Release Date : July 28, 2023
Producers: T. G. Vishwa Prasad, Vivek Kuchibotla
Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Sai Dharam Tej, Priya Prakash Varrier, Ketika Sharma, Brahmanandam, Raja Chembol, Rohini Molleti, Tanikella Bharani, Urvashi Rautela
Music Director: Thaman S
Cinematographer: Sujith Vaassudev
Editor: Naveen Nooli
As Pawan Kalyan and Sai Dharam Tej finally work together, Bro is a memorable movie for huge fans. The film, which Samuthirakani directed, is a fantasy comedy-drama. The screenplay and dialogue were written by renowned director Trivikram. Today, Bro struck the screens amid a ferocious fan frenzy. Let’s see how it goes.
Markandeya, also known as Mark (Sai Dharam Tej), is the lone breadwinner in his family and is constantly overworked. Mark is in love with Ramya (Ketika Sharma), but due to his numerous obligations, he never has time for either Ramya or his family. When Mark dies in a car accident, Titan (Pawan Kalyan), the Time God, encounters Mark’s soul. Mark requests that Titan grant him another opportunity so he can complete his commitments. Mark is given 90 days by Titan, who spends this time hanging out with Mark. The rest of the movie is about Mark keeping his promises.
The success of the film primarily depends on Pawan Kalyan’s charisma and performance. In Bro, the lead actor gives an outstanding performance and commands the screen with authority. It was pure goosebumps material, and Pawan gave his all in the entry sequence. With his pranks, he makes people chuckle in a few scenes. The best thing about Bro, however, is how much more attractive Powerstar is than he seemed in his most recent movies.
In this fantasy play, Sai Dharam Tej turns in a respectable performance. Mega fans will enjoy a few sequences starring Pawan Kalyan and Sai Dharam Tej that were well-shot. It’s interesting how Pawan initially taunts Sai Dharam Tej.
The film kept moving forward with several good moments in the first half. Ketika Sharma performs admirably despite having little screen time. It was great to see Brahmanandam and Pawan together once more. In their roles, Rohini, Ali Reza, and Vennela Kishore all do alright.
The film’s good message highlights the importance of living in the moment rather than dwelling on the future. But this has been ruined by a lot of boring moments. The relationship between Sai Dharam Tej’s character and his family isn’t well expressed in the movie, which makes it emotionally lacking. Several of the scenes appeared to be staged. Priya Prakash Varrier doesn’t get a lot of screen time. The message might have had a greater impact if the emotions had been conveyed even more effectively.
The director included numerous allusions to Pawan Kalyan’s earlier songs to appease his admirers. Although they are fun at first, they eventually grow monotonous. While some viewers may find these moments entertaining, others may find them tedious due to their frequent use. The film also lacks a proper flow, and even a few good parts were weakened by their placement.
The other songs in this set, excluding the title song for Bro, have a serious flaw. These songs further slow down the movie’s pacing without adding anything to the action. To raise the stakes, there ought to have been strong drama, but that wasn’t the case here. It could have been made more intriguing by cutting out a few uninteresting scenes.
Thaman’s background score is excellent, despite the average quality of his tracks. Through his background score, the music director attempted to elevate numerous passages. Sujith Vasudev’s cinematography is nicely done. Although the production values are good, the VFX work might be much better. There are a couple of places where the editing could have been tightened up.
The film’s director, Samuthirakani, performed a passable job. The film’s emotional impact suffered as a result of his greater attention to audience appeal. A couple of unnecessary scenes may have been completely omitted. Pawan tried his best to ignore the flaws.
Overall, Bro is a fantasy drama that mainly depends on Pawan Kalyan’s talent. Fans will like the renowned actor’s mannerisms and flair. A handful of Sai Dharam Tej’s sequences with Pawan turned out nicely, and he does a nice job. There are several positive moments in the first half. But there are certain issues with how drama and emotions are handled. A few uninteresting moments will lessen the impact. Bro will be appealing to devotees, but it will be passable viewing for others. Therefore, it is advised to moderate your expectations.