Priyadarshi’s Balagam Movie Review

Starring: Priyadarshi, Kavya Kalyanram, Venu, Muralidhar Goud, Jayaram, Roopa, Racha Ravi
Director: Venu Yeldandi
Producers: Harshith Reddy, Hanshitha Reddy
Music Director: Bheems Ceciroleo
Cinematography: Acharya Venu
Release Date : March 03, 2023
balagam movie review

Dil Raju is one of the producers who believe content is still king. That is the reason, he is presenting a small film called Balagam directed by comedian Venu Yeldandi. Read our review to find out if the film has any juice in it or not. Check it out, Balagam Movie Review.

Balagam Review & Rating


The film is set in the small village of Siricialla district, Telangana. Sailu (Priyadarshi) is a small-time businessman who is ready to get married. He has huge loans on him and is trying to wave them off with the dowry money he gets. Two days before the wedding, his grandfather dies and things change upside down. What follows is the fight for egos in his family and also how these small issues change the course of Sailu’s life and bring them together in the end.


Priyadarshi plays the role with a slightly negative touch and he is superb. His character gets good elevation in the last half an hour and it is amazing to see him perform during this time. Director Venu has done a small role and he is very good. The actor who plays the role of a grandfather was very good. Kavya Kalyanram plays the female lead and suits her role perfectly. The key supporting cast in the film is very good. They give an amazing performance and form the heart of the film. Racha Ravi gets a meaty role and he is very good with his comedy touch in the film.

What’s Good

Backdrop and storyline
Music and lyrics
Family drama

What’s Bad

Slow pace
A few over-dramatic scenes


Dil Raju’s Balagam revolves around the death of an elderly person in the family and how things change around him after him passing away. Director Venu Yeldandi shocks everyone with his narration skills as he makes the death scenario issue not become so sad and weaves a moving emotional drama. He makes sure that he adds drama, family emotions, and even romance during this time.

All these look new and the bunch of all young actors and underlying emotions impress you big time. The manner in which small-time ego issues in the family come out once an elder dies is brought out so well. Though they look silly and are cringeworthy, they give you an insight into what is life all about and how humans bring out their sad egoistic side in the front.

Also, the angle of a crow not eating the ritual food and the entire village giving so much importance is so nicely elevated by Venu. In all this, what makes you enjoy this ride is the music of Bheems Cecerolio. His rooted compositions and amazing tunes take the film forward. His song in the climax will surely leave you teary-eyed. The village visuals, great production design, and dialogues are perfect.

The film looks artificial in a few areas like the scenes of a man getting upset as he does not get proper meat to eat at his inlaw’s looks silly. But all that is connected so well. Dil Raju has backed this film as he has bought into the emotion and rightly, director Venu Yeldandi has made sure that he takes you into a roller coaster of emotions that make you laugh, cry and think about death and what will remain when you are no more.

Balagam is a realistic funeral drama that takes time for you to grow but once it does, it surely moves you. The film is honest, and funny, and teaches you life lessons that family is important and one should cherish it when existent. The film has good performances and the icing on the cake is the way it leaves with a heavy heart when you come out.

Balagam Movie Review Bottom Line – A Moving slice of life village drama


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