Music : M.M. Keeravani
Cinematography : Ravi Varman
Banner: Geetha Arts
Director :V.V. Vinayak
Producer : Allu Aravind
Written by : Chinni Krishna
Budget 41 Crores
Release date : June 10, 2011 (2011-06-10)
Watched Theater: Metro, Guntur.
Rating: 2.75 / 5
Allu Arjun New Telugu Film Badrinath Movie Review:
The much awaited film of Allu Arjun Badrinath finally hit the screens today. The film has been in the making for almost two years. Allu Arjun trained hard for his sumo warrior like look in the film.The expectations on the film are very high. Let us see how far Vinayak and co. have managed to live up to the expectations.Story:
The film opens on a grand note with story about the destruction of temples in India over the ages by invaders. Then the attention is turned on to the attack on the famous Akshardham temple.So religious heads meet and confer on how to save the sacred temples in India from destruction at the hands of terrorists. It is decided that young boys must be selected and then trained under the guidance of the Takhsaila chief Bhishmanarayan (Prakash Raj).Bhadri (Allu Arjun) son of Tanieklla Bharani and Kovai Sarala is chosen by Prakash Raj as he has all the qualities to become a ?Kshetra Palaka?. All the boys undergo rigorous training and finally are ready to take up the job of kshetra palakas.Prakash Raj then asks each of them to pick up a slip that will denote the sacred place that they will be assigned to guard. Allu Arjun gets Badrinath. He then moves to Badrinath and starts his work as kshetra palaka.At this time Alakananda (Tamanna) comes to Badrinath with her grandfather. She does not believe in god as her parents had died in a fire mishap in a temple. Badrinath with his behaviour and acts manages to make Alakananada turn into a believer again.
Alakananada falls in love with Badrinath but he does not know it. She says that she wants to marry her lover so Badrinath helps her get a ?Brahmakamlam? and offer it to lord Badrinath before the temple closes for winter.Badri tells Alakananada that her wish will be fulfilled if she visits again after six months when the temple reopens and has a darshan of the ?Akhanda Jyothi? and lord Badrinath.However there is a hurdle in the form of bad guy Sarkar (Kelly Dorjee). He is the husband of Tamanna?s father?s sister. She wants to teach Tamanna a lesson for insulting her and so plans to get Tamanna married to her son.At this time Prakash Raj wants to make Badrinath his successor at Takshasila. For this, Badrinath has to remain a brahmachari all his life. The rest of the story is whether the belief of Tamanna and lakhs of devotees that offering Brahmakamalam to lord Badrinaht will fulfill their wish is real?Badrinath is committed to stick to the word given to his guru Prakash Raj that he will obey his each and every command. What happens in the end is the suspense element in the film.
Artist Performance:Allu Arjun has put in a lot of effort for his role in the film. He fights well and also dances very well. However his dialogue delivery is not effective and this mars the impact considerably. He is believable in his sumo wrestler type get up.Tamanna is there only for adding glamour to the film. She achieves this with a more than fair amount of skin show. Prakash Raj is adequate as Takshasila chief Bhishmanarayan. However his wig and beard look very artificial and unconvincing.Kelly Dorjee is his usual self. Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, Dharmavarapu manage to raise some laughs but their comedy track is similar to that one has seen in Indra, only the location has changed ? it was Kasi in Indra and it is Badrinath in Badrinath. Raghu Babu, Tanikella Bharani, Rao Ramesh, Kovai Sarala and others appear in brief roles.
Technical And Other Departments:The Film Technically Good and Rich with Budget of 50 crores any film give rich outlook. The Background Score and Music of M.M Keeravani is Average. The Screenplay was average Some shots in the film looks pacthy and Cinematography was good. The camera work was good. Locations and Sets was gave good look to the songs.
Analysis:Director VV Vinayak gave the impression that the film Badrinath is a religious and spiritual film but it is not so. Badrinath is only used as a prop and a backdrop for a film that actually revels around a boy and a girl ? Allu Arjun and Tamanna.
So while there is a grand beginning at Badrinath the film slowly peters out and some of the action shifts to Bellary ? the home place of villain Kelly Dorjee.Allu Arjun?s dances are good and he also fights well. There is a lot of violence in the film with limbs and heads being chopped off every now and then. The storyline is thin. The screenplay is racy in the first half but it slows down completely in the second half. Music is good in parts. There are five duets in the film and all of them have Tamanna dressed up in skimpy costumes.
Final View:V Vinayak is clearly confused. He tries to make a film with a religious touch but goes off track with a story about Tamanna and her problems. There is a distinct effort on the director?s part to play SAFE. So, he has included many duets that are pure masala stuff but a little out of place in the context of the film.
Badrinath in the end turns out to be an average and routine mass masala film. There is no chance of the film beating Rajamouli?s Maghadheera.