‘Bloody Mary’ film overview: The Nivetha Pethuraj starrer is a sketchy crime drama


The protagonist supposedly has a knack of turning round powerful conditions; if solely she had the facility of fixing the narrative

The protagonist supposedly has a knack of turning round powerful conditions; if solely she had the facility of fixing the narrative

Nivetha Pethuraj, solid within the title position of Mary, powers the Telugu crime drama Bloody Mary, with the story and screenplay by Prasanth Kumar Dimmala and directed by Chandoo Mondeti, streaming on Aha. The story is ready in Vizag the place Mary lives along with her childhood pals Raju (Rajkumar Kasireddy), who is difficult on listening to, and Basha (Kireeti Damaraju), who’s speech impaired. 

The opening sequences have three incidents of crime. The crime that occurs in childhood shapes the lives of the buddies. The opposite two that happen years later flip the lives of the buddies the other way up and they’re caught between the satan and the deep sea. Mary, too, has a bodily limitation. A cop (Ajay) is on their heels and an area gangster Shekhar (Brahmaji) sees them as straightforward targets.

A premise resembling this, the place three foremost characters need to struggle for survival by rising above their limitations, can turn into an fascinating crime drama if the narrative has sufficient to make viewers root for the characters. A number of particulars concerning the pals unravel progressively — how Mary will not be what she initially appears to be and Basha’s cinema aspirations. However these particulars don’t contribute easily to the bigger drama. 

Mary’s characterisation oscillates between pretending to be timid on some events to presenting an overconfident manner at others. A number of of her turns are backed by her stealthy actions that get revealed in the end, however there are conditions the place she is merely taking leaps of religion. Barring the preliminary couple of minutes when she is reeling from an incident of crime, Mary by no means comes throughout as susceptible. 

Bloody Mary

Solid: Nivetha Pethuraj, Ajay, Kireeti, Rajkumar

Path: Chandoo Mondeti

Streaming on: Aha

After the primary incident when she hoodwinks the cop, the remainder of her journey doesn’t create an intrigue. It’s virtually a foregone conclusion that she’s going to wriggle out of any state of affairs. I want the story and screenplay had been smarter in growing these tough conditions. Brahmaji because the native don Shekhar additionally grapples with an underwritten, far-from-menacing character.

Kireeti and Rajkumar, regardless of the latter having to be forcibly jovial on events, come throughout as extra plausible characters and get their moments. Had the writing been higher, it might have been potential to purchase into Mary’s position as a girl who has the final snort. As a substitute, what we get are a couple of handy coincidences. The investigation of the 2 murders additionally stays superficial. 

The top parts that set the stage for a sequel are laughable relatively than intriguing. The ‘Rise of Mary’ will not be fascinating sufficient; to maintain us invested in her rule over Mumbai, the story wants much more depth.

(Bloody Mary is streaming on Aha)


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