Brindavana: It’s Darshan all the way
9/30/2013 11:30:13 AM
Darshan sure knows how to engage the audience and deliver a paisa vasool experience. After many such films, the ‘Challenging Star’ is back with a new film, Brindavana, a remake of Telugu hit Brindavanam, which had Junior NTR in the lead role.
Brindavana tells the story of Krishna alias Krishh (Darshan) coming to Bhoomi’s (Karthika Nair) village to help her. Bhoomi’s father is all set to marry off his daughter to a cousin, but Bhoomi is against this. So, she seeks the help of Krishh who comes as a friend to her house in the village. There Krishh realises he not only has the responsibility of cancelling Bhoomi’s marriage with her cousin, but also has to set right the problems afflicting the household. How he goes about that forms the crux of the film.
Brindavana is not only an out and out commercial film, it’s a Darshan film all the way. It has all the masala ingredients of sentiment, comedy and action. Darshan scores in all these aspects and emerges a winner. He is excellent in the comedy sequences, particularly in combination with Kuri Pratap and Sadhu Kokila, evoking much laughter. As usual he excels in action sequences and makes the audience believe the impossible.
Other highlights of the film are the screenplay and the huge star cast which includes Doddanna, Sadhu Kokila, Kuri Prathap, Saikumar, Sampath, Nirosha, Sharath Babu, Geetha and others. Everybody performs well.
Technically, cameraman Ramesh Babu and music director V Harikrishna have done a good job. Harikrishna has given two hummable songs while Ramesh Babu’s cinematography is super, particularly in the action sequences. Ravi Verma and Palaniraj, who have choreographed the action sequences, have included some mind-blowing stunts the Kannada audience has not seen till now.
Apart from the fact that Brindavana is too long with a running time of three hours, it’s a film that can be enjoyed by the family audience.