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Bhagavanth Kesari Review: Balakrishna’s Emotional Action

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Starring: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Kajal Aggarwal, Sreeleela, Arjun Rampal, P. Ravi Shankar, R. Sarathkumar, Raghu Babu, Anil Ravipudi

Director: Anil Ravipudi

Producers: Harish Peddi, Sahu Garapati

Music Director: S Thaman

Cinematographers: C. Ramprasad

Editor: Tammiraju

Natasimha Nandamuri Balakrishna and accomplished director Anil Ravipudi have collaborated for a mass entertainer titled “Bhagavanth Kesari.” The film, highly anticipated, hit screens today. Let’s explore our review to see how it measures up.


Nelakonda Bhagavanth Kesari (Balakrishna) aspires for his daughter, Vijaya Lakshmi, known as Viji (Sreeleela), to grow strong and courageous, desiring her to join the Indian Army for a significant reason. However, Viji has no inclination for it. Meanwhile, Rahul Sanghvi (Arjun Rampal) pursues her, propelled by a compelling motive. What drives his pursuit of Viji? What connects Bhagavanth Kesari and Viji? Was there a prior connection between Bhagavanth and Rahul? Did Viji ultimately join the Army? All these questions find answers in the film.


Nandamuri Balakrishna, following his successes in “Akhanda” and “Veera Simha Reddy,” delivers a captivating performance in a role suited to his age. His impeccable dialogue delivery skills shine, accompanied by impactful mass and punch dialogues in the Telangana dialect.

– Sreeleela excels in her portrayal of Viji, showcasing decent acting skills, particularly in emotional scenes. Her participation in action sequences alongside Balakrishna enhances the film’s appeal, and her on-screen chemistry with him is enjoyable.

– Anil Ravipudi effectively balances mass elements with an emotional narrative centered around a fatherly figure and a woman, limiting his reliance on comedy, considering NBK’s stardom.

– Thaman’s background score enhances the impact of action and emotional sequences.


– The storyline is somewhat predictable and lacks depth. Much of the plot is unveiled in the first half, leaving fewer surprises in the second half, which leans heavily on flashback segments.

– The second half could have been better crafted to maintain audience engagement. Several scenes may feel somewhat tedious.

– A different look featured in promotional material for Balakrishna seems fitting, but the way it’s presented in the film may appear odd.

– Kajal Aggarwal’s role adds little value, and her scenes with Balakrishna lack impact. Anil Ravipudi’s trademark comedy is less prominent in this film.

– Arjun Rampal makes his Tollywood debut but falls short of delivering a truly villainous performance. A more menacing portrayal could have enhanced his character.

– The action sequences, though watchable, could have been more convincing, particularly in the climax. VFX quality disappoints.


In summary, “Bhagavanth Kesari” offers a captivating blend of action and emotion, highlighted by strong performances from Balakrishna and Sreeleela. Their on-screen chemistry shines, especially in emotional scenes. However, a sluggish second half and occasional unnecessary scenes challenge the film’s overall pacing. Balakrishna’s compelling presence and impactful dialogues make this a treat for his fans. Choosing to watch this film over the weekend promises an enjoyable cinematic experience.

Article By: Sai kiran

Published On: 19th, October 2023


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