The film 'Budhivantha' is according to the title. It is intelligently narrated with loads of dialogue from Upendra that is very kicking and peppy for the fans. With major shades of KB's 'Naan Avanillai' the film is polished well to suit the image of Upendra. The purpose of the film is interesting and like a fashion parade Upendra walks away with pretty women perfecting their life at the end in a responsible manner. What is shown in harsh style in 'Naan Avanillai' is commercialized here yet the dignity is maintained.
In the court hall Panchamrutha (Upendra) is the prime accused according to the police and he is standing before the judge (played by Lakshmi). Panchamrutha claims that he is a Mangalorean speaking the language in the accent of that region but the public prosecutor (Siddaraj Kalyankar) places the cases one after the other. In all the cases Panchamrutha says he is not the one who the PP is talking about even though the four ditched women say he is the one cheated. That is the brilliance of Panchamrutha. He is not ready to accept his brother in the court hall and all clues generated go useless. He is such a clever conman with a purpose. He is not after lust or lavish property of all the greedy women he picks up. He wants to teach the woman who are in false prestige. For this he has a horrible story that is told in the flashback.
Why Panchamrutha in the get up of Ashok Mittal, Zakir Hussain, Samara Simha Reddy, Shyamprasad, Rajaneesh duped the pretty women and girls is because he wanted to bring them in right order. But with no proof in the court hall he is let free from charges. The police department feels depressed as the judgment in goes favor of Panchamrutha. As a responsible citizen Panchamrutha puts all of them in right order and how he cleverly handles it is high point of the film.
This film is Upendra all the way. In seven different get ups Upendra not only shines very well but his dialogue is the redeeming feature. He follows the trend he has set in from 'Raktha Kanneeru' and gets wonderful applause for his dialogues which he had written with lyricist Ramanarayan. The five beautiful girls who get grilled intellectually from Upendra - Suman Ranganath, Brinda, Nathanya, Saloni and Pooja Gandhi are a treat to watch. All of them are beautiful on screen and in a song each with Upendra set the screen on fire.
Lakshmi as judge is very apt and Sridhar as Upendra's brother is another right selection. Music director Vijay Anthony is another kicking point with cameraman R.Giri in this film 'Budhivantha'.
The songs Chitranna Chitranna, Ravi Vermana, Naan Avanalla, Raa Raarara Raja... Nee Nanage Beku..are well sung and captured. The costumes and locations set for the songs are worth seeing again and again.
For Uppi fans this is a real 'Panchamrutha'. For woman audience this is a must watch. For men this is a proud film because the film gives tips to use brain to tackle the greedy woman. A good entertainer.