Starring: Venkatesh, Nayantara, Posani Krishna Murali, Prudhvi, Showkar Janaki.
Dir by Maruthi
As actors get older, they often fall back on a comfortable nostalgia. Maruthi does just that in Babu Bangaram, with frequent references to Venkatesh’s past hits. The upside is that Venkatesh never appears to be self-indulgent but is a ‘hero’ who extracts howls of laughter from the audience. He plays an emotional cop, ACP Krishna, whose eyes begin to water at any sob story. He hears Sailaja’s tale of a family in ruin because her father Sastry (Jayaprakash) is on the run, wanted for a murder. Sailaja is struggling to make...