The reunion of superstar Mahesh Babu and blockbuster director Koratala Siva (who had delivered hat-trick industry hits including Mirchi, Srimanthudu and Janatha Garage) is undoubtedly one of the most awaited combinations. The twain has come up with Bharat Ane Nenu which had a massive release today across the globe. Joining Mahesh and Siva is Devi Sri Prasad. With majority numbers of the film’s music album already chart-busters, all eyes are on how the film would be.
Set in the fictional united Andhra Pradesh, Bharat Ram (Mahesh Babu) completes his convocation in Oxford university. After completing his studies, Bharat returns to India. His mother (Aamani) breathes her last. His father Raghava (Sharath Kumar), Chief Minister of the State, marries another woman (Sitara).
Raghava’s sudden passing away creates a political turmoil in the State. He takes the reigns after the sudden passing away of his father Raghava. After a lot of deliberation, Bharat Ram is made the Chief Minister of the State. He focuses on several issues. Kiara makes entry as Vasumathi. He falls in love with her and eventually she too falls for him. Meanwhile, Bharat loses his power. How Bharat regains his power forms the crux of the story.
Easily, this is by far Mahesh Babu’s best performance ever. He shoulders the film. Kiara has a short role but, she did her best as a debutante in Tollywood. Prakash Raj as usual delivers top-notch performance. Brahmaji appeals as Bharat’s personal secretary.
Love Track in First Half
DSP’s Music & BGM
Few Cinematic Liberties
Director Koratala Siva is well-known for aptly blending mass elements and social message. Yet again, he has done it with Bharat Ane Nenu where the protagonist plays the Chief Minister, who wants to change the system and do service to people. Be it the assembly episode or Rayalaseema sequence or engaging twists, the film has it all. Koratala has imbibed what the audiences exactly want from a political drama. Dialogues and scenes have been well written. Visuals are absolutely stunning. The film’s writing is so natural. While the first half has both serious and light-hearted moments, the second half relies on story.
Especially, Siva’s take on traffic and education system gets a thumbs up. Besides tackling political issues, Siva has not left family emotions behind. The way Bharat Ane Nenu is shaped up is thoroughly engaging. On the whole, Koratala imbibes both commercial elements, social message.
Bharat Ane Nenu showcases Mahesh’s best-ever acting performance. The reunion of Mahesh, Koratala Siva has delivered a hit yet again. Bharat Ane Nenu is Mahesh’s show all the way.