An ancient kingdom is ruled by a king called Bimbisara (Kalyan Ram). He is malevolent and lusts for power, sparing none who disagree with him. Even worse, he murders a young girl. Bimbisara receives a magical mirror from an artist one day and is transported to 2022. A doctor from the present is looking for a book that Bimbisara has hidden in his room of treasures. In the meantime, a young girl intervenes to save Bimbisara from an accident. The girl resembles the one he had killed in his realm. Will this incident make him a better man?
High on action and emotion
Kalyan Ram puts on the best performance of his career. He is terrifying as a merciless ruler. He deserves praise for choosing a risky subject and sticking with it.
With this movie, director Vashist makes his directorial debut, and he deserves kudos for crafting a compelling narrative. He does an excellent job of fusing the idea of time travel with an emotional subject, giving the viewer a fresh experience. Another major facet of the movie is M.M. Keeravani, who provides a quality musical score. The renowned musician completely lifts the movie, whether it’s through his background music or the songs. The amount of money that Kalyan Ram invested in the project is evident in every scene. Amazing camera work and production design are used to show off the kingdom. Songs are incorporated into the story effectively. The choreography of the battle scenes is excellent, and a special note should be made of the VFX.
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Bimbisara is an all-around competently produced fantasy drama with a strong setting and entertaining elements. The narration is captivating, and Kalyan Ram gives the performance of his career.
Director: Mallidi Vashist
Cast: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Catherine Tresa, Samyuktha Menon, Warina Hussain