(Siva) is a spoilt brat and is the son of local MP Avataram
(Rajan P Dev). He likes Geeta (Anuradha Mehta) and proposes
her. When she refuses, he threatens that he would jump
from the college top. Being a meek girl, Geeta accepts
the proposal and starts dating him.
(Allu Arjun) is a carefree guy with positive attitude.
He falls in love with Geeta at the first sight. He proposes
her in front of her boyfriend. She bluntly refuses.
The rest of the film is all about how he wins Geeta
with his attitude and positive outlook.
Arjun: If you attribute the success of Gangotri
to K Raghavendra Rao and write off Allu Arjun as a hero,
you are in a soup. With his exceptionally great performance
in 'Arya', hero Allu Arjun announces that he is here
to stay and to leave a mark of his own. All those guys
who admire Chiranjeevi's dancing skills would end up
thinking like how great it would have been if Chiranjeevi
ever get someone compose dances like Allu Arjun has
done in 'Takadhinatom' song. Allu Arjun is simply awesome
in dances. He is natural in his histrionics. He is amazing
in stunt sequences. However, he looks like imitating
Pawan Kalyan (of Kushi) in few college scenes. He also
needs to get his dialogues modulated in the right way.
He has a cool dressing sense.
Mehta: Anuradha Mehta is OK. She looks good in half
sarees towards the climax of the film. She did well
with in her limits. She has a broader frame and has
certain similarities to Katrina Kaif. Savita's dubbing
has become monotonous these days. They should have tried
a fresh dubbing artist for Anuradha.
Siva is good as adamant, at times confused, lover. He
generated comedy in few scenes where he shows his frustration.
Subbaraju is terrific as henchman to villain. Vidya
is natural and lovable as the friend of heroine. Venu
Madhav and Devi Charan got good footage and generated
neat comedy. Babloo did the roll of hero's buddy. Sunil
did a guest role of a TT called 'Punch Falaknama'. The
kids in the film also have done well.
- Screenplay - dialogues - direction: Story of
the film is wafer-thin. It is absolutely impossible
to direct a flick with such a frail story line. But
the debutant Sukumar handled this film with terrific
characterizations and an extraordinary screenplay. The
director Sukumar has exhibited great sensibility while
executing few shots in the film. He fails you to guess
the next scene most of the times. I do often wonder
while looking at a few Tamil films that why our Telugu
directors cannot execute such creative shots. Here is
an answer in the form of Sukumar. Dialogues by Sukumar
are apt and are sprinkled with sensible humor. Simple
and effective like 'Repu morning - Arya ki warning'!
Here are few scenes that leave a lasting impression
The heroine asks Arya in the beginning of the film:
'Enduku extralu chestunnav'
The same heroine says to Arya in the climax: Kasepu
nenu Arya laga, nuvvu nenu laaga anukundama?' That
is the beauty of Arya's characterization. In the beginning
of the film, you end up thinking why hero is doing
extras. And as the film progresses, you fall in love
with that character.
2. The love letter written by Arya. The following
scene of girls reading it out in a classical song
mode. The subsequent hate letter to the heroine's
3. The scene in which Arya cracks his whip up on surroundings
of baddies instead of attacking them in order to show
what he is capable of doing.
4. The birthday gift Arya gives to Geeta.
5. The driving scene where Arya shows variation in
the pitch of his voice as per the visibility of Geeta
in the mirror.
6. The scene in which Arya leads Siva and Geeta to
railway station and coolly says - 'vallu vaste appudu
parigette badulu. Mundu parigetti vallaku chikkakunda
vundadam manchidi kada'.
7. The entire thread of Arya trying to score goal
by putting a stone into a cup placed at a distance.
8. The scene in which they do the role play and she
proposes to Arya that she loves him. And the subsequent
scene where Geeta leaves crying. (Actually the director
has shown it effectively how other people get hurt
when you refuse the proposal).
9. The scene in which the kids come up with a farewell
gift to Geeta.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad is extraordinary. Be it songs
or background score. Devi Sri Prasad has exhibited his
command over all departments of music and came up with
a complete musical. It is nice to see Devi Sri Prasad
reaching great heights at a young age. His music is
full of energy and verve. Here is the description of
six songs as per the order in the film
Takadhimithom: It is the introduction song
for hero. Allu Arjun proves that he is the best among
the youth heroes when it comes to dancing. He has
got grace. He is at home as he makes the most difficult
steps appear casually done on the screen. Choreographer
Harish Pai came up with some awesome stuff.
2. Feel My Love: It is a melody song picturized
on hero about how much he loves heroine. It is a montage
song. Nixon choreographed this song. There is so much
of rhythm in the body language of Allu Arjun. He improvised
few steps of Michael Jackson and performed with a
great élan. Chandra Bose's lyrics for this
song depict the exact state of mind of Arya.
3. You Rock My World: This is the song before
interval. It's a pub song where Allu Arjun breaks
into song to entertain crowds. Raju Sundaram has done
a fantastic job for this song. It's a hip and happening
4. Oh My brotheru: It's an entertaining situational
song where hero expresses the luxuries and comforts
of being a one-sided lover. There is so much of philosophical
(with simple words) meaning in the lyrics of Sirivennela.
Ashok choreographed for this cool song.
5. Aa ante Amalapuram: This is the fifth song
in the film. It's a complete mass item number picturized
atop of a moving train (like Chayya Chayya of Dil
Se film) on Allu Arjun and Abhinaya Sri. Shankar choreographed
it. It falls little short of what we expect after
listening to the song in audio player.
6. Nuvvante: This is the best song in the film
as far as the content is concerned. It's situational
song which provides some privacy to Arya and Geeta
so that they can explore the feelings of each other.
The photography by Ratnavelu is amazing. The first shot
of the film itself shows the class of this new cinematographer.
You find the visual richness that can only be found
in the films that are directed by Mani Ratnam. Ratnavelu
is extremely creative, immensely talented and has got
a great future ahead.
departments: Stunts by Ram Lakshman are very powerful.
The fights are measured ones, efficient and are very
believable. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is crisp.
I liked the editing cuts during the titles part a lot.
Art work is trendy. Locations chosen are rare and they
ooze freshness. Production values of this film are lavish.
Producer Raju should be commended for selecting such
a sensible storyline and employing the perfect cast
Here are certain inspirations we notice in this film
The crucial dialogue of Nuvvu Kavali (Naaku vaadikanna
mundu I Love You enduku cheppaledu) is re-used in
this film for a vital scene as it is.
2. The climax of the film is a typical Trivikramish
one. Hero - being a too good to believe guy - doing
arrangements at the heroines marriage ala Nuvvu Naaku
First half of the film is full of fun. The second half
is good. The last half an hour of the film (especially
after the last song) is great. You feel like you are
watching a Mani Rathnam film. Thanks to majestic visuals
(Rathnevelu - cinematographer), splendid music (Devi
Sri Prasad - music director) and marvelous framing (Sukumar
- director)! There is a soul in the film and you end
up having a thin layer of tears in your eyes while leaving
the theater. This film announces the arrival of Sukumar
- director - a class apart. 'Arya' is a must watch film
for all Telugu film lovers. Don't miss it!!
Talk: This film has generated unanimous super hit
talk all over. This film was bought for 42 lakhs for
Krishna territory. If we add the cost of print and publicity
it would go up to 50 lakhs. This film is expected to
amass a share of 80 lakhs to 1 crores in long run in
Krishna territory. The range of success of 'Arya' would
depend on how other films fare relatively in this summer
season. This film has got typical urban look. Hence
it may find less success in B and C centers.