladies these days and promoting the cause of organic farming, another staple in most films these days.

First half of the movie is breezy entertainer. Second half the movie treads on regular pattern but luckily it doesn’t induce boredom. Despite no major twists, the movie engages you till the end thanks to some smart writing and Nani’s performance.

All the songs are good that are equally filmed well. The chemistry between Nani and Lavanya, the scenes between Nani and Murali are worth mentioning.

One must say that both Nani and the director Maruti have come out from their comfort zones and have passed out well.

The image that Maruti makes only youthful entertainers with double meaning dialogues will be erased after this film. This has no such stuff. This film can be watched by all sections of audiences without any doubts. 

In all, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy is a good watch and gives a clean chit to its director Maruthi who has broken the stereotype successfully.

Bottomline: Clean Entertainer

(Venkat can be reached venkat@greatandhra.com or https://twitter.com/greatandhranews)

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