30 rojullo preminchadam ela is a long awaited film because it marks the debut of pradeep machiraju as the hero for the first time in his career. the movie is finally in theaters after a delay and let’s see how it goes
The film begins in the pre-independence era and shows a couple (pradeep and amrutha iyer) who love each other. but sadly they die under terrible circumstances. Things change and the couple is reborn as Arjun and Akshara in 2020. They join the same university and hate each other. but through a big twist, their bodies are swapped. what is that turn why were they exchanged? what’s the whole thing about reincarnation? that forms the rest of the story.
since the movie marks pradeep’s debut as a full-fledged hero, let’s talk about him first. the host-turned-actor is quite impressive in his debut film. he dances well, has a good screen presence and is very emotional. pradeep is good as the boy from town and he also does well as a young man going to college.
the heroine amrutha iyer is quite good and she has supreme talent. she shows glimpses of her brilliance in the emotional scenes and if she manages her career well, she can go far. for a change, she hema gets a good role and she’s great as the hero’s mother.
long live rough, bhadram are good with their comedy. some college teasing scenes with the comedians and main couple work well in the first half. Posani plays her role well and some images in the first ten minutes are good.
one of the biggest drawbacks is the main twist that is revealed during the rest time. it’s weird and silly. but at least the twist shown should have been narrated well in the future. things get so bad after the first half that the story, narrative, and logic all break down.
The hit song, neeli neeli aakasam, appears in the first five minutes, but the love story doesn’t have time to blossom. the director should have narrated the love story in detail to give the necessary effect. but he misses the golden opportunity and wastes time in the current time zone with goofy comedy and unappealing scenes that derail the movie.
the movie has a lot of familiar emotions, but they don’t fit one bit. An entire song is dedicated to the hero and his mother, but this doesn’t fit well and seems too forced. the movie fails badly in the emotional department as the main family emotions don’t mesh. more depth in the writing should have improved things, but things spoil in the second half.
The production values of the film are quite good and especially the camera work is very good. the lyrics are good and the music is excellent. anup ruben has done an amazing job with his score and is a huge draw. the editing is pathetic as about 15 minutes of the film should have been cut. the dances are impressive and so was the production design.
as for director munna, he has done a disappointing job. his story idea is good, but the main twist he chooses seems strange. but at the very least, he should have chosen the right logic, emotion, and pain in the love story to elevate that twist. at least he should have spent time on the period love story to make things better for what will be shown in the second half. but that doesn’t happen at all.
In general, 30 rojullo preminchadam ela is a film that does not live up to its expectations. It starts off well, but the unattractive cutscenes, dragging narration, and forced emotions take their toll on the viewer. Pradeep goes full color as a solo hero and meets expectations. but the movie doesn’t hold his attention and ends like clockwork below par this weekend.
123telugu.com rating: 2.5/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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