Bhagavanth Kesari Review

Bhagavanth Kesari Movie Review And Rating

Bhagavanth Kesari Cast: Balakrishna, Sri Leela, Kajal, Arjun Rampal, Sarath Kumar, Ravi Shankar, John Vijay, and others

Cinematography: C. Ramprasad

Editing: Tammiraju

Music: S. S. Thaman

Director: Anil Ravipudi

Producers: Sahu Garapati, Harish Pedi

Release Date: October 19, 2023

Nandamuri Balakrishna, fresh off the success of “Akhanda” and “Veera Simha Reddy,” is back in action with “Bhagavanth Kesari.” Directed by the accomplished filmmaker Anil Ravipudi, this film has garnered considerable anticipation. In this review, we’ll delve into how this action-packed film, featuring Kajal as the lead and Sri Leela as the heroine, fares.

Story: The story revolves around Bhagavanth Kesari (Balakrishna), who is wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. During his incarceration, he forms a bond with the jailer (Sarath Kumar) and his five-year-old daughter, Vijaya Lakshmi. Upon learning about Bhagavanth’s background, the jailer released him on August 15. Tragically, the jailer meets with an accident, and Bhagavanth takes on the responsibility of raising Vijaya Lakshmi (Sri Leela). Bhagavanth is determined to fulfill the jailer’s wish of seeing his daughter become an army officer. However, their lives take a dramatic turn when Rahul Sanghi (Arjun Rampal), a corporate figure embroiled in a power struggle, attempts to harm Vijaya Lakshmi. The movie unfolds as Bhagavanth endeavors to shield her from corporate machinations and guide her towards becoming an army officer.

Actors: The movie primarily revolves around two characters, portrayed brilliantly by Balakrishna and Sri Leela. Balakrishna delivers a standout performance, excelling in both action and emotional scenes. His powerful dialogues are bound to elicit whistles from the audience. Sri Leela brings energy to her character and manages to hold her own alongside Balakrishna. She convincingly emotes in the sentimental sequences. Kajal’s role, although limited, seems to be primarily for glamour and doesn’t fully capitalize on her potential. Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal’s portrayal of the antagonist leaves a strong impression, marking his successful entry into Tollywood. Other supporting actors have relatively insignificant roles.

Analysis: Director Anil Ravipudi takes a different approach with “Bhagavanth Kesari,” moving away from his signature comedic style to focus on mass appeal. The film showcases well-executed action sequences and handles the emotional father-daughter moments effectively. It conveys a powerful message about not underestimating women and their capabilities. The film benefits from excellent cinematography and editing. Thaman’s music, while limited in quantity, complements the narrative effectively. The background score is decent. The production values at Shine Screens are commendable.


  1. Impressive action sequences
  2. Effective emotional moments
  3. Notable music by S. S. Thaman


  1. Conventional storyline
  2. Limited comedy elements

Verdict: “Bhagavanth Kesari” is a treat for Balakrishna fans, with compelling action and emotional sequences. Sri Leela’s delightful performance caters to a younger audience. This Dussehra release caters to mass audiences and continues Balakrishna’s successful streak after “Akhanda” and “Veera Simha Reddy.”

Rating: 2.75/5

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