Thank You, Brother, starring Anasuya Bharadwaj, Viraj Aswin, Anish Kuruvilla, Archana Ananth, Aadarsh Balakrishna, and Annapurna is too obvious and lacks logic which makes the movie a onetime watch.
Thank You Brother, directed by Ramesh Raparthi tells the story of Abhi (Viraj Aswin), a spoiled brat who wastes his mother’s money and indulges in parties and night outs. The reason for his careless behavior is his mom finding love again after the death of his father. Abhi’s life is changed forever when he gets stuck with a middle-class pregnant woman Priya ( Anasuya Bharadwaj) in an elevator and helps her in delivering the baby. The film explores the idea of a broken relationship between a mother and son in the first half and the birth of a new life and the mother’s role in the second half. The theme of the movie had a lot of potentials to strike a chord among the masses but the poor storyline and unnecessary melodrama blemishes the fun.
The film focuses more on the main character’s life, their qualities, and their personalities rather than creating an interesting twist and thrill in the storyline. Viraj Aswin as Abhi who plays a rich brat has portrayed his character seemingly well with a contrasting personality after the birth of a child through his hands. Anasuya Bharadwaj as Priya essays the role of a single mother in tackling her health and family responsibilities after the death of her husband. She has effortlessly shown the subtle yet brave side of a woman. The two characters are quite the opposite of each other, which kind of helps the film; however, after watching the film, one surely cannot call this a thriller film. It loses its essence when Abhi helps Priya deliver her baby in the elevator single-handedly, with the power cut for a long time in a lavish apartment (Duh! No generators), the dumb crowd, and Abhi’s stupid friends terming his call for help as a prank.
The elevator scenes are poorly shot giving a frightening image and making people wonder whether Priya and her child will survive in the claustrophobic elevator. The climax scene where Abhi realizes the true meaning of a mother’s love and her sacrifices creates an emotional appeal. The film celebrates the birth of a healthy child instead of a particular gender that targets the gender-based norms of society. The scenario aids Abhi in fixing his defective relationship with his mother and his step-father. The delivery scene can be found somewhat similar to the scene from Aamir Khan’s film 3 Idiots, but it lacks logic because of the dumb audience just watching the delivery live instead of rushing to help. It will not be correct if the film is termed a suspense drama as the storyline is predictable like most films where two poles apart people are put against each other and at the end, the problematic issue brings a change in them.
The other supporting cast does not have much to offer but compliments the main leads in little ways. The expectations of the audience for a thriller or suspense drama fall flat as the storyline is too simple and average. Overall Thank You Brother had promising content but stammers in implementation. It was supposed to release in theatres on April 30th, but the 2nd wave disrupted the plans. Thank You Brother is written by Telugu director Ramesh Raparthy and produced by Just Ordinary Entertainments owned by Magunta Sarath Chandra Reddy and Taraknath Bommi Reddy. The music is given by Guna Balasubramanian and cinematography is operated by Suresh Ragu. If you are a lover of melodrama and emotional-themed movies, Thank You, Brother is a one-time watch, but yes, don’t have too much expectation from the film. Thank You, Brother, is now streaming on the OTT platform, Aha is known for trending Telugu movies and series. Go grab popcorn and enjoy the movie with your loved ones on this Mother’s Day.
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