Director: Trivikram Srinivas
Starring: Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde in lead roles. Ensemble cast of Tabu, Jayaram, Sai Sushanth, NivetaPethuraj, Sunil, Murli Sharma.
Review by: Aishwarya Srikanth.
The movie starts with a hospital scene where two women (Tabu and Revathi), each belonging to a different class of society are seen giving birth to baby boys.Under certain circumstances, where Tabu’s baby is assumed to be dead by the nurse and Valmiki (MurliSharma, the father of the other baby), they both exchange the babies smoothly as Valmiki wants his son to be groomed well in a rich family. Tabu’s real son (Allu Arjun) happens to be raised by Valmiki. The rest of the story is how Bantu(Allu Arjun) comes to know of this startling truth and tries to meddle with the situations and set them right.
Though the storyline is predictable at points, Trivikram works it out through non stop entertainment and quality humor. Allu Arjun and Murli Sharma did complete justice to their characterization. Pooja Hegde mesmerizes everyone through her charming attitude and sweet chemistry with Allu Arjun. All the actors, especially Tabu, manage to charm the audience with their decent roles and powerful dialogues. Samuthirakani needs a special mention for his stark appearance and symbolic facial expressions to suit his character.
The film’s music by S. Thaman is a highly contributing factor for the success of the film. The songs, even before the film released went on to become chartbusters. But, I would like to emphasize on the fact that they sound more meaningful than ever, when in the film. The high octane BGM keeps you glued to your couch and takes you through an emotional ride. The climax song “SitharalaSirapadu” stands out for its timing, grooving tune and the ‘rural’ touch.
The cinematography for the film was done by PS Vinod, who delivered us films like Super Deluxe and AravindaSametha. In this particular film, he does an outstanding job. The aesthetic usage of locations, especially in songs, blending with AA’s subtle and stylish moves becomes a visual treat for the audience. The rich cinematography, lighting and editing makes the complete film a good spectacle.
The film has a predictable story line, finest actors like Sunil sharing less screen space is a bit disappointing. The climax is great, but could have been cut down at points. But, Trivikram’s mark overpowered minor setbacks and on the whole makes it a perfect family entertainment finding its way into your hearts for this Sankranthi.