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Review : Bhadram – Good Murder Mystery
bhadram Release date : 21 March 2014 Rating :3.25/5
Director : Ramesh
Producer : Good Friends
Music Director :Nivas K Prasanna
Starring : Ashok Selvan, Janani Iyer

The Tamil film ‘Thegidi’ is coming in to AP as ‘Bhadram’ and the movie is set for a theatrical release this Friday. We have been to an exclusive premiere show and we are now bringing the review for you. Ashok and Janani Iyer have essayed the lead roles in this movie. Let us check out the film now.

Story :

Venu (Ashok Selvan) is a very good criminology student who is encouraged by his professor to take up a career as a field agent/detective. He gets a lucrative job offer from a detective agency based in Hyderabad and he immediately takes up the job.

For his first assignments, he investigates the lives of a construction engineer, a software professional and a corporate employee. With his clever skills and patient approach, Venu fulfils all his objectives. He is then given the responsibility of tracking a girl named Madhu (Janani Iyer).

Venu falls for Madhu and he tries to befriend her. After some apprehension, Madhu also reciprocates his love and a beautiful relationship starts. But their romance is short lived when a series of murders start taking place. All of Venu’s targets end up being killed in cold blood and Venu begins to suspect a conspiracy.

He tries to approach his employers but realises that he has no one to trust. Venu must race against time to nail the murderers and he must convince Inspector Raghuram (Jayaprakash) to help him in the matter.

How he succeeds in nabbing the culprits is the story.

Plus Points :

Ashok Selvan has given a solid performance in the movie as Venu. He looks intelligent and believable in his role. Jayaprakash and Kaali are highly effective in their respective roles and they are a big asset for this movie.

The first half of the film takes off slowly but it gains great momentum towards the interval. Once the murders start happening, the film picks up good pace. A short runtime is also a good bonus for the movie.

The film has a unique story and some of the twists are really good. The presence of some very convincing elements like the modus operandi etc make the film quite realistic and intense.

Songs are excellent and they bring out the romantic angle between Ashok and Janani really well.

Minus Points :

The heroine is a big minus for this movie. Janani Iyer does not have the glamour required. Perhaps, a more conventionally beautiful heroine would have helped the film considerably. She also has a very marginal presence in the film.

This is a very ‘class’ film and it may not have a good run in B and C centres. Traditionally entertaining elements like comedy and ‘mass masala’ do not have a place in the movie, so not everyone will like it.

After a great take off, movie falls flat as it approaches the climax. Even a 6th standard kid will be able to predict the climax of this movie, in its current form.

Technical Aspects :

The real hero of the technical team is Nivas. His music and background score take the film to another level. He is particularly effective during the scenes where twists are revealed. Editing is decent but it could have been better in the first half.

Ramesh has done a good job with the direction and he must be appreciated for his efforts. This is not an easy movie to handle.

Verdict :

‘Bhadram’ is a good murder mystery and it will be an enjoyable thriller for the family. Good music, nice visuals and effective performances from Ashok and Jayaprakash are big bonuses for the film. A slightly slow second half and a predictable climax are notable issues. You may safely watch this film for a different kind of experience. Rating – 3.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team


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