AHA has released a tiny film called Bloody Mary in addition to a major one like KGF2. Let’s have a look at directed by Chandoo Mondeti’s AHA-backed thriller.
Mary (Nivetha Pethuraj) is an orphan who grows up with her best friends Raju and Basha. She works as a nurse and gets drawn into the murder of a senior doctor by accident. If that wasn’t enough, Mary’s friend, Basha (Kireeti), sees another killing, and Raju records the same murder on video. In all this, Ajay plays the role of a police officer for the common enemy of the friends. The film’s full narrative lies in how Mary and her pals get out of these charges unscathed.
The film’s casting is accurate, as the three characters fit their parts excellently. Nivetha Pethuraj takes the lead and plays Mary to perfection. Nivetha starts off as a meek individual, but her character’s development from timid to courageous has been well portrayed by her.
Kireeti plays the leading character, and he’s excellent as a bumbling idiot. His eyes emote well and he is helpful to the others. Rajukumar is also tidy in his job, and he adds a few chuckles here and there.
The best aspect is Ajay, who portrays the part of a disgruntled officer. Brahmiji plays a negative role in his own unique way. The cat-and-mouse game between the policeman and three companions was well depicted.
The opening sequence is effective, and the major twists are highlighted effectively. The Ajay character is also introduced correctly. However, from there, the film loses focus. Even though there was potential for more drama, the director did not make use of it.
The film’s climax is extremely anti-climatic and disappointing. There is no way to explain what I mean. All of this, coupled with the fact that Nivetha Pethuraj uses her skills to deceive the bad guys, makes it seem artificial. The final part of the film, in which Nivetha Pethuraj is revealed as a rich lady who has accomplished everything, is the most obnoxious part. The buildup shots and events presented have little effect on the audience.
Definitely a Must-Watch! Music and BGM are both excellent. The picture quality and camera work in the film were fantastic. The editing was superb, as the film is only one hour 40 minutes long. Dialogues were decent, as well as the production design.
The film’s director, Chandoo Mondeti, has done an adequate job. He is recognized for his thrillers, but he fails to deliver here. Even with so much opportunity to raise the twists and drama, he fled the movie as though he were in a hurry.
In the end, Bloody Mary has a good setting and decent performances. However, a hurried telling and silly conclusion disappoint the audience, making this film a tedious watch this weekend.
Name: Bloody Mary
Starring: Nivetha Pethuraj, Brahmaji, Ajay, Kireeti
Director: Chandoo Mondeti
Music Director: Kaala Bhairava
Written by : Prashanth Kumar Dimmala
Editor: Viplav Nishabdam
Movie Rating: 2.5/5