The creator of Brother Of Bommaali can remind you of the characters portrayed by Surya and Aamir Khan in their versions of Ghajini. For, 15 minutes is all it takes for him to forget that he was out to make a movie about Naresh and his sister, and switch to Naresh mode.
Brother Of Bommali starts out with a fairly decent concept - that of a violent sister with a silent brother who bears the brunt of all his sister's misdoings. The film even reverses the gender equation - Karthika (who plays the sister) mentions offhand that she had threatened a guy with acid if he refused to reciprocate her friend's feelings.
And then, all hell breaks loose, and the director forgets what he was making and reverts to rehashing several Naresh movies with the same old tired attempts at comedy. If only he had stuck to the original plot.
To stretch the short story long - Lucky (Karthika) and Ramki (Naresh) are twins. As the title suggests, Ramki is the silent kind while Lucky is the type that will beat up 50 goons single-handedly. Ramki falls in love with Shruthi (Monal Gajjar), and Shruthi reciprocates his love. The spanner in the works is thrown by Ramki's father who tells him that he can get married only after his sister gets married.
Lucky then reveals that she's in love with Harsha (Harshvardhan Rane), who's engaged to someone else. How Ramki solves this conundrum forms the rest of the film.
Like we ranted earlier, BOB does just fine when the original story happens. What kills the fun is the director's impatience for Naresh mode. And the ploy of shifting the second half to a village and getting the entire cast to stay in the villain's house has been used so many times that it induces yawns now. And if someone uses Brahmanandam as a means to enter the house one more time - we swear we'll personally hunt them down and make them sit through all the movies that had the same ploy in the last two years.
The cast mostly does fine. Karthika appears severely handicapped by her eyebrows. Naresh, on the other hand, carries the film on his shoulders. The rest of the supporting cast does a decent job. However, watching Abhimanyu Singh and Kelly Dorjee play buffoons makes you wonder if they are that short on pocket money. And Brahmanandam needs to stop accepting these roles.
The technical values are pretty decent and the music is functional, and these generally increase the watchability of the flick.
Brother of Bommali is what Naresh has done forever. The only appreciable part is that his films are not sleazy, and can be watched with the entire family - and the kids might still find the gags funny.