What’s it about
During his college days in Vizag, Virat (Sai Tej) forms a club called ‘Solo Brathuke So Better’. Egged on by his uncle (Rao Ramesh), Virat continues to live by the principle of marriage is not the wise thing to do. He shifts his base from his home town Vizag to Hyderabad after getting a job and slowly comes to understand the importance of marriage. Then enters Amrutha (Nabha) in his life. He starts liking her. But the trouble is that she is the ardent disciple of the ‘Solo Brathuke So Better’ club.
Sai Tej starrer ‘Solo Brathuke So Better’ is the first prominent film to release in cinema halls after theatres were shut down in March due to COVID-19. Like all rom-com dramas, ‘Solo Brathuke So Better’ begins in a fun manner. New director Subbu has established the characterization of Sai Tej and the main conflict so well.
But the conflict point has come very early in the story, thereby clipping the director’s wings to fly further.
After the interval episode, the film suffers from the limited scope of this conflict. After the fun first half, the second half is presented with clichéd and dull scenes.
It is convincing to see why Nabha admires the hero but it is utterly illogical that she doesn’t care to tell her parents anything about her life’s key decisions. The arc of Sai Tej’s character – from being stubborn about marriage to realizing the importance of it – is well-written and clear. But Nabha’s role lacks it, though the young actress plays her part well.
Plus, the final portions give a hurried feel. Perhaps, the director must be short of ideas about how to end it.
Coming to the performances, Sai Tej glides into the character of a youngster caught between his principle and the situations effortlessly.
Nabha gets the chance to exhibit credentials as an actress. Rao Ramesh and Rajendra Prasad are okay. Vennela Kishore once again steals the show with his comedy. Satya, the other comedian, also provides some laughs.
Of the technicians, Thaman as music composer shines and Dilip’s cinematography is noticeable.
Bottom-line: ‘Solo Brathuke So Better’ begins well and provides some fun moments. But the film suffers from a dull second half. Overall, an okay watch in the theaters given the current conditions.
By: Jalapathy Gudelli
Film: Solo Brathuke So Better
Cast: Sai Tej, Nabha Natesh, Vennela Kishore, Satya, and others
Music: Thaman S
DOP: Venkat C Dilip
Producer: BVSN Prasad
Written and directed by: Subbu
Release Date: Dec 25, 2020