Film: Bharat Ane Nenu
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani, Prakash Raj, R. Sarathkumar, Devaraj, Aamani, Sithara, Posani Krishna Murali, Devadas Kanakala, P. Ravi Shankar, Jeeva, Yashpal Sharma, Yogesh, Rao Ramesh, Prudhvi Raj, Ajay, Brahmaji, Ramajogayya Sastry, Kaumudi Nemani, Ajay Srinivas
Director: Koratala Siva
Reviewed By: SOCIALNEWS.XYZ
Story: Bharat Ram (Mahesh Babu) is an Oxford graduate who becomes an accidental Chief Minister of Undivided Andhra Pradesh due to the death of his Father (Sarathkumar) the sitting CM of Undivided Andhra Pradesh on the insistence of his Father's best friend and party president Prakash Raj. Bharat has no clue about politics since he spent most of his life outside India. But He soon realizes it not only the system that needs a reform but more importantly, it's the people that need to be reformed. How did he achieve that should be watched on the big screen.
Acting: Mahesh Babu lived the role of Bharat Ram. He handled both emotional and serious episodes with ease. His action in the press conference episode that comes in the second half will be talked for years. Even in action episodes, he showed a lot of ease and grace. The movie is pretty much Mahesh Babu's one-man show which he handled well. Kiara Advani (Vasumathi) as the love interest of CM Bharat has a short and sweet but an important role. She fit the role perfectly. Prakash Raj as Party President and adviser to Bharat gets an important role and comes out with another good performance. Posani Krishna Murali, Prudhvi Raj, Jeeva provide good comic relief in assembly episodes. Rao Ramesh as a middle-class father of Vasumathi did a good job. Sarathkumar though gets a very small role, His screen presence is good. Aamani as Bharat's Mother and Sithara as Step Mother fit their roles well. Devaraj, Yashpal Sharma as opposition party leader and his son are good. Brahmaji as PS for CM Bharat gets another good role which he handled with an ease.
Technical: Direction by Koratala Siva starts off slow and picks up in the second half and by the end of the movie you can't get enough. The screenplay and writing by Koratala are very good. He is one of the directors who mastered the art of showing solutions to the social problems in a commercial way. He picked off where he left off in his previous movies. He builds up the whole first half so well, by the time you are watching second half you don't know what hit you. The whole second half is an example of master a storyteller who knows how to include the necessary commercial elements without deviating from the story. The dialogues by Koratala Siva's team is good. Music by Devi Sri Prasad is good and songs look good on the screen. His background score will haunt us for some time. Cinematography by Ravi K. Chandran and Tirru is excellent. The action and assembly episodes were canned well. Editing by A. Sreekar Prasad is crisp in the second half and could have been better in the first half. The production by DVV Entertainments is very rich and can be seen on the screen in the assembly set and even in the songs. The assembly set is perfect and the art team should be commended for that.
Analysis: The movie starts off very slowly but it grows on you very fast. The first half is built very slowly to create the conflict between Promise Made and Promise Kept. The second half takes you on a roller coaster ride and by the time you realize the last 30 minutes will take you to a new high and You will walk out of the theater in an Awe of what you just watched.
Koratala Siva Direction
Slow Narration at times
Box office: The movie may end up as good grosser at both domestic and overseas markets.
Verdict: Watch it.
Bottom Line: Promise Made, Promise Kept