Starring: Sree Vishnu, Amritha Aiyer, Senior Naresh, Sivaji Raja, Subba Raju, Devi Prasad, Rangasthalam Mahesh, Raj Kumar Kasireddy, Chaitanya Garikipati
Director: Teja Marni
Producers: Niranjan Reddy, Anvesh Reddy
Music Director: Priyadarshan Balasubramanian
Cinematography : Jagadeesh Cheekati
Editor: Viplav Nyshadam
Release Date : December 31,2021
Arjuna Phalguna has Sree Vishnu in a lead role. The film is a crime thriller and has been released as a new year’s special. Read our review to find out if the film has any juice in it or not.
Arjun(Sree Vishnu) and his four friends have not many goals in life and want to stay back in their village. But as one of the friends lands in financial trouble, Arjun takes a wrong route and gets involved with a drug racket. This leads to huge problems and the friends get into big trouble with a top cop(Subbaraju). How they face him is the story.
Sree Vishnu is the only solace of this film as this sincere performance keeps the audience hooked. The main lead, Amritha Iyer is also good even though it is her first film. The manner in which she shares good chemistry with Sree Vishnu looks good. Subbaraju tries hard in his role and he looks so tight and is forced to emote. Naresh is neat and the other friends who played central roles were decent enough.
Arjuna Phalguna is based on the story of five friends who take the wrong route to earn quick money. The manner in which the village atmosphere and how the friends bond is shown well at the beginning. The village visuals and satirical comedy also work only in parts.
But there is no sense in the emotions. The director Teja adds so many emotional moments in the film which do not click one bit. The pain that the key characters go through is not at all established properly.
But the music has been scored well as the songs suit the nativity nicely. The manner in which the second half unfolds is so dull. There is no logic in the way the drama is shown. Also, the manner in which the friends keep on escaping the cops is also over the top.
Not once the film makes any sense and scenes are added just for the sake of it. Sree Vishnu is known to choose good subject but he falters here big time and makes this film a damp squib.