Verdict: An engaging psychological thriller that hit the right target!
Bhetaludu is a dubbed Telugu movie of its original Tamil flick Saithan and has released simultaneously across the world today. After the super success of Bichagadu comes Bethaludu and is written and directed by Prathi Krishnamurthy. Touted to be a psychological thriller, expectations are rife as it is released after the super blockbuster Bichagadu. Let’s see what is in store for the viewers.
Dinesh (Vijay Antony) is an IT employee who suffers from a rare mental disorder. He starts hearing a voice within himself that makes him do insane things. He visits the doctor who hypnotizes him with his permission and Dinesh reveals all the incidents that take place before. Whose voice is Dinesh hearing? Is he affected by a hallucination or does he suffer from a mental disorder? Or is it something else? Is he out seeking revenge? Will he know his past? To know all these and many more twists and turns, watch Bhetaludu at a theatre near you.
Vijay Antony has become a household name after Bichagadu. With Bethaludu, he has become a synonym for the words variation and versatility. He must be commended for the choice of scripts and the variety of roles he chooses to portray. And not only his acting prowess must be commended, but also the terrific music and background score that he has lent the movie. Without a doubt, he is a gifted actor and musician. He has portrayed the character(s) of Dinesh and Sharma with finesse. Arundathi Nair has a meaty role to play and has done it with perfection. Her roles – Aishwarya and Jayalakshmi – need a special mention. Y.G. Mahendra has played the role of Dinesh's boss and has done a decent job. Aadukalam Murugadoss, as Dinesh friend Ravi, has an important role in the first half and has done a good job. Rest of the cast is adequate.
Though an adaption of the novel Aaah written by late writer Sujatha Rangarajan, one has to appreciate the writing and directorial abilities of Prathi Krishnamurthy. Not to forget Joe D Cruz and Karthik Krishna who are a part of writing Bhetaludu. Vijay Antony’s music and background score gel well with the movie. They get into the skin of the script and keep the pace moving. Cinematography by Pradeep Kalipurayath is outstanding. Editing by Veera Senthil Raj could have been a bit better. Production values from Vijay Antony Film Corporation are great.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
No second thoughts if you are either a fan of Vijay Antony or a lover of psychological thriller movies, Bhetaludu will not disappoint you. There are no boring moments whatsoever and you will be at the edge of your seats right from the start to end.
— By Ajay Mudunuri