9 May 2022

Ashoka Vanam lo Arjuna Kalyanam - Slow but beautiful


Rating: 3/5

Cast: Vishwak Sen, Rukshar Dhillon, Ritika Nayak, Goparaju Ramana and others
Music: Jay Krish
Director of Photography: Pavi K Pavan
Editor: ViplavNyshadam
Producers: Bapineedu B and Sudheer Edara
Directed by: Vidya Sagar Chinta

 The lead actors' controversy with a TV channel in recent times, has attained curiosity among the cine-goers. Now let's see what the film has been able to gain with its actual content.


 33-year-old Arjun Kumar Allam (Vishwak Sen) who has a point to prove to his family and the people of his region by tying the knot is engaged to Madhavi (Rukhsar Dhillon). Unfortunately at his engagement time, lockdown is announced and he's forced to live with his family at the Madhavi's home. In due process, he finds out that madhavi is not certainly into the marriage and tries to convince and win her. Will he be able to do so? Is the rest of the story.


 This film writer and showrunner Ravi Kumar Kolanu has received a good name with his directorial debut. This time too he comes up with a good romance cum family drama touching on some contemporary issues.

The character arc of the main character was properly etched with very good progression throughout the movie. We love him, laugh at him sometimes and laugh with him too sometimes. Finally, we want him to stand up for his intentions. 

The counterpart character is also impressive though it had some formulaic touch at first. The whole track between these two came out well. The audience doesn't see coming it but feels happy when it happens. 

The first half moves at a nice pace and hardly had any boring moments. The second half starts on a shakier note but eventually gets things right as the movie moves forward. Climax gives a satisfactory feel.

On the flip side of the movie, the lockdown concept has no more stuff to entertain, and it doesn't add any special value. Starting fifteen minutes of the second half could have been completely done away with. 

 Music and camera work (very good in few scenes) complement the film with their good work.



The performance by the Vishwak Sen is impressive, it's a new kind of character for him but he successfully performs it. Newcomer Ritika Nayak was cute and quite promising.Rukshar Dhillon had hardly anything to do but she looked gorgeous in "Oh Aadapilla" Song. Goparaju Ramana was too good and so was Kaadambari Kiran, Vennela Kishore got wasted. Other artists were appropriate.

Though some drawbacks are there like dead slow narration and weak initial part at the second half,what worked for the movie was the sincerity in the narration.


Bottom-line: Slow but beautiful.


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