Movie Name: Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava
Release Date: 11 October 2018
Cast: Jr NTR,Pooja Hegde,Eesha Rebba
Director: Trivikram Srinivas
Producer: S Radha Krishna
Music: SS Thaman
Cinematography: P S Vinod
Young Tiger NTR for the first time in his career teamed up with his favorite director Trivikram and came up with ‘Aravinda Sametha’. Touted to be an action entertainer, the movie runs with Rayalaseema faction backdrop. Pooja Hegde played the female lead in the movie.
This is a do-or-die situation for director Trivikram who is in a dire need of success. The same is the case with Pooja Hegde as well. As NTR is scoring back to back hit films, the audience is expecting ‘Aravinda Sametha’ to create the same magic as his previous films. Did the movie succeed in reaching the audience expectations? Let’s see.
Aravinda (Pooja Hegde) is an anthropology student who studies about faction wars. Veera Raghava (Jr NTR) is the son of a famous faction leader who is cluless about the fights happening at his place. How did Aravinda help Raghava to deal with his issues? How did Raghava become successful in achieving peace? Forms the story of the movie.
NTR delivered his career-best performance in this movie. He showed his versatility as an actor. NTR is an absolute delight to watch. His energetic performance is the one which makes the audience get involved in the story. Pooja Hegde improved a lot when compared to her previous films.
She delivered a good performance. Eesha Rebba sure performed well and tried her best to portray her role well. Jagapathi Babu is the actor who played another powerful role in the film. His acting skills are beyond the expectations. Nagababu did another interesting role. His subtle performance is good to watch. It is great to watch Sunil as a comedian after a long time and he gave his best. Naveen Chandra also got a vital role in the film and impresses with his acting.
Tulasi did a great job. Supriya Pathak’s dialogue delivery is excellent. The rest of the cast also made their presence felt which includes Eeshwari Rao, Sitara, Rao Ramesh, Brahmaji and others.
Thaman’s background score is pretty good and elevates NTR’s action image in a big way. Production values by Chinna Babu are just spectacular as every frame and the Rayalaseema set up looks extraordinary.
Special mention to the production design for the superb sets to depict the faction culture. Lyrics are meaningful and songs like Peniviti are rich in emotion. Camera work by P S Vinod is yet another added attraction and showcases the faction backdrop in a sensational light. Editing is below par as the film needs serious editing in many areas.
Trivikram penned another emotional yet entertaining story. The film has both sentiment and entertainment in equal amounts and the director handled them well. He managed to make the audience carry some characters to the home after watching the movie.Trivikram’s story-telling skills are back into the form. The movie is an emotional roller-coaster with a slight touch of comedy and entertainment.
The characters in the film are designed so beautifully well. More than the actors we can see the characters. Especially, NTR’s rocking performance as Veera Raghava is excellent. The first 25 minutes is superb. The first half is good. Trivikram mark dialogues are there but his mark comedy is missing. But the story is engaging. The second half is emotional and the climax is wonderful. On the whole, ‘Aravinda Sametha’ is a worth-watching action entertainer.