From deadpan humour to crackling gags, the Telugu comedy genre is undergoing a transitional phase with a young lot of filmmakers breaking the mundane. If filmy buffs are to vouch for the best of comic movies in recent times, Brochevarevarura stands tall. With an archaic touch to its title, the movie had grabbed attention ever since the theatrical trailer was released. With an enriching on-screen performance from Nivetha Thomas as a struggling classical dancer and subtle innuendos of the trio — Sree Vishnu, Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarsi, the director Vivek Athreya has yet again pulled it off, leaving the audience in splits and awe; running two parallel stories.
The movie starts off with R3, which is what they call themselves — Rahul, Rambo and Rocky — Sree Vishnu, Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarsi respectively, as backbenchers who get it routinely from teachers and parents as they struggle to get through intermediate exams over the years.
Another parallel story is of a young aspiring director Vishal (Sathyadev), who makes every attempt possible to get producers to fund his script. After meeting a prospective producer with his script, Vishal narrates his script to star actor Shalini (Nivetha Pethuraj) to convince her for the role.
R3, all the three, bump into Mitra (Nivetha Thomas) at their college one day. An already depressed Mitra, the daughter of the college principal, had to resume studies against her wishes of becoming a professional classical dancer. The reckless, carefree youngsters get serious this time to help her. Rahul (Sree Vishnu) dares to take a step to plan a kidnap story for a ransom to fund Mitra. And the crime leads to an unexpected turn that hardly leaves enough space for them to wriggle out of consequent situations. Although the movie gives an impression of a fine ride in the first half, it gets serious minutes before the interval. And the second half gets all the more serious.
Besides a couple of scenes, Vivek Athreya’s closely-knitted script keeps the audience engaged. Yet again, Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarsi, who have impressed the audience with the Telangana dialect in their earlier movies, show their versatility with humour and sarcasm in Telugu cinematic neutral accent. Vizag lad Sree Vishnu, another acting talent, gets a break after toiling over the years as a protagonist. Sathyadev as an aspiring filmmaker too impresses. Vivek Sagar’s background score to the movie is impressive. Two years after Mental Madhilo, director Vivek Athreya comes with a movie that keeps viewers engaged.