It is the spectacular screenplay cinema loaded with mind blowing action and equally brilliant performance from lead actors. An engineering graduate director Shashank has prepared a wonderful mathematical calculation and makes it tough to understand. At the same time he gives convincing screenplay. When the film is half an hour to end director Shashank brings in top actress Bhavana Menon that gives a wonderful turn to all the belief of the audience.
The film is much more than snake and ladder game told in the silver screen in the last 100 years of Indian cinema. The graduation in screenplay is seen, post graduation in performance plus grandeur required for the film is well fed. The punching dialogues by ML Prasanna is a 'Ugadi' feast to Sudeep fans. This film once again registers and reaffirm that a good screenplay is the hall mark for getting hold of the attention.
The twists and turns are more than half dozen and each time it moves for 15 minutes making the audience belief going wrong. This is the major winning point of director Shashank.
Why is he called 'Bachchan' - he has the height of Amitabh Bachchan and in anger too he represents the early days of Big Big. While director of this film Shashank is an engineering graduate the actor of his film is no doubt post graduate in his brain. That is Bharath (Sudeep) a real estate businessman. He wants the corporate style sans goondaism for real estate operation. When he approaches for farmers to take land he makes them partners in his business. Such a brainy businessman has Personal Assistant Anjali (Parul Yadav).
What is the target of Bharath alias Bachchan? Four criminals spoiling the life of people in the mining areas have killed the fiancé of Bharath - Shalini (Bhavana Menon).
Bharath pretending as mental patient finish off two (doctor and a cop - Nazer and Ashish Vidyarthi) and he is caught by Crime Branch Vijayakumar (Jagapathi Babu). What Bharath narrates to Vijayakumar is something startling. That startling revelation is not the truth. On knowing the whereabouts of other two he reaches Bellary the mining area to give the death punishment.
Paranoid schizophrenia is the disease Bharath is suffering is the court verdict according to medical investigation for two murders. For the other two killings super cop Vijayakumar closes the case saying such a finish is required for good of society.
The portion of Bullet Prakash and Sadhu Kokila could have been trimmed. The relevance of Tulip Joshi is not that important in the cinema. Her role only leads to length of the cinema. Two hours and twenty four minutes could have been brought to two hours and ten minutes.
While the film 'Bachchan' is firstly the screenplay based cinema. The super star Kichcha Sudeep donning the role has given marvelous attention to the film.
Kichcha Sudeep is spectacular in all areas. Sudeep presence gives major lift to the film. He has director in him. He has understood the significance of it from the box office point of view.
Parul Yadav looks sweet, Bhavana is blemish less, Tulip Joshi was not required. The tormentors are impressive - especially the role of Ravishanker.
The songs Hallo Hallo...Nanna Manasu Ille Illo....and Sada Ninna Kannali...are top ones from V Harikrishna. For this type of major action cinema the handling of cinematography is very difficult. Shekar Chandru gives a competent work.
The graphic work at places increases the commercial value of the film. The editing is fine from Sri Crazy Minds.
This is a 'Paisa Vasool' cinema. Shashank and Sudeep combination makes 'Bachchan' a brilliant cinema. This film is much better action cinema compared to his previous 'Jarasandha'.
Score - 7.5/10