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Gopichand’s Bhimaa Review

Gopichand’s Bhimaa Review

Movie Title: Bhima Release Date: March 08, 2024

Cast: Gopichand, Malvika Sharma, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Naresh, Purna, Nassar, Venela Kishore, Rohini, and others

Director: A. Harsha

Producer: K.K. Radhamohan

Music Director: Ravi Basrur

Cinematographer: Swamy J. Goud

Editor: Thammiraju

Gopichand has been away from the limelight for quite some time, and the actor has pinned his hopes on the action drama “Bhima”. Directed by A. Harsha, the Kannada film stars Malvika Sharma and Priya Bhavani Shankar in lead roles. The film created a buzz with its trailer and hit the screens on the auspicious day of Mahashivratri. Let’s see how it fares.

Plot:

Bhima (Gopichand) is a spirited police officer with a unique style of dealing with criminals. He becomes a thorn in the side of Bhavani (Mukesh Tiwari), who holds sway over Mahendragiri. Bhima falls in love with a school teacher Vidya (Malvika Sharma). Vidya deeply respects Ravindra Varma (Nassar), who treats various health problems using medicinal leaves. Ravindra Varma seeks Bhima’s help, leading to a twist in Bhima’s life. What did Ravindra Varma ask Bhima? How did Bhavani try to escape Bhima’s wrath? What happened next? To find out the answers, you’ll have to watch the movie.

Highlights:

In recent days, Bhima marks Gopichand’s most significant role. The director has added some special features to Bhima’s character to give the film a different experience, and Gopichand has remarkably portrayed the spirited police officer role. He has never looked more energetic, and his rugged look and masculine persona will captivate the audience. There’s another dimension to his character, and Gopichand has shown good variation in it.

The film starts on an interesting note with a voice-over explaining the origin of Parasuramuni Kshetram. This initial sequence, lasting about 15 minutes, will grab your attention. The interval episode adds to the excitement and sets the stage for the second half. Malvika Sharma’s role gains prominence during the pre-climax, and the actress has performed well here. Naresh, Mukesh Tiwari, Raghunatha Reddy, and Chammak Chandra are good in their roles.

In the final half an hour, the film reaches its peak. The scenes depicting emotions, powerful dialogues, main twists, and heroic moments are presented here with great impact, and as a result, the intense performance clicks on a large scale. Some comedy moments with Venela Kishore and Rohini are good. The action sequences are imaginatively choreographed. Ravi Basrur’s impressive background score elevates the high-voltage scenes to the next level.

Negative Points:

After a good introductory episode, as the film progresses, it gradually loses its grip. The film encounters a slowdown as soon as the love track is introduced. It’s understandable that the filmmakers have made the film keeping the audience in mind, but the way the entire romance track is designed and portrayed is vulgar and may feel uncomfortable for some sections of the audience.

The first half is entirely dedicated to Bhima’s characterization, but the problem is that too much screen time is taken up by the love track. The main point could have been brought out better. It is brought in halfway through, and more space should have been given to the second main character, on which the entire second half depends.

Dialogue, romantic scenes, and gruesome scenes may limit the appeal of the film to a broader audience. The back and forth style of storytelling could confuse at times as adhering to the timeline becomes difficult. Priya Bhavani Shankar has done good acting, but her character lacks depth.

Technical Aspects:

These days, most films boast of stunning visuals, and Bhima is no exception. Swamy J. Goud’s cinematography is top-notch, and especially, the night scenes are well-captured through his lens. Production values are excellent. The songs are good, but Ravi Basrur’s background score is remarkable. In these kinds of mass films, the need for good action sequences is essential, and Bhima excels in this aspect.

Director A. Harsha has included a fantasy element in this mass-action drama. The group scenes and climax portions are presented grandly. He showcased Gopichand convincingly, but the way the romance track was written and portrayed is disappointing. It’s the biggest flaw of the film and somewhat hampers the impact. As mentioned earlier, the back and forth narrative can confuse at times.

Verdict:

Overall, Bhima is a massive action drama with some good moments in both halves. Gopichand is highly energetic in the film and has delivered a commendable performance. The beginning, interval, and last half an hour are handled well, but the other parts need better execution. The cliched romance track is a drawback that weakens the film considerably. The main point should have been more apparent, and the film’s potential has not been fully utilized. It will appeal to audiences of certain demographics more than others.

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