Bangarraju review: Naga Chaitanya plays a man child, Nagarjuna his guardian angel in this sorry excuse of a movie

Bangarraju is director Kalyan Krishna Kurasala’s follow-up movie to his 2015 supernatural thriller, Soggade Chinni Nayana. If you happen to haven’t watched the primary movie, likelihood is you might end up a bit misplaced in the case of understanding the character of relationships between the characters within the sequel. It’s protected to imagine that Soggade Chinni Nayana will need to have executed first rate 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 form 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.

Bangarraju junior, performed by Naga Chaitanya, is a typical spoiled brat. Coming from a wealthy household, he has grown up within the care of an over-indulgent grandmother, and shares the promiscuous gene of his grandfather, Bangarraju senior. Now that his grandmother Satyabhama (Ramya Krishna) is lifeless, don’t ask how she handed, he sulks and pouts when his home assist doesn’t display the identical gentleness whereas washing his hair. He’s pampered to a fault, and it’s virtually not possible for any man to get well from such an upbringing, and study to cope with actual life.

They are saying it takes a village to boost a toddler. However heaven and hell should 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 women, 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.

Naga Chaitanya in Bangarraju. (Picture: PR Handout)

The primary time we meet Bangarraju senior (Nagarjuna), he’s taking part in kabaddi with celestial women on a courtroom crammed with flowers. He’s a single participant towards 5 – 6 ladies. Again on the earth, Bangarraju junior has gained a fame of a skirt-chaser and rightfully so. However, in contrast to different womanizers, because of his beauty, the ladies of his village don’t discover him creepy in any respect. The ladies characters appear to be fully okay with him, taking part in 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 value. There may be hardly a person or a girl who believes within the concept of self-respect.

Such movies propagate the problematic concept of ladies as a form 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 better 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 suppose Bangarraju is just 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 unhealthy man doesn’t strike concern 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 pals, 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 may be 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 usually are not simply half of the movie’s issues, there may be the director’s over-sexualisation of ladies’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.

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