'Bramhachari' review: Serious topic served with slice of humour 

Jaggesh’s voice in the opening scenes eases us into the life of Ramu. As a teenager, Ramu wants to emulate Sri Rama Chandra and be an ideal husband.

Published: 30th November 2019 11:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2019 11:38 AM   |  A+A-

A still from the film

A still from the film

Express News Service

From the opening credits itself, you can say that Bramhachari is not your regular potboiler. The credits dedicate the film to Kashinath, who is known for not hesitating to talk about delicate topics like sex or marital issues in his films.

Jaggesh’s voice in the opening scenes eases us into the life of Ramu (Sathish Ninasam). As a teenager, Ramu wants to emulate Sri Rama Chandra and be an ideal husband.

The film’s tagline -- 100% virgin -- paves the way for the first half.

Ramu travels to Bengaluru and lands a government job. As a bachelor, he doesn’t care much for the presence of women in his life.

When it comes to getting married, he browses through proposals and selects Sunita Krishnamurthy, played by Aditi Prabhudeva. Sunitha is a passionate writer and publishes a book, titled Modala Anubhava Maduveya Nantara.

The book is what brings the two together in wedlock.

However, in the second half of the movie, Ramu faces a problem that thousands of men experience.

After a hiccup on the first night, he finds himself with a sensitive problem that puts him in several awkward situations, especially with his wife’s parents.

How he takes the help of his friends, Gopi and Suresh (Ashok and Shivaraj K R Pete), meets an Ayurvedic doctor (Datanna) and finally goes into a flashback with his grandmother, who explains the reason behind his anxiety, forms the rest of the film.

Will Ramu come to terms with his problem and provide his mother-in-law the child she so desires? Or will he succumb to pressure?

The story is narrated over 2 hours and 14 minutes in a light-hearted manner that doesn’t leave the audience feeling uneasy.

The story was pitched by producer Uday K Mehta himself and director Chandra Mohan does a good job of discussing a relevant topic.

While men often shy from talking about such topics, the director reaches out to the audience with convincing scenes.

The subplots bring out the characters of Ramu, Sunitha and his friends well, but do not deviate from the main topic. The film makes it evident that a lot of thought has gone into it, and does not feel unreal at all.

Ramu’s character is just tailor-made for Sathish Ninasam. He has worked on his body language, behaviour, and expressions, which he consistently maintains through the film. 

Other actors surrounding him, be it Shivaraj K R Pete, Ashok or Achyuth Kumar, also stand out, as their presence further enhances Sathish’s character. Aditi, in her trademark style as a homely girl, brings out her glamorous side too, while also showcasing her dancing skills. Dattanna’s knock-out performance brings a few brownie points.

Dharma Vish’s music, bringing in a mix of medleys — romantic, pathos-filled, and peppy — lends good support. Overall, the film is closer to reality. That the subject is handled with care keeps up the entertainment quotient. 

Movie: Bramhachari

Director: Chandra Mohan

Cast: Sathish Ninasam, Aditi Prabhudeva, Ashok, Shivaraj K R Pete and Dattanna

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Review news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

google play app store
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp