Ooru Peru Bhairavakona: A Mix of Thrills and Laughs, but Falls Short on Execution

Read our review of the fantasy thriller-comedy film ‘Ooru Peru Bhairavakona’ starring Sundeep Kishan, Varsha Bollamma, and Kavya Thapar. Discover the plot, performances, technical aspects, and analysis of the film.

Ooru Peru Bhairavakona: A Mix of Thrills and Laughs, but Falls Short on Execution

Sundeep Kishan, known for his role in Tiger, has once again teamed up with director VI Anand for the fantasy thriller-comedy, Ooru Peru Bhairavakona. With a talented cast including Varsha Bollamma, Kavya Thapar, and Vennela Kishore, the film promises to deliver a unique and entertaining experience. However, does it live up to its potential? Let’s find out in this review of the film’s US premiere.

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Plot and Performances:

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The story revolves around Basavalingam (Sundeep Kishan), a former thief turned stunt double, who falls in love with Bhumi (Varsha Bollamma). During a getaway after a robbery, Basava, along with his friend John (Viva Harsha) and Agraharam Geetha (Kavya Thapar), find themselves in the village of Bhairavakona due to a series of unexpected events. As the plot unfolds, Basavalingam discovers the true story behind Bhumi and the mysteries of Bhairavakona.

Sundeep Kishan delivers a decent performance as the thief-turned-stuntman, although the role doesn’t offer many challenges for him. Varsha Bollamma’s role is limited, and her performance feels artificial at times. Kavya Thapar has a substantial role, but fails to leave a lasting impression. Vennela Kishore’s comedic timing falls flat this time, and his rhyming dialogues fail to hit the mark. The supporting cast, including Vadivukkarasi and Ravishankar, do justice to their roles.

Technical Aspects:

Ooru Peru Bhairavakona presents a fairly straightforward story, which is narrated within a crisp runtime. The director’s concept is unique, but the execution falters at times. The film suffers from slowdowns in certain parts, and the decision to maintain a comedic tone throughout seems to impact the effectiveness of the serious scenes. However, the background music is noteworthy, adding depth to the overall experience. The visual effects are decent, and the cinematography is commendable.


While the thriller-comedy genre has proven to be successful in the past, Ooru Peru Bhairavakona falls short in comparison. The first half manages to create intrigue with its mystery elements, but the prolonged jewelry story and the drama surrounding Bhairavakona hinder the flow of the narrative. The mystic concepts and visuals in the village feel routine and lack originality. Vennela Kishore’s comedy only manages to elicit laughter in certain instances. The hints and foreshadowing present in the first half promise a more intriguing second half.

Unfortunately, the film loses its momentum after the interval, and the execution of the pre-interval concept fails to deliver the anticipated excitement. The visual effects during the interval sequence are decent, but they lack the impact required for high moments. While some jump scares and scary visuals succeed, the plot becomes predictable, including the comedy elements. The climax does offer a decent twist, but overall, the story lacks depth and conviction.


Ooru Peru Bhairavakona offers moments of thrills and laughs, but the inconsistent narrative and execution hinder its potential. The film serves as a time-pass horror comedy, where both horror and comedy only manage to entertain sporadically. While the concept is unique, the film fails to maintain the curiosity and engagement required for a successful thriller. Ultimately, Ooru Peru Bhairavakona falls short of being a gripping experience, leaving viewers wanting more.

Rating: 2.5/5

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