Movie: Ala Vaikunthapurramlo
Banner: Haarika & Hasini, Geetha Arts
Cast: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Murali Sharma, Tabu, Jayaram, Sushanth, Nivetha Pethuraj, Rahul Ramakrishna, Navadeep, Sunil, Samuthirakani
Music: S.S Thaman
Cinematography: P.S Vinod
Producer(s): Chinna Babu, Allu Aravind
Director: Trivikram Srinivas
Release Date: January 12, 2020
Punchline: Puli Vachhindi
Tabu & Rohini give birth to two baby boys and Tabu’s boy doesn’t cry for a while. Assuming he was dead, nurse and Murali Sharma swap the boys with a motive that Murali Sharma’s son can be rich as Tabu is the daughter of ARK Industries. 20 years later Allu Arjun (Bantu), now Murali Sharma’s son will be looking for job and Murali Sharma never encourages him and always blames it on his bad luck. Bantu (Allu Arjun), gets a job in a travel agency, which is run by Pooja Hegde and they both get along well. Sushanth, now Jayaram’s son will be given opportunity to head the company and handle the problems they are facing from Appala Naidu(Samuthirakani) to acquire their company. Allu Arjun gets to know the truth from the nurse and he decides to solve his family problems. Rest of the story is how he resolves the family problems, how he unites his mom and dad, who will be having some problems internally and how he teaches a lesson to Appala Naidu and his son.
Allu Arjun is at his best. His performance, comedy timing, style everything looked amazing.
Murali Sharma nailed it too. His role as Valmiki will be remembered for long time
Pooja Hegde and Nivetha Pethuraj were just okay and didn’t have any meaty roles
Tabu and Jayram suited for their roles well
Rahul Ramakrishna, Navadeep, Sunil, Vennela Kishore and Harsha Vardhan were just okay
Samuthirakani was wasted
Sushanth was wasted
Allu Arjun’s Performance
Clean & Subtle Comedy
Slow paced narration
Didn’t utilize many characters (Sunil, Rahul Ramakrishna, Navadeep, Nivetha, Sushanth)
No high moments in 2nd half
Ala Vaikunthapurramlo had the best buzz in recent times with its songs clocking 250+ million views before the release. This is also Bunny’s film after year and half and his fans were eagerly waiting for the release. AVPL starts off very well with a a class comedy and Allu Arjun’s performance and style will keep you glued. You can see Trivikram’s mark dialogues and taking in every frame. Though the story line isn’t strong the director made sure it never bores you. However, once the 2nd half starts the pace of the film starts dipping slowly and there are no high moments that you can whistle or clap for. It goes on flat narration with comedy sprinkled at enough places with Trivikram mark dialogues.It may find it hard to please B&C center audience. Thaman’s music is a big pillar to the film and the songs are shot very well and they keep up the tempo of the film. Overall, Ala Vaikunthapurramlo is a good movie for the festival and will not disappoint. Go watch it!
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