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Julayi Movie Review



Rating: 3.25/5.0
Banner: Haarika & Hassine Creations
Presented by: DVV.Danayya
Cast: Allu Arjun, Ileana,Rajendra Prasad, Sonu Sood, Kota Srinivas rao, Brahmanadam,Tanikella Bharani,M.S.Narayana, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam
Script Co-ordinator: Sai Gopal
Stunts: Peter Hein
Art: Ravinder
Editing: Prawin Pudi
Cinematography: Sam k Naidu, Chota .K.Naidu
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Producer: S.Radha Krishna
Written & Directed by: Trivikram Srinivas
CBFC Rating: ‘U’
Release Date: 9-08-2012

Story: Ravi(Allu Arjun) is typical youngster who believes in easy money. His father (Tanikella Bharani) scolds him always for that. Bittu(Sonu Sood)  and his gang plans for a  bank robbery and Ravi helps police in spoiling their plans. He has a threat from them so he leaves for Hyderabad. Ravi falls in love with Madhu(Ileana). How Ravi escapes from the gang is what the movie is about?

Performances: Allu Arjun is energetic and showed some variation from his previous movies. His typical careless nature with intelligent brains and smart characterization worked well. Ileana is okay. Rajendra Prasad is back with some comedy. Sonu Sood is okay as villain. Brahmanandam, Dharmavarapu, Rao Ramesh, Brahmaji fitted to their roles well. Kota’s role is limited to a couple of Scenes. Art work is fine. Cinematography is good. Music by Devi Sri prasad is good. The story is wafer thin. The screenplay is okay to certain extent. The Direction is good in few scenes.

Analysis: The film is not new. The story line is very thin. The padding scenes are also weak in terms of drama but the director Trivikram Srinivas’ treatment of the subject is very fresh and innovative. He followed a different (not his original style) pattern in taking the movie forward. Trivikram once again proved that he can insert entertainment (comedy) at any point of the film. The Comedy and dialogues have turned the serious subject into lighter vein entertainer.

       Allu Arjun’s energy is rocking and he excelled in comedy timing too. Ileana doesn’t have much to do. Rajendra Prasad is good. Kota Srinivas rao is wasted. Sonu Sood has done yet another baddie role. The remaining cast is okay. Ali, Posani Krishna Murali and Vennela kishore are seen in small cameos. Cinematography is very cool with eye catchy locations. Art work is fine. Editing by Praveen Pudi is decent. The production values are rich. The Screenplay and some scenes are predictable at times. The characterization of Allu Arjun (initially) could have been better [Should have shown that Allu Arjun is addicted to easy money and then his life takes a ‘U turn due to the circumstances].  The Hero-Heroine love/romantic thread is also not satisfactory. Trivikram followed the pattern of “ATHADU” again --- where he opens with a serious incident and then blocking it and reveals the fact in the later half. The bank robbery scenes are highly inspired from Dark Knight (recently we have seen the same in Mr.7 Movie).

       Music by Devi Sri Prasad is the biggest asset to the film. The background score is okay. The lyrics are youthful and peppy. The lyrics are catchy even though they are not up to the standards of Trivikram’s previous movies.

The Sequence of songs:

First Half:
Singers: Suchith Suresan , Priya Himesh
Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry
The title song is picturised on AlluArjun and Chorus.The Choreography is okay, especially the Sync of steps with the chorus is good. Udaya Bhanu made a special appearance in the song.
      2. O Madhu
Singer: Adnan sami
Lyrics: Devisri Prasad
The song is split into two Parts (like “My heart is beating” from Jalsa movie) and picturised on the lead pair.
      3. Chakkani Bike undi
Singers: Tippu, Megha
Lyrics: Sri Mani
The best picturised song (both Audio wise and visually). The song is picturised in the locations of  Dubai.

Second Half:
4. Osey Osey
Singer: Jassie Gift
Lyrics: Sri Mani
The song comes as teasing song between the pair. The song is picturised in Ramoji film City.

5. Mee Intiki Mundu
Singers: Sagar, Renina reddy
Lyrics: Sri Mani
The song is picturised on sets with thematic background visuals.

6. Pakado Pakado
Singers: Malgadi Subha, Devi Sri Prasad
Lyrics: Rama Jogayya Sastry
This song bit comes as a background one during the chase.

All the songs looked good on the screen. The visuals are cool. Allu Arjun danced well, he dances so effortlessly.

Apart from the Dialogues in the trailer there are some good ones which is the core strength of the film. Few of them are

“Young and allergetic”
“Ganta Kottalantey Ila - - - -Kotteyalantey Ila”
“Polaalaki Vesinatlu dheeni pallaki Kanchesaarenti”
“Andhukey manadesam lo scientist la kanna Baba lu famous”
“O Dastha Pagee lu Oo Bastha Pennulu Kaavali”
“Maatalu icchukoni Kotudhunnadu veedekkada puttadu raa”
“Neekey Thalanoppi Theppinchadu anteyVadu Amrutanjan Amma mogudu ayyi vuntadu”
“Aasa Cancer vunnodini kooda Bathisthundi---Bhayam Ulcer Vunnodini kooda Champesthundi”
“Dheenni okka Thopu thosthey Bhayam tho paatu Brain kooda bayatiki Vasthundi”
Nee salaha ela vundhantey….“Okadu rain coat vesukoni Sunami lo nunchunnadanta”
“Karuvu vocchina Country ki Ambassidor laaga vundi”
“Nenu pidikili Bigisthey Gaali kooda Voopiraadaka chasthundi”

The dialogues of Tanikella bharani in the hospital with Allu Arjun are good.

    The plot is loose and logic has gone for a toss many times. In the second half the story and the scenes went wayward and all of a sudden the story shifts from catching the villain to impressing the heroine with a song. The fight sequences also appeared unrealistic at times. In the last half- an- hour Trivikram brought back the movie on to the track and succeeded in building tension and kept up the pace. Trivikram once again ties the Audience to their seats with his magical dialogues and punches.

Reel Guru Meter:
Story/Screenplay: 50%
Performances: 70%
Entertainment: 70%
Narration: 60%

It has been a long time we have witnessed a Clean ‘U’ certificate movie from top heroes. This film can be enjoyed with whole family. Audience who seek Entertainment and mass elements can enjoy this weekend. The films range depends on how the B,C centers receive this flick.

Plus: Dialogues, Performances, Songs, Cinematography
Minus: wafer thin story line, Logic less scenes

Verdict: Decent Entertainer, Can be watched once – Trivikram fans can have good time with some punchy entertaining Dialogues.

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