Verdict: An out-and-out commercial entertainer.
Nithiin has not been in the best of his form from the past couple of years and is now back to test his luck with Bheeshma. The movie has been directed by Venky Kudumula, who has earlier directed the superhit movie Chalo. Happening actress Rashmika Mandanna is paired alongside Nithiin for the first time. Produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi, let’ see if Bheeshma will get Nithiin the much needed hit.
What’s Bheeshma About:
Bheeshma (Nithiin) is a jobless bachelor who is searching for a girlfriend for himself. His Uncle (Brahmaji) decides to put him on the right track and makes him work as an assistant to ACP (Sampath). However, he starts flirting with ACP’s daughter, Chaitra (Rashmika Mandanna) and they eventually fall in love. In a parallel thread, Sr. Bheeshma (Anant Nag), who is the CEO of Bheeshma Organics, is in search of a legal heir. To everyone’s surprise, announces Bheeshma as the operational CEO for 30 days. How Bheeshma proves his mettle as a capable CEO and how he handles his love interest forms the rest of Bheeshma.
Nithiin, as Bheeshma, has delivered one of his career best performance that will be remembered for a long time to come. His comedy timing and fine performance triggers all the required emotions and strikes all the right chords. Rashmika, as usual, is at her wittiest best and is the right fit in the role of Chaitra. Hebbah Patel’s cameo role clicks at the right moment. Jisshu Sen Gupta’s villainous act is super cool, while Venella Kishore, Raghu Babu, Sampath, Naresh and Nellore Sudhakar are apt in their respective characters. Sagar Mahati’s album and background score are spot on and Sai Sriram’s visuals are contemporary. The editing by Navin Nooli is perfect and Sitara Entertainment’s production grandeur is visible on screen.
Director Venky Kudumula must be appreciated for his ability to pull off a comic caper despite a thin storyline and he is successful in giving us a full-blown masala entertainer.
What Could’ve Been Better:
While the premise is set right up till the interval, the second half seems a little loose, with a thin storyline that lacks the emotional connect. Barring these minor hiccups, Bheeshma is thoroughly entertaining.
Why You Should Watch:
Bheeshma is a neatly packaged commercial entertainer with some energetic performances from the lead pair. Nithiin and Rashmika’s on-screen chemistry works well for the film’s theme. The director’s ability to execute a clean comedy is the USP of Bheeshma and can easily be watched with families and friends.
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