Actor Kartikeya rose to fame with RX100, but he failed to continue the stardom or be in the limelight for a long time. There was no proper hit after RX100. Now, he is back with Bedurulanka 2012, which hit the theatres today. Is Kartikeya bouncing back to the success track with it? How is the movie? What is it all about? To know more, read our review…
The film revolves around the myth that the world will be doomed in 2012. Shiva (Karthikeya) hails from Bedurulanka. He enjoys his life as a free bird. He lives as he likes without compromising on anything. He quits his job as a graphic designer and moves to his hometown Bedurulanka. The people in the village spread the word that the world is about to end.
Bhushanam (Ajay Ghosh) who saw the news on TV plans to deceive the people in the town. The astrologer Brahmam (Srikanth Iyengar) and a church priest Daniel (Auto Ram Prasad) try to convince and scare the townspeople. They cheat people by giving fake promises that if they want to stop the end of the era, they will have to part with their jewelry.
The town president Goparaju Ramana asks the people to bring all the gold so that they can construct Shiva Langa and a Cross to save themselves. Shiva doesn’t agree with it. Will the President throw out Shiva from the town? What happens to village people? How will they be able to save their gold? Shiva is also in love with the President’s daughter Chitra (Neha Shetty). Will he be able to marry her or not?
Performances: Karthikeya looks energetic in his role. He aced in his character that it was meant for him. He excelled in his character. Neha Shetty looks super sexy on the screen and her role was minimal. Ajay Ghosh reminds us of Kota Srinivas Rao with his performance. Srikanth Iyengar and the other supporting cast did justice to their roles. Vennela Kishore, Satya, Rajkumar Kasireddy, Auto Ram Prasad and others are interesting.
- The lead performances
- Comedy. Even Ajay Ghosh is good.
- Story Idea
- Sluggish narration
- Weak narrative
- A relatively less comical stretch in the first act.
Bedurulanka 2012 shows conviction. It has been directed by newcomer Clax. ‘Colour Photo’ producer Benerjee Muppaneni is the first producer Clax met who understood the essence of the story.
This would have been made as a drama by a serious filmmaker. Clax is interested in entertaining the audience. That’s why he has made a comedy-drama. This film might work if you enter the hall with average expectations.
The last 30 minutes are already garnering positive reviews on social media. Everything is looking bright for the movie on that count.
Verdict: You can watch it for the idea and the performances. Bedurulanka entertains to an extent.
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