Nandamuri Kalyanram’s Bimbisara Movie Review

Star Cast: Nandamuri Harikrishna, Catherine Tresa, Samyuktha Menon, Vennela Kishore, Prakash Raj, Srinivas Reddy
Cinematography by Chota k Naidu
Edited by Tammiraju
Music Composed by Chirantan Bhatt & M M Keeravani
Director: Mallidi Vasishta
Produced by Kosaraju Harikrishna

Nandamuri Kalyanram has been trying hard to find a blockbuster success that would be apt for all the work he has put in. He took a leap of huge faith with Bimbisara Movie, as the story is not at all regular and slightly risky. Debutant Mallidi Vasisht wrote and directed this fantasy. The teaser and trailer has raised expectations among cinema fans. Did the team love up to the expectations. Let’s discuss..


In 5th century A.D, Bimbisara (Nandamuri Kalyanram) a cruel king, looks to rule entire world and steals all possible valuables like money, gold and anything of value. He stores it all in a cave and locks the cave with then biometric system – his voice, his hand print with the help of mantras. His twin brother Devadutta (Kalyanram) accidentally finds a mirror demon who presents him with a gift to travel through time via the special mirror designed by him. Devadutta to put an end to Bimbisara’s cruel rule plans to present him the mirror.

On the other hand, in 1974, a doctor plans to find Dhanvantari book hidden in Bimbisara cave. But he gets killed by the biometric system. His son vows to find the way out to open the cave. Devadutta successfully sends Bimbisara into 2022 timeline. One day, Bimbisara notices someone claiming to be his family nembers or successors doing charity in his hame and inaugurating his statue. An accident takes place at the spot, a young kid saves Bimbisara from the accident. Looking at her, Bimbisara gets shocked. Why? How could Devadutta send Bimbisara into this world? Is there any connection between two timelines? Watch the movie to know.


Nandamuri Kalyanram tried a different look for his new movie, a historical fantasy, Bimbisara. Kalyanram worked hard to look apt as Bimbisara. His screen presence and dialogue delivery have worked out well for this role. He avoided any kind of commercial.deviations for this role too. His efforts make the movie. Catherine Tresa and Samyuktha Menon looked good. Srinivas Reddy, Vennela Kishore,. Chammak Chandra, Rajeev Kanakala did well.

Mallidi Vashist did a good job with his writing and direction for a debutant. But he couldn’t really come up with a script that looks as unique as the concept. He resorted to major number of cliches in this screenplay. Those really let down the movie from being an unique experience. The time travel logics and parallel screenplay look too convenient rather than creative. Performances and concept save the movie but narrative could have been much much better. Music by Chirantan Bhatt is not that good but MM Keeravani’s Bgm is good . Camerawork and VFX could have been better but for the budget this is quality efficient work. Editing could have better as there are many jumps in the story in random fashion. On the whole, the fresh concept could have been executed much better and writing could have been much creative. Watch this movie for the performances and concept, efforts put in by the team.

Nandamuri Kalyanram
Few scenes

Drag in Second Hour
Too Convenient Screenplay

Rating: 3/5

Bottom-line: Kalyanram’s Show

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