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Bhala Thandanana Review


"Bhala Thandanana" is a new Indian Telugu-language action-thriller film directed by Chaitanya Dantluri and produced by Rajani Korrapati under Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram. It was released on May 6, 2022, and has been highly anticipated due to the success of past films produced by Korrapati."

Bhala Thandanana features top actors from the South Indian film industry, including Sree Vishnu, Catherine Tresa, and Ramachandra Raju. The highly anticipated movie showcases their exceptional performances in various roles.

Bhala Thandanana Review


Rating: 2.5/5

Release Date

The film Bhala Thandanana was initially set to release on April 30, 2022 but premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on May 20, 2022 instead.

Cast of the Movie

  • Sree Vishnu as Chandra "Chandu" Shekar[5]
  • Catherine Tresa as Sasirekha "Sasi", investigative journalist
  • Ramachandra Raju as Anand Bali[6]
  • Posani Krishna Murali as Dayamayam
  • Ravi Varma as Bhadra
  • Srikanth Iyengar as Sasi's brother-in-law
  • Srinivasa Reddy as Murthy
  • Aadarsh Balakrishna as Shafi
  • Ayyappa P. Sharma as Chakri
  • Satya as Balu
  • Chaitanya Krishna as Ghani
  • Bhupal Raju as Yadav

Story of the Movie

Shashirekha is an investigative journalist who meets Chandrasekhar while covering news at an orphanage. Despite his belief that they are in love, Shashirekha reveals she is investigating a mafia don named Anand Bali.

A series of murders occur in the City while Shashirekha uncovers a theft of Rs 2,000 crore at Anand Bali Handover and publishes it. Chandu goes missing under suspicious circumstances. The movie follows whether Chandu is connected to the stolen money and if he and Shashirekha will be reunited.


Chandu is an accountant at an orphanage who meets investigative journalist Sasirekha, who is trying to solve a series of murders involving Anand Bali's employees in this film.


The movie "Bhala Tandanana" has predictable plot twists, with the revelation of the protagonist's other identity being overused. Even those unfamiliar with movies can easily guess what will happen.

The story and screenplay by Srikanth Vissa, who previously wrote "Khiladi" with similar twists for Ravi Teja, have unexciting plot developments throughout.

The title of the Movie, "Bhala Tandanana," comes from a song that emphasizes equality among all people. The author interprets the title to suggest that everyone is equal in their desire for money and greed.

The film's plot revolves around Rs 2000 crore but takes too long to reach the point. The first half contains introductions and a boring subplot about Catherine and Sree Vishnu.

Catherine plays the role of a journalist uncovering large-scale scams. However, her fear arises when her Bava blackmails for money and shows no interest in learning about the hero's background. The journalism scenes are deemed outdated.

The hero plans to steal Rs 2000 crore while the villain, Garuda Ram, adds twists. However, the plot lacks originality for an intelligent action thriller. The Movie's direction and screenplay are lackluster, with uninspiring Squid Game-inspired climax scenes that fall flat. The second part contains an unnecessary hint.

Actor Sree Vishnu, known for his unique story choices, should avoid attempting an action-hero image and instead focus on his core strength.

"Bhala Thandhanana" is a mediocre attempt overall.

Positive Points:

Sree Vishnu delivers a strong performance in the film, portraying a character with two distinct personalities. Catherine Tressa also shines in her role. The story is compelling and showcases Vishnu's acting skills well.

The Telugu movie features a good comedy from Satya and a strong performance by Posani Krishna Murali in the second half. Ramachandra Raju gets a full-length villain role, while other artists justify their roles. The action is decent, and production values are high.

Negative Points:

Despite Sree Vishnu's strong performance, the action drama Bhala Thandhanana fails to engage with a slow narration and weak story. The main antagonist Garuda Ram lacks power and attention to appearance.

Bhala Thandhanana struggles due to slow narration and unimpressive songs and dialogues. While the climax is unique, it isn't executed well enough. With a better focus on concise storytelling, it could have been a successful action drama.


Lastly, The Indian Telugu-language film Bhala Thandanana is an action-thriller with a talented cast delivering captivating performances. With intense action sequences and a gripping storyline, this movie offers a thrilling cinematic experience for those who enjoy action-packed thrillers with compelling characters and engaging plot twists.

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