Bangarraju is director Kalyan Krishna Kurasala’s follow-up movie to his 2015 supernatural thriller, Soggade Chinni Nayana. Should you haven’t watched the primary movie, chances are high chances are you’ll end up a bit misplaced in relation to understanding the character of relationships between the characters within the sequel. It’s protected to imagine that Soggade Chinni Nayana should have completed respectable enterprise on the cinemas and the filmmakers wished to take advantage of its residual field workplace potential. In any other case, there isn’t any purpose for anybody to make such a horrible film. It kind of reeks of desperation to attain a field workplace hit by retelling the worn-out story of a privileged household, which makes a fuss over the smallest of issues.
They are saying it takes a village to boost a baby. However heaven and hell must be moved earlier than a fully-grown Bangarraju comes of age. A lot in order that Satyabhama kicks Bangarraju senior, who was partying with the celestial girls, out of heavens and again to the earth to assist her grandson navigate the day-to-day challenges of his life. You see, Bangarraju continues to be a 25-something child, and he can’t cope with the issues of an grownup.
The primary time we meet Bangarraju senior (Nagarjuna), he’s enjoying kabaddi with celestial girls on a courtroom stuffed with flowers. He’s a single participant towards 5 or 6 ladies. Again on the earth, Bangarraju junior has gained a popularity of a skirt-chaser and rightfully so. However, not like different womanizers, because of his attractiveness, the ladies of his village don’t discover him creepy in any respect. The ladies characters appear to be utterly okay with him, enjoying footsie with different ladies, whereas making eyes at them. For a while, we see Bangarraju with hordes of ladies blindly cheering for him. It appears the entire village is dedicated to caressing his ego and making him really feel good at any price. There may be hardly a person or a lady who believes within the concept of self-respect.
Such movies propagate the problematic concept of girls as a kind of useful items, which is acquired by males who’re rich, good wanting and blessed. The upper the variety of ladies dying to be with the person, the higher his worth. The movie provides extra layer to its problematic understanding of what are fascinating traits of a person when all of the villagers huddle up and determine to maintain the younger ladies of their household in management as a result of they assume Bangarraju is simply too attractive and ladies of their household don’t have sufficient self-control to reject the advances of a person, who’s a longtime flirt.
And the villain of the piece, oh the horror. No, the dangerous man doesn’t strike worry in our hearts, it comes from the way in which director establishes him. The villain performs a ritual to hunt the blessing of the almighty to kill Bangarraju. He screams his want to homicide Bangarraju in entrance of strangers and buddies, solely to grasp that the sinister plot was an enormous secret. He then has to kill his pal who clearly heard his rant.
And there’s lord Yamadharma Raja and lord Indra, who’re type of biased in direction of Bangarraju’s household. The gods are so docile that they comply with no matter ridiculous requests Satyabhama makes to them to guard her household. And these aren’t simply half of the movie’s issues, there’s the director’s over-sexualisation of girls’s navels, problematic male gaze, unoriginality, lack of frequent sense and fundamental respect for logical pondering and trustworthy storytelling.
Bangarraju makes one marvel what sort of lies some actors have to inform themselves to signal such mediocre motion pictures? However, these lies have to be extra fascinating than the tales they approve of.