Review : Bus Stop – Youth entertainer with a message
Release date: 10 Nov 2012 Rating : 3.25/5
Director : Maruti
Producer :Bellamkonda Suresh
Music Director : J.B
Starring : Prince, Sri Divya

Director Maruthi scored a success with the adult comedy ‘Ee Rojullo’ sometime back and he is now back again with ‘Bus Stop’. The movie has been produced by Bellamkonda Suresh and due to Dhamarukam’s delay, the film has released early today. Let us see how it is

Story :

Bus Stop largely revolves around the lives of undergraduate students but the lead character in the film is Sreenu ( Prince ). He is head over heels in love with Sailaja (Sri Divya). His friends also have their own love tracks. Rather than a set story line, the film keeps revolving around emotions and scenarios which parents and youngsters experience in real life.

The basic theme of the film is about the lifestyles of youngsters these days and the challenges faced by parents in keeping tabs. The youngsters fall in love with girls – some for fun and some sincerely. There is the character of Seema (Hasika) , who falls in love with one guy while she flirts around with another just to keep receiving expensive gifts.

The movie also deals with the sensitive subject of trust between parents and children. Some love stories succeed. Some do not. And some end up with unwanted pregnancies. Who is the winner in this age old fight between teenagers and parents? That is basically what ‘Bus Stop’ is all about.

Plus Points :

If you love adult comedies, crude language and double meaning humour , Bus Stop is going to be highly enjoyable for you. Youngsters will connect instantly with the dialogues and the scenarios shown in the movie and director Maruthi has ensured that the film stays true to its target audience.

Comedy quotient is maintained right through the movie and pace of narration is generally fast. Prince and Sri Divya have done a good job in the movie. More than Prince, it is Sri Divya who takes the cake with a spirited performance. Hasika who has played the character of Seema is pretty good.

Saikumar Pampana, who is seen as the son of Tiffin Center owner Panakaalu has done a good job and he brings a lot of fun into the movie. Rao Ramesh has a neat and dignified role. DMK Muralikrishna is good. The two fathers of Sailaja and Seema have portrayed their emotional struggles well.

The first half of the film will be highly enjoyable for young adults. The second half has good sentiment value and the climax message is nice. This film will have a wider appeal at the Box Office than ‘Ee Rojullo’.

Minus Points :

The movie is largely predictable and there is no novelty value in the story. The film’s coarse language may not be comfortable for all sections of the audience. Especially in the first half, dialogues tend to get pretty rough.

Some of the scenes shown in the film may be a little too realistic for people to deal with. The attitude of Rao Ramesh towards the romantic endeavors of his daughter will also be a little hard to accept for many. The interval block could have been better, with more shock value.

Technical Aspects :

The film has been shot completely with a Canon 5D system and the output is commendable for the equipment used. Editing is largely good. Dialogues are crude and coarse, but then that is what this movie is about. So they do the job well. Music by JB is good and works well.

Maruthi has succeeded in coming up with an entertaining and realistic take on the lives being led youngsters and college students these days. He has the potential to be a good director. But it will be good to see if he can attempt a subject where the vulgarity is toned down.

Verdict :

If you liked ‘Ee Rojullo’, you will like ‘Bus Stop’. The film is an entertaining youth comedy with a nice message in the end. The good emotional quotient in the second half will strike a chord with parents as well as students. Some may find the vulgarity in the film a little uncomfortable, but hey, this is an A rated comedy. So you should know what you are going to watch. Rating – 3.25/5

Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru

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