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Ooru Peru Bhairavakona Review - The Sundeep Kishan starrer has its moments but entertains you only in parts

Ooru Peru Bhairavakona Review - The Sundeep Kishan starrer is directed by VI Anand. Varsha Bollama and Kavya Thapar play the female leads in this passable fantasy thriller 

Ooru Peru Bhairavakona Review - The Sundeep Kishan starrer has its moments but entertains you only in parts
Sundeep Kishan

Last Updated: 12.57 PM, Feb 16, 2024


Ooru Peru Bhairavakona Story

Basava (Sundeep Kishan) is a happy-go-lucky young man who robs jewellery worth lakhs. Cops start chasing him and to escape them, he lands in a village named Bhairavakona. He is accompanied by his friend John (Viva Harsha) and an unknown girl, Geetha (Kavya Thapar). Strange things start happening to them and in no time, they find out that the entire village is filled with evil spirits. Things take a crazy turn when the jewellery Basava robs is nabbed by one of the senior ghosts (Ravi Shankar). Basava and his gang get the shock of their lives when they learn that the jewellery they robbed is owned by the ghosts. Well, the rest of the story is about how Basava gets back the jewellery from a village filled with ghosts.

Ooru Peru Bhairavakona Review

Director VI Anand and Sundeep Kishan team up once again after Tiger for Ooru Peru Bhairavakona. The film has been in the news for quite some time now, as the promos created a decent buzz for the film. Does the fantasy thriller live up to expectations? It does not; it is a half-baked thriller.

The concept of ghosts robbing jewellery and how humans manage to bring it back looks quite interesting on paper. The interlinks to one of the characters played by Varsha Bollama with the ghosts also sound good. But the director takes his own sweet time to get to the actual point. He adds multiple tracks and tries to join them during the interval.

The tracks of Sundeep Kishan and Varsha Bollama are boring and do not have any meat. The film has a linear screenplay and the proceedings keep going back and forth in time. But director Anand plans his first half quite well. The lead-up to the entry into Bhairavakona has been showcased entertainingly. Once the gang enters the ghost village, Vennela Kishore's character comes in, and there is a decent comedy that is generated.

All this while, the audience has a lot of questions as to what the story is all about and they get their answers from the pre-interval block onwards. The interval bang and the setting of evil spirits vanishing with the jewellery have been showcased in a very interesting manner. The stage is set for a solid second half but this is where the film falters big time.

The key conflict is pushed aside and the heroine's past comes into play. This does not gel into the narrative, as the comedy, emotions, and thrills look rushed in the second half. The entire story is based on the concept of the love of the hero for the heroine but it is not established properly. As said earlier, the tracks of Sundeep Kishan and Varsha do not engage you much.

Ooru Peru Bhairavakona has a decent comedy, thanks to Viva Harsha and Vennela Kishore. They salvage the film to a point but the lacklustre screenplay keeps disturbing the flow of the film and in no time, the film gets over and the audience is left with mixed feelings. In all this, it is Sundeep Kishan who holds our attention with his sincere performance. He, as the daring youth who goes after the evil spirit, carries the film on his shoulders.

Sundeep Kishan
Sundeep Kishan

Kavya Thapar looks beautiful and ably supports Sundeep Kishan in the film. Viva Harsha is getting better with each film and evokes decent laughs. Ravi Shankar plays the main villain and he is over the top. His character is not established well and the talented actor looks out of place in the film. Varsha Bollama gets the best role in the film. It gives her a lot of scope to perform and she delivers the best. Vennela Kishore is also hilarious in his role.

Ooru Peru Bhairavakona is a fantasy thriller and needs to have top-notch visuals as it deals with evil spirits. The camera work is top-notch, as the nighttime visuals are showcased superbly. However, the VFX could have been a lot better. Also, the music composed by Sekhar Chandra is superb. All the songs are good and fit perfectly into the narrative. The BGM is also solid and elevates the thrills superbly.

Credit should go to the art department, as the production design depicting the haunted mansions is done well. Director VI Anand had a great story that could have been narrated as a horror comedy or a fantasy thriller. But he adds unnecessary subplots and this creates boredom for the audience. The film is not bad but does not excite you much as well.


Ooru Peru Bhairavakona Verdict

On the whole, Ooru Peru Bhairavakona is a fantasy thriller that falters in the latter half. The comedy, thrills, and tension are maintained well only in the first half. But when it matters the most, the entire second half is rushed and makes the film look half-baked. Give it a shot but keep your expectations in check. 

Sundeep Kishan and Varsha Bollamma
Sundeep Kishan and Varsha Bollamma


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