(Allu Arjun) joins the college in which Mahalakshmi
(Gowri Mumjal) studies. Mahalakshmi's father Somaraju
(Prakash Raj) is a millionaire and he keeps 24-hour
security on her at the college so that nobody eyes his
daughter. Bunny makes Mahalakshmi fall head over heels
for him. Somaraju is so fond of his daughter that he
can't see her cry. Hence Somaraju is forced to accept
the love between his daughter and Bunny. Bunny then
asks for the property of Somaraju to be written on his
name prior to marriage. The crux of the story is all
about the whereabouts of Bunny and why he asks for the
Arjun: Allu Arjun gave another scintillating performance
as Bunny. He is pretty stylish in his mannerisms. His
dances are full of energy and verve. Fights (city based)
are impressive. His dialogue delivery is good, but there
is lot of scope for improvement. He needs to get the
words flow in free rhythm. He is pretty effective in
Debutant actress Gowri Mumjal
is adequate. Tamil hero Sarath
Kumar did a vital role in this film. His body
language has Tamil scent in it and the guy who dubs
for Rajnikant dubbed the voice of Sarath Kumar. Prakash
Raj is extremely impressive with his performance.
The greatness about his performance is that he makes
his co-actors get the credit with his response/reaction
to the situations. Raghu Babu's
comedy is the highlight of this film. This character
is the most impressive character done in the career
of Raghu Babu. MS Narayana
is remarkable as the principle. And for a change, he
doesn't booze in this film. The
guy who did sidekick to Raghubabu has a noteworthy
role in this film. Sarath Saxena
is adequate as the pal of Sarath Kumar. Mukesh
Rushi is OK as the villain, but the voice given
to him sounds monotonous. Seeta
& Sudha are satisfactory.
Venu Madhav is good as
the peon who gives retorts to principal. K
Viswanath did a guest role.
Story of the film deals with Polavaram project, which
is an ambitious one. By having Polvaram project as main
objective, the first half deals with love episodes of
hero and second half deals with mama - allullu thread.
The underlying logics and complication behind Polavaram
project were not considered in an academic style. It's
a predictable storyline in the lines of past Vinayak's
- direction: VV Vinayak has chosen a story that
has very good commercial value. VV Vinayak's direction
of the film is good. By keeping the image and body language
of Allu Arjun in mind, he narrated the entire film in
lighter vein mode (except for flashback and climax episodes).
Screenplay of the film is smooth. But the story of the
film is predictable. Vinayak excelled in executing the
mind games played by hero on Prakash Raj and his henchmen.
But he could not establish the basic objective of Polavaram
Project in an effective way. Though used for entertainment,
taking out the eyes and replacing them later appears
farce. The story also lacks any powerful villain who
can match the wits of hero.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad falls short of expectations
we have after Arya. But, two mass songs (Maro Maro
and Bunny Bunny) are excellent. Vareva Vareva
song has lot of zest and spirit in it. The melody 'Jabilammavo'
(sung by DSP's brother Sagar) is soulful. The background
score is good except for too much of 'sup sup'
sounds. The usage of rap and other instruments to elevate
comedy scenes is efficient. Picturization of the songs
is excellent. They used a different choreographer for
each song to make sure that each song has different
steps and approach towards it. Three songs are taken
in sets and three in outdoors. The sets erected for
Bunny Bunny song are extravagant.
Photography by Chota K Naidu is excellent. It is sad
that we are not seeing him work for more number of films.
His last Telugu film was Tagore. The colors he captured
for this film are brilliant. And there is so much of
elegancy in his work.
Dialogues by Rajendra Kumar are adequate. Here are a
couple of dialogues worth mentioning -
to Gowri: Premaku nammkam punadi. Anumanam Samadhi.
to Arjun: Era naa intlo vunte. Neeku bone lo vunnatlunda?
Allu Arjun: Puli ekkada vunna pule. Adavilo vunna.
Bone lo vunna.
Raghubabu to Prakash Raj: Anna ee dialogue already
patha cinemalo SV Ranga Rao kottaadanna.
City-based fights composed by Kanal Kannam are striking.
Art work by Ashok Kumar is good. Editing by Gowtam Raju
is neat. Production values by debutant producer Mallidi
Satyanaraya Reddy are brilliant.
First half of the film is entertaining. Second half
has more comedy content due to the scenes revolving
around Prakash Raj. The flashback episode of Sarath
Kumar is average. The climax of the film appears extended
as logically the film ends when Prakash Raj changes
into good man. The entire film is narrated in an entertaining
style by inserting humor as and when possible. The director
did not even spare climax for this. He inserted a satire
on Reliance Petroleum (free ad) when climax verbal duel
is going on in full swing. On a whole, Bunny is a decent
urbane oriented entertainer if you don't mind the predictable
storyline and certain logics. You can watch it.
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