| | 2013-10-25

Nagarjuna, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sonu Sood, Brahmanandam

Director - Veerabhadram
Producer - Nagarjuna Akkineni
Banner - Annapurna Studios
Music - Devisri prasad

Nagarjuna, who is not having a good run at the box office in recent times, is back with Bhai, a commercial potboiler. Veerabhadram, who made two comedy hits wielded the megaphone for Bhai.

What is it about?

Bhai (Nagarjuna) is the main henchman of international Don David (Asish Vidhyardhi). Bhai comes on a mission to kill an undercover cop who is creating problems for underworld mafia in Hyderabad. However, Bhai comes to know that undercover cop Arjun (Prasanna) is none other than his younger brother. Now Bhai has to rescue his brother from David and his son (Sonu Sood).


Nagarjuna is fit and glamorous as usual. At 54, he is still competing with young heroes in looks and physical maintenance. His performance is okay as Bhai. He did well in sentimental scenes. Richa Gangopadhyaya doesn't have much of a role to play. Her character is poorly written and irritates most of the times. Sonu Sood is wasted. Asish Vidhyardhi is over the top. Brahmanandam's cameo is okay. There is nothing much to write about the remaining star cast. There are many known faces in this film, but none of them got a role to remember.


Devi Sri Prasad failed as the music director. Songs are below par and the background score is pathetic. Dialogues, which are popularly known as Bhai bullets are horrible. There are tons of unnecessary dialogues in the movie. Sameer Reddy, who is a very good cinematographer failed miserably in this. It looked like it was shot by an amateur. Editing is equally bad.
Director Veerabhadram failed to make this an enjoyable fare. His first two films had good comedy and appealed to the crowds. This time he couldn't get anything right. Script is poorly written and execution is even worse. Veerabhadram should perhaps stick to his strengths rather making such mediocre mass entertainers.


First half of Bhai is unbearable with story not moving anywhere. Introduction scenes of Nagarjuna and his Bhai act in Bangkok are not at all impressive. Love track between Nag and Richa tested the patience of audience. Except for first song, the other two songs are badly placed in the first half.

Second half starts off with an interesting twist at the interval. There is some story to write about in the second hour. The father-son, sister-brother sentiment scenes are not shot well. There is scope for the director to work out comedy and sentiment in the second half. But he messed it up with poor writing.

He has concentrated more on unnecessary stuff like punch dialogues and hero elevation scenes. Those scenes and dialogues are not good too. Hence, the film ended up as a horrible affair that will test anyone. Nagarjuna fans and masses also will be disappointed with this. 

Verdict: Unbearable torture 'Bhai'!