Bhimaa Movie Review


2 hr 30 min   |   Action   |   08-03-2024

Cast - Gopichand, Malvika Sharma, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Naresh, Poorna, Nassar, Vennela Kishore, Rohini, and others

Director - A. Harsha

Producer - KK Radhamohan

Banner - Sri Satya Sai Arts

Music - Ravi Basrur

Gopichand, who is going through a string of flops is back with his new film Bhimaa. The cop drama is directed by Kannada director Harsha and has Priya Bhavani Shankar and Malavika Sharma in key roles. Ravi Basrur composed the music for this film which has been released today alongside Vishwak Sen’s Gaami.

What Is It About?

Bhimaa(Gopichand) is a naughty cop who falls in love with Vidya (Malavika Sharma). On the other hand, Vidya has huge respect for an Ayurvedic doctor Ravindra Varma (Nasser). One fine day, Ravindra Varma asks Bhimaa for a small help, and the latter obliges for the sake of Vidya and lands in massive trouble. What is that trouble and how did Bhimaa come out of it is the basic crux of Gopichand’s Bhimaa.


Gopichand suits the role of a cop well thanks to his towering personality. But the way he is made to overact in the first half of the film looks silly. Gopichand in a new look does the action blocks quite well and is amazing as the film gets into a serious zone. Action dramas are his forte and he gives his best. Malavika Sharma, as a school teacher, is over the top in the first half but her character makes some sense in the last half hour of the film. Nasser is doing these routine roles in most of his films these days and is no different in Bhimaa. The other lead, Priya Bhavani Shankar is wasted in her role. Mukesh Tiwari, the Hindi actor hams like there is no tomorrow and is badly cast as the villain. Raghu Babu, Chammak Chandra, and the cop gang are just there as fillers.


Ravi Basrur has composed the music and his compositions are ordinary. His background score is also just about okay and one expected more from him. Camera work by Swami Gowda is stunning as he showcases the second half solidly. The night sequences deserve a round of applause for the lensman. The comedy scenes in the first half failed to bring any laughs. Director Harsha takes a routine cop drama and adds a fantasy angle to it. To enjoy this conflict point one needs to sit until the last half an hour. The dialogues are okay but the set work and production values are good.

Thumbs Up

Gopichand’s action avatar
Last Half an hour

Thumbs Down

First Half
Silly comedy
Mukesh Tiwari’s role
Lack of novelty


Bhimaa follows the routine path of a dedicated and principled police officer as he delves into the happenings within the town of Mahendragiri. Throughout his journey, he confronts various challenges and adversaries, all while ensuring the safety of his loved ones. Gopichand is known for choosing routine subjects these days and he does the same with Bhimaa. Kannada director Harsha has directed this cop drama which has things going its way only in the last half an hour.

To set things up, the director goes around beating the bush and adds scenes that are silly and over the top. The whole, Gopcihand’s track with his cops and how he teases Malavika Sharma looks exxaggerated. Director Harsha starts the film on a very impressive note as he showcases the origin of Parasuramuni Kshetram in a gripping manner. But after that, Bhimaa goes downhill. Things start making sense with the arrival of a twist in the pre-interval episode. This sets up the pace for an better second half.

The back-and-forth narration of scenes looks fine initially but after a point is a bit confusing. Bhimaa has multiple issues in both halves. If it is the silly comedy and routine cop angle in the first half, the second half is weak in the confrontation and conflict point dealing. After a while, the flashback episode takes an unexpected turn, adding to the thrill as the tension escalates during the pre-climax and climax sequences. However, the story becomes somewhat predictable, and both the screenplay and direction look below par. The saving grace of the film is the climax which has been handled quite well.

Overall, Bhimaa is a film that is commercial in its approach but has a new point related to fantasy that is told well. But to enjoy this, one has to sit through the lethargic first half. Well, Gopichand needs to wait some more time to score a hit, and looking at the way he is selecting his directors, things will become even harder for him in the days to come.

Bottom Line – Boring Bhimaa

Rating: 2/5