Bharat Ram (Mahesh Babu), returns from London to pay homage to his late father, Raghav Raju (R. Sarathkumar). He is then invited to take up the torch of the chief minister by Varadaraju (Prakash Raj), party leader and friend of Raghav Raju.
Bharat realizes that there are a series of disoriented things in the state of Andhra Pradhesh and therefore decides to rationalize them all. Bharat falls in love with Vasumathi (Kiara Advani) who becomes reciprocal at some point. A political cloud forces them to separate and a series of obstacles run into the young minister during his journey.
Up and down
The charisma of Mahesh Babu
Tint of romanticism
Screenplay and execution by Siva
Songs and background music
Artistic Direction & Production Values
Lack of comedy elements
Narration of the second half
Song placement Vasumathi
Mahesh Babu is undoubtedly the film’s prized asset. He’s sleek, sleek, and bossy as a super cool Chief Minister. His intensity and low voice steal thunder and it is a moment of total celebration for Babu fans.
Kiara is lovely and totally compliments Mahesh on screen. She could be the next in-demand heroine in town.
Prakash Raj as the leader of the party is formidable and commands a huge screen presence. R. Sarathkumar as the father of Bharat appears and disappears in a jiffy.
Ravishankar is only visible in 4-5 scenes, but he impresses in all of them. Posani Krishna Murali is at his usual best.
The rest of the cast did their roles justice.
The artistic direction is one of the strengths of the film. Suresh Selvarajan deserves equal applause alongside the director for turning the latter’s vision into reality. The montage set erected by him and his team is breathtaking because even the real montage can look pale in front of this imitation.
Ravi Chandran and Tirru’s cinematography, throughout the film, works like the eyes, not the camera. The rapid change in lighting and color tone, especially between the serious part of the subject and the lighter veins, is commendable.
When the runtime of a certain movie is excessively long, editing plays a central role and the work has to be precise to avoid boredom. Sreekar’s editing is top notch, which is enough for the requirement. The sequences scroll one after the other with quick cuts without the audience feeling any lag throughout the film.
Devi Sri Prasad is probably in her honeymoon phase. Everything he touched turned to gold and Bharat Ane Nenu is no exception. The background music is emotional, intense and generates goosebumps and the songs are already chartbusters, dominating the perch. Vacchadayyo Saami and Bharat Ane Nenu’s theme song stands out, both for its audio and visuals.
Koratala Siva, who is known for mixing emotion, message and social concern in the right proportions in his films, is also back with the same formula this time around. Siva’s writing is impeccable and he seems to have mastered the art of taking the pulse of the audience. However, the second part of the film loses its momentum compared to the first half.
His attention and focus on burning issues such as education, traffic rules and the development of rural areas is commendable and the same has been captured to perfection.