Babu Bangaram banked heavily on the combinations of Venkatesh, Nayantara, Maruthi, and the cool taglines of erstwhile Bobbili Raja - Ayyo Ayyo Ayyayyo and Bobbili Raja is back. These are placed with a poise in the trailer to generate oodles of curiosity. It felt as if Venkatesh has struck gold. But alas! All the promotional vehicles could bring the audience to the cinema but no one could thwart the seeping boredom.
The film can be remembered as a string of lame jokes that won't hung up to a cohesive whole. You see a bunch of comedians making merry without pushing the events forward. Venkatesh tries to look good and in an avatar that's a cross-over of Gharshana and Nirnayam, he tries to pull off a fine streak. However, this has been marred by a repetitive done-to-death uninteresting plot and gags.
Nayantara is gorgeous as always. She keeps running around the flimsy structure of the story by standing as a lone plot driver. Don't ask the scenarios that brought the lead pair together with the entire police force indulging in a self-imposed buffoonery. Even the villain gang walk in straight from a Srinu Vaitla film to be fooled again and again by the hero. No matter, the villains of the land never come out of their diapers.
Music by Ghibran is a saving grace. The songs and the background score are pruned to perfection. The action episodes are tacky and Maruthi couldn't hold the interest of the audience till the end credits. At frequent intervals, you see a mass exodus from the cinema. That being said, the director never lets his muse go from the scanner. He effectively placed the songs of Maestro Ilayaraja - Keeravani and Balapam Patti - in the narrative and they convey the mood in a better and clever way.
All in all, Babu Bangaram is neither here nor there. It couldn't make the audience emote with the characters and couldn't evoke chuckles from them as too much of it killed the golden goose. So, you end up laughing at the jokes than laughing with them.