Chiranjeevi and Mehr Ramesh decided to recreate Ajith’s Vedalam for their first collaboration. And it remains to be seen whether Meher Ramesh will be successful with his efforts.
What is it about?
The film begins with Shankar (Chiranjeevi), a trafficked woman, who comes to Kolkata to study with her sister Maha (Kirti Suresh). After being sent to college, Shankar became a taxi driver to earn a living. The Kolkata police seek help from a taxi driver in a human trafficking case. Shankar provides an important clue that lands him in trouble. Lasya (Tamanna)’s brother Srikhar (Sushant) is in love with Maha (Keerthi) and Shankar agrees. She decides to stop her brother’s marriage with Mahashankar and reveals her past and motive behind coming to Kolkata. How he uncovers a criminal network involved in the trafficking of women. And how he unravels all the old riddles is the main point.
While Bhola Shankar was sinking the ship, Chiranjeevi maintained a level of efficiency and decency. Sometimes their dancing and mannerisms were involved. Keerthy Suresh has acted well in the role of the sister. He doesn’t have enough views to show. Tamannaah looks bubbly on screen and fails to make an impact. His dance with Chiru is a feast for the eyes. Vennela Kishore, Getup Srinu, Srimukhi scenes cannot participate. Even villains fail on screen because they get too caught up in their existence and setting. In the old script, the artistes did not get enough scope to shine through their performances. No other actors were seen in the film.
Bhola Shankar Telugu Movie Review
#BholaaShankar A Commercial Movie with a few alright action blocks/comedy scenes but nothing else works.
While the 1st half doesn’t work at all, the 2nd half is somewhat ok but still lacks the punch. An Outdated script/storytelling that ends up being below par.
— Venky Reviews (@venkyreviews) August 10, 2023
It takes some skill to handle a remake. Meher Ramesh failed in both writing and directing. He’s relying on an old-fashioned, generic template that doesn’t work in a movie. Chiru’s dance moves make two songs worth watching. Cinematography is good. Mahati Swara Sagar disappoints with behind-the-scenes score. Technically Bola did not score.
|Not A Single Convincing Scene
Chiranjeevi is not new to remakes. In fact, ever since Chiru started his second innings, the graph of Khaidi No. 150 (Kathy remake), Godfather (Lucifer remake) and now Bhola Shankar (Vedalam remake) has fallen markedly. Out of this remake trilogy, Bhola is Shankar Chiru’s weakest remake. Credit goes to director Mehr Ramesh for failing to appeal to his old style.
Also no proper effort was made to keep it fresh and on point. Director Mehr Ramesh is known for his stylish presentation. This time he also failed in form. He could not provide at least one stylized look for his favorite mega star. Bhola Shankar lacks both style and substance. The first half of the movie is very disappointing.
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But Bhola Shankar’s biggest asset is Megastar Chiranjeevi. His grace saved the film to some extent. He was a force in the movie. His dance moves are amazing. Chiru once again stood in that tag as it is not easy to present such dance moments in this era. Even in the comedy sequences that came after the interval, Chiru made a name for himself by creating comedy with a small group of comedians. The Bhola Bhai moments are of some use here. The central part of kushi (waist) is well depicted by Shiru with his demeanor. But these are forced scenes which do not add to the charm of the film. Mimicking Pawan’s gestures also seems undesirable.
Throughout the film, people will be on the edge of their seats for 20 minutes after this moment. But as the movie progresses, it reverts to its usual boring pattern. It is full of speculation and the climax is also off. There is no emotion or drama in this movie. Disconnect the audience The villain and his sequence fail to connect. The movie looks complete. A special mention should be made about the filmography. But the background music doesn’t elevate the scene.
Vedalam is a 2015 remake of the film. Expected better upgrade but Bhola stuck with old style. It’s a really rotten downgrade and remake. Chiru and Mehr pairing is disappointing due to the formula approach. No goosebumps either. Naturally, the lack of high moments may disappoint fans as well. All this makes Bhola Shankar a dull and boring watch. Meher Ramesh missed the opportunity to return.
Verdict: Poor remake
Bhola Shankar Rating: 2/5
Bhola Shankar Day 1 Box Office Collection
According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, the film may fetch around Rs 10 crore from the two Telugu-speaking states. From all other states in India another Rs. 3 crores, which on the opening day is around Rs. 13 crores will be. On the other hand, another trade analyst Rajasekhar quoted by TOI said, “Bhola Shankar collects 30 crores in Andhra and Telangana, but 35 crores in all India.”
The film is expected to collect around 16 crore rupees on its release day. If the word of mouth is very positive, Chiranjeevi’s film can collect up to 18 crores.
Bhola Shankar cast
Along with Chiranjeevi, Tamannaah, Keerthy Suresh, Sushant, Raghubabu, Murali Sharma, Brahmanandam, Shawar Ali, Tarun Arora, Vennela Kishore, Sreemukhi, Bitthiri Sathi, Satya, Rashmi Gautam, Getup Srinu, Attiv, Tulsi and others are acting in this film. Among others in prominent roles.
Bhola Shankar Crew
The film is directed by Mehr Ramesh, who also wrote the screenplay. Mamidala Tirupati wrote the dialogues for Bhola Shankar. Dudley turned the camera while Marthand Venkatesh worked as the editor. Mahati Swara Sagar composed the background score and music for the film. The film is produced by Ramabraham Sunkara and KS Rama Rao under AK Entertainment and Creative Commercial banners. This film is distributed by Zee Studios.
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