Venky Kudumula, who made his directorial debut with a 2018 romantic comedy Chalo, is again once more with one more breezy entertainer, Bheeshma, the place he sticks to the fundamentals. The movie would not strive too arduous to impress and the result’s a surprisingly enjoyable outing. It’s like taking part in a low stakes recreation of blackjack, the place the participant is wise sufficient to know when he ought to stop as an alternative of betting massive, hoping to win a jackpot. And when the stakes are so low, every thing concerning the movie, whether or not it’s the battle or the emotional graph, feels fairly easy. But, Bheeshma works fairly effectively due to its tone and comedy quotient.
The story follows the journey of Bheeshma (Nithiin), a singleton, whose repeated makes an attempt to fall in love typically finish on a nasty observe. When he ultimately falls in love with Chaitra (Rashmika Mandanna), his life takes an sudden flip when he will get observed by Bheeshma (Anant Nag), the founding father of an natural farming firm. The remainder of the story is about how the 2 are associated, and the way Bheeshma wins Chaitra’s coronary heart.
All through the movie, the lead character, Bheeshma doesn’t take himself significantly and we’re anticipated to observe the identical path. So, when he says that his interest is making memes and that he has been attempting his luck to fall in love all his life, you recognize the place this movie goes. The template of the story feels fairly just like a few of Adam Sandler’s movies like Billy Madison and Mr. Deeds, though the lead character in Bheeshma isn’t as goofy as these performed by Adam Sandler.
It is also fascinating to notice how Venky Kudumula, author and director, pays homage to Trivikram Srinivas’ model of cinema, sans the philosophical trappings, which blends comedy with a delicate message about our lifestyle. The underlying theme of Bheeshma is the selection one has to make about how we deal with the soil and the continued debate over natural farming and the utilization of pesticides. However that simply stays within the background, appearing as a catalyst each time the character must be heroic. In any other case, he’s who he claims to be – a meme creator, whose quotations like – “In case you contact me, I poke you. In case you poke me, I scratch you” – shock individuals round him.
There are many references to well-liked Telugu movies like Nuvvu Naaku Nacchav (the primary time Nithiin meets Sampath), Athadu (the struggle within the area), Khushi, and to an extent even Malleswari (the place Nithiin warns Jisshu Sengupta to fix his methods), however Venky Kudumula additionally leaves his mark, particularly when it comes to his writing and the way he weaves humour into the story. As an example, there’s a scene the place a annoyed Vennela Kishore appears for a water spray-can to water the crops on Raghu Babu’s shirt, leaving the latter dumbfounded.
One other scene, the place Nithiin talks about his philosophy of how teamwork can construct the corporate is hilariously dealt with. Full credit score to Venky, and the supporting solid, led by Vennela Kishore and Raghu Babu, for maintaining the movie on a lighter vein. However then, there are a number of obtrusive points with the movie, particularly when it comes to the way it makes enjoyable of individuals based mostly on their color and weight. It’s excessive time filmmakers begin asking themselves in the event that they really want to resort to such derogatory remarks within the identify of comedy.
Ultimately, Bheeshma is an effective comeback movie for Nithiin, who makes it apparent that he had enjoyable taking part in the function. His physique language and mannerisms go well with the character fairly effectively, and because the story unfolds, you additionally see the character evolve right into a extra severe one who takes management of the proceedings. Rashmika shines in her function too and her onscreen chemistry with Nithiin is palpable. Anant Nag hits the fitting chord with a matured efficiency as a delicate and a kind-hearted agricultural scientist and he’s the ethical compass of the movie. Sampath, Brahmaji, and Naresh ship high quality performances of their respective roles, and Vennela Kishore & Raghu Babu steal the present with their comedian timing.
For a movie that goals low, Bheeshma packs in loads of laughs and, on the similar time, manages to maintain itself related with its discourse on natural farming. In spite of everything, the movie adheres to one of many essential ideas of Telugu cinema — When you could have a good sufficient script, all you must do is strive arduous sufficient to not damage it.
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