Critic’s Rating : 2.5 / 5
Buddies Movie Review : A college story fails to strike a chord
Buddies marks the comeback of television actor Kiran Raj to the silver screen after a long hiatus. He plays Amith, the son of a rich man, who loses his mother in childhood. Since Amith is lonely, his father adopts three orphans so that he can be brought up along with them. Amith enjoys his life to the fullest.
Amith meets his childhood crush, Deeksha (Siri Prahlad) in college, which brings back nostalgic moments. They both decide to take their relationship to the next level by getting married. That’s when Amith goes missing, which leaves his family members in a state of shock. This makes the plot engrossing in the second half.
Buddies is a college story that is filled with fun and romantic elements, and takes drastic turns, especially in the second half, with thriller ingredients. The characters and story lack depth and conviction, which makes it a tedious watch. The college story fails to make an impact and the thriller portions could have been pacier to make it edgy, which could have made the film worth watching.