Pushpa is a well-acted movie with an emotional core. The story revolves around the life of Pushpa, a shrewd politician who fights for justice. The movie also features three songs sung by Allu Arjun. The actors shine in the roles, especially Allu Arjun and Ajay Ghosh. Shatru and Sunil are also good, especially the character of Konda Reddy. Fahadh Faasil makes a fine impression in his first Telugu film.
While Pushpa is a gangster, he is not the typical ‘tainted’ gangster. He has a soft spot for his mother and his love interest, Srivalli, played by Rashmika Mandanna. The story is well-written and keeps the audience interested throughout. However, there are a few flaws. While Pushpa is a likable hero, it mirrors many of the flaws of South cinema. In most cases, the hero and the villain pursue each other, and this leads to a mediocre film.
While the first half of the film is riveting, the second half is boring. The pacing slowed down and the narration was a bit bland. Nonetheless, the Allu Arjun performance is the only reason to watch the movie. In general, this is a middling gangster movie with some mass moments, but it’s not worth seeing if you’re an Allu Arjun fan.
Rashmika Mandanna’s performance as Pushpa Raj is good, but her role in the movie isn’t as deep. She is adorable, but her role was too small for her to fully bloom. Her de-glam look doesn’t help her a great deal. Sunil and Fahadh Faasil’s performances do little to add anything to the film. The police officer role is played by Ajay Ghosh, who gives a decent performance.
Allu Arjun’s Pushpa has finally hit the 100 crore mark and is now listed among the Most Profitable Films of the Year by Koimoi. The site lists the films by year that have made at least 200 crores and have a minimum ROI of 200%. Hopefully, the sequel will follow in the same vein. The hype has already been building for this movie. And there’s no sign of a drop in its popularity.
The second installment of Pushpa is finally here and the movie has received rave reviews from critics and audiences. The film’s trailer looks a lot like a novel, with all the elements that entice excitement. Despite its high-risk nature, it seems different from typical masala films. And that’s a good thing, as this movie contains some of the best dialogues ever. You won’t want to miss it!