Director: Nanda Kishore
Cast: Manoranjan, Saikumar, Sithara, Mishti Chakraborthy, Sadhu Kokila, Kuri Prathap, Avinash and others
Despite being another remake venture by Nanda Kishore, who usually relies on build-ups and mix-masalas, this one is all about Manoranjan Ravichandran’s second outing at the box office after an impressive debut with 'Saheba.' Riding high on expectations with a heavier title such as 'Bruhaspati’, Manoranjan further excels with his ability as an actor, including his dedication to take up new challenges, be it physical transformation or delivering lengthy dialogues with a punch.
With hardly anything to alter with the subject, the director does a clean reproduction of the original with a few changes. That apart, this one has nothing to be termed exaggerated or lavish at spending on sets or abroad locations.
For the benefit of the audience, who are unaware of the original film 'Velaiilla Pattadhari,' 'Bruhaspati' is about a qualified engineer, who is adamant on taking up only an engineering job, though he faces personal humiliation at the hands of his father, who compares him to his younger brother who is successful and earning.
Saikumar and Sithara as parents are best at handling the situation at home, and the jobless tale takes a twist with the entry of a new neighbour. As expected, the family who have moved in to the locality has a pretty girl, and the jobless hero is obviously interested, and further accidental events makes him fall for her. It becomes serious when the mother departs rights before interval.
Mishti Chakraborthy makes a pretty debut adding her charm in the beautiful phase of the story. While Manoranjan scores high, his mannerisms at times remind of his star father - Crazy Star Ravichandran. In fact, he has an added feature such as dance and fight. While romance comes naturally to him, there is some scope for improvisation, and Manoranjan is sweating it hard to make his star father, and his legendary grandfather, Veeraswamy proud.
Irrespective of how well it fares at the box office, it is going to be a positive one for Manoranjan and a better platform for a third in a row. Overall, it's decent family entertainment which satisfies audience, with very less to complain in the end....