After Rangasthalam and No Way Home, the Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa has finally hit the screens. This has created a lot of hype in the film world and has subsequently received mixed reviews. But, it’s certainly worth a watch for its powerful performance by Allu Arjun and a mediocre story. In this Pushpa review, we’ll take a look at why the film is worth watching and how it compares with the expectations.
Despite the flaws of the film’s premise, it’s hard to deny that Sukumar’s ‘from a beggar to a crowned king’ formula worked exceptionally well. Pushpa’s interactions with his mother and love interest Srivalli, played by Rashmika Mandanna, are endearing, but his overall character lacks depth. And even though the film has a few loose ends, it still remains a believable story package.
While the film features Allu Arjun’s swag and a powerful performance by Allu Arjun, it does have its flaws. The movie is an edge-of-your-seat action drama, fueled by Allu Arjun’s charisma and swag. However, despite the movie’s faults, the audience will root for Pushpa and cheer for him in spite of his misdeeds. Pushpa’s mother never fit into the society and was scorned by all. He is also the illegitimate son of an unpopular gangster.
The film has finally surpassed the 100 crore mark. It is the 25th Super-Duper Hit in Koimoi’s list of profitable films. The movie has a solid production value, but fails in the area of background score and editing. Even the VFX work is pale. If it can be re-made as a one-time watch, it will likely be a hit. Otherwise, this film is a must-see.
The second half of Pushpa is the most entertaining. Its plot is based on a real-life story, with Pushpa leading a group of smugglers. Red sanders is an exotic wood that is found only in the Seshachalam Hills in Andhra Pradesh. This group has rules, dreams and a morale booster in the form of Keshav, his fellow smuggler.
This Telugu film is the first of two installments. While the first part is a sequel, the second part is a standalone movie. Earlier, the movie was supposed to be divided into two parts, but the makers decided to release a teaser instead. The teaser contains elements that are sure to make audiences excited. Unlike masala films, it seems to be more raw and novel. This is a welcome change.
After the first film, a sequel is planned for 2021. Pushpa: The Rule is set to hit the theaters in May 2021. This will be an adventure story in which Pushpa must protect her from danger and corruption. While she’s working for Konda Reddy, Pushpa finds love with Srivalli (Rashmika Mandanna).