Review : Butta Bomma – Works to an extent
Published on Feb 5, 2023 12:01 am IST
Butta Bomma Movie Review

Release Date : February 04, 2023 Rating : 2.75/5

Starring: Anikha Surendran, Arjun Das, Surya Vashistta, Navya Swamy

Director: Shouree Chandrashekhar T Ramesh

Producers: Naga Vamsi S, Sai Soujanya

Music Director: Gopi Sundar

Cinematography: Vamsi Patchipulusu

Editor: Navin Nooli

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Anikha Surendran, Arjun Das and Surya Vashistta starrer Butta Bomma, an official remake of Kappela, hit the screens today. Let’s see how the movie is.


Satya (Anikha Surendran), an innocent village girl, falls in love with an auto driver Murali (Surya Vashistta) after dialling his number by mistake. One day, they meet for the first time in Vizag. They are being followed by Ramakrishna (Arjun Das). Why did Ramakrishna follow them? What happened next? What is the connection between the trio? The main film has all the answers.

Plus Points:

Most of the audiences are aware that Butta Bomma is an official Telugu remake of the Malayalam movie Kappela. The story chosen is simple and neat without much confusion.

Coming to performances, Anikha Surendran steals the show with her performance. Her acting as an innocent teenager is impressive. She also looks beautiful on screen and it is a decent debut for the actress as a heroine in Tollywood.

Besides Anikha, Surya Vashistta also performs very well. His character has different shades and he portrays them very well. Though it’s his debut film, one can wonder that he is an experienced actor after watching his performance.

Arjun Das played a character called Ramakrishna aka RK. Though he has less screen time, he gives his best and makes a good impression. The makers did a great job by roping in him for the role and he justified it. The other actors are okay in their given roles.

The dialogues written by Ganesh Kumar Ravuri are good and he needs to be appreciated for his finest work. The cinematography enhances the beauty of the film.

Minus Points:

Butta Bomma is a faithful remake but it has its flaws. The story has neat point to deliver but it will reach the audience when and only if it is narrated in a gripping manner. This is where the film fails to engage audiences. The director did an okay job but the screenwriter should have come up with a gripping screenplay, especially in the first half.

The sluggish screenplay in the first half makes one what exactly the director has to say. He could have run the show without much lag in the first half to make the second half more interesting.

This kind of stories don’t need songs. The film has around 3 songs but no song will be remembered by the end of the movie.

Technical Aspects:

Ganesh Ravuri should have written an engaging screenplay. Then the result of the movie would have been different for sure. But, his dialogues are good.

The camerawork by Vamsi Pachipulusu is impressive and enhances the beauty of the flick by showing picturesque locations in Araku. Gopi Sundar’s background score set the right mood in the film. The editing could have been better and many scenes in the first half need a cut. Production values are rich and one can witness them on the screen.


On the whole, Butta Bomma is a slow but passable drama that has a key social message. The performances of the leads, especially Anikha Surendran, are the biggest assets of the movie. Barring a few boring scenes in the first half, you can give the film a watch this weekend. Rating: 2.75/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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