Star Cast: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hedge, Murali Sharma, Tabu, Jairam and others
Director: Trivikram Srinivas
Producer: Allu Aravind, S. Radha Krishna
Run Time: 165 minutes
Release date: 12th January 2020
Stylish Star Allu Arjun and Trivikram Srinivas have earlier delivered hits like Julai and S/o Satyamurthy. Their third collaboration Ala Vaikunthapurramulo has created a lot of buzz before the release, thanks to the super hit songs. The film releases amidst huge competition at the box office today. Here is the Ala Vaikunthapurramulo review.
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 things leads to the other and Bantu comes to know a hard hitting truth which 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 finds out. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
On Screen Stars
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 a over-greedy father is highlight of the film. His role is key and he performed in a excellent manner. Jayaram role has some substance. He is good towards the end of the movie. Sachin impresses too. Sunil is wasted. Harshavardhan is OK. Nivetha Pethuraj hasn’t got much to perform either. Tabu is fine. Her own dubbing is impressive. Others have done justice to their roles.
Off Screen Talents
Cinematography is excellent. Every frame looks visually appealing. Songs are shot so well. Samajavaragamana and Butta Bomma stands out. Songs by Thaman are extra-ordinary and goes well with the flow. His BGM needs special mention. Overall, Thaman’s 100 percent effort takes the movie to next level. Editing is fine but could have been better. Dialogues are mention worthy. Apart from the dialogues released so far, there are few other which will hook us. Production values are top notch.
Trivikram Srinivas has once again took 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 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 writing.
What’s Hot ?
Allu Arjun Fantastic Performance
Murali Sharma, Sachin, Jayaram’s performance
Before concluding Ala Vaikunthapurramulo review, Trivikram in one of his interviews explained the theme of this film. “We can give certain place to one person but we cannot give status to that person. It is him/her who have to earn it by themselves”. However, by watching the cinema and not watching the interview we cannot get what Trivikram Srinivas’s actual point is. He played around the bush again without dealing it directly. It might work against the film. But again it is Trivikram Srinivas’s writing and technical brilliance plus top notch performances from lead actors comes in aid for him. While the first half is passable, second half is emotional and humorous.
Immediate reaction at Intermission: Breezy entertainer with Trivikram mark comedy and lacks story except the first 10 mins.
Immediate reaction at end credits: Its better than first half with comedy, action and family drama. It feels like a perfect family entertainer. Feels a couple of scenes a bit dragged
Watch or Not?: Yes but the narration is complete class.
Box Office Status:
Ala Vaikunthapurramulo plays to the strengths of Trivikram Srinivas and Allu Arjun. The film has very less dull moments and is passable for most of the time. Though there are less high points, family audience will like the film as it is a passable family entertainer. Sankranthi season might help the film a lot as family audience first choice will be Ala Vaikunthapurramulo. It has high chances of being ending up as a hit.