An Ideal Date Flick

As a standalone flick, Bahaddur comes out as a fresh and youthful film. It takes us back to Dhruv Sarja\'s debut Addhuri, which had glimpses of Tollywood.

Published: 06th October 2014 06:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2014 09:19 AM   |  A+A-

Bahaddur

As a standalone flick, Bahaddur comes out as a fresh and youthful film. It takes us back to Dhruv Sarja's debut Addhuri, which had glimpses of Tollywood. Debutant director Chetan Kumar has not only played with colours but has painted the film with a youthful story keeping Dhruv Sarja and Radhika Pandit at the centre-stage. This cornball romantic movie infused with some peppy music definitely matches the wavelength of the youth.

The film revolves around a young boy Ashok (Dhruv Sarja) who goes to Mysore in search of love and accidentally meets a college going student Anjali (Radhika Pandit). It is love at first sight for both of them. However, she does not express her love as she has promised her father that she would only go for an arranged marriage.

Ashok returns to the city heartbroken. The interesting twist comes when Ashok's family background is disclosed at the end of the first half. Whether Ashok is successful in convincing Anjali and her father is shown in a  pleasant climax.

The first time director, who took almost a year and a half to come out with the project, seems to have explored fresh frontiers with a simple romantic story.

Dhruv Sarja and Radhika Pandit have carried the entire film on their shoulders. This is Dhruv's second outing and he, more or less, looks, talks and behaves like a stylish urban hero.

Radhika Pandit is more than mere eye candy. The actor, who plays the girl next door, is competent enough in her glamourous avatar. The director has added some humour reels in the subtly sketched scenes and crisp dialogues. A few fine performers like Dattanna, Srinivas Murthy, Ravishankar and Raju Talikote hold the fort with their blink and miss roles. V Harikrishna has tastefully scored the music with some youthful peppy tracks.Verdict: Bahaddur is a simple romantic story that is told in a compact clock time.


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