The last time Mahesh Babu and director Koratala Siva teamed up we got Srimanthudu, the superstar's highest grossing film. Srimanthudu was a true blue commercial film with a social message thrown in – a formula that worked like magic at the box office. Since then Mahesh Babu's been down on his luck with two back to back flops –Brahmotsavam and Spyder. In Bharat Ane Nenu, he reunites with Siva, and it looks like they may be able to recreate the Srimanthudu magic.
The trailer already told us that Mahesh plays undivided Andhra Pradesh's chief minister. Early in the film we see Bharath Ram (Mahesh) return from London to India after his father's death. Sarath Kumar (in an extended cameo), who plays the father, was also the righteous chief minister of the state. The CM's chair is now entrusted upon Mahesh by Prakash Raj, a close family friend. He, of course, has his own ulterior motives. The film then follows Bharath as he goes about correcting the deep-rooted issues in the state amid opposition from other politicians and the media.
Rarely do we get to see a big star play the chief minister. In that respect, Bharat Ane Nenu goes beyond the run-of-the-mill star vehicle catered to fanboys. Director Koratala Siva further establishes himself as a sure-shot hit machine. And importantly, it's a welcome relief for Mahesh Babu and his devoted fans.