Starring: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Catherine Tresa, Samyuktha Menon, Warina Hussain.

Director: Mallidi Vashist

Producer: Hari Krishna K

Music Directors: M. M. Keeravani, Chirrantan Bhatt, Varikuppala Yadagiri

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram is one unlucky hero who hasn’t hit stardom despite his talent and knack for picking interesting scripts. In his close to two-decade-long career, Kalyan Ram has scored only two big hits Athanokkade and Pataas. After a long time, expectations have mounted up for his latest movie Bimbisara. Let’s see whether Kalyan Ram meets the expectations with this movie or not.


The movie’s story goes back 500 years with NTR’s voice about the ruthless King Bimbisara (Kalyan Ram) who rules the Trigartala kingdom. A merciless king, the only aim of Bimbisara is to conquer other kingdoms and doesn’t mind even killing the kings and soldiers for it. However, his life takes a U turn, he gets cursed and sent to the present-day world which is filled with numerous problems. What is the reason for the curse and what is the connection between the past and present is the rest of the story.

Plus Points:

Director Vasshist must be appreciated for taking such a challenging script for his debut movie. The way he dealt with the travel concept with fantasy and current-day emotions is quite good and gives the audience a new experience.

Kalyan Ram goes a complete makeover for the role and he gives his career’s best performance in the movie.

The first part is very interesting and the way the time travel concept is established without missing the logic is superb. The situational comedy once Bimbisara lands in present-day evokes laughter.

The VFX and visuals are top notch and the audience will get a thrilling experience. Vennela Kishore and Prakash Raj’s roles are a big asset to the movie.

Minus Points:

The heroines Samyutha Menon and Catherine Tresa didn’t get much scope to perform and the second half becomes a bit slow once the twists are revealed. The biggest drawback is the villain who is quite weak. A well-known Telugu actor would have been a better choice for the role.


On the whole, Bimbisara is a well-made fantasy thriller with ample thrilling elements and arresting screenplay. Apart from a few patchy scenes, the movie is a decent watch. Go for it.