BRO is Pawan Kalyan’s latest film, where he plays a key role. Sai Dharam Tej is the main hero and the film has been directed by Samuthirakani, who has directed the original. The film has released today, and read our review to find out if the film is worth that hype or not.
Story: Mark(Sai Dharam Tej) is a family man who has the responsibility of getting his siblings settled. But he passes away in a tragic car accident. He then goes to the heavens and meets Time God played by Pawan Kalyan. Upset that he could not do anything for his family, Mark asks for one more chance to set things right. The Time God, not only gives him a chance but also comes along with him back in life. How Mark uses this opportunity to set things right is the story.
Performances: Sai Dharam has the major role but he does not do well with his performance. He had a very good role to showcase his emotions but Tej looks clueless in the film and gives the same funny expression for all the major scenes.
But it is Pawan Kalyan who steals the show with his histrionics. Be it his dialogue delivery or fun mannerisms, Pawan kills it and his fans will love his solid avatar. Rohini was good in her role and Ketika Sharma was impressive. The rest of the cast was just okay.
Technicalities: Thaman has given a very disappointing score for the film. Not one song impresses us. But his BGM was decent and lifted the film in key areas. The manner in which the film is edited looks good but in that a key emotional angle also goes missing. The screenplay by Samuthirakani is decent only in the second half. The camerawork and production values are decent.
Analysis: BRO is the official remake of the Tamil film, Vinodhaya Sitham. Trivikram Srinivas has given the dialogue and has added his touch to the film. While the adaptation is good, the execution is not that great. The key emotions in the film go for a toss. There are many scenes which could have been elevated well but that does not happen at all. One gets an empty feeling seeing all the family scenes. They look forced in many areas and the second half is rushed.
When compared to the second, the first half of the film is good. There are enough fan moments that the fans will enjoy and this part has been neatly pulled off. A lot is going through Sai Dharam Tej’s mind and he needs to show the pain which he got as a second chance in life. But as the film is rushed, the pain is not conveyed properly.
There are many ways to showcase realization scenes but the director Samuthirkani did not elevate this aspect. As Sai Tej holds the key, his performance would have lifted the film well. But in the end, he disappoints and hams in the film. But one should give credit to director Smauthirakani as he has showcased Pawan Kalyan superbly and that will be loved by the fans.
Verdict: Overall, BRO is for ardent Pawan Kalyan fans. The star hero does not disappoint the fans and he is a show stealer. But the rest of the emotions and execution in BRO is half-baked and ends as a rushed affair.