2 Hour 25 Minutes | Action - Drama | 25-02-2022
Cast - Pawan Kalyan, Rana Daggubati, Nitya Menon, Samyukta Menon, Murli Sharma, Rao Ramesh, Samuthirakani, Tanikella Bharani and others
Director - Saagar Chandra
Producer - Suryadevara Naga Vamsi
Banner - Sithara Entertainments
Music - S Thaman
Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab was released in theaters last year and the star is coming today with his Bheemla Nayak, where he joined forces with Rana Daggubati. Bheemla Nayak is an official remake of Malayalam blockbuster Ayyappanum Koshiyum, an action entertainer based on ego clashes between two powerful men.
Bheemla Nayak’s trailer reveals the same war between SI Bheemla Nayak and Daniel Shekar, calling it a fight between pride and self-respect, duty vs power. The makers appear to have made some changes and added a few scenes to the Telugu version and we have to see how it goes with the audience. As Ayyappanum Koshiyum is available to watch on the OTT platform, a majority of the Telugu audiences already watched it. It has to be seen how well Bheemla Nayak is remade for the Telugu audience. Here is the review of Bheemla Nayak.
What Is It About?
Ex-hawaldar and aspiring politician Daniel Shekar (Rana Daggubati) passing through an alcohol-restricted area get caught by the police and the altercation grows big. SI Bheemla Nayak (Pawan Kalyan) is the arresting officer and the clash turns into an ego war between the both. Bheemla Nayak’s wife Suguna (Nitya Menen) too gets dragged into the conflict. With each of them trying to have an upper hand over the other, the brawl becomes a battle. How far do they go to win on one another and who wins is the story all about.
Pawan Kalyan as police with self-respect is all perfect. Though in the first half, the character itself needs to be subtle and he did well in that. The confrontation scenes where he had to lock the horns with Rana are a treat to watch. There are a few scenes where Bheemla has to be funny and Pawan Kalyan did that too.
Rana Daggubati lives in the character of Daniel Shekar. Rana’s performance altogether is a big plus to the movie and of course, his acting even challenged and elevated many scenes of him with Pawan Kalyan. Rana’s aggression and wit as an arrogant brat are the best in many scenes. Rana carries pride and attitude although and his acting is engaging in every scene.
Nitya Menon plays the wife of Bheemla Nayak and she did okay in it. Nitya Menon is given a little more screen time and dialogues than what the original character in Malayalam is. Some of her scenes are unnecessary where she gets herself involved in conversations between Bheemla and CI Kodandaram (Murli Sharma).
Samyuktha Menon, Murli Sharma, Harsha Vardhan, Samuthirakhani, Tanikella Bharani, Rao Ramesh, Raghu Babu, and others did what is needed. Sunil, Sapthagiri, and Hyper Aadi just made an appearance in the title song.
Background music remains the highlight and it keeps the intensity up in the scenes of aggression. La La Bheemla song is good to watch while the title song Bheemla Nayak could have been shot in a much better way.
The cinematography is very good. The screenplay and dialogues are very well done. Trivikram’s hand in those departments is clearly visible and is a big asset for a tough remake movie like Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Editing is good and so are the prodution values.
Pawan Kalyan and Rana
Few loud scenes
Overdose of action episodes
It is not an easier task to impress with a remake of a movie like Ayyappanum Koshiyum. The original is a bit slow and lengthier but impactful and intriguing from start till end. Director Saagar Chandra appears to have done it with the help of proper screenplay and dialogues, provided by Trivikram.
A small brawl between a police officer and an ex-military man escalates quickly to a much bigger level involving many biggies and a lot of people around. The key scenes from the original are brought here the same, but the way they were shown made it more interesting here.
Right from the police station scenes where the phone contacts are read out louder with ‘KTR personal’ and ‘KCR’ names, to the action scenes, provoking, pre-climax and many others, Bheemla Nayak is changed to fit the Telugu nativity.
The run time has been cut down in Telugu by almost half an hour, to avoid the dragged scenes. But there are some crucial scenes missing like Ayyapan giving a ride to Koshy on his bike and the threatening dialogues there. Also, more scenes of Bheemla Nayak’s wife are added, which look a bit overboard in some.
The action scenes in the second half are more elevated for Bheemla Nayak, starting from the scene where he blasts the liquor shop and also the flashback revelation with ‘Kokkili Devara’. While Pawan Kalyan is shown the unstoppable, Rana also enhances the flow with his acts of provoking. Some of Rana’s sarcastic dialogues were written very well that bring an instant smirk on audiences faces too. Also, to join Rana’s wit, few of Rao Ramesh’s funny dialogues bring some laughs.
The powerful flashback episode linked to the climax is an unexpected change from the original, which made the climax easier for the director and convincing for the audience. Well, it has to be seen how the comparisons are drawn from the original, just for the climax change.
The climax fight between both the powerhouses is a treat to the masses, after all the action blocks from the interval scene.
Having said that, Bheemla Nayak is a well made remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum with some improvisations made to fit well here. It is perfect feast to masses and fans, with thrilling episodes of ego battle between two equally powerful men in their own worlds. Bheemla Nayak will be scoring big at box office and it has to be seen how the family audiences receive it.
Bottom line: Bheemla’s Bheebatsam Vs Danny’s Arachakam
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