|Release date : 25th December 2013|
|123telugu.com Rating : 3.25/5|
|Director :Virinchi Varma|
|Producer :SunShine Productions, Annapurna Productions|
|Music Director :Sunny M.R.|
|Starring : Raj Tarun, Avika Gor|
The small budget romantic entertainer ‘Uyyala Jampala’ is gearing up for a release tomorrow. We have been to a pre-release screening of the movie, so we are bringing out the review for you now. Avika Gor, who essayed the role of Anandi in the serial ‘Chinnari Pellikoothuru’, is the heroine in this movie and Raj Tharun will be seen as the male lead. Virinchi Varma has directed this romantic drama.
The story of this film revolves around Suri (Raj Tharun) and Uma Devi (Avika Gor), who happen to be cousins (Bava & Maradhalu). They grow up together and have a love hate relationship of sorts. Suri takes pleasure in playing practical jokes on Uma Devi while the young lady has her own ways of taking revenge.
Uma Devi’s family is relatively well off while Suri works hard to support his mother (Anita Chowdary). Uma Devi falls in love with a crook named Pardhu and she is trapped by the sweet talking liar. Just as her life is about to take a disastrous turn, she is rescued by Suri.
After this incident, Uma and Suri discover that they admire each other deeply. However, family issues stand in their way and a marriage alliance is arranged for Uma Devi. What will Suri do? Will he muster the courage to declare his love for Uma Devi?
That forms the story of this movie.
Plus Points :
Raj Tharun is a good find for the Telugu Industry. This youngster has great talent and ease and if he plays his cards right, he has a great future ahead of him. He will be a perfect fit for certain genres and characters. Avika Gor has given a neat performance in the film. She has a certain following because of Balika Vadhu/Chinnari Pelli Koothuru serial and this will help the movie.
The biggest surprise package in the film is Punarnavi. She has given a solid performance and she looks quite good in the role of a girl who is madly in love with Suri. Anita Chowdhary and the other character actors have performed adequately.
The second half of the film has good emotions and some scenes will surely strike a chord. Nice dialogues and well conceived scenes will make you root for the characters. The pre-climax episode will melt the hearts of many.
For a small budget film, the film has very good visuals. Casting is perfect for each and every role.
Minus Points :
The first half of the film could have been better, as it fails to engage viewers as effectively as the second half does. The graph of the film is quite flat for the first 30 minutes or so.
After a stirring pre-climax block, the film comes to a very abrupt end. The climax block could have been handled in a much better way. While the songs sound good, most of them do not really help the film’s flow in any way.
The film’s appeal might be limited to A centers and multiplexes. If you are looking for hilarious comedy and ‘masala elements’, stay away.
Technical Aspects :
Cinematography is a big asset for the movie. The village locales have been shot well. Sunny’s background score is good. Editing is neat, but some scenes could have been trimmed off in the first half.
Virinchi Varma’s direction is pretty good for a first timer. Dialogues have good depth.
‘Uyyala Jampala’ is a small and cute little romantic film that will make you smile at the end. There are good emotional scenes and fine performances in the film that offset some of the issues like a flat first half. If you are looking for a clean family entertainer this weekend, look no further.
123telugu.com Rating – 3.25/5
Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru