The plot of the film revolves around father and son relationship. The Telugu film shows how the over affection of a father makes his son claustrophobic. The subject is beautifully dealt with and the actors perfectly justify their roles too. Arvind (Prakash Raj) is Siddhu's (Siddharth Narayan) father. His dominance in Siddhu's life is perturbing for the son. Every decision in the young man's life is dominated by his father- from his dress, his hairstyle and even while he is playing carrom. According to Arvind it is necessary to supervise son's life so that they are able to build a dream house, Bommarillu.
As the story of Bommarillu proceeds further Siddhu's discontentment is apparently shown yet he is not brave enough to defy his father. His marriage is fixed by his father against his wish and he is compelled to join the family business. However fate had decided otherwise. Siddhu bumps into the vivacious Hasini at a temple. They keep on meeting each other and fall in love. Back home Siddhu expresses his reluctance to marry the girl his father has chosen and speaks about Hasini.
To convince his family he brings Hasini home and persuades her to spend a month with them. A string of incidents follow and Hasini leaves their home disappointed with Siddhu. The young guy is dejected and repents. His pain gives a vent to his pent up emotions against his father. Arvind is stunned but he realises his mistake and approaches Hasini and his father for their marriage. The film ends on a happy note with both the families agreeing to the marriage.
Bommarillu won critical acclaim and rave reviews. The film went onto win the Filmfare Awards. Genelia D'Souza won the Best Actress Award in a Telegu film. The film's success broke several records at the box office in 2006.
As far as the cast of the film is concerned Siddharth Narayan enacts the role of Siddu. He is shown as a well brought up young man who has own dreams to fulfill. He is not eager to compromise as far as his career and love are concerned. He finds true happiness and learns to live his life to the fullest when he comes to know Hasini.
Genelia D'Souza is Hasini in Bommarillu. She is a lively, vibrant and happy-go-lucky girl who knows how to enjoy his life. Her cheerful nature impresses Siddhu and he falls head over heels in love with her.
Prakash Raj plays the role of Aravind. He is the true patriarch whose ultimate wish is to build a dream house. He has bound everyone in his family with discipline. To some extent it is good but his over affection robs the members of his of their own individuality, especially Siddhu.
In Bommarillu Kota Srinivasa Rao is Kanaka Rao (Hasini's dad). He is a loving father but he is addicted to drinking.
Jayasudha enacts the role of Lakshmi. Her patience, love and dedication make her a perfect homemaker. She is the source of immense strength for his son too.
Sunil essayed a comic character as Satti (Servant). Another comic relief is Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as Kismat Kumar. He enacts the role of a professor in the engineering college.
Siddharth and Genelia have already acted earlier together in Boys (2003). So they were comfortable in working with each other. The comradeship between the leading actors shared during the filming added to their onscreen chemistry and performances.
The film is interspersed with some of the most soulful numbers. The music of Bommarillu has been composed by Devi Sri Prasad. There are soft romantic numbers as well as a sad song that are melodious. Almost all the songs were a hit with the audience. The beautiful locations and the superb picturisation of the songs make them a visual treat.
The film won the Golden Nandi (2006). While director, Bhaskar, won awards for the best debutant director and screenplay, Abburi Ravi won the award for his dialogues. Actors Prakash Raj and Genelia D'Souza were the recipient of the best actor in a supporting role and special jury award awards respectively; Savitha Reddy, who lent her voice for Genelia, won an award too. At the 2007 Filmfare Awards, Bommarillu won awards for the Best Film, Best Actress in a leading role and the Best Director awards.
(Last Updated on : 14-01-2009)
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