Bimbisara Movie Review Rating 2/5
Bimbisara is the new movie starring Nandamuri Kalyanram, Catherine Tresa and Samyuktha Menon in lead roles. This movie has been promoted of having a unique concept of time travel induced in the Baahubali-type fantasy historical world. This unique concept created expectations for film and let’s see if it delivered on them.
In 5th century A.D, Bimbisara (Nandamuri Kalyanram) a cruel king, looks to rule entire world and steals all possible valuables like money, gold and anything of value. He stores it all in a cave and locks the cave with then biometric system – his voice, his hand print with the help of mantras. His twin brother Devadutta (Kalyanram) accidentally finds a mirror demon who presents him with a gift to travel through time via the special mirror designed by him. Devadutta to put an end to Bimbisara’s cruel rule plans to present him the mirror.
On the other hand, in 1974, a doctor plans to find Dhanvantari book hidden in Bimbisara cave. But he gets killed by the biometric system. His son vows to find the way out to open the cave. Devadutta successfully sends Bimbisara into 2022 timeline. One day, Bimbisara notices someone claiming to be his family nembers or successors doing charity in his hame and inaugurating his statue. An accident takes place at the spot, a young kid saves Bimbisara from the accident. Looking at her, Bimbisara gets shocked. Why? How could Devadutta send Bimbisara into this world? Is there any connection between two timelines? Watch the movie to know.
Nornally, a creative director would have taken this point and tried to connect with incidents that happen during that timeline to this timeline creating a purpose for Bimbisara’s arrival and redemption. Rather, this story is a plain retelling of someone feared during his time struggling to survive in another timeline. The script written around the point undermines the point and screenplay has been developed in the most generic, cliched and uninteresting way. While few scenes do really ask for your attention, many lack any kind of impact.
Performances wise Nandamuri Kalyanram as Bimbisara gave his best shot. After a long time, he really tried to give his best in the character. His screen presence in few scenes in commendable. Samyukta Menon and Catherine Tresa have been wasted. All others did what they have been offered well enough. Camera work in this movie undermines it completely. In few frames art-work reminds us of Baahubali too much. Some kind of research to establish 5th century AD, would have helped them make it more unique from Baahubali. VFX and production design could have been better. On the whole, the concept gives the movie an edge to watch it. Had execution been better, this would have been a must watch.
Drag in Second Hour
Unimaginative Camera Work
Bottom-line: Unique Plot Cliched execution.
Bimbisara Movie Rating 2/5
Star Cast: Nandamuri Harikrishna, Catherine Tresa, Samyuktha Menon, Vennela Kishore, Prakash Raj, Srinivas Reddy
Crew: Cinematography by Chota k Naidu
Edited by Tammiraju
Music Composed by Chirantan Bhatt & M M Keeravani
Director: Mallidi Vasishta
Produced by Kosaraju Harikrishna