Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Movie Review

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Movie Review

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo movie review sheds light on why you should watch this superhit South Indian movie.

Not every movie gets a 100 percent rating from Rotten Tomatoes, and if you see any film reaching that high benchmark, you should grab a pillow and a bucket of popcorn from Netflix and Chill. One such film on your bucket list of yet-to-be-watched movies should be Vaikantapuram. Fortunately, it is available on Netflix. So, if you have a Netflix subscription, log in to your account and spend some quality time watching this film!

Also known as AVPL, Vaikuntapuram or Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is a 2020 Indian film in Telugu language starring Pooja Hegde, Allu Arjun, Tabu, Nivetha Pethuraj, Sushanth, and Jayaram. Even if it utilizes the favorite Shakesperean and another classical trope of swapped kids at birth, the film still wins the heart of the critics due to its unique storytelling.

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Movie Review

When Valmiki and Ramchandra’s sons are born on the same day, the latter’s son comes out as dead. So, Valmiki offers to exchange his son. However, the dead child starts crying once Valmiki gives his child to Ramchandra. Thinking about the bright future of his son Bantu, he refuses to give back the dead child to Ramchandra.

Thus, begins the story of a Bantu who later in his life comes to know about his biological father and unites with him. While his stay at Ramchandra’s, the latter never missed a chance to scorn him.

Valmiki then trains Ramchandra’s original son Raj to be at a par incompetence level with Bantu, and in the end, Bantu becomes the CEO of the company ARK.

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Vaikuntapuram is the name of the residence of Ramchandra, and the whole story starts weaving from there, hence the name of the film.

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Movie Review

However, the character arcs of the characters are not very well mended. A superb actor like Tabu couldn’t make the best of her skills because of the lack of depth in character. Also, not much was in the store with Sushanth A.

What hits off a good balance in the movie is the impressive music of Thaman S. PS Vinod has done a good job in capturing the cinematic moments as a maverick cinematographer. However, whatever be its flaws, the film leaves a lasting impression regarding some of the family twists and turns.

The portrayal of dysfunctional families has had quite a history in the Indian film industry. While for long, the Indian film industry and Hindi film industry were held synonymous, recently, with mind-blowing productions in the South and the spread of the OTT platforms, Southern films are giving good competition to the Northern ones.

Final Thoughts

Thus, the film Vaikuntapuram is a mix of haves and have nots. Some moments have extreme cinematic brilliance, while others get blurred a little. So, the rest is up to you, how you relate to that film. After all, a film’s excellence depends on how much it can reach the audience’s heart. So, go and make your relationship with this Telegu masterpiece – Vaikuntapuram!