Vijay Anthony after the success of his last film Bichagadu has now churned out Bethaludu . The film is OK in the first half and is a drag in the second part. But can be watched for his sincere attempt.
Dinesh(Vijay Anthony) is a senior software engineer who leads a happy life with his wife Aishwarya(Arundhati Nair). The twist in the tale arises when Dinesh starts hearing weird voices from his brain which ask Dinesh to kill himself.
After that things take a twist and Dinesh’s life gets disturbed completely and he is joined in a mental hospital. There, during his treatment, the doctors find out that he is suffering from a problem which is related to his ancestral past.
The story of Bethaludu is quite new. The way things featuring Vijay Anthony and his past are executed is pretty good. Once again, Vijay does supremely well in his role.
The first half of the film is super gripping and suspense filled. You never know what turn the film will get into as the director narrates the proceedings in quite an innovative and interesting way.
Heroine Arundhati Nair is riveting as the female lead. Her role is very strong and she has done an amazing job. Background score by Vijay Anthony elevates the film to another level.
Vijay Anthony’s production values are up to the mark. The locations chosen, and the set up featuring the old village in the first half have been showcased quite nicely. Music is very decent and as said earlier, Vijay Anthony’s background score is very good. Dialogues are neat and so was the camera work.Coming to the director Pradeep, he has done an okay job with the film.
Bethaludu is a film which has some very gripping moments. The storyline and execution are quite new and makes things interesting for the entire first half.
Director : Pradeep Krishnamoorthy
Producer : Fathima Vijay Antony
Music Director : Vijay Antony
Starring : Vijay Antony, Arundhathi Nair
Rating : 3/5