Dhruva Sarja shines as the Soldier in Bharjari

With his monumental debut with Addhuri in 2012, Dhruva Sarja proved his talent. He is now two movies old, a short journey, and he keeps his promise.

Published: 16th September 2017 11:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2017 01:51 PM   |  A+A-

Screengrab from the trailer of Bharjari. | Courtesy: Youtube

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With his monumental debut with Addhuri in 2012, Dhruva Sarja proved his talent. He is now two movies old, a short journey, and he keeps his promise. With his third outing, with Bharjari, he proves that he can carry a movie on his shoulder. He entertains and keeps the audience hooked.

In the movie, the character is introduced to us by Darshan, who has given a voice over. Surya (Dhruva Sarja) is unemployed with many dreams and they are fickle, ever-changing. While his father (Suchendra Prasad) is unhappy with his wayward life. his mother (Tara) does not give up on her son.

He falls in love with the girl next door, Gowri (Rachita Ram). Love blossoms and they get engaged. Just when his mother helps him set up a gym, he receives an appointment letter from the army. With no choice, he leaves but only stop mid-way where he meets Haasini (Hariprriya), who takes him to her village.

Circumstances lead him to get engaged to Haasini. Will Surya let go of Gowri for Haasini forms one part of the story? How he reacts when he learns of his family background is explained in the second hour of Bharjari. Will all of this change the destiny of the character? Viewers will have to watch and find out.
Director Chethan Kumar has included the regular masala elements needed for a commercial blockbuster -- action, dance, and romance while delving into a soldier’s life, which not only involves personal sacrifice made to safeguard the country and to save relationships.

The movie is entertaining with peppy songs and lengthy dialogues, but the film could have been better with a tighter screenplay. It is Dhruva Sarja’s show all the way, delivering another flawless performance. The three heroines have played their parts well. Rachita scorches the screen as Dhruva’s love interest and with her mass dancing style. Hariprriya does justice to her role, which is pivotal to the story and blends well with it, while Vaishali Deepak gets her moments playing a cameo.

Sadhu Kokila brings laudable comic relief. Srinivas Murthy, Avinash, Tara, Sudharani, Saikumar, Sumithra, Jai Jagadish and  Rangayana Raghu as supporting cast stand out. The film also has Anil and Uday play villains; this happens to be their last film.V Harikrishna’s background score sits well with the commercial formula, including peppy songs for the front benchers. Cinematographer Sreesha Kuduvalli follows the director’s vision.

In spite of the delay, the film doesn’t loose its sheen. With Bharjari, Chetan and Dhruva seem to have cracked the commercial-movie formulae. The whistles and the crowds at the theatre give a thumbs-up to their effort.

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