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‘Brochevarevarura’ review: Hop on for a fun ride

Rahul Ramakrishna, Sree Vishnu, Priyadarshi  

Director Vivek Athreya, in his second film, builds two plots and develops it in a parallel manner. The budding director who impressed us with Mental Madhilo, has now come up with this comic thriller Brochevarevarura (who will save us?) and designs it in an engaging manner. It is a simple story that stands out with its taut screenplay, and the auteur delivers it with just a handful characters as it twists and turns around a simple yet suspense-filled plot.

This story makes for a good timepass watch and stars Sree Vishnu, Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarshi (Rocky, Rambo and Rahul — the R3 Batch) playing intermediate students who have been flunking for years. Their life takes a transformation when they bump into a new classmate Mithra (Nivetha Thomas) who lands into a problem.

The first half of the story moves like a breeze with humour in the classroom and school episodes, but once the trio resolve to help Mithra, the story takes a serious turn. It is neither a great film nor does it have some compelling cinematic moments, but the simplicity and clarity with which Vivek executes the story is endearing and faultless.

Even before the film moves towards its finale, it is not hard to figure out where the story is heading. Yet, it’s a feel-good tale where all’s well that ends well. Vishal (Satya) is an aspiring director and meets a happening heroine Shalini (Nivetha Pethuraj) for a ‘story narration’. She evinces keen interest and keeps meeting the director multiple times as he keeps updating the script. As he narrates the reel story, a ditto real story unfolds pulling the director and heroine as participants.

Meanwhile, Mithra becomes a friend of the R3 batch and birds of the same feather flock together. The R3 batch stage a kidnap drama hoping to find a quick solution but that turns serious as Mithra doesn’t show up, the boys go missing, the cops get involved and the plot settles into a whodunnit.

Harshavardhan’s entry is amusing and Jhansi’s presence adds value to the script. Throughout the film, the director concentrates on his subject and makes no place for romance. He, however, hints at it in the end but cleverly signs off. The writing is fluid in this laugh fest and shows the crackling chemistry of the R3 trio. Nivetha Thomas and Nivetha Pethuraj slip effortlessly into their characters and Bittiri Satthi pops up suddenly and begs to be a part of the story.

Cinematography is a delight and Vivek Sagar’s music blends into the story. Despite a stereotyped role, Sree Vishnu steers the film with his middleclass looks and confidence.

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