Ram Venkat Srikar
You know that ‘Balakrishna’ is a separate genre with its own set of rules. When he makes half a dozen bad guys fly in the air with a kick, you don’t question the practicality of this action because that’s how this genre works.
Bhagavanth Kesari works pretty well on both fronts to a large extent, offering us an action entertainer with its heart at the right place. It’s a simple but interesting storyline, especially for the masala treatment it gets.
For a film that’s trying to be both massy and meaningful, the narrative flows very well, with the humour, heroism, and emotion complementing each other wonderfully.
There’s an undercurrent of humour in Anil Ravipudi's writing throughout the narrative of Bhagavanth Kesari, lending a clever quirk to heavy-duty drama and action sequences.
Where Bhagavanth Kesari really surprises is on the emotion and the ‘message’ front. The tool it uses to deliver its women empowerment message is quite simple and familiar: arrogant, narrow-minded men.