Movie Review: Bhairava Geetha


OVERVIEW: In 1990’s in Rayalaseema, a landlord’s daughter Geetha (Irra) falls for her father’s henchman Bhairava (Dhanunjaya). Attraction leads to love. As passion between them grows, the landlord orders to kill Bhairava as he loathes the idea of his daughter falling for his low-caste servant. What happens next?

REVIEW: Dhanunjaya works in parts and is lost otherwise. The ones that work is action and angst and where it doesn’t is the romance. In short, the performance is decent, at best, and even that happens in patches. The actor couldn’t get the love and drama associated with it to the fore which is also where the movie fails big time.

Siddharth has picked a very routine and clichéd story, a common malaise with all the films that have come out today (December 14th). While one picked adult comedy and humour, and another one picked a unique clan, here with Bhairava Geetha, the director has the Rayalaseema backdrop in all its blood and gore.

As all RGV productions, Bhairava Geetha is also top notch in its technical values. The camerawork needs a special mention as the Rayalaseema set up and the barren lands have been showcased in a spectacular manner. Especially, those drone shots were too good. Background score in the first half was good but things get way too inspired by Baahubali and Transformers’ soundtrack. Dialogues are neat and the dubbing done by Azia Nasser for the heroine’s father is very good.

Coming to the director Siddhartha, he makes a below-par debut. Even though he chooses a routine plot, he sets the tempo well in the first half and ends it on a good note. But once the second half starts, he runs out of ideas and shows the same action scenes between the rich and the poor. Suddenly, the weak hero becomes so powerful and everything changes into his favor in the climax which looks forced.

Final verdict of the film is It’s A tale of passion between a landlord’s daughter and a servant has full of violence, bloodshed, and lot of kisses. What it doesn’t have is gripping narration. Too routine and formulaic!