Movie: Babu Baga Busy
Banner: Abhishek Pictures
Cast: Avasarala Srinivas, Supriya Aysola, Tejaswi, Mishti, Annapurnamma, Tanikella Bharani, Priya Darshi, Adarsh Balakrishna and others
Dialogues: Mirchi Kiran
Music: Sunil Kashyap
Cinematography: Suresh Bhargava
Editor: S B Uddhav
Producer: Abhishek Nama
Screenplay and directed by: Naveen Medaram
Release date: May 05, 2017
Avasarala Srinivas is known as an actor with good sensibilities. His subtle humor, his comic timing has good fan following. He proved his mettle as a director too. So, the announcement that he is acting in a sex comedy raised a few eyebrows.
The trailers, the leaked clips….all made wonder why he has taken up such movie. Is "Babu Baga Busy" really worth the risk he has taken? Let's find out.
The story goes back and forth many times. The time frame of the films is 1999 to 2017. The basic line is about a guy who is fascinated by sex, a guy who can’t keep it in his pants. From teenage, Madhu (Avasarala) is a hunter.
He has had it with all ages of women and all types- from a married housewife to a college girl. Many women actually like him and come forward to have short flings with him like Saritha Dheeraj, Chandrika (Supriya) and Menon (Tejaswi).
He chases many more girls until he decides to settle with a girl Radha(Mishti). Then comes a problem. What is that?
Avasarala Srinivas appears both as a young guy and a matured guy as the story talks about his various sexual conquests from teens to his current age. Though he looks perfect as a guy in thirties, the young guy look doesn't suit him. His expressions and body language lack natural naughtiness.
Newcomer Supriya as housewife Chandrika brings color to her character though her role is limited. As a college girlfriend, Tejaswi is okay. Mishti's acting falls flat.
Other cast members lend decent support. Sreemukhi's appearance is more like a cameo. Priya Darshi ("Pelli Choopulu" fame) provides some laughs.
Films like these run mainly on clever dialogue writing but the dialogues written by Mirchi Kiran have sparkled occasionally.
Some dialogues from Hindi version are used as they are. Example: Meow ...Main Aa Hoon. Some jokes are good but rest of the dialogues are lame.
Cinematography is okay. None of Sunil Kashyap's songs make an impact. Production values and editing are adequate.
Lengthy second half
Remake of Bollywood movie "Hunterrr", "Babu Baga Busy" is a comedy with coming-of-age jokes. Considering the cheap sex comedies Tollywood churns out regularly, this remake of 'Hunterrr' looked refreshing at the beginning of the movie. But the director has wasted the opportunity by resorting to regular way of handling it.
Though the film talks about Avasarala Srinivas's huge score, it doesn't focus on sexual episodes. It neither caters to those who look for some solid sex scenes, nor it appeals to people who come to enjoy some decent adult comedy.
Though it is not lowbrow, it doesn't either offer any entertainment.
Some dialogues, scenes stand out in the beginning. However, the fun factor disappears soon and turns too monotonous. There are many scenes that are out of sync with the theme and don't add any value to the narrative. Moreover, the runtime of the movie is inexcusable lengthy (120 minutes look too long for such simple story).
The highlight episode of the movie is Avasarala's conquest of a housewife Chandrika who calls him daily for some fun. These sequences are handled with right mischief. Though actress Supriya Aysola lacks fitness, she fits the bill of a middle-class wife. She has also done the role in a daring manner.
"Babu Baga Busy" has too many dull and repetitive scenes. The hero is shown "busy" doing same thing. Scenes like see adolescent boys brushing against middle-aged women in vegetable market, and getting caught watching 'yavvanam kaatesindi' movie are old stuff.
The film would have worked if the writing was filled with crackling humor, and if the lead role was played by a younger star like Raj Tarun.
All in all, despite an interesting concept and the presence of many glamorous heroines, "Babu Baga Busy" doesn't excite.
Bottom-line: 'Adult'erated Comedy