Verdict: Strictly for adults.
Babu Baga Busy is a remake of the 2015-released Hindi movie, Hunterrr. Directed by Naveen Medaram, it has Srinivas Avasarala and Mishti Chakraborthy playing the lead roles and supported by Tejasvi Madivada, Supriya Aysola, Srimukhi and Priyadarshi.
When the makers announced the project, a lot of buzz was created among trade circles. After the announcement of its title and the release of trailers, there were decent expectations of Babu Baga Busy as it was projected to be a film driven by bold content. It remains to be seen if the Telugu audience has the appetite to appreciate this.
Madhav (Srinivas Avasarala) is obsessed with sex since he was a mere teenager. Radha (Mishti) has a dark past with her ex-boyfriend Chax aka Chakravarthy (Aadarsh Balakrishna). Madhav and Radha are set up to meet for an arranged match. How both accept each other's pasts to decide to be together forms the rest of the story.
Srinivas Avasarala delivers a convincing performance as a sex-addict. His body language and comedy timing make his character endearing. Priyadarshi of Pelli Choopulu fame has a full-length role as Madhav’s friend and is absolutely fascinating. Ravi Prakash plays a soldier and a friend of Madhav's. Mishti is beautiful and aces her role that clearly gave her ample scope to deliver. Tejasvi has a brief role as one of the girls Madhav falls for. Supriya Aysola plays a married woman who lusts for Madhav. Thanikella Bharani as Madhav’s dad does a decent job. Srimukhi is seen in a short role as Shoba N.T. who attends Madhav’s marriage.
Naveen Medaram does a good job here in remaking a popular Hindi filmmaking necessary changes to suit the Telugu audience. The screenplay has to be appreciated for its smooth tying together the past and present times in the movie. The writing by Harshavardhan Kulkarni need special mention; the dialogues are good and mature. Sunil Kashyap wins with the melodious music and a perfect background score. The production values by Abhishek Pictures are good and backed by excellent cinematography and crisp editing.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Going by the trailers and its title, you would be well aware of the genre and content. If you are a fan of such movies, then this one should work well. The run-time of two hours is an added advantage. You may want to skip it if you have already watched Hunterrr.
– By Ajay Mudunuri