What is bad:
After an extremely promising first half, the film almost slips into a clichéd mode. The problem with this genre is, almost every film made seems to have a déjà vu effect. The characters and the premise of the protagonist’s intent are almost similar. Probably the only thing which changes are the actors and the circumstances they drag themselves into differ and this is one of the reasons why the genre has become bland. Although Veeru Potla convincingly handles the plot in the second half, it doesn’t match either the energy or the smart screenplay of first half of the film. Sheena, who made her debut in Telugu with this film, hardly makes an impression and she’s restricted only to the songs in the film.
Music by Bobo Shashi is good and the film has a good ensemble of soundtracks. Choreography for both songs as well as stunts is note-worthy. Chinna’s background score is good. Marthand K Venkatesh’s editing is crisp. Rameshbabu’s cinematography is top notch and he has used rich colours and bright lighting throughout the film to make each frame lively. Apart from directing the film, Veeru Potla has written the story, dialogues and also handled the screenplay. His does a great job in writing the dialogues and a sensible storyline. Screenplay is good in the first half and the pacing of the film is handled well in the first half. Direction is good in first half, especially in the scenes involving Kishore, Brahmanandam and Manoj.
“Bindaas” is a film which might have taken the tried and tested path, but it also entertains you to a great extent. Veeru Potla’s directorial debut has all the facets of a good writer and a promising director in the making. More than anything else, he makes a strong impression with his story-telling which hardly gives you space and time to think while watching the film. Manchu Manoj Kumar also compliments Veeru Potla’s style of story-telling and the former has put in a great deal of effort especially in the action sequences. Of course, the film is slightly predictable especially in the second half and it does have its share of fallacies, but Veeru manages to hold the film till the very end. On the whole, “Bindaas” is a good entertainer and this ‘Ajay gaadi Vijaya Gatha’ is worth watching. Thumbs up for Manoj and Veeru Potla’s ‘Bindaas’.
In Overseas, Probably this is the first time that a producer has offered to refund the tickets if a person feels that he wasn’t satisfied with the film. It’s a risky move and takes lots of guts to come up with something like this.
In the end, one things for sure, the film entertains you thoroughly.