The uncle-nephew duo, Pawan Kalyan and Sai Dharam Tej, have occasionally shared moments of laughter and fun, setting
aside the reliance on hit songs from their past blockbuster films. However, director Samuthirakani’s Telugu film ‘Bro’ falls
flat despite the effort.
When a movie heavily depends on a star’s past hit songs, incorporating them along with dialogues from their blockbuster
films, but fails to deliver fresh and extraordinary moments, it can end up as a significant disappointment. The pairing of
uncle-nephew Pawan Kalyan and Sai Dharam Tej in the Telugu film ‘Bro – The Avatar’ is a case in point. Director
Samuthirakani, who has written and directed Tamil original Vinodhaya Sitham, once again worked on a storyline that suited
the personalities of Pawan Kalyan and Sai Dharam Tej, with the help of Trivikram Srinivas’s screenplay and dialogues. Still,
‘Bro’ ends up as a lackluster film that occasionally brings some excitement but turns into a tedious soap opera despite
having a good storyline.
The main storyline is not entirely bad; it conveys a relevant message that highlights the universal truth that none of us are
indispensable. Our homes and workplaces will continue to function without us, and life moves on. The story can work as a
fable, offering the audience some lessons in humility.
Samuthirakani and Trivikram Srinivas appropriately refer to the central character as Markandeyulu (Sai Dharam Tej). Mark,
as he is referred to by his colleagues and friends, thinks he is presenting his best version in front of his family and
colleagues and believes he knows everything. On numerous occasions, he asserts, “Time is a luxury I simply can’t afford.”