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A Aa review: A well-shot romatic drama

A Aa review: A well-shot romatic drama

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By: Telugucinema.com

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 04 June 2016

Movie Title

A Aa review: A well-shot romatic drama

Director

Trivikram Srinivas

Star Cast

Nithin, Samantha, Anupama Parameshwaran

23-year- old Anasuya Ramalingam (Samantha) feels suffocated by the acts of her strict rich mother Mahalakshmi (Nadiya). When her mother leaves for Chennai on business, her father sends her to Kalavapudi, where her aunt and her family reside. Until then Anasuya doesn’t know that she has an aunt. Her father also sends his sister’s son Anand Vihari (Nithin), who is working as a chef in Hyderabad, to accompany her to the village.

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While Anasuya’s mother is under the impression that her daughter is staying at their home in Hyderabad, Anasuya enjoys the stay at Kalavapudi and falls in love with Anand Vihari.

But Anand Vihari has problems – he takes loan from his village’s rich landlord (Rao Ramesh) to marry off his sister (Ananya). In exchange of clearing the debts, the landlord asks Anand Vihari to marry his daughter Valli (Anupama). The story moves forward and explains why Anand Vihari and Anasuya's families do not meet and why Mahalakshmi was thrown out of Anand Vihari’s home.

Though the movie does not have a novel story Trivikram has definitely come up with a movie that actually makes one feel for the characters, relate to the situations and also be entertained.

The film starts off slowly but picks up the momentum once the drama moves to the village. Post interval, the drama slackens and meanders to a different path. Here the movie turns a little dull especially the long sequences shot at the Inorbit Mall are boring. Also the lengthy 'pellichoopulu' scene looks completely out of sync with the story. But Trivikram ends the film nicely with the right amount of emotional touch.

Some scenes that stand out are the sequences of Nithin and Samantha in Kalavapudi in the first half, pre-climax sequence between Nithin and Nadiya and Rao Ramesh’s hilarious dialogues in the end.

From Ishq and Gunde Jaari Gallanthaindhe, Nithin has started coming up with appreciable performances, but A Aa ranks his best. Director Trivikram has brought out the actor in him. The character he got in the film has range, and he is sincere in his effort. Samantha as Anasuya is perfect too. When Samantha is being criticized for wrong choice of roles, this comes to prove her detractors to go on back foot.

Malayalam actress Anupama Parameshwaran makes her debut in Telugu movies with A Aa. As a girl obsessed to marry Nithin, she comes up with a decent act but her role is very limited. Interestingly, her Telugu dubbing (she dubbed her voice) is also good. Nadiya has done a role that is quite contrary to her Atharintiki Daaredi's role although she has played ‘Attha’ (aunt) to hero. She has given the best. Rao Ramesh as the cunning person steals the show. Ananya as Nithin’s sister is good. Ajay has played a comic villain role in this movie. Praveen, Naresh and Raghu Babu are good.

Mickey J Meyer’s music has perfectly blended into the story. Nataraj Subramanian has proved once again that he captures love stories and family dramas beautifully. The cameraman of Jab We Met filmed the entire movie which is rich with colorful visuals. The works of art director A S Prakash, and choreographer Sibi needs to be mentioned specifically. The film has rich production values. But editing of Kotagiri leaves a lot to be desired. A lot of unnecessary scenes are kept and pace in the second half is uneven. As writer and director Trivikram has once again proved that he can make good family dramas. After making typical commercial movies like S/o Sathyamurthy, he has come up with a movie that has his touch of sequences and dialogues. This is not his best work but definitely is better than S/o Sathyamurthy.

With A Aa, Trivikram presents a romantic drama that has better writing, good performances, and some nice family moments. Nithinand Samantha shine through in this movie. Though it is inspired by Vijaya Nirmala’s Meena, Trivikram comes up with his own mark with terrific cinematography and good music.

A Aa review: 3.5/5

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