Sree Vishnu’s efficiency is nice, however the crime comedy has little else to maintain viewers engaged
Director Teja Marni, who debuted with Telugu movie Johar (2020), chooses a crime-comedy for his second outing. The opening scene explains the that means of the title Arjuna Phalguna. No, Phalguna isn’t Arjuna’s surname. Via an anecdote that has a mythological significance, each time the protagonist is in hassle and desires energy and braveness, he utters ‘Arjuna Phalguna’, then all is properly.
- Solid: Sree Vishnu, Amritha Iyer
- Director: Teja Marni
- Music: Priyadarshan Balasubramanian
A childhood episode turns into the prelude to establishing the character of Arjuna (Sree Vishnu), who’s a good-hearted younger man who helps his close to and expensive ones in misery however is taken into account a wastrel. Amongst his group of mates is a woman (Amritha Iyer) whom he’s romantically inclined in the direction of. They’re all a supply of fear for his or her poor and ageing mother and father.
The group of mates take up a enterprise of transporting ganja, anticipating the fee to clear their financial issues. The battle arises once they end their job and take their reduce however realise that the bag truly has bundles of forex. They snatch the bag and run.
The second a part of the story is about their travails and the way they cross paths with a cop (Subbaraju) and escape, lastly reaching their village. They cover the booty in a haystack and in a euphoric temper promise to do good to the villagers who’re terrorised by mortgage sharks solely to search out that the haystack has bought burnt and the cop is again. How does Arjuna come out of this mess?
The director makes an attempt to create curiosity by displaying the protagonist and his mates emerge from not possible conditions by way of the sheer intelligence of Arjuna. It is a movie about friendship but it surely appears as if the onus of upholding values is just on the hero. Whereas operating on the railway monitor with a sack of cash, Arjuna falls and the buddies, who’re on a transferring prepare, simply give a teary-eyed expression, as a substitute of attempting to assist.
What retains the totally predictable movie going is the native slang that’s introduced out completely by the solid. Sree Vishnu, as traditional, is superb at his dialogue supply and expressions however is let down by a weak script. Subbaraju’s character just isn’t robust; he’s proven as a dimwit. So within the face of a weak antagonist, there isn’t a lot of a problem or thrill.
With no chemistry between the lead pair, hardly any emotional heft, a comedy that falls flat and cinematography that doesn’t impress, the movie just isn’t partaking.