Brochevarevarura movie review: A finely woven web of coincidences
This is a well-written and a well-rounded film, which plays around in the sandbox of human emotions
As one would have gathered from the trailers and the promotions, Brochevarevarura has a lot of characters. However, the movie is nothing like it seems. And the reveal of this, as you watch the film, is actually satisfying. Vishal (Satyadev) is an aspiring director, who does everything he can to reach a top actress Shalini (Nivetha Pethuraj) to narrate his story. Shalini, impressed by his pitch, meets him to sit down for a full narration. Rahul (Sree Vishnu), along with his friends Rocky (Priyadarshi) and Rambo (Rahul Ramakrishna), are adults who are still struggling to pass intermediate. Mithra (Nivetha Thomas), the principal’s daughter, who is just as bad as the three guys at studies, finds solace in their friendship. After a little backstory on all these characters, the rest of the film brings these two stories together in a neat little 'bow' at the end.
Brochevarevarura is a well-written and a well-rounded film, which plays around in the sandbox of human emotions. The comedy in the film is not forced and it brings out laughs even in the intense moments during the second half, without resorting to tricks like force-fitted comedy tracks. We start to care for the characters and begin to root for them by the interval. The little “oh” moment at the interval too sits great, and also makes you rethink all that you had assumed in the first half.
Director: Vivek Athreya
Cast: Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Thomas, Satyadev, Nivetha Pethuraj
The tone of the film is natural, yet quirky when it has to be. The theatre bursts with laughter at the things that the characters say, do or feel within the narrative. The story itself is a beautiful tapestry of coincidences, woven together seamlessly. You might think it's a convenient ploy to make these characters cross paths through some far-fetched coincidences, but this film somehow convinces us. That is how much you will be drawn in, right from the first frame, all the way till the end.
It very gently touches upon serious issues like sexual harassment, victim blaming, and flesh trade, and does it so well that you will feel uncomfortable, but will still relate to them. They don't scream out at you or rile you up. The filmmaker manages to take these topics and blend them with the narrative in a way that it hits you right where it hurts.
Sree Vishnu seems pretty comfortable playing Rahul. And it's nice to see Nivetha Thomas finally play her age. Even though she doesn't speak much as Mithra, her dialogue delivery still needs work, not with her diction, but actually in modulation. Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna are loyal sidekicks both to the character and to the narrative. Satyadev and Nivetha Pethuraj play mature roles with clarity of thought as opposed to the others, and the contrast hits you effectively. The music isn’t much to remember, except the song Vagaladi, which is quite an earworm.
Overall, Brochevarevarura is a film that is definitely worth watching.