Banner: Visionary Motion Pictures, Maya Bazar Movies
Producer: B Mahendra Babu, Musunuru Vamsi, Sri Vinod Nandamuri
Director: Pavan Mallela
Music: Mani Sharma
Casting: Nara Rohit, Regina, Ramya Krishna, Pruthvi Raj, Aditya Menon, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ajay, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu, Srinivas Reddy, Ravi Varma , Mastan and others
Balu (Nara Rohit),a fearless youngster who does anything for money is asked to be the body guard for young and beautiful girl Aadya (Regina Cassandra) without revealing his identity as she faces death threats owing to her aunt Bhanumati's (Ramya Krishna) rivalry with Pratap Reddy (Ajay) in Rayalaseema.
While Pratap Reddy escapes from jail to eliminate Aadya before settling scores with Bhanumati, Aadya gets attracted to Balu. To find out where this will lead to, enjoy Balakrishnudu on silver screen.
Nara Rohit worked hard to impress masses with his looks and performance. In some scenes he attracted with his emotions and dialogue delivery. He adopted different approach by using Telangana and Rayalaseema accent in his dialogues. He also tried imitating Mega Star Chiranjeevi and Natasimha Balakrishna in few scenes. In few scenes he looked slim but overall despite his claims that he lost more than 21kgs, it was not seen on screen. It's a roller coster ride for Nara Rohit.
Regina attracted with her glamour and she donned short attire to provide ample beauty treat. She looked good in songs. Ramya Krishna is fine in a routine role with no real scope to perform. Ajay too did his role accordingly. 30 yrs Pruthvi with his hilarious scenes and comedy timing saved the film from turning into a complete disaster.
Others like Vennela Kishore, Srinivas Reddy, Kota Srinivas Rao, Aditya Menon, Ravi Varma performed accordingly.
Mani Sharma attracted masses with his beats. All the songs are well shot. His BGM is ok. Vijay Kumar's cinematography beautified the film capturing the scenic locations in a natural manner. Editing of Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao could have been far better as there are many drags in the film which tested the patience of the viewers.
Director Pawan Mallela could have added few more twists and turns and also done away with the drags in the first half to make it more interesting. Production values are good.
Nara Rohit to some extent
Lack of real twists and turns
Debutante Pawan Mallela tried to show Mara Rohit in a complete hilarious mass entertainer. He came with a faction backdrop story and included all ingredients like action, comedy, romance etc. But in his quest to show Nara Rohit in a different angle, he lost focus on the story in the entire first half.
The story dragged putting even a snail to shame testing the patience of the viewers. Viewers however got relief before the interval bang with the entry of 30 yrs Pruthvi who thoroughly entertained with his comedy. Second half picked up pace a little bit and more than others and the lead pair of Nara Rohit and Regina, nor Ramya Krishna and Ajay who were sidelined for most of the time, Pruthvi carried the film on his shoulders. Film finally ends with a routine climax.
Pawan came with a routine age old story with no real twists and turns. Only 30 yers Pruthvi saved the film from turning into a disaster. Except for the comedy of Pruthvi, there is nothing in the film. Pawan's screenplay and direction went for a toss and saved himself from the blushes in the second half by speeding up the proceedings. Viewers can watch the film just ahead of the interval bang and the entire second half till the climax for Pruthvi.
Balakrishnudu attracts to some extent as Mass Krishnudu.
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