Kalyan Ram-starrer Bimbisara has hit the theaters and the first few reviews from Twitter users hint at an interesting historical drama with some brilliant elements of time travel. Directed by Mallidi Vasishtha, it stars Catherine Tresa, Samyukta Menon, Warina Hussain, Venela Kishore and others. Let’s have an in-depth discussion about what is in this movie.
What is it about?
Bimbisara (Nandamuri Kalyan Rama) is the emperor of the Trigartala Empire. A brutal ruler will go to any lengths to achieve what he wants. He has a twin brother, Devdatta (Kalyan Ram), who is the opposite of Bimbisara. After a fight between the brothers, Bimbisara’s mayadarpini (magic mirror) appears and when he touches it without giving up its power, Bimbisara time travels to the present time, 2022. The rest of the story is about how he adapts to the present. The world and its salvation are obtained.
Filmmaker Mallidi Vasishtha wrote the story for her directorial debut, taking inspiration from comic books like Chandamama and Balamitra. Vasistha was successful not only in writing the story but also in executing the screenplay in a proper manner. Interestingly, he was successful in keeping the audience engrossed from the beginning to the end of the film. Especially the characterization of Kalyan Ram, it is simply remarkable.
Music and other sections?
The background score for the film was composed by M.M. Keerwani gave life to the film with his re-recording. However, the songs could have been done better. After Vasishtha, special mention can be made of Chhota K Naidu for cinematography, which was adequate.
It would have been better if more attention had been given to the graphics work. Tammi Raju’s editing is fine.
Many actors are playing interesting roles in Bimbisara. Talking about Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, he has shown a new kind of fantasy role, which he has not done before in his acting career. His performance in the scenes where he realizes the wrongs in modern times that happened during his time as a past king is impressive.
On the other hand, the female leads – both Catherine Tresa and Sanyuktha Menon – did not leave much of an impression to speak of.
Re-recording by MM Keeravani
Camera work by Chhota K Naidu
Not a strong female character
Other characters have zero impact
Final Word: An intriguing time travel visual thriller.
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