Om Bheem Bush Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE
LOL in parts, passable overall

RATING
2.5/5

CENSOR
U/A, 2h 27m


Sree-Vishnu-Om-Bheem-Bush-Telugu-Movie-ReviewWhat Is the Film About?

Three mad friends, Krish (Sree Vishnu), Vinay (Priyadarshi), and Madhav (Rahul Ramakrishna), who enjoy a carefree life, get the idea of ‘Bang Bros’ to make money. In the process, they accept the challenge to enter the abandoned and ghost-possessed Sampangi Mahal to find the treasure, become rich, and also to convince Krish’s love interest, Jalaja’s father. What unfolds in Sampangi Mahal and how it is connected to Krish (Sree Vishnu) forms the core plot of Om Bheem Bush.

Performances

In ‘Om Bheem Bush’ three characters play crucial roles, and the casting of these characters is extremely crucial as they portray themselves as oversmart or overly dumb, generating laughs. Sree Vishnu, Priyadarshi, and Rahul Ramakrishna are perfect for their roles.

Sree Vishnu convincingly portrays the body language with a certain degree of attitude required to establish himself as the main lead among the three, and he does a fine job at it. His talent lies in his dialogue delivery, which adds to the overall appeal of his character.

Both Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna sleepwalk through their roles, as it is downright their forte. They make the best use of the well-written one-liners with their acting. Though not at the Jathi Ratnalu level, this film also adds to their comic roles they have portrayed.

Preity Mukundhan’s character is half-baked; she makes a few random appearances to remind us that the main protagonist needs a leading lady, but that’s about it.


Director-sree-harsha-konugantiAnalysis

‘Om Bheem Bush,’ directed by Harsha Konuganti, known for ‘Rowdy Boys’ and ‘Hushaaru,’ presents a simple idea with a twist at the end. The director freshens it up with a supernatural element, instantly bringing a new appeal to the overall product.

Although ‘Om Bheem Bush’ begins with Sampangi, it quickly delves into what we call ‘routine’ fun. The first twenty minutes, focusing on Srikanth Iyengar’s track with the three main leads, feel routine and ordinary, but the entertainment keeps flowing.

However, the film becomes more interesting as the trio enters ‘Bhairavapuram,’ generating more comedy with the idea of ‘Bang Bros.’ Some scenes are outright hilarious, although there’s a sense of trying too hard to generate laughs in every scene.

The songs, especially a couple of them, seem of B-grade quality with an overdose of forced skin show that doesn’t blend well with the film’s vibe.

The crucial pre-interval episode, leading the trio to accept the challenge to enter Sampangi Mahal, is executed in the most unexciting manner, making the overall first half passable without major complaints.

Most of the second half unfolds in the Sampangi Mahal and revolves around three characters. Again, the same issue persists – while some scenes are hilarious, intermittent lag and boredom creep in. At one point, there is a sense of stagnation despite the characters’ efforts to push the narrative forward.

However, what brightens up the film are superbly written one-liners like ‘Zoom meeting laaga evaru mataladarenti’ and ‘You are a true UV Creations Adipurush.’ When these one-liners land, they hit the roof.

Suddenly, we are transitioned into a plot twist with a fresh angle, but it doesn’t blend well with the silly and over-the-top fun mood set until then. Moreover, what follows is a heavy melodramatic message. Though noble, the flow doesn’t seamlessly integrate. The shift in tone is very drastic.

Furthermore, the ending feels too cinematic and cliché. The way the treasure hunt concludes, and Sree Vishnu finds acceptance from Aditya Menon to marry his daughter, doesn’t leave a positive impression but rather feels like an easy exit from the director.

Overall, ‘Om Bheem Bush’ offers hilarious moments and freshness through its supernatural element but fails to raise the bar, making it a one-time watch for those seeking harmless fun.


Priyadarshi-Om-Bheem-Bush-Telugu-Movie-ReviewPerformances by Others Actors

Though ‘Om Bheem Bush’ mainly revolves around three male characters, there are a few other characters in the plot, but they are mostly poorly written and unimpressively presented. Aditya Menon, in a semi-negative role, comes across as a beaten-to-death character, much like Racha Ravi in his comedy role. Like Ayesha Khan, only the director knows the reason for her role. Srikanth Iyengar starts off the movie and delivers what is required from him.


Music-Director-M-R-SunnyMusic and Other Departments?

Om Bheem Bush features music scored by Sunny M.R., but the songs are forgettable the moment they stop playing, and the on-screen visuals have the same feel. This is a big disadvantage; not a single song hits the target. However, when it comes to the background score, Sunny M.R. does a decent job.

Raj Thota’s camerawork is pretty good; he has an eye for visuals, especially considering the limited budget of the film. He manages to avoid giving the film an outdated feel, even though the majority of it is set in a village. He should be appreciated for this, along with the fresh appeal brought by the VFX work.

Editing by Vijay Vardhan Kavuri could have been a lot better. Many scenes appear disconnected, repetitive, and boring.

The production values by V Celluloid deserve appreciation; the film looks visually rich and on par with current trends.


Highlights?

Casting of three main characters

Hilarious one-liners

Over-the-top comedy blocks

Fresh touch via supernatural angle

Drawbacks?

Intermittent lag and boring scenes

Repetitive comedy

Songs

Forced message transition

Okayish ending


Rahul-Ramakrishna-Om-Bheem-Bush-Telugu-Movie-ReviewDid I Enjoy It?

Yes, a few comedy blocks and one-liners are enjoyable.

Will You Recommend It?

Yes, if you enjoy over-the-top comedies that aren’t necessarily perfect.

Om Bheem Bush Movie Review by M9

Final Report:

Overall, “Om Bheem Bush” is a passable, fun watch with some well-written one-liners and a few over-the-top comedy scenes that hit the mark. However, the plot twist, the shift in tone towards the end, and its execution, as well as its ideas, are subject to varied opinions.

First Half Report:

First half of ‘Om Bheem Bush’ is passably entertaining, with a few over-the-top comedy blocks landing well and the addition of a supernatural element. Interval episode is alright; we have to see if the second half will raise the bar.

Om Bheem Bush starts with three unusual characters in college, who are research students. Stay tuned for the first half report.

Stay tuned for Om Bheem Bush Review, U.S. Premiere Report.

Cast: Sree Vishnu, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna, Preity Mukundhan, Ayesha Khan, Srikanth Iyengar, Aditya menon, Racha Ravi

Director: Sree Harsha Konuganti

Producers: V celluloid – Sunil Balusu
Banner : V Celluloid

DOP : Raj Thota
Music Director : Sunny M.R.
Production Designer : Srikanth Ramisetty
Editor : Vijay Vardhan Kavuri

U.S. Distributor: Great India Films