Rating: 4/5 (Laugh Riot)
Natural Star Nani and vulgarity director Maruti join hands for a film called Bhale Bhale Magadivoy. Can the duo deliver another hit for Nani after Yevade Subramanyam? They did and in the process created a modern classic in terms of entertainment.
Story: Lucky (Nani) has mathimarupu better known as Short Term Memory Loss. He constantly forgets things people tell him and then goes about doing another thing without finishing what he was doing first. His father (Naresh) tells him to meet a man Panduranga Rao (Murali Sharma) for a marriage proposal. Lucky not only neglects him once, but twice and this angers Panduranga Rao and vows to never meet him again in his life. Lucky falls in love with Nadana (Lavanya Tripathi) a kuchipudi dancer but the twist is that Nandana is none other than Panduranga Rao's daughter. Whether their love succeeds and whether her father accepts their relationship forms the rest of this movie.
Performances: Bhale Bhale Magadivoy belongs to Nani. The Natural Star is only getting better with each and every film. The way he plays a man with memory loss is amazing to watch and he is simply hilarious. He and Vennela Kishore have perfect comic timing together and their scenes together bring the house down on fire.
Lavanya Tripathi as Nandana is beautiful and acts well. Murali Sharma is revelation as Panduranaga Rao and is amazing as Nandana's father and he has dubbed his own lines which is extremely satisfying to see. The industry needs more talent like him.
Vennela Kishore is arguably the highlight of the movie. He only enters in the 2nd half but he is an absolute laugh riot and delivers his lines in his typical style and his mannerisms are on point. Naresh as Nani's father is another laugh riot and is the 3rd best comedian in the film after Vennela Kishore and Nani.
Ajay plays a role he has played a thousand times before. Srinivas Reddy entertains in a marriage scene towards the end of the movie.
Technicalities: Music and BGM by Gopi Sundar is superb. Hello Hello is the best of the lot in my opinion. Cinematography by Nazir Shafi is excellent and he's made the film look extremely vibrant with his color lighting. Dialogues by Maruti are clean and hilarious this time around. Art by Ramana Vanka is good. Editing by SB Uddhav is good but the film lags towards the end. Production Values by UV Creations and GA2 Pictures are grand and excellent.
Analysis: Maruti was previously known for double meaning dialogues and low budget films filled with sex jokes and vulgarity. But with this film, he has completely shed his image and has made a wholesome entertainer that will make you laugh from start to finish.
The film starts off with Sudheer Babu's son as Nani when he was young and his mathimarupu is introduced right away and that is the theme for the first half. The first half is hilarious with entertainment based scenes and Nani trying to hide his problem from Lavanya. The interval twist is superb and sets up the film nicely for an equally good second half. The minute the Vennela Kishore enters, the entertainment quotient is doubled and keep laughing and laughing. Minus the last 15 minutes which dip the flow of the film a bit, the film is extremely entertaining thanks to Nani and the comedians and the good writing from Maruti.
Overall, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy is a laugh riot from start to finish and is a clean family entertainer that will entertain everyone of any age.
If you like Nani, then definitely watch it as it is his best performance yet and if not, then it's still worth watching for it's entertainment factor and comedy throughout.