Oosaravelli is an admixture of a typical love story, an archetypical saga of revenge and a prototypical tale of cops and dons.
Tony (NTR Jr) saves Niharika (Tamannah) in a terrorist kidnap muddle in Kashmir and falls in love with her and follows her to Hyderabad. It is revealed that Niharika, a fashion designer, is engaged to Rakesh (Adhvik Mahajan) son of a powerful minister (Tanikella Bharani). Tony vows to breakup the imminent marriage of Rakesh and Niharika. He also becomes part of the gang of Sarkar (Jayaprakash Reddy). Once Rakesh and Niharika get separated, Niharika gets closer to Tony and Rakesh plans to kill Tony with the help of those connected with underworld don Ajju Bhai (Prakash Raj).
Why Tony is bent upon being with Niharika? Is Niharika what she is, or does she have some dark secret buried in the past? Is Tony just a reckless killer or is he masked to unravel some hidden truth? Who is Chitra (Payal Ghosh)? Why are cops after Tony? Answers to these questions lead to the climax.
NTR Jr is energetic in his performance. His role is etched in such a manner that he would connect to the screen image fascinated by his fans. Tamannah gets a meaty role and she essays it with vigour and competence. Prakash Raj has just reprised what he did many times over in lots of films. Jayaprakash Reddy and Raghu Babu are the comic villains. Payal Ghosh is creditable. Shaam and Murali Sharma are good in their cameos. All others are ok in their roles.
Vakkantam Vamsi follows the jumble technique in narrating the story creating the needful suspense by conveniently concealing the essentials. Though the story is not entirely novel, the presentation is interesting at least in the pre-interval period. Screenplay is a bit jarred in the second half allowing dips and bumps in the narration flow. Koratla Siva’s dialogues are peppy. Music by Devi Sri Prasad is bubbling with energy though a couple of songs appear forced into the sequence of scenes. Choreography is appealing. Ram-Laxman’s action orchestration is thrilling. Rasool Ellore’s cinematography is top class. Editing is good. Audiography is ok. Production values are high.
Though the story, plot and characterization of the protagonist do not justify the title, the film Oosaravelli has enough commercial elements to entertain you for once. The film somehow does not meet the pre-release hype. Only the diehard fans of NTR Jr can afford the luxury of repeated viewing.
The Cast and Crew
NTR Jr, Tamannah, Prakash Raj, Tanikella Bharani, Murali Sharma, Adhvik Mahajan, Shaam, Vidyut Jamwal, Payal Ghosh, Rehman, Jayaprakash Reddy, Raghu Babu, Benarjee, M S Narayana and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematographer: Rasool Ellore
Producer: BVSN Prasad
Banner: Sri Venkateshwara Cine Chitra
Director: Surender Reddy
3 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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