While Allu Arjun and director Sukumar tried to create a unique story, the resulting movie lacked a strong core emotional conflict. In addition, the story is disjointed and plodding, with two separate parts. The first half drags, with the second moving at a glacial pace. This film is primarily worth watching for Allu Arjun’s performance. But if you’re looking for a more layered story, you should look elsewhere.
The film begins with Pushpa joining Konda Reddy’s gang, which immediately attracts cop attention. While Pushpa is a dangerous and charismatic character, he also tries to make a name for himself by undercutting other crime-lords. Eventually, he runs into equally mad IPS officer Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat. The movie doesn’t have a very good ending, but it’s worth watching.
While Rashmika Mandanna has a sweet and natural acting talent, her role in the film can’t fully blossom. This is especially apparent in the sequences with Pushpa. But her character also reflects many of the problems with South cinema. Its hero is always shown in pursuit of a girl who doesn’t want him. It is just a fact of life. In a world where women are viewed as objects and not real people, it’s a little hard to see how a man could get a girl with such a complicated personality.
While Pushpa finally hit the hundred crore mark, it was not quite as successful as many of its predecessors. The film is ranked as the 25th ‘Super-Duper’ on Koimoi’s Most Profitable Films list, a metric that only films with ROIs of at least 200% are considered Super-Duper Hits. This achievement is no small feat for a film that’s so popular, but it’s nonetheless an accomplishment in itself.
Despite the movie’s shortcomings, it does showcase Allu Arjun’s bravado. Though the film is nearly three hours long, the action is fast-paced and the swag of Allu Arjun makes the action climax. Though he’s clearly wrong in his actions, the audience will root for him. Similarly, his mother never had a chance to be accepted by the society. And his father was scorned for being illegitimate. In PUSHPA, he shows us how much he’s grown.
Despite a few missteps, Sukumar’s Pushpa reviews show promise as it wraps things up. As a result, viewers will be eagerly awaiting the sequel. The film stars Allu Arjun and Fahadh. While Pushpa’s story is about money, the movie also highlights class and prejudice in society. The second half is just as likable and will surely please fans.
While Pushpa is a great movie, you won’t want to miss the sequel, which will be available on Amazon Prime Video. A sequel will be released in 2023. You can watch the first movie now on Amazon Prime Video. If you’re not familiar with the manga, you can learn more about Pushpa’s adventures in the movie. And, of course, don’t forget to check out Koimoi!