Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1 Movie Review: PUSHPA: THE RISE

Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1 Review {3.5/5} and Review Rating

Pushpa: Uday – Part 01 [Hindi] Lal Chandan is the story of a crook working in the smuggling industry. Red sandalwood smuggling goes on unabated in the Seshachalam forest. Red sandalwood is harvested from here and illegally taken to Chennai from where it is sent to China and beyond to Japan. Pushpa Raj (Allu Arjun) is the illegitimate child of Muletti Venkataraman, a wealthy landowner in a village. The latter never accepted Pushpa and her mother Parvati Devi. After his death, his biological son kicked the mother-son duo given by Muletti out of their home and left them to fend for himself. Pushpa has grown up doing odd jobs. He has too much attitude and hence gets fired. While waiting for his next daily wage job, he learns that the red sandalwood business pays a lot, though the risk is too high. He joins the industry as a lumberjack. One day, while he was busy chopping wood, the police raided. Pushpa single-handedly hides the precious red sandalwood from them and does not even open her mouth, even though the police have beaten her up in black and blue. Konda Reddy (Ajay Ghosh) runs a smuggling business and Pushpa Raj is their laborer. When he learns of Pushpa’s bravery, he sends his younger brothers, Jolly Reddy (Dhananjay) and Jakka Reddy, to get his bail. Pushpa asked for Rs 5 lakh to reveal the place where she had hidden the red sandalwood. Brother agrees. Soon, he becomes an important member of Konda Reddy’s gang as he shows them new ways of transporting red sandalwood while avoiding the prying eyes of the police. On the other hand, Pushpa falls in love with Srivalli (Rashmika Mandanna), who runs a milk business. Meanwhile, Konda Reddy sells red sandalwood to Mangalam Srinu (Sunil). Srinu is the one who receives the consignment safely to Chennai. Pushpa learns that Srinu earns as much as Rs. 2 crores for every tonne of red sandalwood that he sells to Murugan at Chennai port. Srinu, however, only Rs. 25 lakh per tonne to Konda Reddy. Pushpa Konda suggests to Reddy that Srinu should insist that he should be paid more. Konda Reddy is apprehensive as he feels that this will strain his relationship with Srinu. Also, Srinu can be quite a threat. Hence, he sends Pushpa to talk to Srinu. Everything goes wrong at Srinu’s place and this signals the beginning of a long bloodshed between the two gangs. What happens next becomes the rest of the film.

The story of Sukumar is about old wine in a new bottle. The idea of ​​a man who rises from the void and becomes the master of a crime has been lynched to death in several films. Sukumar, however, adds his own touch and introduces some powerful characters to keep the interest. Sukumar’s script is top-notch. They have communicated excellently entertaining and thrilling moments and ensure that the audience gets their money’s worth. He offsets the sordid story with the setting of a jungle and red sandalwood smuggling. This factor helps the film to stand out as something like this is rarely seen in our films. Rajendra Sapre’s Hindi dialogues are superb and add to the fun quotient. The dubbing director Abul Hasan Ansari also deserves a special mention as the dubbing has been done very neatly.

Sukumar’s direction is excellent and is too heavy as expected. The film is set on a large scale and he handles the scale very well. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to showcasing the hero’s worship in all its glory. Such films are expected to show their heroes in their greatest avatar and PUSHPA: The RISE – PART 01 is no exception. However, in his quest to show Allu Arjun’s bravery and scale of the film, he does not give up on storytelling. The film is almost 3 hours long but keeps you hooked from start to finish. There is a lot going on in the film and Sukumar leaves no room for boredom. On the flipside, the movie has a lot of characters and it goes through a lot, although perhaps it was done as a sequel, it is also ongoing. The film drags from place to place and could have accelerated the story. The romantic track is laughable but overall, not as entertaining as the other tracks. Also, Hindi audiences are used to watching progressive cinema and some of them may object to some scenes of Srivalli in the first half.

Pushpa: Uday – Part 01 begins by explaining in a simple manner and through animation why there is a lot of demand for red sandalwood business. As expected, Pushpa’s entry is heroic. The way Pushpa has defeated DCP Govind not once but twice is quite funny. Here one scene stands out when Pushpa throws red sandalwood into the forest; The way it has been executed has to be seen to be believed. However, the film also has a strong emotional quotient and the scene where Pushpa’s half-brother humiliates her and her mother on their wedding day, grabs attention. The best scene of the first half has been reserved during the intermission point. Single-screen cinema will go into a frenzy this time. The film drops from here but thankfully Pushpa Jolly comes into the Reddy bashing scene. After this there is a sequence of forest and funeral. These three scenes take the second half to the heights. The entry of Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat (Fahd Faasil) slows the film down initially. However, the climax is strong and gets the audience excited for the sequel.

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Allu Arjun is in excellent form. He is a big star in the south but has a huge following among Hindi speaking audiences. And with his gigantic avatar, he impresses everyone. His looks are dashing, his action is top class and his comic timing is spot-on. His dubbing is done by Shreyas Talpade and it contributes to the entertainment quotient. Rashmika Mandanna delivers a confident performance and it is a fitting film to present to the Hindi audience before her Bollywood debut next year. Fahadh Faasil has a small but important role. He is known for his best performance and here too he is at his best. Ajoy Ghosh is decent while Dhananjay and Sunil make their mark. Rao Ramesh (MLA) is memorable in the funeral scene. Anasuya Bharadwaj (Daksha; Srinu’s wife) is very good as a dishonest wife. The cast of Keshav (Pushpa’s sidekick), Jakka Reddy, Parvati Devi, Muleti Venkataraman, Murugan and Mowglis are outstanding. Samantha Ruth Prabhu is Sizzling

Devi Sri Prasad’s music is not of the chartbuster variety, at least when it comes to Hindi soundtracks. Although all the songs are shot well. ‘Wake up goat’ Comes in a clapping moment. ‘Srivalli’ Comes suddenly but is worth watching especially for Allu Arjun’s dance. ‘I biddah, my place’ Next comes. ‘Sami Sami’ OK but the sets are picturesque. ‘U will speak or oo oo will speak’ worth forgetting. Devi Sri Prasad’s background score enhances the effect.

Miroslav Kuba Brozek’s cinematography is breathtaking. S Rama Krishna and Monica Nigotre’s production design is realistic and yet cinematic. Resul Pookutty’s sound designing could have been better; In some scenes, the dialogues are not fully audible. The action sequence of Ram-Laxman, Peter Hein, Dragon Prakash and The Real Satish is one of the USPs of the film as it is imaginative, novel and mainstream. Deepali Noor’s costume is authentic. Editing by Karthika Srinivas R and Ruben is appropriate but could have been a bit slick.

Overall, Pushpa: Uday – Part 01 [Hindi] Ek Paisa Vasool is an entertainer and rests on Sukumar’s expert direction, action and Allu Arjun’s stellar presence.