Kota Bommali PS is the official remake of the Malayalam hit Nayattau. The remake featuring Srikanth and Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar has been released today and let’s see how it is.
Story: The film revolves around the experiences of police officers stationed at Kotabommali Police Station, who find themselves ensnared in the deceitful schemes of politicians. They become unwitting victims of a false accusation. Ramakrishna (Srikanth), Ravi (Rahul Vijay), and Kumari (Shivani Rajasekhar) are the trio of police officers compelled to flee their own department. The unfolding narrative follows their journey as to how they prove their honesty.
Performances: Srikanth Meka skillfully portrays the role of a responsible policeman and a caring father, delivering a nuanced and commendable performance. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, in her role as an investigation officer, demonstrates a skillful balance and delivers a refined performance. Murali Sharma stands out with his impressive portrayal of a selfish politician, and the contributions of Rahul Vijay and Shivani Rajasekhar add to the overall effectiveness of the ensemble cast.
Technical Aspects: Ranjin Raj’s music and score bring a captivating depth to the experience, immersing the audience in a rich sonic landscape. However, Jagadeesh Cheekati’s cinematography, though satisfactory, leaves room for greater immersion to elevate the overall thrill. Karthika Srinivas R could have enhanced the pacing by trimming a few unnecessary scenes in the first half. The production values, while adequate, contribute to the overall quality of the production.
Analysis: The story kicks off with a compelling start, maintaining an unrelenting pace throughout. A thought-provoking twist concludes the first half, paving the way for a dynamic second act. Director Teja Marni skillfully spins a captivating tale inspired by the Malayalam film Nayattu. Set against the distinctive backdrop of Srikakulam, Marni infuses emotional depth into the narrative.
While emotional scenes in the latter part slightly decelerate the momentum, Teja’s endeavor to underscore these moments adds a personal touch to the storyline. Teja Marni’s dialogues reverberate strongly, providing insightful commentary on the political system and law enforcement, resonating with the audience.
The film not only delivers a realistic portrayal but also imparts an impactful message regarding voters, amplifying its societal relevance. Teja Marni adeptly weaves a compelling narrative, eliciting stellar performances from the cast, with special commendation for Srikanth and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar.
While audiences are likely to applaud the film’s strengths, it’s noteworthy that those acquainted with the Malayalam original, Nayattu might also find the plot diluted a bit to impress the sensibilities of the Telugu audience.
Verdict: Overall, Kota Bommali is a passable cop drama that has some fine performances. Those who have watched the original might be disappointed a bit and for those who haven’t, the film ends as a decent watch with a unique backdrop.
Bottom Line- A passable Cop Drama