`Birugaali` suffers from old formula, slow pace (IANS Film Review)
Birugaali is Harsha Reddy`s second directorial venture. Just like
his first film Geleya, the choreographer-turned-director has used
all the commercial ingredients in this film too.
While Mungaru Male writer Preetham Gubbi wrote the story of his
directorial debut, Reddy has himself penned the story of his second film.
His debut film Geleya did show sparks of his talent and he won
accolades for beautiful picturisation of songs. Even in his second film Birugaali
the song picturisation is classy and choreography is perfect. But the film
suffers because of a weak story and slow pace of narrative.
Set in the underworld, Birugaali is a romantic film. But the
narrative is so slow that the second half drags. There are too many unnecessary
sequences in the film that makes it a dull fare.
The story revolves around Hachchi who is in love with Karishma. There is another
girl called Anju who is in love with him, but she never shows her emotions.
Meanwhile, Hachchi gets involved with underworld dons who want to have a full
control over the crime world. And they are being helped by a police officer.
How Hachchi comes out of their clutches forms the rest of the story. And there
is also a sentimental angle to the whole story when Hachchi`s identity is
revealed by his mother.
Chethan, who had excelled in his first film Aa Dinagalu, proves his
mettle in action and sentimental scenes. Though he has worked hard to get the
required physique for the action scenes, he doesn`t look convincing in romantic
Sithara Vaidya has got a good role in the film and Tara is impressive too. H.C.
Venu has done a good work behind the camera. Arjun`s compositions are melodious.
The song Madhura Pisumaathige is well-composed and well-picturised.
Birugaali could have been a good entertainer if the narrative was a
little fast. The film can be seen once.