Vijay Antony's Bethaludu, the dubbed version of Tamil film Saithan, has been released in cinema halls on December 1 and received mixed reviews and good ratings from the ctitics.
Written by director Pradeep Krishnamoorthy, Bethaludu revolves around the story software engineer Dinesh (Vijay Anthony), who is leading a happy life with his wife Aishwarya (Arundhati Nair). But he lands in a mental hospital after he starts hearing weird voices from his brain. The doctors find out that he is suffering from a problem related to his ancestral past. What happens next forms the crux of this psychological thriller movie.
The critics say that Betaludu deals with a fresh storyline and Pradeep Krishnamoorthy created an engaging and entertaining screenplay for the film. Some suspense scenes keep the audience engaged in the first half of the film. The director has good grip on its narration, which is innovative and interesting. But things go haywire in the second half, which has a slow paced narration. The climax is dragged.
Vijay Antony has delivered amazing performance and he stuns with his brilliant expressions. Arundhati Nair has a strong role and and she has done a good job. The movie has top notch production values and background score, camera work and dialogues are among the highlights of the film, add the critics.
We bring you some critics verdict and ratings for the film. Continue to see them in Bethaludu review roundup:
India Glitz Ratings: 2.8
Bethaludu is a psychological and crime thriller. For all the hits like the dark thrills, spooky whispers, traumatic experience of the hero, the misses come a bit late but come prominently, eroding the enjoyment rather lastingly. It's Vijay Antony all the way. The technical departments score full marks, although the music director fails with respect to the songs. The mix of emotion and action in the climax did lend a monstrous opportunity to write a stunning screenplay by working backwards, but then, we are living in not-so-serious times.
AP Herald Ratings: 2.25
As far as Bethaludu is concerned it is a film which has some very gripping moments. The storyline and execution are quite new and makes things interesting for the entire first half. If you are bored of masala entertainers this movie is quite different and interesting.
Gulte Ratings: 2.5
At the interval point one would get a feeling that 'Bichagadu' Vijay Antony has did it again. Another blockbuster is up for grabs for him at that point, but the badly written second half spoils the entire show. Vijay Antony is heading in the right way by picking right scripts but he needs to be careful not to flex his muscles and jump into the commercial bandwagon.
123 Telugu Ratings: 3
On the whole Bethaludu is a film which has some very gripping moments. The storyline and execution are quite new and makes things interesting for the entire first half. However, a slow and a bit over the top climax can spoil the fun completely. If you are tired of the regular masala entertainers which are churned out every week, you can easily give this film a shot which is a bit different and ends up as a time pass watch this weekend.