Balakrishnudu: Film Review – Love Entertainer With A Faction Backdrop

Verdict: Nara Rohit packs a punch.

Balakrishnudu, starring Nara Rohith and Regina Cassandra in lead roles, is directed by Pavan Mallela and produced by Mahendra Babu, Musunuru Vamsi and Vinod Nandamuri under Saraschandrikaa Visionary Motion Pictures and Mayabazar Movies. Written by Raja Kolusu, the music and background score is rendered by Mani Sharma, while cinematography is handled by Vijay C Kumar. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is the editor on this project. Apart from the lead pair, we also have Ramya Krishna, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ajay, Prudhviraj, Adithya Menon, Raghu Karumanchi, Raghu Babu, Srinivas Reddy, Rava Varma and Avantika. It has been a while for Nara Rohit to get a hit. Let’s see if Balakrishnudu gives him the much-needed break.
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What’s Balakrishnudu About:

Bala (Nara Rohith) is an orphan, jovial in nature, who does anything that comes his way for money. Bought up by Raghunandan Yadav, Bala considers him to be his godfather. Meanwhile, Pratap Reddy (Ajay) and his men are behind Aadhya (Regina Cassandra), who is the niece of Bhanumati (Ramya Krishna). Pratap Reddy wants revenge for the death of his father by killing Aadhya, but Bala is ordered to protect Aadhya and in turn, will be paid a hefty amount. In the process of protecting Aadhya, the pair falls in love each other. Will Bala be able to fulfill his promise to protect Aadhya? How Bala takes over Pratap Reddy and his men forms the rest of story.

What Works:

Balakrishnudu brings in a new dimension of Nara Rohit. He was at his career best in terms of acting and attempting a commercial plot. He also looked slim than his previous movies and at ease. Regina Cassandra was ultra-glamorous and had a lengthy role with ample scope for displaying her emotions, where she succeeds. Prutviraj was hilarious in the role of Maddy and his dialogues were applauded by the audience. The director must be appreciated for getting the right kind of work from his technicians. Background score played a vital role for this love entertainer and was fantastic. The cinematography is good and production values are great. Overall, Balakrishnudu could be considered a decent comeback for Nara Rohit, who is currently at his career low with back-to-back flops.

What Could Have Been Better:

The basic problem with Balakrishnudu is the routine template format that was adopted by the director to narrate a commercial plot. While the story and narration are fairly repetitive in Tollywood, the movie is still a decent entertainer with no boring elements.

Why You Should Watch:

You can watch Balakrishnudu if you are missing the famous faction backdrop commercial stories that were once a craze in Telugu movies.

By Ajay Mudunuri

Release Date: 2017-11-24
Language: Telugu
Director: Pavan Mallela
Genre: Action, Romance
Cast & Crew: Nara Rohith, Regina Cassandra, Ramya Krishna, Pavan Mallela
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