Bhairava Geetha

A Telugu

DRAMA

14 Dec 2018 02:09:00

Synopsis

An intense love story set against the backdrop of violent class struggle in rural India, Bhairava Geetha stars Dhananjay and Irra Morr in the lead roles.

Cast & Crew

Bhairava Geetha Movie Review


Bhairava Geetha Tagline:

Uninteresting, unappeasable, age-old drama

Bhairava Geetha Story:

Set in Rayalseema, where the film pushes the envelope to depict lynchings as an everyday sight, the film tries bringing out the class divide through a rather cliche love story. We are introduced to Bhairava (Dhananjay), a henchman to a local landlord, Subbareddy whose daughter, Geetha (Irra Mor) ends up falling in love with the former throwing us back to the bygone era of films where a poor boy falls in love with a rich girl. The cliches do not end there unfortunately. We have Geetha thinking back to Bhairav heroically rescuing her from a bunch of thugs which proves to be her cupid's arrow, lengthy imaginary song sequences, and her father who reacts in the most anticipated fashion once he finds out about Geetha's relationship. Such portrayals are well past their expiry date and make for a cumbersome watch today.
 
The film's antagonist is again just an iteration of any villain we've seen in RGV's previous flicks. He's powerful, abuses women and has own horde of goons to do his bidding. Kannada actor Dhananjay looks awkward on screen and does not emote well at all. Even his dance steps or romantic scenes fail to evoke any sort of expression apart from the dull lull on his face. Irra Mor is equally uninspiring in her performance. Raja Bilwadi while appearing menacing, fails to impress and his role has been trivialized with unending cliches, courtesy RGV.

Bhairava Geetha Techancalities:

The background score is nothing to boast about either. The film's rustic setting in rural Rayalseema is it's only plus point, as some of the locations and settings are a visual treat. But it isn't enough to salvage this stinker of a film with a script that is just sodone and dusted by every single actor, director or producer.

Bhairava Geetha Overview:

RGV, albeit the producer of Bhairava Geetha, has no doubt had his say in the making of the film. The film is chuck full of RGV's signature camera angles, awkward closeups, intense dialogues and lots of gory killings. It would seem director Siddhartha barely got to experiment with anything new or add his own ideas to the mix, as this film proves itself to be an RGV product through and through.

Bhairava Geetha Verdict:

Age-less, meaningless drama of caste discrimination, which doesn’t hit hard in any way. It’s a sheer waste of three hours of time.

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