After wandering on the campus, "BTech" embraces a topic of social relevance of this age to wear a serious look. It's an apt transformation from the frivolous playful acts of youth on a campus in Bengaluru. These BTech students while away the time engaging in boozing and scuffle with opposite groups in the metro city. Newbie director Mridul Nair has nothing afresh to offer at the outset apart from depicting the wayward life of a group of students, who hardly make an attempt to pass out from the college.
Anand, played by Asif Ali, is the leader of the group, and the arrival of fresher Azad (Arjun Asokan) to the engineering college gives a new dimension to the movie. Mridul makes the best of Manoj Kumar Khatoi's visuals to keep the momentum going before landing on a serious topic. Co-written by J. Ramakrishna Kulur and Mridul, the tale expends the first half for delineating the erratic lifestyle of the youth, including Nizar (Deepak Parambol), Jojo (Sreenath Bhasi), and Saiju Kurup (Prasanth).
The relationship between Azad and Ananya (Niranjana Anoop) is evolved in a natural way while Anand's lover Priya, essayed by Aparna Balamurali, is struggling to bring discipline in his life. Arjun Asokan grabs the attention owing to his innocent portrayal of the orphan youth and his performance turns out to be the biggest impact on the whole action.
Teashop owner Syed Ali (Alancier) is like the local guardian of these youngsters. A bomb blast in front of a shopping mall creates problems in the life of the students, who, in turn, adopt novel ways to extricate from the case.
The volatile nature of Anand is strongly communicated through fiery expressions of Asif Ali. The unruly youth is difficult to be tamed and Asif is perfect in the role albeit it has shades of characters in his earlier films of this ilk. Despite the lurch in the first half, this movie meaningfully invests into a worthy content and it pays off. This well-wrought transformation is vital to an extent for this semi-thriller. Yet the answers to the mystery are not satisfactorily explained.