Thank You Brother Synopsis:
Thank You Brother movie starring Anasuya Bharadwaj and Viraj Ashwin is touted to be a gripping suspense thriller with an emotional core. Let’s see what it has in store for the viewers.
Thank You Brother Story:
Abhi is a rich and fiery young lad who leads a carefree and irresponsible lifestyle. Incidentally, he gets stuck in a malfunctioning elevator with a pregnant lady, Anasuya. All hell breaks loose after Anasuya goes into labor and Abhi is handed the responsibility of saving her life and that of her newborn. Can he do so? What are the challenges he faces in the process?
Thank You Brother Review:
Thank You Brother is powered by a strong and inspiring performance from Anasuya. She isn’t seen all through the film but gives the proceedings some much-needed impetus while she is on screen. Newcomer Viraj does well in certain episodes. He carries the demeanour of a spoilt young man quite well. But he should work on getting the nuances right. Mounika Reddy plays a very brief role and she does well to fit in. The rest of the support cast deliver what is expected of them.
The film opens with sequences pertaining to protagonist’s character establishment. This track is unnecessarily lengthy and does not have what it takes to keep the viewer engaged. The protagonist’s strained relationship with his parents and his lady interest should have been presented with cris and impactful scenes.
The film takes forever to enter the penultimate portion i.e., elevator episode. But sadly, this clutch portion is not handled effectively. Anasuya’s struggles after going into labor are live telecasted on all TV channels through a camera device operated by a commoner. The entire city watches the developments with great curiosity and pray for the well-being of Anasuya. Scenes like these look farcical. Anasuya and Viraj perform pretty well in these portions but the writing and execution are not of desired quality. Certain scenes in the climax portion pertaining to childbirth are a tad illogical. There is absolutely zero emotional connect when it was needed the most and poor screenplay is to be blamed for the same.
A spoilt youngster helping a pregnant woman while they are stuck in an elevator makes an interesting plot line on paper but it needs pacy screenplay and good emotions to make for a compelling watch. But sadly, Thank You Brother fails in this regard. The director Ramesh Raparthi’s basic idea is very good but he should have come up with a better narrative. Guna Balasubramanian’s background score gels with the theme. Cinematography is good and especially so in the elevator sequences.
Thank You Brother Verdict:
For most parts in the opening sequences, there isn’t much happening and right when the core plot sets in, unimaginative writing and lethargic screenplay play spoilsport. This would be the right way to sum up the film, as a whole, making it a dreary and lifeless drama.