Uppena Review


Title: Uppena

CBFC Rating : UA

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Run-Time: 2 Hrs 28 Min

Release Date: 12-02-2021

Banner: Mythri Movie Makers

Cast: Panja Vaisshnav Tej, Vijay Sethupathi, Krithi Shetty, Sai Chand, and others

Music: Devi Sri Prasad

Cinematography: Shamdat Sainudeen

Editing: Navin Nooli

Producers: Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar

Written and Directed by Buchi Babu Sana


Aasi (Vaishnav Tej), son of a fisherman, and Sangeetha aka Bebamma (Kriti Shetty), daughter of ruthless landlord Rayanam (Vijay Sethupathy) falls for each other head over heels. While they are deeply in love, Rayanam gets to know about them. What happens next and did the lovers get united or not forms the rest of the story.


Vaishnav Tej makes an impressive debut with ‘Uppena’. He is apt in his role and carried it with very good ease. He emoted very well with his eyes and carried out emotional scenes with his neat dialogue delivery. The chemistry he creates with the heroine is critical to the movie and Vaishnav Tej did a great job in those scenes. He is definitely a promising talent to watch out for.

Vijay Sethupathy is terrific as a menacing villain. He manages to bring a tense atmosphere whenever he is on screen with his experience. He creates a big impact with his role, in the film.

Heroine Kriti Shetty who makes her debut with this film gave a solid performance. She makes quite an impression with her good looks and acting talent. Her acting during the climax scene is one for ages and will be remembered for a long time. 


Lead Pair
DSP Songs & BGM
Emotional Climax
Production Values


Slow at times during Second Half


Buchi Babu Sana made an impressive debut as a Director with this film. Though he selected the usual rich girl and poor boy plot, he made the proceedings interesting with his narration which brings freshness to the film.

The first half is packed with a lively romance between the lead pair. Aided with good performances,  breezy songs, and cool visuals, the narrative is a smooth sail until the interval. Things become intense and interesting during the interval. 

The story takes a new turn in the second half. It gets a little slow at times. But, the unconventional yet emotionally charging climax turn things in favor of the film. Director takes a ‘Bold’ step and gave a new angle to the honor killings aspect. He convincingly executed it with very good dialogues in the climax. It will leave one emotional for sure.

Devi Sri Prasad’s chartbuster music is one of the major highlights and all songs are picturized superbly onscreen. DSP has further elevated the mood with his haunting BGM throughout the film. Shamdat Sainudeen’s cinematography stands out for its cool and stunning visuals. Editing by Navin Nooli is decent. 

Production Values by Mythri Movie Makers are top-notch. Producers Naveen Yerneni and Ravi Shankar Yalamanchili deserves appreciation for backing and delivering such a quality product with newcomers. 

Bottom-line: Beautiful Yet Emotional Tale Of Love

Rating: 3.25/5


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