Saturday, 14 January 2012

Bodyguard Review [First On net]

Movie Name: Bodyguard
Cast- Venkatesh, Trisha, saloni, prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasan roa, Ali, Dharmavarapu Subramaniam and many others
Director-Gopichand malineni
Producer-Bellamkonda Suresh
Music director-S Thaman
Rating: 3.25/5
Bodyguard originally made in Malayalam later it was remade in Tamil, hindi and kannada. Now the Telugu remake arrives. Venkatesh played the lead role and Gopichand Malineni directed it on Bellamkonda Suresh’s banner. Trisha is the Heroine
STORY: Venkatadri (Venkatesh) is a bodyguard by a profession. He comes to varadarajulu (Prakash raj), who has danger from his enemies.Venkatadri has immense respect in Varada Rajulu as he saved him and his family in his childhood. Venkatadri comes to know that Varada Rajulu’s daughter Keerthi (Trisha) s in danger and he goes along with her to college as her Bodyguard. Keerthi doesn’t like to have him by her side as her co students are making fun of her. She tries to divert Venkatadri by calling him as an anonymous caller and soon they fall in love with each other. What happens next is to be seen on the screen.
Analysis: If you have seen either of Bodyguard versions from other languages, you may not be surprised with the final twist. Also this film is a faithful remake of original and therefore it may not offer anything new for those who have already known the story. However, Venkatesh makes this film watchable even if you know the story of the film.
For those who didn’t see it in other languages, Bodyguard will impress with solid script. This film proves that a strong script can always impress any despite of cultural differences. Bodyguard was successful in all the languages it was made till now. Even the Telugu version is a finely packaged family entertainer with a mix of commercial elements.

First half of the film is neat with good humor. Despite being lagged for a while before the interval, it leaves a good impression on you. Second half doesn’t have scope for much comedy as the drama takes the front seat. There are few touching scenes in this hour. Climax will impress if you don’t know the story.

What about the Music: Songs are the definite plus for the film and SS thaman scores well in BGM department. He has a done a great job in elevating the mood of the film be it in romantic scenes or action scenes

Performances: Venkatesh is in his elements as Venkatadri. He did a very good job. Only problem might be his age factor. He is bit old for this character as the love story is the integral part of the movie. He is fine in comedic sequences and at his best in emotional scenes. He looked the part as tough Bodyguard in action episodes.

Trisha did a wonderful job. She is a fine actress. Saloni’s presence is felt. Prakash raj is standard. So is Kota Srinivasa Rao. Ali provides some laughs and Venu Madhav is usual. All others did their part.

Technicalities: Dialogues by Kona Venkat are nice. Music by Thaman is an asset. Three songs are very good. Background score is fine. Editing should have been crispier. Cinematography is neat. Production values are up to the mark.

Direction by Gopichand Malineni is flawless. He is good at making commercial films. He did a fine job in bringing out the best from the actors in emotional scenes.

Positive Points:
Lead pair Chemistry
Back ground Music

Negative Points:
Known story

Final Word: Bodyguard will appeal to family audience and ladies. It will be definitely liked by people who haven’t seen the film in other languages. It should do well at the box office as it has the right mix of commercial elements for the festive audience.


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