Friday, May 21, 2010

Awara@telugu Movie Review 2010

Caption : Love- Action-Adventure

Banner: Studio green
Cast: Karthi, Tamannah, Milind Soman, Sonia (Happy days) and others
Lyrics: Bhuvanachandra, Chandrabose, Shashank Vennelakanti
Dialogues: Shashank Vennelakanti
Art: Rajeevan
Editing: Antony
Cinematography: Madhie
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Producer: KE Gyanawel
Story-Screenplay-Direction: N. Linguswamy

Shiva (Karthi) lives with his friends and they try to get him a job desperately. Shiva spots Charulatha (Tamannah) while getting down the bus and falls for her instantly.

One day Shiva goes to the railway station to pick a friend who owns a car that he and his friends drive. He finds Tamannah with her uncle who mistake Shiva to be a taxi driver and ask him to drop at Nellore . What are the twists and turns that take place in the journey forms the rest.

Karthi is good as boy next door who is least bothered about his career. Tamannah does her part well. Sonia played the role of karthi’s friend and she is okay in the role. Milind Soman is too stylish to suit to the character of Mumbai goon. There is absolutely no story. The screenplay is tight and the narration is good. Music by Yuvan’s Music is the biggest highlights of the movie. Direction is good.

Awaara is dubbed version of Tamil film Paiya. Linguswamy who delivered hits like Run and Pandem kodi is back with an adventure- Love story this time. Yuganiki okkadu fame karthi (brother of actor Surya) played the lead role. The Combination some how worked well. Linguswamy projected a new angle in karthi as a youthful lover boy in this flick. Screenplay is the strength of Linguswamy and he effectively used that in this flick. We have watched many Road Movies (Hero-Heroine traveling together) earlier but this movie slowly transforms into action-adventure. The movie appears as a combination of Vishals Pandem kodi and Run (Hero spotting Heroine in a Bus Stop). The first half is slow when compared to the later half. The second half keeps you engaged; at no frame will anyone feel bored or tired. Dialogues weaved in between are subtle and natural. The direction is good.

Madhies cinematography is fantastic- his work in song sequences, fight sequences and chasing sequences are top-class. The car sequences on Highways and the backdrops have been beautifully captured. Art work by Rajeevan is enduring and simply attractive. Editing cuts by Anthony is crispy. The greatest strength of the movie is Yuvan Shankar Raja, he composed beautiful songs; Chiru chiru received a loud applause in the theatre. His background score as well as re-recording are good. The songs are well supported by some meaningful Lyrics.

Karthi showed much variation in histrionics and body language when compared with his earlier movies. He underplayed the character well. Tamannah is okay and does her part well. Sonia of HAPPY DAYS fame played the role of hero’s friend and she has done a decent job as well. The remaining cast suited well to their respective roles.

Awaara is an action adventure with a beautiful love story. Youth Audience at whom the movie is targeted may like the movie well.

Plus: Music, Cinematography, Performances, Narration
Minus: wafer thin Story, Yet another Road traveling love story

Verdict: Average Flick, Can be watched to kill time

Rating: 2.5/5