The movie revolves around the story of a brand obsessed person who, unknowingly, falls in love with a maid mistaking her as Home Minister’s daughter.
Brand Babu Movie Review & Story:
Directed by Prabhakar Podakandla, Brand Babu is a story of Diamond Ratnam (Sumanth
Shailendra), a brand obsessed young man, who is the only son of Ratnam (Murali Sharma).
Ratnam is a business mogul who commands a high status and wants his son, Diamond, to follow his steps. He leads a luxurious lifestyle and gives preference to branded stuff to other ones. He wants to cast this “bandwagon” effect on his son as well and succeeds in making him the “Brand Babu”. Diamond wears top most brands from Gucci, Armani, and Rolex to Tommy. His father makes every possible effort to inspire him to fall for brands. That’s how he falls for Radha (Eesha Rebba), who serves as a maid at the Home Minister’s house. When the truth unfolds by the time of engagement, Diamond still wants to marry the same girl; not because he loves her, but because he believes this as his way into Home Minister’s heart. All this while, Radha feels that Diamond has been making such efforts because he loves her. What happens when she gets to know the truth? Will Diamond continue chasing fame and money, or will he consider his emotions over all the worldly things? To get the answers to all of these questions, you need to watch the movie.
Sumanth Shailendra hasn’t done much justice to the role he plays as a “Brand Babu”; perhaps someone with more attitude and charisma would have been a better fit for the role. Sumanth’s acting is very pale at most places. He fails to convey the emotions at many instances. This film marking his debut in the Telugu industry, we could totally sense as to why he couldn’t relate to the character. Eesha Rabba appears limiting her acting skills. There is clear lack of energy in her performance. Dialogue delivery needs improvement; it seemed pretentious. Other actors played their roles par average. Poojitha Ponnada hardly has any role; she is more like a mannequin in the movie. Murali Sharma’s acting went over the top. All in all, everyone appears disconnected and struggling with their respective roles.
Although Sumanth Shailendra is a talented artist, he could not portray the image of “Brand
Babu” properly. His debut into a new language movie might be the reason for this. The director should have taken well care of it by masking his flaws with strongly written dialogues or glossier outfits and makeup. The first half is better than the second half of the movie, which unnecessarily stretches to disappoint the audience. Cinematography by Phalani Karthik is just average. The movie barely succeeds at delivering any message. It has the impression of being more like a collision of confused actors. There is no depth when it comes to showing brand obsession or human emotions. Maruthi Dasari needs to realise that it is high time for him to get back on track; his name only won’t bring success to the movie.
Telugu Bullet Rating: 2.25/5.