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Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Review
Cast: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Tabu, Jayaram, Sushant, Navdeep, Nivedita Pethuraju, Samudrakhani, Brahmanandam, Sunil, Rajendra Prasad, Brahmaji, Murali Sharma, Sachin Khedkar, Rohini, Rahul, Rahul, Rahul.
Music: SS Taman
Cinematography: PS Vinod
Editing Naveen Nuli
Producer: Allu Aravind, S. Radhakrishna
Banner: GeetaArts, Haruka and Hasini Creations
Release Date: 12-01-2020
Valmiki (Murali Sharma) hates his child Bantu (Allu Arjun). In fact, he is more interested in his boss’s son Sushanth. (You can guess the reason behind this by watching teaser and trailer). Bantu joins a tourism office and falls in love with his boss Pooja Hegde. When everything goes well for them, Rama Chandra (Jayaram) father of Sushanth enters the scene and changes the whole scenario. As a result of villain Samuthirakhani actions, one thing leads to the other and Bantu comes to know a hard-hitting truth that his father has been hiding from him. Now, Bantu decides to enter Vaikunthapuram, which his dad has prohibited for him.
What happens after he enters the Vaikunthapuram. Why Valmiki hates Bantu. What truth did Bantu find out? What happens next forms the crux of the story.
Stylish star Allu Arjun & Pooja Hedge are released today overseas and this is Allu Arjun's long-awaited movie after his big gap.
Allu Arjun has excelled in the role of Bantu. From his frustration when his dad hates him to the maturity he shows in the climax, Allu Arjun has got a role of mixed emotions and he suited the role to the T. His dances are simple yet stylish. He is equally good in comedy scenes and emotional scenes. His chemistry with Pooja Hegde is good to see on-screen.
Heroine Pooja Hegde, like most of Trivikram Srinivas’s films, has got nothing much to offer. Love scenes with Allu Arjun are cool and breezy. Apart from that, there is nothing much for her.
Sushanth has got very few dialogues in the movie and there is no scope for him to perform.
Murali Sharma as an over-greedy father is a highlight of the film. His role is key and he performed in an excellent manner. Jayaram's role has some substance. He is good at the end of the movie. Sachin impresses too. Sunil is wasted. Harshavardhan is OK. Nivetha Pethuraj hasn’t got much to perform either.
Tabu’s character too is poorly fleshed out (what a shame), and the emotional scene she has with her husband doesn’t completely work. But she’s nothing less than grace personified.
Others have done justice to their roles.
Allu Arjun Fantastic Performance
Murali Sharma, Sachin, Jayaram’s performance
Songs and their picturization
Predictable narrative of Trivikram
Slow first half
Cinematography by PS Vinod is good. Naveen Nooli’s editing could’ve been tighter, especially in the second half, where the film doesn’t pack the kind of punch the first half did. Trivikram’s fans might miss his trademark punch comedic dialogues, but fitting with the theme of the film, the comedy in this one is more dry and sarcastic, and it works!
Thaman S’ music and background score for this one is impressive (Ramuloo Ramulaa and OMG Daddy are killerSamajavaragamana and Butta Bomma stand out. Songs by Thaman are extra-ordinary and goes well with the flow. Thaman’s 100 percent effort takes the movie to the next level.
Editing is fine but could have been better. Dialogues are mention-worthy. Apart from the dialogues released so far, there are few others that will hook us.
Production values are top-notch.
Trivikram Srinivas has once again taken a story with family values and narrated it in his own style. Though the movie goes well, we will have a feeling that it is already dealt with by the director. His narration is not new and goes within his formula. But he made sure that audiences will stick to the point with his strength of the writing.
The bane of Bantu’s (Allu Arjun) existence is his father Valmiki (Murli Sharma). The older man likes putting down his son at every opportunity, reminding him of his fate for having been born in a middle-class family. He seems more interested in his boss Ramachandra’s (Jayram) son Raj Manohar (Sushanth A) than his own and there’s a reason for it. The chaos that ensues when Bantu finds out the truth about his father and enters Vaikunthapurram (the lavish home Ramachandra and his family stay at) in a bid to help them is worth watching. But not because the film pulls of something new, it doesn’t.
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