Bheeshma (2020 film)

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Bheeshma
Bheeshma Poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVenky Kudumula
Written byVenky Kudumula
Produced bySuryadevara Naga Vamsi
Starring
CinematographySai Sriram
Edited byNaveen Nooli
Music byMahati Swara Sagar
Production
company
Sithara Entertainments
Distributed bySithara Entertainments
Release date
  • 21 February 2020 (2020-02-21)[1]
Running time
138 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Box office₹40 crore[2]

Bheeshma is a 2020 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film written and directed by Venky Kudumula. The film stars Nithiin and Rashmika Mandanna while Anant Nag, Jisshu Sengupta, Vennela Kishore, and Sampath Raj play supoorting roles. It is produced by Suryadevara Nagavamsi under Sithara Entertainments. The music is composed by Mahati Swara Sagar. Released on 21 February 2020, the film is a commercial success.[2]

Plot[edit]

Bheeshma is the CEO of Bheeshma Organics and he wants farmers to shift from using chemicals in farming to organic practices and he gets them successfully to shift. He then announces to the media that he will announce the next CEO on the company's 50th anniversary.

Then it shifts to Bheeshma Prasad is a single man who seeks to find love always. He attends his friend Parimal's boss's pre-wedding party where he sees Sarah. He introduces himself as Bheeshma I.A.S. (I am Single) and he gets her to elope with her. She then realizes that he does not have money and she gets him stuck with the police which gets Parimal fired. His uncle, JP, has to bail him out by calling his classmate ACP Deva. Deva asks JP to bring Bheeshma to him to teach him a lesson as he believes Bheeshma is a "loser" since he lives his life as a meme creator. JP then tells Bheeshma's father, Anand Prasad, that Bheeshma is serving a punishment with Deva and the flashback is that Anand and Deva were classmates and Bheeshma touched his daughter when they were little causing a split between both of them. Bheeshma starts off by cleaning and serving tea to the officers. One day, Bheeshma is driving and after he drops off Deva, on the way back he sees that Chaitra needs assistance as her vehicle got into a crash. He introduces to her as ACP Bheeshma as he is in a cop car and she introduces herself as an employee of Bheeshma Organics. He decides to go with her and he ends up learning about organic farming.

Then the CEO of Field Science, Raghavan, introduces a product called Instant which produces a six-month yield in four months by the use of chemicals and tries to influence some of Bheeshma's farmers by setting up a live interaction with Bheeshma.

After a few hilarious twists and turns, Bheeshma finds out that she is the daughter of Deva. Deva soon develops a good opinion about Bheeshma but Chaitra does not like him. Bheeshma works for Deva as a driver and takes Chaitra to places where she wants to go. Chaitra and Bheeshma go to the interaction and he finds his friend Parimal there and that he works for Field Science. Bheeshma talks about how great organic farming is during the interaction and wins over Chaitra. Suddenly, Deva's constable sends a picture of them hugging and Deva is angry. He goes to Bheeshma's house and is shocked to see Anand as his father. He takes out his gun and decides to shoot Bheeshma saying he is a loser when Anand reveals that Bheeshma is the grandson of Sr. Bheeshma and he is the next CEO of Bheeshma Organics. Deva and Bheeshma are shocked and the media learns about this.

When Bheeshma is ready to leave to take care of his grandfather, it is revealed that Anand lied to Deva to try to keep his son alive. Bheeshma is shocked and in the meanwhile, Chaitra calls him saying that her father wants her to marry him since he is the grandson of Sr. Bheeshma and says that he is a liar and that he manipulated her and how she knows that he is not Bheeshma's grandson. Bheeshma decides to tell Deva the truth but to his surprise Sr. Bheeshma announces him as an operational CEO of the company for 30 days. Bheeshma is shocked by this decision and Chaitra despises him even more. He also found out that Parimal lost his job at Field Science due to Raghavan learning that Parimal is Bheeshma's friend and he joins as a driver for Bheeshma. Bheeshma is then shown around the office and he quickly wins over the employees. He also saves a village from signing from Field Science angering Raghavan which also rewins the love Chaitra. Raghavan decides to make sure Bheeshma is not the next CEO by giving a poisonous hybrid plant to Sr. Bheeshma which then hospitalizes him and to become India's #1 agricultural company and also plants chemically made plants in Bheeshma's warehouse to further make the company lose reputation with a police raid. Raghavan invites Agricultural Minister, Ajay Varma, to launch Instant to the world but to his surprise, Ajay says that the product is made of harmful chemicals and cancels the license of Field Science which confines Raghavan to bed. He soon finds out that Sr. Bheeshma is alive and he was only hospitalized due to a high fever. He also learns that Bheeshma found Sarah and Ajay in a hotel room and says that he has a pen camera and button cameras which forces Ajay to give a speech about how the chemicals are bad and how the police found out about him planting the plants. Bheeshma is then appointed the full-time CEO of Bheeshma Organics and Chaitra and Bheeshma marry and he says he is "Single for never" instead of "Single forever".

Cast[edit]

  • Nithiin as Bheeshma "Bheeshma Jr." Prasad
  • Rashmika Mandanna as Chaitra, Bheeshma Jr's love interest
  • Anant Nag as Bheeshma Sr., CEO of Bheeshma Organics
  • Jisshu Sengupta as Raghavan, a scientist and CEO of Field science (Voice dubbed by Hemachandra)
  • Vennela Kishore as Parimal, Bheeshma Prasad's friend turned arch-enemy
  • Sampath Raj as Deva, Chaitra's father and Assistant Commissioner of Police
  • Ajay as Ajay Varma, Agricultural Minister and Sarah's boyfriend
  • Naresh as Anand Prasad, Bheeshma Jr.'s father and Deva's friend
  • Praveena as Bheeshma Jr.'s mother
  • Brahmaji as JP, Deva and Anand Prasad's friend, a journalist
  • Mime Gopi as Purushottam, Sarpanch of Singannapalem
  • Kalyani Natarajan as Kalyani, Deva's wife and Chaitra's mother
  • Raghu Babu as Balram, an employee of Bheeshma Organics
  • Subhalekha Sudhakar as Ramaraju, Bheeshma sr's friend
  • Sathyan as Parimal's boss and Sarah's husband
  • Satya as Uber driver
  • Shivakumar Ramachandravarapu as Shiva
  • Appaji Ambarisha Darbha as Sr Bheeshma's PA
  • Narra Srinivas as Raghavan's elder brother
  • Sudharshan as Employee
  • Hebah Patel as Sarah
  • Avantika Mishra as herself in the song "Singles Anthem"
  • Kalaplatha as a maid at Bheeshma's house

Production[edit]

The film was announced on Nithiin's birthday by Rashmika Mandanna on social media platforms.[3] The pooja ceremony was held in mid May 2019 and started principal photography and lasted until late December.[4][5] Veteran Kannada actor Anant Nag was signed to play a pivotal role while Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta was signed to portray the antagonist.[6][7] The song "Hey Choosa" was shot in Positano, Italy.[8]

Release[edit]

The film initially aimed at 25 December 2019, but was released on 21 February 2020.

Home media[edit]

The film was released on Netflix and Sun NXT on 9 April 2020 with English Subtitles.[9][10]

Soundtrack[edit]

Bheeshma
Soundtrack album by
Mahati Swara Sagar
Released27 Dec 2019
Recorded2019-2020
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
Length18:30
LabelAditya Music
ProducerMahati Swara Sagar
Mahati Swara Sagar chronology
Nartanasala
(2018)
Bheeshma
(2019)

The music was composed by Mahati Swara Sagar.

No.TitleLyricsSingers(s)Length
1."Singles Anthem"Sri ManiAnurag Kulkarni3:23
2."Whattey Beauty"Kasarla ShyamDhanunjay, Amala Chebolu3:55
3."Sara Sari"Sri ManiAnurag Kulkarni4:01
4."Super Cute"Sri ManiNakash Aziz3:41
5."Hey Choosa"Krishna ChaitanyaSanjana Kalmanje3:30
Total length:18:30

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The film opened to positive reviews from critics on the first day of its release with praise for its performances, comedy, songs and dance numbers.[11]

Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu, appreciated the film's use of humour and wrote: "Director Venky Kudumula places such a character in the centre of a farming war. The result is a partly farcical comedy that’s at times deliberately frustrating and at other times, lends itself to laugh aloud segments."[12] Australian Stars rated it 4/5 "A great entertainer, The whole cast was amazing and Venky's movie is all the way a winner. This is your perfect weekend watch." Koimoi.com editor Rohit Mohan rated the film 3/5 and stated "Nithiin comeback after one and half years is totally natural and a smash hit. The movie strikes right to the audience and Jishu Sengupta , Rashmika Mandanna did complete justice to their role."[13] Times of India editor rated 3/5 star and stated "If you loved Chalo, giving Bheeshma a chance is a no-brainer (pun intended). Just don’t go expecting something even remotely sane or novel and you won’t be disappointed."[14]

Box office[edit]

Overseas it collected over $684,000 on its first weekend.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Creations, Haarika & Hassine (6 November 2019). "Here's the first glimpse of #Bheeshma. A very Happy Birthday to our Guiding Force & Wizard of Words, #Trivikram garu. #BheeshmaFirstGlimpse #HBDTrivikram Let's meet in theatres on 21st Feb 2020 @actor_nithiin @iamRashmika @VenkyKudumula @mahathi_sagar".
  2. ^ a b "Bheeshma 1st week box office collection: Here is how much Nithiin and Rashmika Mandanna's film collects in 7 days". The Times of India. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  3. ^ Mandanna, Rashmika (29 March 2019). "Happy happiest birthday to you @actor_nithiin siiirrrrrr have a great year ahead!! @VenkyKudumula @vamsi84 @SitharaEnts this year is going to be so much fun. Let's show the fun we had while shooting on screens as well..can't wait! #Bheeshma #HappyBirthdayNithiinpic.twitter.com/GZp4tDGVTL".
  4. ^ Mandanna, Rashmika (12 June 2019). "All set! #Bheeshma Excited can't wait for the shoot to start. @actor_nithiin @VenkyKudumula @vamsi84 @SitharaEntspic.twitter.com/zC6P1qdoFx".
  5. ^ Entertainments, Sithara (11 June 2019). "Finally, For all @actor_nithiin fans who have been waiting for #Bheeshma, we have an exciting update. Pooja ceremony of the movie will be held tomorrow and more details about the film will follow soon @iamRashmika @venkykudumula @vamsi84pic.twitter.com/pipjR1W12i".
  6. ^ "Veteran actor Anant Nag returns to Telugu with Bheeshma - The New Indian Express". newindianexpress.com. Archived from the original on 7 November 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  7. ^ "'Bheeshma' Trailer: Formulaic but entertaining". NTV. 18 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Hey Choosa from Bheeshma released". The Times of India. 3 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Bheeshma | Netflix". netflix.com. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Bheeshma". sunnxt.com. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  11. ^ Feb 21, 2020 12:55 IST (21 February 2020). "Bheeshma movie review and rating by audience: Live updates, Nithiin and Rashmika Mandanna - IBTimes India". Ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  12. ^ ‘Bheeshma’ movie review: A reasonably fun outing from Nithiin and Rashmika Mandanna
  13. ^ "Bheeshma Movie Review: Nithiin & Rashmika Mandanna's Rom-Com With A Strong 'Organic' Message Strikes The Right Chord". Koimoi.com. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Bheeshma Movie Review {3/5}: Venky Kudumula doing what he does best". M.timesofindia.com. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  15. ^ "US Box Office Bheeshma Inching Towards 1 Million". telugucinema.com. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Bheeshma Box Office Collection heading towards next Tollywood Hit". 26 February 2020.

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