What is bad:
The second heroine, Meghana is completely wasted in the film. Ali and Dharmavarapu Subramanyam’s guest appearances are forgettable. The film starts on an interesting note in depicting the bizarre ways which Apparao treats the patients. However, it takes too much in establishing the other characters in the village. First half of the film lacks pace although there are quite a few funny lines and comic scenes. The actual story begins with the interval twist and the second half goes into a sentimental mode, thereby deviating from what could have been a good fun film to watch.
Dialogues by Veligonda Srinivas are good throughout the film, especially the ones written for Ahuti Prasad and Raghu Babu. Cinematography by Jayram is alright. Editing by Gowtham Raju is good enough to keep the film engaging for most part. Music by Koti is mediocre with only couple of songs making some impact. Story by Giri gives a good platform for some hilarious sequences about the misadventures of an RMP. However, EVV Satyanarayana who also handles the direction and screenplay of the film doesn’t succeed completely in making this film a laugh riot.
Naresh’s earlier films like Blade Babji, Seema Sastri were good because the films never took themselves seriously. Here EVV makes that mistake; the film takes itself too seriously and in the end, dishes out an average product. A lackluster first half and the heavy dose of sentiment in the latter half hamper the film a lot. “Bendu Apparao” is not a bad film. It’s just not funny enough which would compel you to watch it again and again. Watch it if you have nothing else to do, it might just manage to entertain you.