Having seen Sneha playing a girl next door in her earlier films, 'Bhavani' comes as a surprise for all her fans. She gets into the boot of Vijayashanthi to play a powerful police woman in this remake of 'Vaijayanthi IPS'. There is crime, action, politics and of course sentiment in 'Bhavani', directed and produced by Kiccha.
The movie speaks about a valourous woman who fights the evils in the society. It has enough enthralling moments, but Kiccha seems to have missed out the opportunity on weaving all essential ingredients together to make it an engrosser. For the movie proceeds in predictable way in most parts.
Sneha dons her role with dignity and right intensity. She brings out the anger that one would normally associate with lead actors playing tough police officers. Then there are seasoned campaigners like Kotta Sreenivasa Rao, Delhi Ganesh, Raj Kapoor and Sampath Kumar among others in the cast.
Bhavani (Sneha), an honest police officer in Hyderabad, is posted as Assistant Commissioner of police in Tirunelvei upon the request of Tamil Nadu government. The town is controlled by Sivalingam (Kotta Srinivasa Rao), a rich and influential baddie and an aspiring politician. He indulges in all unlawful activities.
Bhavani resolves to put an end to all his acts. Meanwhile there is one Surya (Sampath Kumar), who voices against Sivalingam. As it happens, Sivalingam's son Ranjith (Aryan) plays spoilsport in the life of Bhavani's sister. Efforts to prove him guilty by Bhavani end in vain.
Now a conspiracy is hatched by Bhavani in the company of Suriya and Ranjith gets killed. An enraged Sivalingam takes Bhavani head-on. The cat and mouse begins that ends well.
It is a Sneha's show all through. The actress is at her best donning the khaakhi. She is agile, fit and active. Especially in stunt sequences, she is at ease. As usual Kotta Srinivasa Rao speaks from his belly, and oozes menace in his eyes. Then there is Sampath Kumar playing his part well. Ilavarasu and Delhi Ganesh add value.
Dhina has come up with some racy songs while Boopathy cranks the camera well, especially the stunt sequences. Due credit should be given to 'Thalapathy Dinesh' who has choreographed action scenes.
All said, Kiccha has rendered a movie that has a familiar theme. Had he concentrated more on screenplay, 'Bhavani' would have been more trim and fit.