|Release date : 22 March 2013|
|123telugu.com Rating :1.5/5|
|Director : CSR Krishnan|
|Producer : Sivarama Krishna C, Koteshwar Rao|
|Music Director : Rohit RK|
|Starring : Srihari, Pragatika, Brahmanandam|
Real Star Srihari’s new film ‘Bakara’ hit the screens today. The movie has newcomers in crucial roles and Srihari will be seen as a Mafia Don. R.Krishnan is making his debut as a director and Rohith R. Kulkarni has composed the music. Koteswara Rao and Sivaramakrishna have jointly produced this movie. Let us see if the film is worth a watch or if it is going to end up making bakras out of viewers.
Baba Bhai (Sri Hari) is a Don who lives in Mumbai. With the help of Minister Venkoji (Tanikella Bharani), he runs an extortion racket in Hyderabad as well. Some local goons kill Venkoji and Baba Bhai comes down to Hyderabad to avenge his friend’s death. After finishing them off, Baba Bhai decides to pay a visit to Mumtaz Cafe, a place which holds many childhood memories for him.
Baba Bhai is faced with an unexpected situation when he receives a call from an anonymous fellow, warning him about a bomb below his seat in the cafe. The anonymous caller keeps calling Baba on his phone regularly and warns him about getting up.
Baba’s fate is intertwined with that of three youngsters – Raghupathi, Raghava and Rajaram. Raghupathi works in the cafe while Raghava and Rajaram take up other professions. How are they linked to Baba Bhai? Will Baba Bhai come out of the scenario alive?
That is the story of ‘Bakara’.
Plus Points :
Sri Hari has done a good job in the film. His character has negative shades and he has mixed those emotions nicely with good sentiment when required. Tanikella Bharani has a very limited presence in the movie, but he makes an impact with his punch dialogues.
Minus Points :
The director wanted to shoot a suspense thriller but he ended up making a boring drama. Needless comedy sequences, poor writing and bad screenplay kill the film. Except for Tanikella Bharani’s punch dialogues, there is nothing noteworthy in the first half of the movie.
None of the newcomers make a good impression in the movie. A lot of comedians have been used in the film, but none of them make an impact. The comedy scenes are outdated and cliched. Brahmanandam, M.S. Narayana, Duvvasi Mohan, Raghu Babu and Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam are wasted in poor roles.
Srihari is shown as a very powerful Don inititally but when he is threatened by an anonymous caller about a bomb, the reactions given by him and his gang are very silly. Srihari’s introduction song comes up at the very beginning of the film and then he is nowhere to be seen until the interval, where he makes one more entry. Why have an introduction song at the beginning if you don’t want to reveal your character till the interval?
Poorly placed songs just kill the flow of the movie. The item song does not attract the attention of viewers at all.
Technical Aspects :
Vijaya Sri’s cinematography is just about ok. Rohit Kulkarni’s background score and music do not help the film in any way. Director R. Krishnan’s dialogues are ok, but he fails miserably in the direction and narration departments.
Production values are below average.
This movie will definitely make a bakara out of you if you decided to take a chance. Srihari’s performance and Tanikella Bharani’s one liners are the only positive aspects of the film. A terribly slow pace and a poor script make this film a very poor watch.
123telugu.com Rating – 1.5/5
Reviewed by Raghava
(Translated by Emmess)