Cast: Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Thomas, Satya Dev, Nivetha Pethuraj, Priyadarshi, and Rahul Ramakrishna
Writer & Director: Vivek Athreya
Producer: Vijay Kumar Manyam
Banner: Manyam Productions
Music: Vivek Sagar
Cinematography: Sai Sriram
Editor: Ravi Teja Girijala
Behind the scenes:
After the mild success of ‘Mental Madhilo’ director Vivek Athreya is back with Sree Vishnu but this time he deals with a crime comedy titled ‘Brochevarevarura’ with the tag line ‘Chalaname Chitram, Chitrame Chalanam’. The film boasts of a talented star cast and the film has released with decent hype. Let us see if the movie gives the viewer a different movie experience as it claims so.
Satya Dev is a struggling director who is narrating a story to a popular actress played by Nivetha Pethuraj. The story is about the #RRR gang comprising of Rahul (Sree Vishnu), Rocky (Priyadarshi) and Rambo (Rahul Ramakrishna) and their escapades. How the fictional story is connected to reality via Mithra played by Nivetha Thomas is what the film is all about?
Sree Vishnu is a natural performer and in this movie, he plays an extrovert, unlike his previous movies. He performs with damn ease and there is no artificiality in his act. His comedy timing is getting better. Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna are in their elements and the camaraderie between the 3 friends creates good laughs. Their boothu dialogues have been censored in the Indian version but still, it is enjoyable. Nivetha Thomas is good and cute as Mithra. She conveys pain and resentment well in the second half when the film gets serious. Satya Dev is another delightful actor who is given a good role in which he shines. Nivetha Pethuraj looks good but there isn’t much scope for performance. Amrutham Harsha Vardhan is hilarious as the ‘Something is fishy’ cop. And personally, I loved Shrikant Iyengar’s performance who played the role of Mithra’s father. He is one talent that Tollywood directors can tap with exciting roles. Jhansi and others lend able support.
The production values are decent for a small budget film. The music by Vivek Sagar is good and but too many songs in the first half bring the pace of the film down. The BGM is excellent and keeps the audience hooked to the screens. The DOP has done a good job and his camera angles are very innovative which creates the perfect ambiance of a thriller in many scenes. The editing could have been better as the first half drags in some parts and the second half could have been trimmed, like the too many biryani scenes of Nivetha can be edited out for better impact. Vivek Athreya has written an interesting script but couldn’t reach its full potential. Still, there are flashes of brilliance in his writing and direction. His shot taking and execution are top-notch, the way he designed the scenes is imaginative but all that technical brilliance cannot hide the loopholes in the narration. He is a talent to watch out for if he can hone up his writing skills a bit more.
The film starts in a confusing mysterious way but then becomes interesting as the story shifts to the school. The comedy generated in the school scenes keeps you hooked though none of the main characters look like school students. Too many songs after that spoil the flow of the movie but again the interval bang takes the movie to a high. The scenes after interval are pretty engaging and as the film approaches its end, it becomes too unrealistic. The message that the director wanted to give is subtle and important about how parents shouldn’t neglect their child and treat them with love and trust and for that, his efforts must be appreciated.
Overall, Brochevarevarura is an Okay time pass crime comedy film that generates some laughs and doesn’t bore you much. The classes may like it but the box-office performance will depend on how masses will embrace it.
Punch line: Brochevarevarura is a Strictly One-time Watch Sodaraa