Let's start with the title. It is a take-off on E V V Satyanarayana's film Chaalaa
Baagundi, which is definitely not relevant to the content. Nevertheless
it provides the much needed respite for Naveen's career. But one can only feel
sorry for Naveen (or his producers/director) if he thinks a film would be a
hit if the title is modelled on the lines of a successful film. Anyway Bagunnara
cannot be ruled out altogether.
It is a Hum Aapke Hai Kaun situation here. Suresh, the elder brother of Priya Gill, marries Naveen's sister, and everyone is happy. Their happiness - or at least the happiness of the couple's siblings - is bolstered as Cupid strikes and it is mutual love between Priya Gill and Naveen. But all their plans of marriage come to nought as Priya Gill's father is against the marriage of the siblings into the same family. This because he has had a miserable experience earlier, when he lost his wife and sister.
The lovers separate as the hero refuses to hurt the sentiments of his sister's
father-in-law and keeps away from her as far as possible. A lot of tears flow
through the Hussain Sagar, the love between bava (who comes to know about
the love affair) and bavamaridi turns to hatred and there is unhappiness
everywhere. Don't ask me if the couple meets in the end. If you think they do
tell me how and if you think they don't tell me, 'Why not?'
A simple theme, which is picturised in simple visual language, Bagunnara has nothing novel about it. But there is nothing awful in it either. As you watch the film you don't have either epithets or expletives to mouth, you just get lost in the flow. If you want to spend an evening just for the heck of it with the family, it doesn't disappoint you. And that is an achievement for the first time director Bakruddin.
Naveen is lively and good and so is Priya Gill, who is the best choice for
the role - fresh as a flower, simple and affectionate. Vijayakumar and Srihari
as the bava-bavamaridi who lock horns over their sisters have some powerful
dialogues to mouth. And later too, as Srihari enters the scene in the second
half of the film, there are some satirical, serious and funny moments.
Sudhakar as the buddy of Naveen, as also Giri Babu as Naveen's father, provide
the routine comedy track. There is nothing much to talk about the songs or the
choreography for that matter. But despite all these drawbacks it is still worth