Bramayugam Review Telugu: A Terrifying Folklore !

February 23, 2024



  • Cast : Mammootty, Arjun Ashokan, Amalda Liz, Siddharth, Manikanda Rajan
  • Director : Rahul Sadasivan
  • Producer : Chakravarthy Ramachandra
  • Banner : YNOT Studios
  • Music : Christo Xavier

3 / 5

With the most creative posters, Mammootty’s ‘Bramayugam’ has generated a lot of curiosity among cinephiles from various states in India. The movie was recently released, So let’s see if it lives up to the hype.


Set in the 19th century North Malabar region of Kerala, ‘Bramayugam’ explores a world of mystery and intrigue. Devan, a member of the singers’ community, finds himself escaping into the forest to avoid the ravages of war. During his journey, he meets Kodumon Potti, an elderly man who has taken shelter in the decayed palace, along with his cook. The movie, directed by Rahul Sadasivan, reveals how this once-revered sanctuary, filled with supernatural forces and enigmatic secrets, turns into a haunting prison for the people who inhabit it.

Plus Points:

  • Mammootty keeps the viewers spellbound with his appearance, resounding laughter, and conveying terror.
  • The film’s atmosphere is heightened by the background score, which is a symphony of folk and Carnatic instruments.
  • Arjun Ashokan delivers a compelling portrayal of Devan’s journey.
  • Shahnad Jalal’s cinematography serves as the backbone of the film, capturing the haunting beauty of the black-and-white landscape with unparalleled finesse.
  • Each frame, meticulously crafted to evoke a sense of dread and awe, mirrors the supernatural essence of the story.

Minus Points:

  • The linear narrative may leave some viewers craving more complexity.
  • The revelation of Key plot twists in the first half diminishes the impact of subsequent revelations.
  • Slow story buildup in the entire first half.
  • Several boring and Intriguing moments with weak follow-ups
  • Mammootty’s character dilutes by the end.

Technical Analysis:

The art direction by Jothish Shankar brilliantly creates an eerie atmosphere, making the movie quite scary. Shehnad Jalal’s camera work is perfectly complemented by Shafique Mohamed Ali’s editing, especially in the parts where Thevan and the help are caught up in almost hallucinatory horrors while trying to capture the demon. Christo Xavier’s music is also fantastic, and there is a moment when Thevan remembers his home, and the music changes to a melodic tenderness, which is lovely. Shafiq Muhammad Ali’s deft editing ensures a seamless flow of suspense throughout the film.


Overall, Solid performances and a technically sound flick that offers a unique experience for sure. But there’s no importance given to making the story more interesting in the first half which makes it very low on engagement factor making it just an art film.

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