Ram Venkat Srikar
A Noble Theme
We have seen many films that speak about the value of life, but Bro (or Vinodhaya Sitham) is that rare movie that underlines the bitter reality: our presence or life doesn't make much of a difference.
Sai Dharam Tej's Mark is a busy man who barely has time for his family but he meets with a fatal accident. When a distraught Mark pleads Time (played by Pawan Kalyan) for... more time, he is granted an extension of 90 days to live.
Excessive Fan Service Spoils The Show
Every time the film remembers it has to appeal to the humongous fanbase of Pawan Kalyan, it resorts to a reference song from his filmography. We get generous doses of fan service that runs the course of its time pretty soon, once the modus operandi of the film becomes apparent. This is the biggest problem with the film.
Lack Of Creative Ideas
The most disappointing moment in the film is the recreation of the 'La la Bheemla' from Bheemla Nayak, which was released just a year ago. And neither did the makers have a fresh take on it or repurposed the song; they essentially recreated a bit from the song.
The Only Saving Grace
Despite all its flaws, Bro manages to harbour its noble intentions at the end and the final few moments are genuinely moving, when we see Mark embrace his flaws and the meaning of existence. I wish the making complemented the vision and writing invigorated the intentions.