Title: Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo
CBFC Rating : UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 45 Min
Release Date: 12-01-2020
Banner: Geetha Arts and Haarika Haasine
Cast: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Tabu, Sushanth, Navdeep, Jayaram, Rahul Ramakrishna, and others
Music: Thaman S
Cinematography: PS Vinod
Editing: Naveen Nooli
Producer: Allu Aravind, S Radha Krishna
Written and Directed by Trivikram
Valmiki’s (Murali Sharma) Wife and His Boss’s (Jayaram) Wife gives birth to two baby boys. Valmiki who wants his son to grow up as a rich kid exchange the babies. In a series of events, when one of the two baby boys, Bantu (Allu Arjun) came to know about this secret, How did he react? What he makes to set things right follows the Story.
Stylish Star Allu Arjun is reinventing with each new film of his. With Ala Vaikunthapurramulo, he takes a different approach again. He is seen playing a middle-class guy. Allu Arjun nails the character and its frustration perfectly.
Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is without any doubt the career-best acting of Allu Arjun. There is a confidence that visible on-screen even when the actor pauses. Many scenes show Allu Arjun’s versatility and ability to entertainer unhinged. The ‘Board Room Meet’ sequence and the imitation action stand out among the entertaining moments. The interval block and the climax hit the right notes emotionally.
As far as dances and fights are considered, there is nothing left to be proved. Still, Allu Arjun strives for fresher ways to present them. All in all, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is an unforgettable outing for him.
Pooja Hegde has never looked so beautiful on screen. The eye candy she brings to the songs helps in elevating them. The chemistry Pooja Hegde shares with Allu Arjun is a bonus.
Tabu, returning to Telugu cinema after a decade brings up genuine act as do Jayaram and others. Murali Sharma gets a memorable supporting part, and he comes up with his best action. Sachin Khedekar, Sunil, Harshavardhan, Vennela Kishore and others add value to the movie with their respective acts.
Takes time to get going
Star director Trivikram Srinivas is back with a new outing that has his core strengths as a premise. Trivikram does it with great ease.
The premise of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is simple. It is about the heir of a wealthy family who is brought up in a middle-class atmosphere. How the adjusting life their helps gives him a voice and makes him confident, which in turn helps him in getting his due position is duly narrated.
There is absolutely no wastage. Trivikram sets up the world and fills it with interesting characters. Once that is done, he toys with them to achieve the desired effect. His lead helps him a great deal in the process.
The first half is the take-off with the interval being the high point. The second half packs the various elements that help reach the core point entertainingly. Allu Arjun’s characterization helps a great deal in the process. His character speaks no lie, which is unique. The conflict is made strong due to that instantly appealing and heroic characterization in a dramatic sense.
The way the situations are created organically to get the desired impact shows the effort that has been put in getting things together. It is the reason why we feel the sheer joy when the lead character wins his battle one by one.
Everything leads smoothly to the climax, which is appropriately designed. The length is right with no overdose of drama. The various arcs are ended neatly with the correct impact to make them memorable to the audience.
S Thaman has breathed life into the proceedings with his terrific music and background score. The songs are already chartbuster, and the picturization is sure to take them to another level. The BGM elevates the emotional connection to the audience. The cinematography by PS Vinod is spectacular. It gives a big movie appeal even though the movie is family drama at its core. The editing by Navin Nooli is slick and keeps the film racy throughout. The action scenes choreographed by Ram – Lakshman are uniquely shot with each one designed in a specific way.
Producers Allu Aravind and S Radha Krishna gave the best for the family drama. The production values are a treat, and the technicians make it class apart. They deserve kudos for providing a clean family entertainer with the right ideals for the modern-day audience.
Bottom-Line: Breezy Family Entertainer