The effortlessly talented Allu Arjun entertains big-time with this well made family drama film!
Director Trivikram’s collaboration with the Stylish star Allu Arjun. is the latest film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. Served as a proper family drama, with a good dosage of commercial elements, how has this venture turned out for Bunny’s fans and the general cinema going audience?
Allu Arjun plays Bantu, a boy from a middle class family and his unusually rude father warns him many a time, of the drawbacks that a middle class man has in his life. However, things go topsy-turvy when he learns about his past as a child and when his real identity is revealed. Does he make use of this situation or let it go understanding the complications that may follow, forms for the rest of the story of this power packed family entertainer.
The entire film is based on the first scene, where child swapping happens between Jayaram (Ramachandra’s) son and Murali Sharma’s son. Murali Sharma replaces Bantu with his own son in order to ensure a luxurious for the latter, who happens to grow up in the royal family of Ramachandra. But Bantu is smart, stylish, talented, extremely truthful and straightforward as a sword. When Ramachandra takes notice of Bantu and his talent, he begins to believe his son should have ideally been exactly like Bantu. What brews between the two and how they get connected forms for the latter half.
This thin line is coated with Allu Arjun’s (Bantu) dance, screen presence, aura and energy. Pooja Hegde plays Amulya, his love interest and many other actors are seen in important supporting roles. Samuthirakani is also seen in an important negative role and Eswari Rao plays a nurse who holds the secret of the swapping incident, from 25 years ago. All the actors have excelled in their scenes and Allu Arjun stands above them all as the ravishing Bantu. He is the sole pillar of this film and carries it on his shoulder with grace.
Be it his dialogue delivery, sentiment based emotional scenes, swag, comedy and most importantly his dance and action, you begin to love the hero in him. Apart from Allu, the other positives about this commercial film would be the family portions that involve Tabu and Jayaram. Even the scenes between Pooja and Allu are quite enjoyable, just as the scenes that involve Murali (Valmiki) and Allu. The first half is a breeze as the sequences are engaging and would keep you interested. A small part of the second half that sees Allu Arjun bringing together the entire ‘Ramachandra’ family and bringing their business out of trouble may seem draggy and could have been a tad bit shorter, for an even more entertaining fun ride.
Technically too, director Trivikram’s Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is decent for a commercial picture. SS Thaman’s music is a big positive as the ‘OMG Daddy’ and ‘Samajavaragamana’ tracks have a lasting impact. This is well clubbed by the impressive background score and Allu’s effortless dance moves. Cinematography by PS Vinod is apt, so as the edit by Navin Nooli in the first half. A neat show by the tech team.
On the whole, Trivikram has extracted a great deal out of Allu Arjun and the rest of the cast and crew. He has made sure the audience would feel entertained for a large part of this festival film and has done so with his pin-point writing. Allu Arjun is easily one of the most talented heroes today and he has proved that yet again with the engaging Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.
Bottomline: An enjoyable festival-family entertainer, delivered by Bunny and director Trivikram!