Kartikeya Gummakonda’s latest film, “Bedurulanka 2012,” which was released on August 25, is making waves for its unique blend of drama and comedy. Directed and penned by Clax, the film has managed to carve a niche for itself, especially with Kartikeya’s convincing performance and the film’s intriguing backdrop. What’s more, the film has made an unexpected entry into the digital world and is now available for streaming.
Kartikeya and Neha Shetty: A Convincing Duo
The film stars Kartikeya Gummakonda, known for his versatile roles, who seems to have found yet another memorable character in Shiva, the protagonist. Neha Shetty, who was earlier seen in ‘DJ Tillu,’ plays the role of a village belle and brings an authentic touch to her character. What elevates the narrative further is the convincing on-screen chemistry between Kartikeya and Neha, which adds depth to their respective roles.
Setting and Plot: A Village Entangled with the Fear of Apocalypse
The movie takes its name from the village of Bedurulanka, an island located in a coastal region. It intricately weaves its story against the backdrop of the infamous prediction of the world’s end on December 21, 2012. The narrative brings to light the character of Bhushanam, the village head, who tries to exploit the villagers’ fear for financial gain. The story follows Shiva and his friends as they unravel Bhushanam’s devious plans, bringing him to justice.
A Surprise Digital Debut on Amazon Prime
In a rather unexpected move, “Bedurulanka 2012” debuted on Amazon Prime Video on September 22, without any prior announcement. Viewers can watch the film in its original Telugu language, accompanied by English subtitles. This surprise digital release has allowed a larger audience to engage with the film, broadening its impact.
The Cast: A Mix of Talent and Authenticity
Apart from Kartikeya Gummakonda and Neha Shetty, the film boasts of a talented ensemble that includes Ajay Ghosh, Srikanth Iyengar, Satya, LB Sriram, Goparaju Ramana, Vennela Kishore, and others. Each actor brings their unique flair and authenticity to the narrative, making the story engaging from start to finish.
Crew and Technical Brilliance
The movie has been skillfully written and directed by Clax, and it’s produced under the Loukya Entertainments banner by Ravindra Benerjee Muppaneni. The music for “Bedurulanka 2012” has been composed by the renowned Mani Sharma, while the cinematography is a collective effort of Sai Prakash Ummadisingu and Sunny Kurapati. The film’s editing is deftly handled by Viplav Nyshadam, ensuring a smooth and captivating cinematic flow.
Why ‘Bedurulanka 2012’ Stands Out
The film not only serves as a regular commercial drama but rises above with its nuanced narrative. The thematic focus on greed, the abuse of power, and the fear of an apocalypse gives the film a unique storytelling edge. Moreover, the film doesn’t shy away from adding lighter moments through comedy, maintaining a balanced tone throughout its runtime.
A Must-Watch for Lovers of Drama and Comedy
“Bedurulanka 2012” brings together a compelling narrative, authentic characters, and a stirring mix of drama and comedy. Kartikeya Gummakonda once again proves his acting prowess, while Neha Shetty displays her talent in a role that feels tailor-made for her. With its recent debut on Amazon Prime, the film is set to reach a broader audience who are sure to appreciate its depth and nuance. It is a movie that entertains while subtly driving home some essential societal messages, making it a must-watch in today’s cinematic landscape.