Bedurulanka 2012 Movie Review: No great sparks!

Neha Sshetty is cast in the film post DJ Tillu and many talented supporting actors have been cast in some interesting roles, too. Clax is debuting as writer-director with the film. Let's discuss about Bedurulanka 2012 in detail.

Bedurulanka 2012 Movie Review and Rating
Bedurulanka 2012 Movie Review and Rating

Bedurulanka 2012 Cast: Karthikeya, Neha Sshetty, Ajay Ghosh, Srikanth Iyengar, Satya, Jabardasth Ramprasad, Vennela Kishore, Rajkumar Kasireddy, Goparaju Ramana, Divya Narni

Bedurulanka 2012 Crew:
Cinematography by Sai Prakash Ummadisingu, Sunny Kurapati
Music by Mani Sharma
Produced by Ravindra Banerjee Muppaneni
Written & Directed by Clax

Bedurulanka 2012 Movie Rating: 2/5

Bedurulanka 2012 is the new movie from talented actor Kartikeya Gummakonda. Post RX100, he did not receive a blockbuster success to cement his position as one of upcoming stars of Telugu Cinema. He is hoping to deliver a big success with comedy movie Bedurulanka 2012. He stated that he wants to try different genres and this is his trial at a complete mad comicaper. Neha Sshetty is cast in the film post DJ Tillu and many talented supporting actors have been cast in some interesting roles, too. Clax is debuting as writer-director with the film. Let’s discuss about Bedurulanka 2012 in detail.

Bedurulanka 2012 Plot:
Bedurulanka is a small fictional village in Godsvari Districts of Andhra Pradesh. Siva(Karthikeya) doesn’t compromise his self-respect for anyone and any thing. He falls in love with President’s daughter Chitra(Neha Sshetty). President’s close relative, Bhushanam(Ajay Ghosh) plans to marry off Chitra with his son(Rajkumar Kasireddy). He uses Yugantham/ Apocalypse/World’s End scenario that is getting popularity due to Mayan Calendar and other predictions. Bhushanam uses Brahmam(Srikanth Iyengar) and Daniel(Jabardast Ramprasad) for his plan in Bedurulanka.

Both of them become popular priests in their respective religions and start spreading rumors about them being able to stop inevitable Apocalypse. Bedurulanka people start to trust them as Bhushanam uses President(Goparaju Ramana) and his goodwill. Siva declines to trust them and when entire village donates their wealth and gold, he rejects their ideas. Bhushanam uses this aspect to distance Siva and Chitra. He further provokes President to banish Siva from the village. Siva, being a graphic designer and intelligent, devices a plan to teach everyone a lesson. What plan did he deceive? Did he re-unite with Chitra? What happened to Bedurulanka people? Watch the movie Bedurulanka 2012 to know more.

Karthikeya and Neha Sshetty from Bedurulanka 2012
Karthikeya and Neha Sshetty from Bedurulanka 2012

Bedurulanka 2012 Analysis:
EVV Satyanarayana learnt from Jandyala how to make a film based on a different idea with satirical comedy. He mastered it with his own identifiable humor and took the satirical comedy genre to major commercial formula level in Telugu Cinema. Many filmmakers have tried to bring the same kind of humor back into the mainstream cinema. Bedurulanka 2012 is new entrant into the list of films that are based on EVV formula. EVV used to play with characters and cast perfect comedians in apt roles to bring it all home. Rajendra Prasad, Srikanth, Naresh, Allari Naresh have become leads in those comicapers from the legend. Clax tried to use similar structure in his Bedurulanka 2012.

The characters walk out from EVV special Godavari basin comedy. But the punchlines and situations come from 1940’s filmmaking. Bhushanam kind of a character should’ve been able to stage the scam even cleverly. But scam portions appear to have been inspired from Manavoori Pandavulu film and even jokes appear to have been written keeping those times in mind. Bedurulanka 2012 tries represent the human nature of being scared about unknown and over-trusting religuous scam artists. The satire had to be more believable with clever tricks being played around for gaining people’s trust. No one in the village trying to question other than Siva also doesn’t sit well. Bedurulanka 2012 could’ve been a better film with sharp and witty writing.

Performances wise Karthikeya Gummakonda did his best. He tried to adapt an attitude that suits his character and in the limited scope, he performed well. Neha Sshetty looked beautiful and gorgeously carried few scenes. Film belongs to Ajay Ghosh and Srikanth Iyengar at least on paper and Rajkumar Kasireddy. They all did well but writing did not help them to do justice and give us a lasting satirical comedy. Ajay Ghosh in some scenes looked close to 90’s Kota Srinivasa Rao. But the character and writing did not resemble the similar sharp wit. Mani Sharma tried his best to lift Bedurulanka 2012 film with his songs and BGM. The crux of the story needed people to reflect on their silly superstitions and not admit to sexual perversions and illicit relationships. Clax did not get the balance right in pointing out the fear of being scared and being hopefully original. Bedurulanka 2012 could’ve been one of those rare good social satires with disaster scenario in Telugu Cinema. But it ends up being unfunny comedy with over-stretched scenes and old school screenplay.

Bedurulanka 2012 Positives:
Karthikeya Gummakonda performance
Vennela Kishore anchor bit
Remix at Daniel first meeting
Ajay Ghosh performance

Bedurulanka 2012 Negatives:
Sequences written for Srikanth Iyengar
Over-stretched and repetitive sequences
Adult Comedy towards Climax
Over-simplification of idea

Bedurulanka 2012 Bottom-line: Impact-less Satire!

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