Bheemla Nayak Review: Bheemla Nayak tells the story of an altercation between two polar opposite personalities. One is the former, Bheemla Nayak (Pawan Kalyan), and the other is the current protagonist, Daniel Sekhar (Rana Daggubati). What causes the conflict, and how it culminates as a repercussion of that conflict are the basic plot points of the film.
Bheemla Nayak Cast
Pawan Kalyan as SI Bheemla Nayak
Rana Daggubati as Daniel “Danny” Shekar
Nithya Menen as Suguna
Samuthirakani as Daniel’s father
Rao Ramesh as Nagaraju
Murali Sharma as CI Kodanda Ram
Raghu Babu as Balaji
An ambitious politician named Daniel Sekhar (Rana) is arrested at a check post. He throws a series of tantrums at the police station and this does not sit well with SI Bheemla Nayak (Pawan Kalyan).
Bheemla Nayak and Daniel Sekhar are locked in an ego clash that turns into a large tug of war. Who wins this big battle of egos is the story of the film.
The basic plot
Pawan Kalyan’s swag and performance
Rana Daggubati as egoistic man
The intense dramatic moments
Thaman’s background score
The climax portion
Rana’s scenes in the second half
In Bheemla Nayak, Pawan Kalyan displays his fiery nature in full force. He emotes with his eyes at times, but when it comes to emotional outbursts, Pawan is all out.
He plays the part of Daniel Shekar superbly and Pawan is in full control here. Rana is yet another big asset of Bheemla Nayak. It is impossible to imagine anyone else playing the role as well as Rana did.
Rana is marvelous from the first scene to the last. His attitude and the way he provokes Pawan Kalyan are shown well. In a way, this is Rana’s best performance thus far and he never gets bogged down by a towering personality like Pawan Kalyan.
Bheemla Nayak is a drama about a confrontation and has no scope for entertainment. As a result, fans may feel disappointed a bit. Also, after the first twenty minutes, the film becomes slow as Pawan Kalyan seems subdued.
The film’s second half picks up after nothing happens in the first half. Rana’s character is portrayed as an egoistic person, but as the film progresses, his character graph is not handled adequately.
“Bheemla Nayak”, directed by Saagar Chandra, has been adapted by Trivikram. It retains the basic storyline of the original and follows its script for the first half. The second half is significantly different.
It is true that the Malayalam version has balanced two characters, but “Bheemla Nayak” is more tilted towards Pawan Kalyan. The first half of the film shows how they conflict. The after-intermission bang sets the mood nicely. The second half of the film differs from the Malayalam version.
With his music, Thaman elevates the mood with effective music. He gives what is needed, never straying from the theme. Veteran cinematographer Ravi K Chandran carries the mood with his unobtrusive lighting.