Bangalore Naatkal review: Go for it with your family

Bangalore Naatkal review: Go for it with your family

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By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 05 February 2016

Movie Title

Bangalore Naatkal review: Go for it with your family


'Bommarillu' Baskar

Star Cast

Arya, Rana, Sri Divya, Bobby Simha

Remaking a hit movie from another language is definitely not an easy job especially when the original is a cult classic. Thankfully, 'Bommarillu' Baskar seem to have taken the cut-copy-paste method with all those magical moments of Bangalore Days intact along with ample support from his cast who have done full justice to their respective roles.

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The film is about the believable vibe and electrifying chemistry between three cousins played brilliantly by Bobby Simha, Sri Divya and Arya. You can expect the moon from Bangalore Naatkal as far as entertainment goes and all the characters you see in the film are cool, light and easy. The film battles between cutesy and clever. And cutesy wins over clever.

Arjun (Arya) is an aspiring bike racer, a rebel from a broken family with a not-so-good childhood. He is a school dropout and is not treated with respect by other family members except his two cousins - Divya (Sri Divya) and Kutty (Bobby Simha) with whom he is very close.

Kannan aka Kutty(Bobby Simha) is a software engineer, who is bored of his techie life and is yearning to go back to his native to enjoy the pure air and home food. When Arjun and Kutty's cousin-sister Divya (Sri Divya) gets married to a Bangalore based corporate guy Prasad (Rana Dagubbati), all the three decide to relish their childhood dream in the Garden City.

Arjun falls in love with the charming RJ Sarah (Parvathy) and Kutty meets his dream girl Lakshmi (Raai Laxmi). The rest of the film is all about the endearing bonding among the cousins and the novelty lies in their relationship.

After a long time, Arya looks sparkling and he essays the complex character of Arjun with consummate ease. Rana has a solid role and the actor has worked hard to get into the skin of Prasad aka Shiva. Sri Divya looks super cute, is spontaneous and sparkling while Parvathy once again has given life to the poignant Sarah.

Bobby Simha is a revelation as Kutty and Saranya as his mom is a scream. Samantha, Raai Lakshmi, Prakash Raaj among others in brief cameo impresses. For those who have seen the original, it might take some time to accept the new cast but the subtle comedy, the emotional roller coaster ride and a well-shot climax puts a big smile on your face. For people who haven't seen the original, the film is sure to give a refreshing feel.

Technically KV Guhan's cinematography deserves the highest marks and is the biggest strength of the movie. Gopi Sundar's score elevates the ride to a different level.

On the whole, Bangalore Naatkal is refreshing because the actors look like they actually enjoyed making this film. And refreshing because sitting there watching the film, you can’t help feeling very old. Overall, this faithful remake, respects that a cinema audience can be both intelligent and mature.

Go for it with your family, You will not regret!

Bangalore Naatkal review: Feel-good family entertainer

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