Telugu360 Rating : 3/5
Uppena film has generated terrific buzz before it’s release. Trade analysts are expecting big opening numbers for Uppena which never happened for any small film in Telugu cinema. While the distributors are betting huge on the film, Uppena’s success is quite crucial for Telugu cinema and it would give a huge boost for the upcoming movies that are gearing up for release in February and March 2021.
Uppena features Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty in the lead roles.Directed by debutante Buchibabu Sana , Uppena has released all over on February 12th. Let us see how it came out.
Uppena is the story of two youngsters Aasirvadham aka Aasi (Vaisshnav Tej) and Bebamma aka Sangeetha (Krithi Shetty). They come from the same village but from two different families and castes. Aasi is a secret admirer of Bebamma right from childhood days and an unexpected incident brings him to the notice of Bebamma. The duo falls in love instantly and things take an ugly turn after Bebamma’s father Raayanam (Vijay Sethupathi) comes to know about their love story. The rest of Uppena is about their survival for love and Raanayam’s survival for pride. The second half is a battle between love and pride.
Debutant Buchi Babu should be appreciated for establishing the story. He did not miss any minute detail about the premises. Aasi comes from the family of a fisherman and things are taken perfect care of. The way Raayanam’s character is presented will leave the audience in delight. Buchi Babu also got the perfect casting along with the crew. Vijay Sethupathi nails it in style and all his episodes will impress the audience big time. The first half is completely youthful and romantic with some soothing songs and colorful visuals.
The second half of Uppena is emotional and narrates that love is more important than lust and sex. The last 20 minutes of the film is the major USP and the conversation between the father and his daughter is an emotional treat. The second half of the film starts on a dull note and the run away episodes of the lead actors are quite predictable. The major twist of the film is speculated in media from the past few weeks and it is narrated well without disturbing the audience. The first half an hour is slow paced and predictable. The film picks up at the right time and ends up on an impressive note.
Vaisshnav Tej makes an impressive debut with Uppena. He fits perfectly in the role of Aasi and does his job well. Krithi Shetty is one of the major highlights of the film. She performed with ease and her screen presence is an asset for the actress. She is traditional and beautiful as Bebamma. Vijay Sethupathi is a treat to watch and his rugged look, packed performances take all the episodes of him to the next level. All the supporting actors did their jobs well. Sai Chand plays Vaisshnav’s father and he did his role well as a worried father.
Uppena is just a simple tale of a love story between a rich girl and a poor boy. What makes the difference is the way the film is narrated and presented. Devi Sri Prasad and Shamdat are the major pillars behind the screen. The production values are adequate. Buchi Babu makes a perfect debut with Uppena. He and his team have done enough homework on the styling of the lead actors, setting up the premises and taking the audience to the world of Uppena.
Uppena is a rustic tale that is decently packed with fantastic music, romance and action. The second half has predictable path but climax scores good. Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty make a dream debut with Uppena which will have a decent box-office run.
Telugu360 Rating : 3/5
Casting : Vijay Sethupathi, Vaisshnav Tej, Krithi Shetty
Director: Buchi Babu Sana
Writer: Buchi Babu Sana
Music : Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography : Shamdat Sainudeen
Editing : Navin Nooli
Ashok Bandreddi : executive producer
Chiranjeevi Pedamallu : chief executive officer
Ravi Shankar Yalamanchil : producer
Anil Yerneni : executive producer
Naveen Yerneni: producer