Keeping us hooked to the narrative are Mahesh Babu, accompanied by Prakash Raj in another winsome and complex role, Rahul Ramakrishna, Rao Ramesh, Brahmaji and Kiara Advani among others. Unpopular decisions are his way. But you would get an impression that the narration is a bit slow paced. Let's see whether the film lives up to its expectations or not. It eleviates the hero character to an unrealistic level. It's a mix of highpoints Bharat's key scenes in which he heralds reforms and lows the usual machinations. Credit should completely go to him for penning a story like this and showcasing Mahesh in a never before seen manner.
Analysis: Bharat Ane Nenu starts off in a cool, classy manner and kicks up the commercial elements at right intervals throughout. Tunes and Background score by Devi Sri Prasad is superb yet again. In 'Srimanthudu', Harsha was an outsider who comes equipped with the knowledge of rural reconstruction. The makers in the Tamil industry have reportedly loved the film and believe that such films work in their market. This wouldn't have been possible had the hero's character been something else. It wouldn't have been sexy at all.
The film is about his journey of learning experience and how he develops the state manages the conspiracies of his opponents. It was mostly about a gusty son of an iconic mechanic incidentally, he is an environmental activist who fights against entrenched interests with his guts. Rest of the story is formulaic, true to his style. Bharat might have become the messiah of the state in the story, but it's Mahesh Babu who leaves a long lasting impression in the end. New to India and with no political knowledge he learns the ropes quickly and governs efficiently. A Sreekar Prasad's editing could have been better. Kiara Advani comes with traces of starry grace.
Stricken by the poor living standards of the people in India, Bharat dons the role of a reformist Chief Minister. His screen presence is terrific throughout the movie as usual. You can't take your eyes off when he's on screen pulling off his role with utmost sincerity and conviction. He has consistently proven to be a good storyteller, and with Bharat Ane Nenu, he has shown yet again that there's plenty of drama when a normal guy takes an uncommon path. Her talent is yet to be explored, one feels. Apart from few one or two under performances, the acting of the team was great.
Editing by Sreekar Prasad is smooth. In other words, he is a mix of time-tested formula plus Koratala's something-else. Koratala Siva understands the body language and strengths of Mahesh Babu very well and writes a script that suits the personal sensibilities and body language of Mahesh Babu just like the way he understood and presented the strengths of Mahesh Babu in Srimanthudu. Prakash Raj is gritty and realistic in his looks and with his performance. There is no much of a surprise in store with respect to him. Made on a budget of Rs. With the strike coming to an end and film releases being allowed in Kollywood, the Tamil version of Bharat Ane Nenu is now ready to hit the silver screens.
Prakash Raj in a God Father role delivered a composed performance yet again. How will Bharat cope with the political pressure and what are the consequences he will have to face? It's time for a romantic duet here and there when she is around. Bharat Ane Nenu deserves a thumbs up for its well thought out plot and nuanced characters. Special Thanks to the director to cast Mahesh Babu for this Role. How he tackles his opposition and the reforms he does for the people are quite interesting to watch.
But it doesn't really matter, since it's not often that we get films that don't take the audience for granted. Bharat sits down and gently sets it straight. Devi Sri Prasad's music, Ravi K Chandran and Tirru's cinematography are in sync with the slick presentation. It's at this juncture, that you desperately wish that actor will rise above his own shortcomings to unleash some sort of a magic spell, which heals your scars from the past. This film is a sharp contrast to Shankar's Mudhalvan Oke Okkadu where the face-off between Arjun and Raghuvaran and the events that follow on one day formed the film's crux. For his story selection and performance Mahesh Babu could bag the best actor award easily and the film could have a rain of medals.
Verdict: Bharat Ane Nenu has blockbuster written all over it!!! Bharat, who has spent most of his growing years abroad and has channelled his void of missing out on parental love into academics, enters the imposing Chief Minister's chamber. Kiara is impressive in her limited role and it will be interesting to see her in more substantial parts. Stunt duo Ram-Laxman have done the stunt choreography while the dances have been choreographed by Raju Sundaram, Dinesh Kumar and Raghu. Unpopular decisions are his way. Both can fight like a typical mass Telugu cinema hero. Mahesh's fans will have a blast as the film will do exceptionally well in both the domestic and overseas markets. Mahesh Babu is always loved for his intensity and the way he has shown the intensity in media meet towards climax is exemplary.