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Dil Raju gets a jolt with Aaviri

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Allari Ravi Babu’s ‘Aaviri’ is a non-starter at the box-office. Critics have unanimously panned the film, particularly Ravi Babu’s hollow narration. Incidentally, Dil Raju’s name is also unnecessarily getting tarnished.

Producer Dil Raju is in no way connected in Ravi Babu’s film production but his name has been attached to it after the shooting part was completed. For years, Ravi Babu’s films were associated with Suresh Babu but he has tied up with Dil Raju this time to get openings and see a positive impact. This association has done well to either of them.

Dil Raju has no control over the content of this movie but he must be feeling bad with the scathing reviews and word-of-mouth.

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Aaviri : A boring horror thriller

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Aaviri Review

Telugu360 Rating 1.75/5

After flops like ‘Avunu 2’ and ‘Adhugo’, Ravi Babu has moved out of Suresh Productions’ camp to join Dil Raju’s camp. Has this association brought any luck to Ravi Babu? Let’s find out.

Story:

After their elder daughter Shreya’s death, Raj (Ravi Babu) and his Leena (Neha Chauhan) leave the house and move into a huge bungalow in the city. This house is fully secured with CCTV cameras and hi-tech gadgets as their younger daughter Munni (Sri Muktha) suffers from asthma and she should not step outside.

But a ghost keeps visiting Munni to snatch her away from the house. When it finally does, an occult professor visits Raj and Leena’s house to help them. Does he find the possessed spirit?

Analysis:

The standard thrills that we have seen in films like ‘The Conjuring’ occupy much of the initial sequences in Ravi Babu’s ‘Aaviri’. Ravi Babu takes plenty of time establishing routine stuff – a ghost indulging in playful acts that are neither scary nor innovative. As we patiently wait that things would turn for good by the interval, Ravi Babu doesn’t show any mercy on us. The narration goes on expected lines with lifeless sequences.

Like in Ravi Babu’s previous ‘Avunu’ movies, this film is set up in a huge house and the camera doesn’t pan to the outdoor much. In this claustrophobic setup, the film’s proceedings are dull and filled with outdated ideas. Such horror thrillers work only when it provides enough jolts to the audiences or the narration is engaging enough. The final twist also doesn’t make any impact at all.

A ghost spooks pizza delivery boy and moves things in thin air. We get to see such Vittalacharya-era sequences.

The less said about the logics the better. And a lot of scenes give the impression that Ravi Babu took things for granted and has made the movie with the lackadaisical approach. More care is given to the flashy production design inside the house than the scenes. Satyanand’s screenplay is lethargic.

Moreover, the actors with one-note expressions don’t lift the ‘spirits’. Except for the baby Sree Muktha, all the actors are unconvincing.

Technically production design is neat. Nothing much to rave about.

Positives:

  • Nothing much
  • Production design

Negatives:

  • Standard moments
  • Dull narration
  • Logic less sequences
  • Tepid twist

Verdict:

Ravi Babu’s ‘Aaviri’ is a tepid horror thriller. It lacks seriousness from the word go. Another boring outing from Ravi Babu.

Telugu360 Rating 1.75/5

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The rush of small movies in November

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Starting from November 1st, Telugu box-office will witness the rush of small movies testing their luck. Traditionally, the month of November is considered a dull period for collections. Big star movies focus on Christmas and Sankranthi period. So, small and medium budgeted movies are this period to rake in some collections. Lack of competition is an advantage for these movies.

Vijay Deverakonda produced ‘Meeku Maathrame Cheptha’ and Allari Ravi Babu’s ‘Aaviri’ are hitting the screens on November 1st. Sree Vishnu who recently scored a good hit with ‘Brochevarevarura’ is bringing another small film named ‘Thipparaa Meesam’ on Nov 8th. ‘Edu Chepala Katha’ (Nov 7), ‘Goerge Reddy’ (Nov 22), Arjun Suravaram and Raja Varu Rani Garu (Nov 29) have also lined up for this month.

Essentially, the month of November will see only non-star movies.

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Ravi Babu planning a film with an old actor

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Allari Ravibabu makes different movies with concept-based themes but very few have clicked at the box-office. The successes of ‘Anasuya’, ‘Avunu’ and ‘Avunu 2’ have established the fact that he is good at handling thrillers or horror movies. ‘Aaviri’ is his latest attempt in the horror genre and the film hits the screens this Friday.

What is his next film? Ravi Babu answers that he is planning a film revolving around an old man. He says Akkineni Nageshwara Rao would have suited well to this character but now that he’s gone, he is not able to find the right actor for the old man’s role. He is searching for the right person to portray this character.

The film will entirely be shot in the USA, he says. He will produce this movie on his own.

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