Bale Bale Magadivoy is an Telugu film written and directed by Maruthi Dasari and jointly produced by Geetha Arts & UV Creations. It features Nani and Lavanya Tripathi in lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on September 4, 2015.
Bale Bale Magadivoy is an Telugu film written and directed by Maruthi Dasari and jointly produced by Geetha Arts & UV Creations. It features Nani and Lavanya Tripathi in lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on September 4, 2015. less
We movie critics are not bad people. A lot of times, our readers go through our reviews and say, "these critics have no work but to rip telugu movies apart - why can't they watch it like a telugu film and not like some oscar nomination!". Well, if you empathise with us, we see more and more slapslip, mindless, formula driven visual content that claims to call itself a movie and with time, they get more predictable, more cliched and almost insulting to our intelligence.
But occassionally, we critics get a chance to show to the world that we end up liking movies too! And not necessaryily some over-the-top classy life-lesson-giving art film. Occasionally, we come across entertaining main-stream movies which not only have loud songs, bright colors, suggestive acting, and an old-school mix of drama, emotion, suspense, comedy etc. but also have a STORY!! Yay! Thats all we ask - give us a sensible story, give us some good acting, give something to chew on!
Bhale Bhale Magadivoi is one of those occasional phenomena where you have a brilliant story, cleanly executed to satisfy the likes of both the masses and non-masses (Don't want to use politically incorrect terms for those who are 'not mass'. I don't want to go viral for the wrong reasons, NO thank you!)
BBM is a briliant take on situational comedy. Remember the times when Jandhyala's comedy was always about a queer character with certain mannerisms and his interaction with the environment around always resulted in interesting funny outcomes - and what clean and beautiful comedy that was! We're so happy to see Maruthi execute something in that capacity with the boy next door Nani who is fast becoming the heart throb and the youth icon for talent and hardwork! No we do not have brat-heroes slapping older comedians to make us laugh. No we do not have older comedian tapping the butts of heroines to make us laugh. No we don't have a brahmi-sequence in second half that has nothing to do with the story, to make us laugh.
What happens when a person with forgetfulness has to function in a normal world? Its a catastrophe that will make you go restless, and exclaim quite literally "Bhale Magadivoi" (translates to "What a man you are!"). Nani's amazing comic timing brings this character to life! He gets into the skin of the adorable Lucky, who forgets what he was supposed to go and gets distracted by anything! His parents have given up on his ever finding a girl. The one person who was approached to give his daughter in marriage is completely dissapointed by Lucky's memory-loss driven antics! He vows to never see his face again. However Lucky, owing to the mischief of cupid, gets struck by arrows of love, when he spots the beautiful Nandana (Lavanya Tripathi). Sweet, charming, Kuchipudi dance teacher, she helps children cross the road wearing white flowly chudidaars in her freetime. Lucky falls for and unexpectedly ends up befriending her too. All his forgetfulness gets covered up as his greatness and Nandana falls irrevocably in love.
The movie runs at an energetic pace and is filled with sensible comedy. The twist however is when the lady love Nandana turns out to be the daughter of the terror who initially met Lucky on his worst day. The rest of the movie unfolds into more gags and confusions as Lucky tries to win the hearts of this in-laws to be.
While most such films follow the pattern of "fist half- comedy, interval bang, second-half emotional and violent climax", this movie brings in Actor Nani's comic timing into every nook and cranny making the film a power packed entertainer. While Praveen inspires suble humour in the first half, Venella Kishore with his goofyness tickles your funny bone in the second half. Nani manages to even make the fight scenes hilarious (which is a big relief for those who've had an overdose of formula movie).
Gopi Sundar's music is fresh and youthful, getting the feet tapping. Well cut without too much of drag, this film is just about the right amount of everything that leaves you wanting more. It's definitely worth a watch, if not two. Lavanya Tripathi brings a nice suacy yet sweet chemistry to the table although she has 2 left feet and cant be a kuchipudi dancer to save her life!