By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 17/5
Friday 27 November 2009
Allu Arjun, Navadeep, Kajal Agarwal, Shradda Das, Ajay
Arya (Allu Arjun), is an orphan, with strong conviction in the morale of friendship. During childhood, though he gets the opportunity to get adopted by a rich couple, Arya sacrifices the same in favour of his friend Ajay (Navadeep). As the reels move on, Ajay turns into a rich guy. However, Arya gets into a software company of his friend. There, both the friends fall in love with an employee Geetha (Kajal Agarwal).
A befuddled girl, Geetha is left high and dry as to who should she chose? Giving a perfect twist that fits the bill of a Telugu film making, the heroine happens to be the daughter of a dreaded factionist Rajireddy (Mukesh Rishi), who fixes her marriage with the son of another factionist. Now, the two friends are desperate to undo the marriage. Whether they succeed in the game? Who is the choice of Geetha between the two? It forms the crux of the film.
Allu Arjun is full of energy as the guy caught in the powerful current of love. Though he plays the part with negative shades, his characterization could evoke a lot of sympathy from the audiences. His dances are mind-blowing and he excels in emotional scenes.
Kajal looks pretty. Navadeep?s in a passive role has nothing much to do, while Shraddha Das ends up as a glorified extra. Brahmanandam as HR manger cum psychiatrist provides good laughs before the interval. Erina in an item song sizzles but lacks oomph factor like a Mumait or Abhinaya Sri. Mukesh Rishi does the role of a factionist with ease. Ajay as Subbireddy is good.
The basic problem is its unnatural script, where the hero?s characterization is marred by negative shades. As a matter of fact, those who would reach the theatres with expectation that Arya-2 is really a sequel to the blockbuster Arya, they would sure find themselves in a soup. On the whole, director Sukumar fails both as a writer and director as his plotline is confusing and his hero?s characterization is negative. The film?s hero, Allu Arjun, acts like a psycho and his obsessive love and admiration towards heroine Kajal and his friend Navadeep evoke many suspicions. Although it starts off well, second half, especially towards the climax, is contrived.
Devi Sri Prasad?s songs are pleasing especially I Love You.., and Baby, he loves you. As per the trade pundits, this one might end up as another celluloid misadventure by Sukumar after Jagadam.