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Ala Vaikhunthapurramuloo

3.5 Star popcorn reviewss


Lets just call this movie AV shall we?? So in continuation with the commercial movies, after the entertaining Bigil last week, I decided to pick this Allu Arjun Starrer AV. And one thumb rule that I follow, the masala commercial entertainers should not be boring, they should entertain, but the million dollar question, does this entertain..  lets find out.

Story & Screenplay

AV is the story of two babies, one from a rich family and the other from a middle class family, switched at birth. Typical story, typical pot boiler but who cares? The screenplay throws every single trick in the book. So you have stylish slow-mos, the concept of a hero and heroine and their regular song and dance, a family drama- a la Sooraj Barjatya. And the good news is, all the elements do come together for an entertaining watch. But, on the hindside the proceedings slow down in the second hour that wee bit. Also some of the jokes are regressive and unfunny(staring at a woman’s thighs😑). 

Dialogues, Music & Direction

The dialogues are aimed at the masses. Music is catchy though the songs were not entirely required. Director Trivikram Srinivas has done a good job with the direction, there is some flair to be seen there.


Sachin Khedekar as Aditya Radhakrishnan is quite good. Jayaram as Ramachandra is decent. Tabu as Yasodha holds her own in an otherwise male(actually alpha male) oriented drama. Nivetha Pethuraj as Nandu has some good screen presence Pooja Hegde as Amulya looks so pretty and is good too. Murli Sharma as Valmiki is outstanding. Samuthirakani as Appal Naidu doesn’t quite intimidate you. But the screen stealer is undoubtedly Allu Arjun. His dancing is particularly impressive and his acting oozes with super stardom.


On the whole, AV is an entertaining watch and a wholesome family entertainer. Available on Netflix!

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