Director by: Srikanth Addala
Prasad V. Potluri, Mahesh Babu
Written by: Srikanth Addala
Starring: Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth PrabhuKajal Aggarwal
Music by: Mickey J. Meyer
Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
PVP cinema, G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
19 May 2016
Brahmotsavam follows the story of a family (a big one) headed by Mahesh Babu's father Sathyaraj. The family head runs a massive paint industry along with his brother-in-law (Rao Ramesh) and his four brothers. Rao Ramesh is jealous of Sathyaraj and thinks he steals all the credit. But the only thing that makes him stick with the family is the dream of marrying his daughter (Pranitha Subhash) to Mahesh Babu. But his dream is broken when he sees Mahesh kissing Kajal Aggarwal, a family friend's daughter. He prises himself from the family, which breaks the heart of Sathya Raj; literally. The film thereafter is about Mahesh Babu's reconciliation with his father's death and bringing the family back together.
The story is so yesterday, yet the treatment is decent and pleasant. But only till the interval. The romance between Kajal Aggarwal and Mahesh, which occupies most of the first half, is mature and driven by lust. It ends quickly because Kajal is commitment-phobic; the big family is not her thing. A sexist might call her 'not family material'. But you get a lot of detailing about her character. These blocks make the first half bearable.