Brindavanam – Old wine in old bottle
Fresh from the success of Adhurs is Jr Ntr. With a string of non performers lately is Dil Raju. Together they present us Brindavanam. Promoted as a completely family film, the film is directed by Vamshi Paidipalli of Munna fame.
Krish (Jr Ntr) is the son of super rich dad who has noting to worry in his life at all. He tries to solve problems of others whenever they ask him for help. One day Indu (Samantha) asks for a small help from him which takes to a family in village. What happens there and how he solves their problems forms the story. As you might have guessed by now the story isn’t anything new. We have see umpteen number of films with such themes. So, all now one is left with is the execution and performances of actors involved. Sadly, it’s the same here as well. At the end of first half you get a feeling of watching an entire film, so you are left wondering what more can they do further. As expected they don’t have much to add during the second half so large amount of screen time is used up for comedy, as soon as its over the graph of the film falls down drastically. The climax is over stretched.
Jr Ntr looks uncomfortable in the romantic scenes which thankfully are very few. Once past those he is left with same things to do like in any of his films fights, dances and some high voltage emotional scenes. Here the emotions are a little bit subdued owning to the family genre. Among the girls it’s Kajal who gets the meatier part. She does an ok job. Samantha gets very less footage in comparison. Prakash Raj and Srihari do their roles for nth time. Ajay plays the negative character but has very less screen time. Venumadhav in first half and Brahmananadam in second half are inserted to provide comedy. Ahuti Prasad and Raghubabu episode connects well. Brahmaji is wasted.
Director Vamshi Paidipalli has great flair in action sequences and that shows on screen. He chooses a routine plot and doesn’t give a fresh treatment to it too. Everything from the first frame is predictable till the climax with many scenes resembling scenes from other films. Music by Taman is ok but he gives a better background score. Editing is ok. Cinematography by Chota K Naidu is fine but is inconsistent in parts. Choreography is decent at best.
Watch it if you are willing to watch anything and don’t have problem with routine storyline.