Tholiprema Movie Review
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Movie Name: Tholiprema
Actors: Varun Tej, Raashi Khanna,
Director: Venky Atluri
Music Director: S. Thaman
Cinematography: George C. Williams
Editor: Navin Nooli
Producer: Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
Varun Tej who baked in the success of Fidaa for a long time is once again back to business to entertain the young audience with ‘Tholiprema’. Right from the title, (taken from Pawan Kalyan’s Tholiprema-1998), the film made its message clear and loud; a youthful love story. Raashi Khanna dazzled alongside Varun Tej for this movie. Did Tholiprema make an impact? Or just remained as another routine flick? Let’s know!
The director moves the story to and fro right from its first frame. While the movie starts in London, the plot starts with its flashback. Adi (Varun Tej) bumps into Varsha (Raashi Khanna) on a train journey in 2011. They both get on well with each other, and fall in love. Soon they end up in the same college and share some memorable moments. Unexpectedly, few uncalled events lead the beautiful pair into a breakup. With each other’s ways apart, time quickly clocks 6 years on the calendar.
Coming to the present, Adi is seen working for a company in London. Soon, Varsha also finds herself, not only in the same company but in the same team as Adi. The couple starts working on their lost relationship and realizes that the magic between them still exists. With a routine climax, the movie ends with the couple getting back together.
Written and directed by Venky Atluri, Tholiprema is a cute love story. The concept of love-breakup-love sums up the whole movie. The movie rightly finds itself in the hearts of the current generation, who often break up with their beloved ones due to egos and other external factors. Though the film starts on a routine note, the chemistry between the lead pair draws us into the movie. The characterization of Varsha needs a special mention.
While the 1st half goes on a routine note, few moments like the Rakhee scene, and romance work very well. Two songs in the 1st half make it more appealing.
The second half, in comparison to the 1st half, falls flat. After a gap of 6 years, the lead-pair find themselves working in the same team. Hyper Adi comedy works a little. Adi keeps himself away from Varsha. But Varsha wants Adi desperately. With a turn of events, the love between them once again blossoms. The movie ends with a lip lock between Adi and Varsha.
It is true that one cannot expect any out-of-the world climax for a cute love story like this. But the director could have added depth to Adi’s character. The dialogues don’t make much impact in the second half.
Raashi Khanna glamour is bound to woo the audience of all classes. One a whole, go and watch the film without any expectations. You will not be disappointed. And we warn you, don’t expect the magic of Pawan Kalyan’s Tholiprema.
- Direction, that suits the current generation
- Chemistry between Lead pair
- Varsha Characterization and Songs
- Production Values
- Lack of pace in 2nd half
- Emotional content towards Climax
Telugu Bullet Punchline: Tholiprema – A cute love story, and a onetime watch!