Review : Love Story – Sensible and Mature | 123telugu.com
love story is a movie that was delayed more than a year and a half. After a long wait, this much-hyped romantic drama is finally on the big screens, and let’s see what it’s like.
revanth(chay akkineni) belongs to a lower caste whose only goal is to establish a zumba academy in hyderabad. On the other hand, Mounika (Sai Pallavi) belongs to a higher caste and is struggling to get a job in Hyderabad. With no other choice, she joins Revanth’s dance class as a teacher. sparks fly and the couple falls in love. the rest of the story is how the couple faces many problems in their relationship and succeeds.
One of the greatest assets of the film is the maturity of the love story. This movie is no ordinary boy-meets-girl romance, and touches on some of the darker issues like caste, gender inequality, and rape.
sai pallavi gets a new dimension in her role and is superb as mounika. The outstanding actress very well shows how she goes through the turmoil and how it affects the love story. eshwari rao is also amazing as chay’s mother and elevates the proceedings.
rajeev kanakala lands a solid negative role and shows off his talents in a big way. Although he doesn’t have many dialogues, he moves very well with his expressions. Ananda Chakrapani is verbose in his brief role. uttej gets a key character and does it fine.
last but not least, chay akkineni is the highlight of the movie. he, as revanth, gives an award-winning performance and wins hearts with his role. chay’s transformation as a young worker is just great and the way he shows subtle emotions is amazing. watch out for chay’s outburst at the climax.
The entire first half is used to establish the characters and this takes a lot of time. Although the proceedings are light-hearted, not much happens in the love story.
There is a child rape angle in the film and it is addressed only in the last half hour. If things had been told from at least the middle of the second half, the drama would have been even better.
The preclimax is intense, but the climax ends abruptly, which gives a mixed feeling. The so-called romantic moments one expects from Shekhar Kammula’s films are slightly absent here.
pawan ch’s music is amazing and his background music was even more haunting. the songs drive the narrative and sit perfectly in the second half. choreography for saranga dariya is just amazing. the film’s production values are very good and the camera work shows off the simple setup in a very good way. the dialogue is amazing and a special mention for the amazing production design.
as for the director sekhar kammula, he has done a very good job with his romantic drama. his movies are light on drama, but here he gives it more precedence and elevates the proceedings from the very beginning. the maturity that he shows in the romance is also quite endearing. sekhar draws a strong performance from chay and also tackles key societal issues in a seamless way, although the climax was rushed.
Overall, love story is a mature romantic drama that addresses key issues such as the caste system and gender inequality. Chay Akkineni is the highlight of this movie and the dramatic narration keeps things interesting. Save for the slow pacing, this movie has all the makings to do well at the box office and is a sensible movie to watch.
123telugu.com rating: 3.25/5
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