Cast: Allu Arjun, Illeana, Bramhanandam, Rajendra Prasad, Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Director: Trivikram Srinivas
Producer:S. Radha Krishna
Aplive.net Rating: 3.25/5
Ravi ( Allu arjun ) is a get going guy who likes to earn money in the simplest methods and wants to become a millionaire over night . Varadharajulu (Kota) is the chairman of a co-operative bank in Vizag who collects 1500 crores as deposits from his customers. The same time he is planning on usurping the money on the sly with the help of Bittu(Sonu Sood) and his brother Lala (Shafi). On the night of the planned robbery, Ravi ends up getting in Bittu’s car, asking for a lift. Ravi is on his way to a bar where IPL betting is going on and he accidentally slips the info to Bittu who uses it to his advantage and alerts the cops to clear his way. Ravi ends up realizing his plan and helps the cops catch Bittu and ends up killing Lala. Bittu escapes the next day and Ravi is entered into a witness protection program by the cops, moving him to Hyderabad. He lives with ACP Sitaram(rajendra prasad) and his family and falls for a geeky Madhu(Ileana). What happens next forms the rest of the story.
In a decent role in his parameters Allu Arjun’s performance is full of energy and his comic timing is on dot in this film. He dances like a charm and has a strong screen presence that he shared with all the other characters of the film especially Rajendra Prasad. Contrary to rumors, Rajendra Prasad has a full fledged role in this movie and he shows why he is the king of comedy with his acting. He should get more roles like these. Illeana looks good and provides some glamor in songs as usual. Sonu Sood is top notch. Bramhi and M.S. Narayana are funny. Rao Ramesh and Tanikella Bharani have some well etched roles.
Trivikram , the captain of the ship did a boilerplate job . His dialogues weren’t ample correlated to his previous films . He wanted to give a message to the audience and took a lucid story line . Tried to execute in a commercial way , but wasn’t successful on a whole . The action episodes were bizarre and the VFX used in the interval fight is completely absurd . Screenplay in the second half is inconsistent . Devi sri prasad greatly disappoints with his re-recording and BGM . The back ground music in the key scenes was not at all good . His work once again shows that he fails giving the best back ground music to the action/non – love story films . Cinematographer did a good job . Couple of songs shot in abroad were feast to an eye . Editing was good .Production values are rich and gives a feeling of watching a good film .
The main theme of the film is to convey the message “Easy earned money is injurious”.The film started with a bank robbery and guess what ? It is plagiarized from the great bank robbery scene ” The dark Knight ” . It was canned in the dumbest way and the first let down in the film . Looked like most of the scenes and the mind game between between hero and villain was also inspired from the same film . You expect a lot of freshness when you go to a Trivikram film. He does not disappoint. He wrote some rib tickling dialogues. There is a lot of tongue in cheek humor all through the whole film. There are a few scenes that have been inspired by hollywood movies. The scenes that I personally liked were the pre interval bang, the scenes where he tries to impress Illeana, Rajendra Prasad and MS Narayana’s bus scenes and Bramhi’s scene in the prison cell. Music by Devi Sri Prasad has been topping the charts and the choreography has been well done. My picks would be O Madhu and Julayi. The The climax was a mix of action/emotion and comedy which impresses. Instead of having 5 minutes of fights, you have the hero and the villan talking in a casual and light manner. The first half moves fast with high humor but the second half felt a little dull and heavy. Overall, the movie is an entertainer and has repeat value. It should do well at the box office.
Julayi impresses you in August! No dull moment in this film.