Bulbul has a good amount of mass elements and family sentiments. It is a beautiful story with all the necessary ingredients of a commercial film. While the first half is entertaining, second half is brilliant.Darshan is hunky dory. He impresses audience in lover-boy role. His chemistry with newcomer Rachita Ram works well. Ambareesh fits the role and mouths a few punch dialogues. He surprises with his dance moves in the song, 'Junior senior...'.Rachita has tried hard to make an impact and she looks promising. Sharath Lohitashwa, who replaced Pradeep Rawat, is in his usual best. He has perfectly suited the role. Sharan's comedy scenes are good, Sadhu Kokila, Tennis and others have justified their roles.Technically, V Harikrishna has done decent job. 'Nille nille kaveri...' sung by Hemanth Kumar and 'Jagadalliro...' crooned by Sonu Nigam are our picks from the album. AV Krishna Kumar has done neat job behind the camera. Dialogues by lyricist Kaviraj has to be praised, Soundaraj's editing is neat, and Ravi Varma's stunts are excellent.
Verdict: Bulbul is a complete family entertainer with all the mass elements. It is treat for Darshan's fans.