What is bad:
The second half of ‘Pravarakhyudu’ starts on a promising note. The initial scenes are well written, but after a point the story tends to drag. Sasi and Sailaja take too long to resolve their differences and it sort of tests your patience. Ali is completely wasted in the film. The entire episode of South African safari could have been avoided. The climax of the film certainly justifies Sasi’s quirky behaviour but there’s too much of melodrama. Probably this is the problem with such stories, you know exactly how the story will end and you expect the end to happen quickly.
Keeravani’s music is a major asset to the movie. It ranges from being melodious to foot tapping beats and all the songs are pleasant on your ears. Chaitanya Prasad’s lyrics are good. ‘Bangaram’ and ‘Gaalamesi’ songs are pretty good. Surendar Reddy’s cinematography is alright. M.R.Varma’s editing is good in first half and it could have been better in second half. Madan does well in almost all the departments. The conflict point between the lead characters is well established and it is resolved pretty well in the end. Screenplay could have been better in second half especially after Sailaja realizes that she does like Sasi.
‘Pravarakhyudu’ is good film with its heart at the right place. It also teaches a lesson or two about freedom and living life responsibly. While it’s difficult to see Jagapathi Babu as a college student, he does well with his dialogues and subtle charm. Priyamani, on the other hand, is good throughout the film and her anger towards Jagapathi Babu is completely justified. The basic premise of the film that love exists faces some stiff competition from another theory that love is a result of secretion of excess testosterone and estrogen. In the end love defeats science and it predictably leaves a smile on your face! Thumbs up for Madan, Jagapathi Babu, Priyamani and Keeravani. There’s ample comedy, sensible dialogues and logic in this predictable story. ‘Pravarakhyudu’ may not be a perfect film, but it treats you with respect and avoids a lot of clichés that usually come with family entertainers