The Telugu sequel banks closely on Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya and barely skims the floor of the supernatural revenge household drama story
The enjoyable a part of Bangarraju, the sequel to Soggade Chinni Nayana (2016), lies in what occurs when senior Bangarraju’s (Nagarjuna Akkineni) soul enters the physique of his grandson Bangarraju (Naga Chaitanya). That is when the junior who has inherited his grandfather’s traits of being a charmer, will get an additional swag and a tad worldly-wise, and does every thing with ease — taking over opponents in motion sequences or diplomatically settling household frictions. The daddy-son duo is nice to look at in these parts; every time Nagarjuna appears at Chaitanya with pleasure, the theatre erupts. A often restrained Chaitanya steps out of his consolation zone and has enjoyable taking part in a flamboyant character.
- Solid: Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Ramya Krishna, Krithi Shetty
- Route: Kalyan Krishna
- Music: Anup Rubens
Bangarraju appears like a throwback to the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties with its plot of a household revenge drama accentuated by supernatural components. Senior Bangarraju and his spouse Satyabhama (Ramya Krishna), with the consent of Lord Yama, actually transfer between heaven and earth to assist their grandson who’s lonely and misplaced in a big joint household. Nagarjuna and Ramya Krishna convey of their classic attraction to the story and these are cakewalk characters for them. One other thread of the story has to do with the mysterious energy within the village’s Shiva temple.
Whereas Soggade Chinni Nayana packed in a whole lot of enjoyable with Bangarraju instructing his nerdy son Ram (Nagarjuna in a twin function) a factor of two about being a captivating husband and saving him from a foe, this story traces youthful Bangarraju’s journey by way of strained familial ties, deceit and revenge.
However Bangarraju doesn’t have the straightforward, easy enjoyable of Soggade… And in its bid to maintain issues pretty completely happy and entertaining, the story by no means scratches beneath the floor to discover both the brewing familial discontent or the supernatural component. Take as an illustration the sequences displaying how senior Bangarraju watches over the junior, accompanied by Satyabhama. The junior has no recollection of what transpired after the soul entered his physique, however a pal notices his behavioural adjustments. This thread isn’t explored sufficient so as to add to the drama.
The portrayal of each the Bangarrajus as charmers treads on tough territory. The senior is proven dancing with the celestial nymphs whereas the junior has all of the mother and father of daughters within the village up in arms, given his flirtatious methods. In a scene, junior says he doesn’t need a lady to fall for him; he would fairly that she takes a liking for him. A press release to underline that he isn’t exploitative. Among the many many cameos of girls who take a liking to him, Daksha and Faria Abdullah make their presence felt.
A piece of the story, expectedly, has to do with discovering the suitable lady who can put up with junior Bangarraju and his roving eye, and maybe mend him. The chosen one is Nagalakshmi (Krithi Shetty), who has stiffly locked horns with him since childhood. Krithi Shetty is charming as Nagalakshmi, a personality that’s written like a parody of a wannabe chief who would do something for social media limelight. However aside from a scene or two, Nagalakshmi’s misadventures because the sarpanch fall flat.
The movie additionally tries to point out the opposite aspect of Bangarraju when he admits to feeling lonesome and yearns for a greater bond along with his nerdy father.
All these threads of a household drama, romance and an unexplained supernatural component might have made for an interesting masala potboiler. However the narrative meanders aimlessly between one too many songs. The precise battle within the type of an previous foe surfaces a tad too late and is just too little to problem the Bangarrajus.
There’s an enormous supporting forged, out of which solely Rao Ramesh, Vennela Kishore, Brahmaji and Jhansi barely get to do something.
Bangarraju’s climax has a couple of entertaining masala moments, however the movie on the entire finally ends up as a pale extension of Soggade that entertains in components.