Bro Movie Review: A Fun and Heartwarming Fantasy Comedy

bro movie review
bro movie review

Bro Movie Review: Bro is a Telugu remake of the Tamil film Vinodhaya Sitham, directed by Samuthirakani and written by Trivikram Srinivas. The film stars Pawan Kalyan as Time, the personification of time who gives a second chance to Mark (Sai Dharam Tej), a selfish and arrogant person who dies in an accident. The film also features Priya Prakash Varrier, Ketika Sharma, Brahmanandam and Rohini in supporting roles.

The film revolves around the 90Days that Mark gets to live again, with Time as his constant companion. Mark has to face many challenges in his personal and professional life, as he learns the value of time, family, love and friendship. He also has to deal with the consequences of his past actions and make amends for his mistakes.

bro movie review
bro movie review

Story: Mark (Sai Tej) is a self-centered employee in a multinational company. He believes that he is indispensable for his company, his mother, his two sisters, and his brother who lives abroad. He thinks that he knows what is best for everyone and expects them to follow his advice. He neglects his girlfriend and does not spend time with her. His life changes when he dies in a car accident and meets the God of Time (Pawan Kalyan). The God of Time gives him another chance to live for 90 days and see the world in a different way. Mark starts his second life and discovers new things about his family, his company, and himself. The rest of the story is about what he learns from this experience.

Bro Movie Review:

‘Vinodiya Sittam’ is a good movie but it might seem preachy to some people. The ‘Bro’ team added entertainment to the story that had a message and presented it with Pawan Kalyan’s Mark moments. The movie has less emotional depth than the original, but it scores in terms of entertainment. Pawan Kalyan has played the role of God before. We have seen him as God in ‘Gopala Gopala’. In that movie, Pawan followed a common man and guided him. ‘Bro’ has many similarities with that movie. Here too, Pawan plays a role of someone who follows Mark and teaches him the essence of life. But this time, he has designed his character according to his power star image. He has presented the character of God in a stylish way without losing its relevance. Pawan’s songs from super hit movies are used in the movie. Pawan imitates himself and dances to his old songs, which is a treat for his fans. It seems that Pawan made this movie to entertain his fans. The story of the movie is simple. There are no major twists, shocks, or surprises. The movie tells us that we are guests on this earth and we should use the resources here, enjoy the time we have, and leave as guests. Nothing belongs to us. We cannot control anything. Whether we are here or not, nothing will change. ‘Bro’ is a movie that conveys this lesson in a sugar-coated way. This movie is the journey of a boy who thinks that everything revolves around him. We can guess how the movie starts, how it progresses, and how it ends by watching the first few scenes. But the movie tries to make the familiar scenes entertaining. Pawan takes the responsibility of entertaining the audience here. He appears as a flash in ordinary scenes and makes them lively. ‘Bro’ is dull until Pawan makes his entry. His entry brings excitement to the movie. The scenes where Mark gets another chance after the tragic accident are entertaining. After that, the story moves smoothly. The first half is short and crisp. The director reduces the entertainment quotient in the second half and focuses on emotions. But the way Mark’s problems are solved one by one seems routine. The office scenes are silly and unrealistic. The family problems are also resolved in a dramatic way. The heroine’s track is also predictable. The first half hour of the second half lowers the interest level of the audience. But in the last half hour, the movie delivers its message strongly. The movie shows how Mark realizes that he is a guest on this earth and leaves as a guest gracefully. This is where Trivikram’s touch is visible.

Artistes’ Performances:

‘Bro’ is a movie that relies heavily on Pawan Kalyan’s star power. Without him, the movie would be ordinary and dull. Pawan plays the role of God of Time, who gives a second chance to Mark, a self-centered employee who dies in a car accident. Pawan impresses with his trademark style and charisma, even though he plays a divine character. He is perfect for this role and every scene with him is a delight for the fans. Sai Tej’s performance is decent, but he lacks the energy and charm that he had before his real-life accident. However, this suits his character, who also suffers from an accident and gets a second life. In this sense, Tej is a suitable choice for this role. Heroine Ketika Sharma looks average and does not have much scope. Rohini plays the role of Mark’s mother very well. She is a natural in such roles. Vennela Kishore has a limited role as Mark’s boss and does not get to show his comic talent. Priya Prakash Warrier does a good job. Raja Chembolu is also fine.

Technical Excellence:

Thaman disappoints with the songs. Except for the ‘Bro’ chant, the songs are mediocre and forgettable. But Thaman compensates with his background music, which elevates the scenes involving Pawan. Thaman’s RR gives a good boost to many scenes with Pawan. Cinematography by Sujeeth Vasudev is good. The visuals are colorful and vibrant. The production values are average. The movie does not look like a Pawan Kalyan movie in terms of quality. The screenplay has some traces of Trivikram’s touch in the dialogues. Trivikram delivers some meaningful lines that convey the value of time and the essence of life. But overall, the audience expects more from Trivikram. Samudrakhani’s direction is okay. He chooses a concept that has universal appeal, but he does not execute it well. The story has no surprises or twists. The narration is mostly flat and predictable.

bro movie review
bro movie review

Positive points:

  • The film has a unique premise and a novel plot that keeps the viewers hooked.
  • The film delivers a noble message about the importance of living in the present and cherishing every moment .
  • The film has a good balance of humor, emotion, drama and action, keeping the audience engaged throughout.
  • Pawan Kalyan is the highlight of the film, as he plays the role of Time with ease and charisma.
  • Sai Dharam Tej does a commendable job as Mark.
  • The cinematography by Sujith Vasudev is impressive.
  • The editing by Naveen Nooli is crisp and smooth, keeping the pace of the film steady.
  • The production values by People Media Factory.

Minus points:

  • The film has some logical loopholes and inconsistencies in the plot, Some of the situations that Mark faces are too convenient or unrealistic.
  • The film has some clichéd and predictable elements in the story.
  • Some of the subplots are also weak and underdeveloped.
  • The film has some over-the-top and exaggerated scenes.
  • Some of the scenes are also dragged or stretched unnecessarily, making the film little bit lengthy.
  • The film has some dull and boring moments, especially in the second half, where the pace drops and the story becomes repetitive.
  • The VFX work could have been a lot better
bro movie review
bro movie review

Verdict: BRO has a good storyline, but it suffers from a weak execution. It might appeal to Pawan Kalyan’s fans, but it might not have a lasting impact at the box office.

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