The Pushpa review isn’t entirely positive but I do think it’s a fine film. Allu Arjun and his gang deliver award-worthy performances, but the film could have used a sharper edit. While the first half of the film is riveting, the second half drags and the pacing slows considerably. Still, I recommend Pushpa if you’re a fan of Allu Arjun.
As a kid, Pushpa grew up in a world of hatred and resentment, but he has a soft spot for his mother and for his love interest, Srivalli (Rashmika Mandanna). However, the film reflects many of the problems with South cinema: a hero who is uninterested in the girl he loves, a villain who wants to control the girl, and a film with a 180-minute runtime.
Allu Arjun’s performance as Pushpa Raj is phenomenal, as usual. The transformation is seamless, and his dialogue delivery is spot on. The film is an edge-of-your-seat action-drama. While you’re watching, you’ll feel for Pushpa despite all of his wrongdoings. It’s important to understand that Pushpa’s mother wasn’t accepted in society and was scorned by everyone. He is a victim of discrimination as a result of being illegitimate.
As the plot unfolds, we can see that the two men are not so different after all. While ‘O Antava Oo Antava’ is supposed to be a feminist film, it’s a satire on male behavior. This film also addresses the philosophy of men and the plight of women. Despite the flaws in the plot, the film is an enjoyable watch. It’s hard to believe the men in these films have no sense of morality or ethics.
After a slow start, the film picks up after the character of Pushpa bashing Jolly Reddy. This action-packed sequence is followed by a forest sequence and a funeral sequence. The film concludes with a scene featuring Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat. Throughout this movie, the lead actors and actresses are excellent, but there isn’t much of a story for the audience to follow.
While Sukumar does an excellent job of writing the female characters, the film lacks depth. The storyline isn’t as engaging as it could have been, and it doesn’t get much better than that. Although the film is nearly 3 hours long, there are moments where it is hard not to become bored. In general, this is a good movie, but if you’re looking for a great time with the family, it’s definitely worth seeing.
After the introductory scene of the first half, the film opens with an explanation of the red sandalwood business. Pushpa’s heroic entry outwits DCP Govind twice and then throws the sandalwood in the jungle. The emotional quotient is high as he confronts his step brother on his wedding day. In the first half, Pushpa’s best moments are the scenes during the intermission, which showcase the high emotional quotient.