To be honest, I rarely like the movies I watch on Amazon Prime Video as compared to the Netflix Shows. I use the subscription primarily to watch the stand up comedy shows or a one off TV series which gets so much hype – I end up renewing my subscription. 😛 . Although, It’s also nice for re runs of my favorite old TV shows like The Office & Modern Family.
However, I am lately quite interested in their Anime and Non-English Movie Collection. 😛 This one being a Telugu Romance Thriller, exceeded my otherwise low expectations for South Indian Movies.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Venkata Lakshmi, the daughter of Veera Raju, owner of a small theatre in a town is stuck between two guys who love her, Prabhu, a carefree guy from her village and Krish, son of Veera Raju’s abandoned sister. When she wants to go on a trip into nature, both Prabhu and Krish get ready for it, both with their own ulterior motives. Darker secrets unleash sooner.
Before I start with my thoughts, I want to mention I haven’t watched a lot of South Indian Movies. But the one’s I have watched so far have been non nonsensical action scenes and illogical irrational incidents related to how the actors end up reacting to a certain situation. It is hard to explain what I did not like in this movie without ruining the good parts. So I am going to keep it brief.
MULTIPLE PLOT TWISTS
The Thriller aspect of the movie is exceptionally good. Even though some of it was predictable. I liked how most of it keeps you curious of how it’s going to end up.
THE RED FLAG!
The most annoying part of this movie is the number of times the girl slaps the boyfriend. It is a form of abuse and should be addressed. The fact that a slap in Kabir Singh’s movie got so much negative feedback because a guy hit a girl. I feel surprised this movie hasn’t received any backlash for the number of times she has slapped the guy in the movie. What kind of love story is this anyways?
INCOMPETENT POLICE FORCE
Even though, the setting of this movie is a small town and I am assuming the police force isn’t really well organized or much accountable. I found them rather dumb and nonsensical. The evidence was played with and did not need a suspect to point that out to them. To be honest, the evidence did not look genuine to me at the first go. But the police doesn’t get it until he end and not so surprising that lets it be either ways and the case is closed.
The movie is entertaining in a way you end up laughing out loud or at least silently smiling at a few of the scenes. To be honest, it’s the first time I found none of the guys worth pairing up with the girl in this love triangle. The whole movie I was like wondering if the girl is the messed up one but by the end of it the girl was just plain dumb and kept slapping every chance she got.
Overall, This movie is engaging and entertaining with it’s numerous plot twists which urges you to continue watching the movie. However, if you’re okay with ignoring a few logical aspects. Just another one time watch kind of movie!
Release : 2020
Genre : Drama, Romance, Thriller
Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video