Release Date : October 11, 2018
CB Rating : 3.5/5
Starring : Jr.NTR, Pooja Hegde, Eesha Rebba, Jagapati Babu
Director :Trivikram Srinivas
Producer : S. Radha Krishna
Music Director : S. Thaman
Cinematographer : P. S. Vinod
Editor : Navin Nooli
The combination of NTR and Trivirkam is one of the most awaited ones in the recent time. The duo has teamed up for an action entertainer called Aravinda Sametha which has hit the screens today. Let’s see whether the film lives up to all its hype or not.
The story is based amidst two small faction driven villages in Rayalaseema who hate each other. Veera Ragahava Reddy(NTR) looses his father in these fights and leaves his village. He reaches Hyderabad and starts living with Aravinda’s(Pooja Hegde) family. But to his bad luck, the opposition gang headed by Basi Reddy(Jagapathi Babu) keeps chasing him. Rest of the story is as to how Veera Raghava fights his enemies and ends all the fights in his region.
NTR is a top class actor and there is no doubt in that. But what happens when an actor like him gets to act in the direction of Trivikram. The answer is Aravinda Sametha. As expected, NTR showcases superb variations in the film. He is subdued in the first half and reveals his beastly side in the second half. Not to forget the six-pack look of NTR, it is sure to give all the fans goosebumps in the theaters.
Pooja Hegde is a perfect fit in her role of Aravinda and her chemistry with NTR is spot on. She looks glamorous and her dubbing also suits her role well. Looks like things have changed for good as Sunil is back in a character role and ably supports NTR in the film. National award-winning actress, Supriya Pathak is justified in her role..
The interval block is handled well. The last twenty minutes of the film is emotional and ends the proceedings on a winning note. Esha Rebba gets a decent role and does well. Jagapathi Babu is top notch as the dreaded villain and his scenes with NTR in the end have been conceived well.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is that it is has a very old and outdated story. Trivikram is known to have great scripts but that is missing here as he has taken NTR and made things look new and watchable with a old story.
Thaman disappoints with his music score as all the songs are misplaced in the film and Trivikram has shot them very poorly. The romantic track between the lead pair is disappointing and whenever it appears on screen things become dull and slow.
Looks like Trivikram has focused more on emotional thread rather than the entertainment part. The film had good scope to add all the masala elements but he missed on it completely. The length of the film is also an issue as it needs serious editing in both the halves.
Thaman’s background score is pretty good and elevates NTR’s action image in a big way. Production values by Chinna Babu are just spectacular as every frame and the Rayalaseema set up looks extraordinary.
Special mention to the production design for the superb sets to depict the faction culture. Lyrics are meaningful and songs like Peniviti are rich in emotion. Camera work by P S Vinod is yet another added attraction and showcases the faction backdrop in a sensational light. Editing is below par as the film needs serious editing in many areas.
On the whole, Aravinda Sametha is an emotional roller coaster which has been narrated on a serious note. NTR gives a stand out performance and carries the film on his shoulders. Storywise, there is nothing new but Trivikram has made sure that the proceedings are content driven and do not side track with unnecessary commercial aspects. As it is a holiday season the film will do well and please the audience who look for a perfect Dussera treat.