Bhaje Vaayu Vegam Review: An okay action thriller

Bhaje Vaayu Vegam

What’s about?

Venkat (Kartikeya Gummakonda), who is striving to raise money to join India’s national cricket team, learns that his father has been diagnosed with an ailment that necessitates immediate surgery. Venkat bets on an IPL team’s victory for money. Despite winning it, the betting operator not only refuses to pay him the money he earned, but also demands an additional sum.

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So Venkat and his brother Raju (Rahul Tyson) steal the Jaguar car owned by David (Ravi Shankar), the mastermind behind this betting gang. Their lives take various turns after that.

Analysis

“Bhaje Vaayu Vegam” is an action drama about the betting mafia, father-son sentiment, and politics. In one line, the plot is as follows: how an ordinary youngster escapes an unexpected crime scheme while managing money for his father’s treatment. Prasanth Reddy, the new director, succeeds in narrating this action drama to some extent.

While the first half hour appears to be trivial, the film gains momentum after the intermission and continues to maintain our interest.

The twists and turns, as well as the brisk narration in the second half, work to its advantage. There is nothing new about the story. It is a typical father-son drama, but the deceit of a cricket betting mafia and the scenes in which the hero strikes a deal with a villain over a car make the film interesting.

However, the film is marred by problems such as a sluggish tempo, an implausible subplot involving the hero and heroine, and a predictable ending.

Coming to performances, Kartikeya fits the bill in the role of an ordinary guy. He showed better expressions and performance skills than his previous films. Iswarya Menon despite her limited role makes her presence felt. ‘Happy Day’s fame Rahul Tyson as hero’s brother is good.

Ravi Shankar is good as the main villain. Technically, it is very ordinary but the cinematography is impressive.

Bottom line: “Bhaje Vaayu Vegam” works in parts, with the second half of the film holding our attention. But it has slow narration and suffers from predictability.

Rating: 2.75/5

Film: Bhaje Vaayu Vegam
Cast: Kartikeya Gummakonda, Iswarya Menon, Rahul Tyson, Tanikella Bharani, Ravi Shankar, Sarath Lohitswa, and others
Dialogue: Madhu Srinivas
Music: Radhan
Background score: Kapil Kumar
DOP: Manoj Paramahamsa, PS Vinod
Editor: Satya G
Art: Gandhi Nadikudikar
Action: Ram-Laxman
Producer: UV Concepts
Written and Directed by: Prashanth Reddy
Release Date: May 31, 2024

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