Bhagavanth Kesari is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language action comedy-drama film directed by Anil Ravipudi and produced by Sahu Garapati and Harish Peddi, under Shine Screens banner.
CAST: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Kajal Aggarwal, Sreeleela, Arjun Rampal, P. Ravi Shankar, R. Sarathkumar, Raghu Babu in lead roles.
TELUGU SWAG RATING:
TELUGU 360 (Rating: 3/5):
Bhagavanth Kesari is a solid commercial entertainer. The second half was racy and better than the first half. Balakrishna performs excellently as Kesari, he is even better than Akhanda for fans. There are very powerful dialogues throughout the film without going over the top. Mass action blocks are effective. The emotional scenes worked out for the ladies, Sreeleela is a super surprise with her acting. Director Anil Ravipudi has shown Balayya in a different dimension. A Good watch for the Dasara season.
Great Andhra (Rating: 2.5/5):
Overall, Bhagavanth Kesari offers an ordinary story with a fresh characterization of Balakrishna. It is neither a typical Balayya-style movie nor an Anil Ravipudi mark movie, but a blend of both which could attract a family audience along with the fans.
Mirchi9 (Rating: 2.5/5):
Overall, ‘Bhagavanth Kesari’ has a slow and somewhat passable first half, but the more action-packed and engaging second half with a meaningful message makes it a one-time watch for the festive season.
123TELUGU (Rating: 3.25/5):
On the whole, Bhagavanth Kesari delivers an engaging blend of action and emotional drama, fueled by finest performances from Balakrishna and Sreeleela. Their combo scenes are a delight to watch, especially in emotional scenes. However, a sluggish second half and occasional unnecessary scenes do challenge the film’s overall pacing. Balakrishna’s compelling screen presence and impactful dialogues provide a treat for fans. You can confidently choose to watch this film during the weekend for an enjoyable cinematic experience.
Times Of India (Rating: 3.25/5):
Bhagavanth Kesari is a triumphant cinematic achievement that showcases the grandeur of Telugu cinema. With a stellar cast, impeccable production values, and a riveting narrative, the film is a treat for both fans of historical epics and those who appreciate powerful storytelling. Nandamuri Balakrishna’s iconic portrayal of Kesari, combined with Anil Ravupudi’s direction, makes this film a must-watch. It is a tale of valor and legacy that will leave a lasting impression and earn its place in the field of Telugu cinema.