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Bharat Ane Nenu is already a roaring hit and will certainly hold the "non-Baahubali" record for its lifetime box office collections

Bharat Ane Nenu is already a roaring hit
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Bharat Ane Nenu is already a roaring hit

J Jagannath
Koratala Siva is a strict believer in mixing formula with a message: very nearly Telugu cinema’s Ken Loach with the aesthetic sensibility of Michael Bay. Sometimes it works, like in Srimanthudu, which was about rich people adopting a village and developing it; sometimes it is merely cute, like his making the protagonist in Janatha Garage an eco warrior. But the heavy-handed message in his latest movie, Bharat Ane Nenu, is scarcely credible.

The eponymous hero (Mahesh Babu in a restrained performance) gets thrown into the viper pit of chief ministership (of a united Andhra) after the sudden death of his

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First Published: Apr 27 2018 | 11:16 PM IST

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