Cast: Allu Arjun, Anu Emmanuel, Arjun, Sarathkumar, Thakur Anoop Singh
Direction, story, screenplay & dialogues: Vakkantham Vamsi
Producer: Sridhar Lagadapati, Bunny Vasu
Production company: Ramalakshmi Cine Creations
Music director: Vishal-Shekhar
Cinematographer: Rajeev Ravi
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Release date: 04-05-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 48mins
Genre: Action, Thriller
Allu Arjun is an Army officer whose anger attitude bring in a bad name despite of its sincerity. To overcome it, the higher officials of the department sends him to a therapist. What happens after this forms the remaining movie.
Allu Arjun’s mass appearance, stubborn attitude and gutsy presence are splendid to watch. It is interesting to see how he’s conceived his role. The patriotic theme which director Vakkantham Vamsi has taken is admirable. Anu Emmanuel has played her part neatly as the love interest of the hero. Casting is very good, supporting artists like Arjun, Sarathkumar and Nadhiya provide great strength to the script’s movement. Vishal-Shekhar’s background music is energetic, main theme which they’ve induced to pinpoint hero’s anger brings goosebumps. Rajeev Ravi’s camera work is rich, he’s not explored anything different, yet he has captured everything clearly. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao’s editing leaves an impact to few vital situations when flashback simultaneously glitter. Comedy that surrounds the hero’s role has clicked. Certain kind-hearted moments are sensible in the later half. Climax is meaningful and things end up in a satisfying manner.
The script might sound okayish when heard orally, but as a film it fails to make us digest the core. Screenplay is tolerable, but there’s nothing special or joyful to relish and enjoy. In fact, the narration dips at many places and the drama becomes boring. The unwantedly long way of storytelling is also a reason. Allu Arjun’s character isn’t proper, I mean the design itself. Dialogues turn preachy after a while when same things gets repeated on screen. Direction is half baked, it is good/ bad at random spots. Song placements completely spoils the interest. Stunts are over-heroic with full of rope shots, etc. Songs are below par and it doesn’t really suit the Tollywood taste. Villain characters are extremely weak, though they had screen space, the substance goes wrong. Talents like Sarathkumar, Thakur Anoop Singh were actually not captivated correctly. The core may be easy to connect, but the way it has been shown is too artificial with too many over-the-top sequences. Also the film is close to 3hrs which seems to be the major issue for the lack of engagement.
TO CONCLUDE – ‘Allu Arjun’ shines in this patriotic action drama that is narrated in a monotonous way.
Movie Rating – 2.25/ 5.
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