Bangalore Naatkal Movie Review
Directer : Bommarillu Bhaskar
Producer : Prasad V. Potluri
Cast : Arya | Sri Divya | Bobby Simha | Rana Daggubati | Parvathy | Raai Laxmi | Samantha
Music : Gopi Sunder
Cinematography : K. V. Guhan
Editer : Marthand K. Venkatesh
Production Companies : PVP Cinema | Bommarillu Bhaskar Cinema
Distribution : PVP Cinema
Running Time : 157 mins
Bangalore Naatkal is an official remake of 2014 malayalam blockbuster ‘Bangalore Days’. It’s about three cousins in their twenties, who dream of taking off for Bangalore and having a blast when they grow up.The three cousins had to face their own share of difficulties in this journey.How it all ends up in a happy knot is what this film narrating.
Convincing cast is the major strength of the film
Arya delivers an impressive performance, he carries the emotions well throughout. Actually the film completely belongs to Sri Divya. As a cheerful girl trying very hard to be an ideal housewife and pleasing her husband, she has given life to that role. For the first time, she lends her voice for dubbing.
Good performance from Rana as an introvert Prasad and energetic Siva. Bobby SImha rephrases Nivin Pauly’s role, somehow felt a little mismatch in this characterization. Few scenes gives an artificial feel.Parvathy as delightful R J Sarah gives a terrific and matured performance. Samantha’s cameo helps. Rani Laxmi looks matured in the saree costume.
Saranya and Prakashraj are other notable characters. The single hospital scene itself is enough to showcase Prakashraj’s performance. Saranya yet again delivers a good show, as Simha’s village mom who wants to live a modern life-she is hilarious. M.S.Bhaskar and Rekha are also a part of the cast.
Technically the film is appreciable with good music and camera work by Guhan.
Gopi Sundar is the music composer, almost similar tunes as the malayalam version. Interesting background music.‘Thodakkam Maangalyam’ and ‘En Vizhiyin Kanavu’ songs are enjoyable. Film is quite lengthy around 2.45 hrs.
Script by Anjali Menon, a proven product in malayalam. Direction by ‘Bommarillu’ Bhaskar. He has done a good job.The content has all the elements of passion and many other emotions but it is narrated in that fun filled cool way.No major change in the original screenplay, start from the title card to end credits.
Recreating the same magic of the original version is not so easy, this film succeeds upto an extend.
Despite of few dull moments in the second half, the film is a watchable one mainly because of the performance from the lead characters.. If you haven’t watched the original, give it a try. You won’t get disappointed.