2016 has been a great year for Tollywood. Especially small budget films such as “Bichagadu,” “Pelli Choopulu” and “Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada” which have rocked the box office with both critical acclaim and commercial success. However “Bichagadu” is special. With an unknown cast, a dubbed film has managed to rake in profits 10 times its investment. And the film’s lead actor Vijay Anthony has become a popular face among the Telugu audiences. The film even set record ratings on TV.
Naturally, all eyes are on Vijay Anthony’s immediate film “Bethaludu” that has hit the screens today. Here is the review of Vijay’s Bethaludu Telugu Movie Review
Story: Dinesh (VijayAntony) works for an IT company. As he decided to marry a girl named Aishwarya (Arundhathi Nair) and settle down, problems surface in his life. He starts hearing a random voice which no one else hears. This has something to do with his past, he surmises. So Dinesh meets with a hypnotist and gets to know his past.
Sharma (Vijay Anthony) and Jayalakshmi (Arundhathi Nair) have a past. What it has to do with Dinesh’s present is what “Bethaludu” is all about.
Vijay Anthony steals the show yet again. He did it with ease. Both as Dinesh and Sharma, Vijay has offered fine performances. And so Arundhati Nair who has come up with a flawless performance both as Aishwarya, a lady who is struggling for her husband’s health and as Jayalakshmi, a lady who takes revenge. Others too did their parts well.
Final Verdict: “Bethaludu” isn’t the run of the mill story that you get to watch. Story wise, it is profound and has better depth than Vijay’s last outing “Bichagadu.” But execution wise, the film fails. While the film’s first half is riveting and keeps you hooked, it is the second half that acts as a spoiler. As the writer-director Pradeep Krishnamoorthy tries to unravel the mystery, he messes up the film. The chemistry between Dinesh and Aishwarya is good. Even the film’s climax could have been better. Had it been better, it would have been a different experience altogether.
On the whole, “Bethaludu” is a one time watch.