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Cast: Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna, Fahadh Faasil, Sunil, Anasuya, Rao Ramesh, Dhanunjay, Ajay, Ajay Ghosh and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Written and directed by: Sukumar Pushpa Movie Review and Rating
Pushpa Movie Review and Rating Nobody can tell you who Pushpa Raj (Pushpa) is because he has no last name. The jungle of Seshachalam, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, is home to him. A coolie in the Red sandalwood smuggling organization led by the Kondareddy brothers, he begins his career as a trusted member of the crew (Ajay Ghosh and others).
Mangalam Seenu (Sunil) is the ringleader of the syndicate and is raking in millions of rupees by carrying the wood to Chennai and handing out peanuts to Kondareddy and the rest of the group. Pushpa challenges Mangalam Seenu to a duel and ascends to the position of don.
A police officer, Shekhawat (Fahadh Faasil), enters the scene just as everyone believes he is the new ‘leader’ of the smuggling company.
‘Rangasthalam’ filmmaker Sukumar has again chosen a setting that hasn’t been fully explored on screen. Red sandalwood smuggling is a significant problem in Chittoor. In Telugu, on the other hand, few films have been made using this backdrop. Sukumar intended to portray this backdrop in “Pushpa” by making the protagonist a coolie in the smuggling trade.
The story of a coolie’s growth in the smuggling industry of the Seshachalam forest, although the graph is rather conventional.
According to the script, filmmaker Sukumar was not at his best. At the beginning of the film, Puspa and a police officer get into an altercation. Task Police Officer as expected. Sunil and Ajay Ghosh paid a lot of attention to the characters. As it turns out, they are slightly more than lukewarm opponents. There was little drama tension until Pushpa confronted his sworn enemy IPS officer Shekawat – Task Police Officer (Fahad Fazil).
Twenty minutes before the climax, Shekhawat enters the picture. As a result, the entire film appears to be laying the groundwork for the sequel. As a result of this decision, the film runs approximately three hours long.
The pre-interval section depicting the hero’s cleverness in the smuggling operation stands out. There was a lengthy sequence before ‘Hey Bidda!,’ gripping. Another sign of Sukumar as the director is Fahadh’s humiliation of Allu Arjun.
The second half of the film, despite these moments, isn’t all that interesting. Devi Sri Prasad’s songs are massively popular. But on the big screen, they don’t have the same impact. The much-anticipated item song also appears in the film’s opening half and fades away shortly.
Allu Arjun is the show star in “Pushpa,” and his performance is laudable. Despite director Sukumar’s efforts, the film’s journey to the top of the don’s ladder is predictable.