In this Pushpa review, I’ll try to give a brief insight into the movie. I’ll start by describing the story’s premise. In this movie, a young man is raised in a gang, and he soon falls in love with a girl named Srivalli (Rashmika Mandanna). Unfortunately, his love life doesn’t go as planned. But in spite of everything, Pushpa is still human. He has a softer side too.
During the film, Pushpa meets Srinu’s father, a man named Bammardhi. The encounter with Srinu and Pushpa ends with an epic battle, with Pushpa saving his father and a gangster named Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat. The film also features a great amount of violence, with many scenes of gunfire, violence, and bloodshed.
As far as the film’s story goes, it’s solid, although it could use some trimming. The second half, particularly, moves at a snail’s pace. But despite the movie’s mediocre plot and stellar performances, it’s worth checking out, if only for Allu Arjun’s stellar performance. If you haven’t seen Pushpa yet, you’re missing out on an enjoyable experience.
While Sukumar follows a standard formula to portray the journey of a beggar to a crowned king, he does a good job at composing his characters and giving the story depth. The film has a long runtime, and it squeezes the audience with a number of unexpected scenes. Overall, this is an admirable debut for Allu Arjun, but there are some rough spots to work out.
The film’s weaker points come in the second half, but these moments are few and far between. Although it is possible that allu Arjun’s character was meant to be the star of the film, the script is lacking in realism. The film’s climax is far too rushed to feel like a climax, and it’s not at all funny. The ending, however, does make a strong emotional impact on the audience.
The film is mostly enjoyable for the cast and director. Sukumar has a knack for making a movie that entertains a mass audience. Despite the film’s slow pace, the cinematography and production values are impressive. While the background score was decent, the film’s editing and VFX work were lacking. But despite these flaws, it’s a worthy movie.
While it may have a low IQ, it does have strong emotional punch. Allu Arjun’s character, Pushpa, is a woodcutter. He fights off rivals to win a prize, and his ego is a huge part of the film’s appeal. And Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil make their Telugu debuts.
In Pushpa, Allu Arjun is a successful commercial and critical hit. His first pan-Indian project, he is an instant sensation, as his Hindi dubbed films were popular in the Hindi speaking belt. This film gave him an even bigger stage and solidified his status as a star. But there’s more to the story. We’ll discuss that story in detail in another article.