Starring: Ram Charan, Shruthi Haasan, Amy Jackson
Director: Vamsi Paidipally
Producer: Dil Raju
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Rating : 3/5
Satya (Allu Arjun) and Deepthi(Kajal Agarwal) are lovers who tries to escape from Veeru Bhai (Rahul Dev) as he eyes on the latter and decides to get married. Veeru Bhai sends his goons to kill Satya. On the other hand Ram aka Charan (Ram Charan) enters Vizag and starts killing Veeru Bhai and his gang. He kills the entire gang and just then he is attacked by Dharma’s (Sai Kumar) gang members. What happens to Satya? Who is Charan? Why is Dharma gang after Charan, all these forms the crux of the story.
Ram Charan has got totally performance-oriented role in this story driven film. As always his dances are a treat to watch out for his body language is impressive in the fights. Charan delivers a neat performance though he could’ve emoted more. His scenes with Jayasudha are impressive.
Allu Arjun does justice to his role and his role is vital to the main plot, Kajal Agarwal is beautiful in cameo and she did her role with ease.
Shruti Haasan is gorgeous but she doesn’t have much scope for performance and is limited to songs. Amy Jackson is glamorous in the song.
Sai Kumar is an asset in the second half, Jaya Sudha is very impressive, Kota Srinivasa Rao leaves his mark, Brahmanandam is wasted in poor role. Rahul Dev is good. Others are adequate.
Devi Sri Prasad musical scores are okay but he leaves his mark with background scores which is one of the biggest assets for Yevadu. Ram Prasad’s cinematography is first-class. Editing is neat although not great. Vamsi Paidipally direction is good. He narrates the film with conviction. Screenplay is gripping though predictable. Abburi Ravi’s dialogues are impressive. Choreography needs a special mention especially for the Freedom song Production values by Sri Venkateswara Creations are rich.
Despite the novel storyline, Vamsi Paidipally made Yevadu a safe project with tried and tested formula, unique plot in commercial format. Yevadu has gripping screenplay yet routine treatment. The main asset of the film is the cast performances be it the leads or supporting cast like Sai Kumar, Jayasudha are perfect. The first fifteen minutes is crucial for the movie and the major plot gets revealed though later proceedings get predictable. Interval bang is handled pretty well providing wide scope for latter half. The second half is the key to the film and Ram Charan- Sai Kumar confrontation scenes, Jayasudha’s performance; DSP’s BGM does the magic. On a flip note, comedy never works in favor of the film and climax could’ve been effective. All in all, Yevadu has few thrills, good dances, entertaining action episodes and the needed glamour quotient to attract the B, C centers audiences while the A centers may feel it a predictable and routine revenge saga. With the right blend of action, effective twists and commercial elements, Yevadu makes a decent watch.
Yevadu- Predictable Yet Gripping!!!