Bethaludu Telugu Movie Review
Dinesh (Vijay Anthony) is an IT professional working in a MNC in Hyderabad. He marries Aishwarya (Arundhathi Nair) who got connected to him in a matrimonial site and things start going worse from then. He hear his inner voices in the name of Bethala character and which always orders him to suicide. His friend saves him by giving his life while in one of such incidents. He then goes meet a psychologist (Kitty) along with his boss (Y G Mahendra) and gets to know a little bit about his past life and after that he goes in search of that story without even knowing him about going and knows about Jayalakshmi, Sharma and his son. Who are they?? What is their relation with Dinesh? These questions form the rest of the story.
Vijay Anthony as Dinesh and Sharma is terrific and has done justice for both variant roles. He scores well as performer. Arundhati Nair as Aishwarya and Jaya Lakshmi is fantastic and she too performed well in her variant roles. Y G Mahendra is good as boss of Vijay Anthony. Kitty is good as Psychologist of Vijay Anthony. The one who did Vijay Anthony’s friend role is superb in the very limited screen presence. Other actors performed well as per the requirement of their roles.
Vijay Anthony’s Performance
Background score by Vijay Anthony
Vijay Anthony’s production values are top notch. The locations chosen, and the set up featuring the old village in the first half have been showcased quite nicely. Music is very decent and as said earlier, Vijay Anthony’s background score is very good. Dialogues are neat and so was the camera work.
Coming to the director Pradeep, he has done a very decent job with the film. His screenplay needs a special mention during the first half as many scenes are interlaced with different twists and turns. However, he lets go of things during the later part makes the film predictable and slow. It is a catch 20-20 situation where a particular section might like what is showcased depending on the flow of the film. But at the same time, it can disappoint many who expect something very interesting after all the suspense filled proceedings.
On the whole Bhetaludu is a film which has some very gripping moments throughout. The storyline and execution are quite new and makes things interesting for the entire first half. However, a slow and a bit over the top second half and can spoil the fun completely. If you are tired of the regular masala entertainers which are churned out every week, you can easily give this film a shot which promises something different and ends up as a time pass watch this weekend.