Bharat Ane Nenu is the latest Telugu movie starring Mahesh Babu and Kiara Advani in lead roles. DVV Danayya produced the film under his home banner Danayya Entertainment. Koratala Siva has written and directed it. Devi Sri Prasad composed the music. As Mahesh and Koratala Siva are collaborating after the blockbuster film, Srimanthudu, the expectations are high since the announcement of the project. Please read Bharat ane nenu movie review to know more about the film.
Bharat ane nenu Story
Bharat Ram (Mahesh Babu) has an appetite for knowledge and studies at Oxford University, London pursuing multiple degrees. The sudden demise of his father and Chief Minister of the state Raghava (R. Sarath Kumar) lands him in political chaos. The party chief and a close friend of his father, Varada Rajulu (Prakash Raj) requests Bharat to take up the place of his father. Bharat initially resists but eventually agrees to become the next Chief Minister. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
Story & Character Analysis
The story of Bharat ane nenu has a close resemblance to ‘Leader’ starring Rana and Directed by Sekhar Kammula. The honest son of a CM taking his place and ruling the state with his strict policies is the main theme of both stories. The narration of childhood incidents could have been placed at the very beginning of the story, which would have avoided lag in the latter part. The story seems to be pretty large and quite compressed even after a run time of almost 3 hours. The heroine’s role is limited to being the love interest of Bharat. She doesn’t have much scope or screen space. The cabinet and opposition leaders have limited scope, and they all work hand in hand against Bharat, which makes the story completely hero-centric like every commercial Telugu cinema.
The practicality of Bharat’s decisions is questionable. The CM cannot take decisions on his own like a dictator against his party leaders and opposition. There is no strong opposition to the hero since the beginning of the film, which is a major problem for the story. No one opposes him head-on, no one plans to get rid of him, no one plans a protest or riot, cabinet and media keep quiet as soon as he reasons his decisions. This is not something we happen to see regularly and takes away the idea of the story being realistic. This may not be a problem for regular commercial films, but those with a strong social message need to be as realistic as possible.
Apart from all these issues, the film discusses a lot of real-world problems. The rule-breaking citizens, education as a business, Factionists, and hooligans affecting politics, the villages and farmers being ignored, the TRP frenzy media, power-hungry politicians, nepotism in politics, etc. Above all the soul of the film is the message, ‘A true gentleman has to abide by his words.
This is undoubtedly the career-best performance of Mahesh Babu. His earlier films like Srimanthudu, Brahmotsavam, Spyder, etc had a linear characterization for the majority of the movie. But ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ has a character that has to evolve with time. He is a simple, down-to-earth youngster at the beginning of the movie. He learns and understands circumstances faster while correcting his mistakes. The performance of Mahesh in the media conference scene is exceptional. Kiara Advani has a limited role, but she gave a good performance. Prakash Raj had a role with scope for performance and he gave another remarkable performance. The other actors have done justice to their roles.
Koratala Siva delivers another simple story with powerful execution. The story structure is linear without unnecessary twists and turns. The characterization of the hero is elevated through morals and values instead of regular action and punch dialogues. The low-angle shots and closeups are extraordinary. The production values of D.V.V. Danayya are great. The film looks classy with rich visuals. The art design is remarkable.
The assembly and temple sets gave a rich look and ambiance. The Music by Devi Sri Prasad is already successful, and the BGM too doesn’t disappoint. Stunts are good, but nothing great about them.
The screenplay and dialogues provide the elevation to enhance the stunts. Editing is fine, but the placement of scenes could have been better. Cinematography by Ravi K. Chandran and Tirru is remarkable. The lighting in some scenes is outstanding.
Bharat ane nenu
Director: Koratala Siva
Date Created: 2018-04-20 11:00