Bhairava Geetha Review: A simple story in the world of machetes and bloodshed
Debutant director Siddhartha Shankar seems to be following in the footsteps of Ram Gopal Varma
Bhairava Geetha’s director Siddhartha Shankar seems to have kept Gandhi’s thoughts of non-violence aside. The debutant director, who has managed to create his own niche, seems to be following in the footsteps of Ram Gopal Varma.
The story about social structure is not new. Quite predictably, a rich girl falls in love with a poor boy. Geetha (Irra Mor), Sankrappa’s (Balraj) daughter returns after studying in London, and falls for Bhairava (Dhananjay), who works as a domestic help at the landlord Sankrappa’s house.
A series of incidents lead to violence in the name of love. Siddartha’s story is simple but takes us to a world of machetes and bloodshed. It creates an uncomfortable, but effective narrative on fighting for love. For a first-timer, it is a good attempt. Fights and love sequences are well-executed, and choice of locations are apt.
As for Dhananjay, his character allows him to prove his versatility, and he has stayed to true to his character. Though a debutant, Irra looks classy and has put her best foot forward. But, there’s room for improvement. With Vijay as villain and Shiva as Dhananjay’s friend, the film comes with a host of character artistes, who get an important place.
The highlight of the film is its music by Ravi Shankar. With good melodies, the film’s background score is top-notch and actually lifts the film. Cinematographer Jagadeesh Cheekati has captured the best locations, which enhance the story. This film is strictly for those who are ready for the consequences of falling in love.