Balagam Review: Every week we see many movies releasing in different languages, but during the months of February and March, we see very few biggies releasing in theatres. Many minimum budget film makers take this an advantage and plan to release their movies in this slot, so that it can reach few section of audience.
Comedian Venu Tillu turned into a director with the movie “Balagam” starring actor Priyadarshi and Kavya Kalyan Ram in the lead roles and backed by family members of ace producer Dil Raju. Balagam team have announced the release date just a week ago and movie released in theatres today. Let us get into the detailed review of this movie to know, if director turned comedian Venu succeeded in entertaining the audience.
In a Telangana Village, head of the family named ‘Komarayya’ passes away. Sailu is his grandson, who is in troubles with many debts and decides to get married to get a dowry that could help him pay off all his debts. As Komarayya passes away, Sailu’s engagement will be kept on hold. How did Sailu manage to arrange the money, what is the condition of their family after the death of Komarayya is what forms the rest of the story.
Cast & Crew
Balagam movie stars Priyadarshi Pulikonda in the lead role, while Kavya Kalyanram played the female lead opposite him. Movie stars Sudhakar Reddy, Jayaram, Muralidhar, Vijaya Lakshmi, Swaroopa and few other new actors did remaining prominent roles.
Balagam movie is written and directed by Venu Yeldandi. This movie is produced by Harshith Reddy, Hanshitha Reddy under Dil Raju Productions. Music of this movie is composed by Bheems Ceciroleo and cinematography is handled by Acharya Venu. Editing of this film is taken care by Madhu.
|Music Director||Bheems Ceciroleo|
|Producer||Harshith Reddy, Hanshitha Reddy|
|Cast||Priyadarshi Pulikonda, Kavya Kalyanram and others|
If an actor turns into a director he always has the advantage of understanding the character much better than a debut director who had no prior experience. Balagam movie is mostly based on the characters than the plot. Balagam movie has a very simple plot that has been seen in many movies earlier, but what makes this movie special are the characters.
Be it the hero’s family or heroine’s father character, every character in the movie is so natural and relatable to people from our real life. Especially people from Telangana will definitely connect with the characters and travel with the plot till the end. Movie has not so strong story or interval bang that keeps us hooked, but has a simple narration and lovable characters that makes us watch the movie till the climax that ends with few emotional scenes.
While it comes to performances, Priyadarshi Pulikonda always gives his best when a good character is offered to him and he did the same in this movie. Kavya Kalyanram looks beautiful on screen, but has less scope for performance, she need to improve her acting capabilities a little more. All other actors did their part well and will be remembered for their natural performances.
Technically Balagam movie looks okay. Songs composed by Bheems Ceciroleo were already loved by the audience and “Ooru Palletooru” song is a treat to watch on screen. Cinematography by Acharya Venu is also good and was successful in capturing the soul of Telangana Villages. Production values are okay and we can definitely observe few budget restrictions.
Director Venu Yeldandi is successful in entertaining the audience with the first half of the movie and making them feel for the characters in the later half.
Overall, Balagam movie is a simple village drama that can be watched for natural performances and simple making that are relatable.
- Few unwanted comedy scenes
- Thin story line
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