Brahmi Gadi Katha : Fun on the Run
Release date: 01 July 2011.
123Telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Director : Eeshwar Reddy
Producer : P Ram Mohan Rao
Music Director : Koti
Starring : Varun Sandesh, Asmita Sood and others...
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It isn’t strange in Tollywood that a director like Eeshwar Reddy, who has serious films like Aa Naluguru, Mee Sreyobhilashi etc. under his belt, titles his film Brammigadi Katha. Obviously he seems to be yearning to come out of his comfort zone to make a comic caper. And he is successful to an extent as Brammigadi Katha yields many laughs from its audiences.

Brahmi Gadi Katha What’s it about : Siva (Varun Sandesh), a final year engineering student, is on his way to Hyderabad on train, when he meets a rather confused girl – Maya (Asmitha Sood), who is being chased by goons. Siva helps her, buys her a ticket and finds her gone in the morning by the time he reaches Hyderabad. He meets his rich uncle and wannabe film producer, (Jai Prakash Reddy) and his daughter - Bhagya (Poonam Kaur), with whom his parents foresee a marriage as soon as he completes his studies. Taken aback by all this Siva goes out with his friend Pandu (Krishnudu). It is around the same time when popular director Brammi (Brahmanandam) arrives to the producer’s house to narrate a story. It seems Brammi’s story comes alive – with Siva, and it doesn’t take long before the producer finds this out. Worried that his future son-in-law is running away with some other girl, he orders his men to follow them, while he sits down with the story teller to see the end of the story! For Siva, though, nothing seems to be falling in place, as all he can manage to do is run from goons, run from his uncle’s men along with Maya. Everything seems to be as confused and as funny till Brammi, without realizing that his story has come alive, says that the girl Maya, is not what she seems to be and that she has indeed committed a murder! How does the producer react to this, will Siva be able to find who Maya actually is, and what is the girl’s story, form the rest of the story.

What is Good : The screenplay of the movie is an interesting amalgamation of narratives giving way to many hilarious situations. It is ably supported by its key actors too. Varun Sandesh has very little to do, but he seems to have thoroughly enjoyed whatever he has done here – be it running for his life or flex his tiny muscles, whenever a scene demands. The same is the case for Asmita Sood too, who makes her debut with this film. Krishnudu should be appreciated too for doing a fair bit of running. However, it is the senior actors like Brahmanandam and Jai Prakash Reddy who give the movie’s funniest moments. Jai Prakash’s typical Rayalaseema slang puts you into splits and Brahmanandam’s timing is as amazing as ever.

What is bad: The treatment of the movie is somewhat similar to A Film By Aravind, though the latter fell into the thriller genre. However, the movie gets repetitive, especially in the post interval episodes. Most of the film’s comedy is based on a flimsy premise that the characters do not find time to communicate with one another, even though most of them are together for almost 36 hours of time! Obviously the screenplay falls back a bit too much on cinematic license. However, that should hardly be any hindrance for anyone who is out there to have some laughs.

Technical Departments : Apart from interesting screenplay, the other thing that keeps this comic caper working is its background music. Koti definitely knows the pulse of Telugu film audience. Editing in running scenarios can be tricky, but the editor knows his job. Cinematography too complements the screenplay, and the camera showcases a different looking Hyderabad. Most of the movie has been shot in-house or on locations near and around Hyderabad, ensuring that the production values remain under control. On the whole the technical aspects can boast of nothing special, yet nothing seems to have gone wrong.

Bottomline : Brammigadi Katha is made to be an out and out entertainer. Watch it if you are looking for some easy laughs.


123Telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5

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