Nithin is in desperate need of a success, wherein director Venky Kudumula delivered hit with his first film Chalo and actress Rashmika Mandanna is in full swing with her last film Sarileru Neekevvaru turned out to be a super hit. Will Bheeshma provide the break for Nithin?
A frustrated bachelor Bheeshma (Nithin) rejected by numerous girls happens to meet Chaithra (Rashmika Mandanna), an employee at Bheeshma Organics headed by Bheeshma (Ananth Nag) and daughter of ACP (Sampath Raj). Bheeshma’s efforts to woo Chaithra bring him the fortune to become temporary CEO of Bheeshma Organics. But, he has a challenge ahead to conquer the post permanently. Why Bheeshma is chosen as CEO by the founder of the company who is single and has no heir apparent? What are the challenges he faces within the company and from the opponent Raghavan (Jisshu Sen Gupta)? Will Bheeshma remain single forever or he will get the green signal to mingle with Chaithra?
Bheeshma deals with the serious subject of organic farming. But, director Venky Kudumula cleverly didn’t give much scope to this aspect. A thin-plotline is needed engaging narration and Venky has done fabulous job. His mark of comedy is witnessed all through. When you feel interval twist is predicted, the following episodes in second half will surely amaze you. His one-liners have evoked good laughs, especially in second half. The romantic track also looked magical because of the sparkling chemistry between the lead pair. Venky Kudumula shines as director in dealing some sensible scenes.
Cinematography by Sai Sriram is commendable, wherein Mahati Swara Swagar wins brownie points for his music. While most of the songs are catchy, his background score is impeccable. Navin Nooli’s editing is sharp. Production values of Sithara Entertainments are high in standard.
Onto artists, Nithin’s performance is one of the strongest features of the film. Looked stylish, Nithin’s comedy timing is flawless, wherein he has proved his mettle in dances and fights as well. Rashmika Mandanna looked gorgeous and she oozed glamor in songs. Vennela Kishore gives enough relief and Brahmaji is also funny. Ananth Nag is right choice for the role and Sampath Raj makes his impact. Naresh and others are god.
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Director Venky Kudumula impressed with his maiden directorial venture Chalo which was a wholesome entertainer with unique theme and treatment. Coming to Bheeshma, it is a routine commercial entertainer. But, Venky with his hilarious writing and spotless treatment brings freshness to the narration. He got full support from the technical crew and cast as well.
Starts off on an interesting note with Ananth Nag’s speech describing the prominence of organic farming, followed by Nithin’s introduction in style and his flirting in pub with Hebbah Patel, initial episodes are okayish. But, the real fun begins since Nithin meets Sampath Raj and then Rashmika Mandanna. Nithin’s efforts to impress Rashmika bring laughs. The media interaction, where Nithin impresses Ananth Nag by giving fitting retort to Jisshu Sen Gupta is one of the major highlights in first half, followed by an interesting interval twist.
The latter half begins on a hilarious note with Naresh making a shocking revelation. Though Ananth Nag’s announcement on CEO is predictable, the Board meeting episode is hysterical. The fight in farm lands reminds us of Athadu fight sequence, yet we enjoy this. Nithin-Jisshu’s mind games engage us till the pre-climax. But, Ananth Nag’s final speech somehow disappoints. The extended portions, however, were entertaining. Bheeshma ends on happy note with Nithin winning the challenge.
All in all, Bheeshma is a perfect entertainer with adequate hilarity and elements for all sections. Nithin’s performance, his chemistry with Rashmika, Vennela Kishore’s comedy, Venky Kudumula’s direction and Mahati’s music are the major attractions of the film. CJ goes with 3 rating and the film has high chances to become a blockbuster. Of course, movie buffs are awaiting a hilarious entertainer for long and Bheeshma will please them for sure.