Among those who felt like missing the magical touch of “Trivikram” in unnecessary commercialism, I’m one. At last he came back to his original place with “A Aa” with a caption “Anasuya Ramalingam v/s Anand Vihari” starring Samantha, Nithiin and Anupama Parameswaran (Premam fame). This film was produced by “Suryadevara Radhakrishna” under his “Haarika & Haasini Creations”.
Many people found that this film was a remake of 1973’s “Meena” directed by “Vijaya Nirmala”. Later they criticized that Trivikram purchased the rights of novel “Meena” from its writer “Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani” but didn’t thank her. I neither read the novel nor watched that film, so this is a review of Trivikram’s “A Aa”.
Anasuya (Samantha), daughter of a millionaire Mahalaxmi (Nadhiya), escapes to Kalivipudi, a village near Vijayawada, to enjoy freedom. She meets Aanand (Nithiin) during the journey. This plot deals with how far their relationship has gone and who is Nagavalli (Anupama) in between them.
It’s a complete heroine oriented film. Establishment of some characters in this film was much better than that of Trivikram’s previous films. Ramalingam (Naresh) and his assistant Gopal (Sreenivasa Reddy) were examples. Also, there were no dialogues imposed forcefully for commercialism.
Though narration was slower for the first 20 minutes, it became racy once we had Rao Ramesh, Hari Teja, Praveen, Shakalaka Shankar on screen. Visualization of “Ya Ya” song was good. I liked the scene where Nagavalli watches Aanand lifting Anasuya and Anasuya makes Nagavalli jealous. Typical female emotions were established well here and Samantha’s performance increased its eminence. Annapurna’s death scene delivered much laughter.
Trivikram often disappoints with the visuals of the most anticipated song of the album. Like “Bapu Gari Bomma” of “Attarintiki Daaredi”, he disappointed with “Rang De” song in this film. It should’ve been with imaginary montages rather than moving away from the world.
Sequences in hospital and mall were funny. Though the flashback episode was ineffective, director’s intention behind it was very good. Pre-climax scene reminded the climax of “Attarintiki Daaredi” yet director cleverly cut it short. The following 20 minutes was purely one man show of Rao Ramesh. His performance and dialogue delivery tickled a lot. The last scene between Samantha and Nadhiya was very realistic.
There is an interesting aspect regarding this film. It should be the first film under Trivikram’s direction but eventually it became “Nuvve Nuvve”. This film reintroduced Trivikram. What “Ok Bangaram” was for “Maniratnam” after “Kadali”, likewise it’s “A Aa” for Trivikram after “Son of Satyamurthy”. I recommend this film to all who want to get relaxed with healthy comedy and come out with a smile on their faces.
It’s a “one woman show” for Samantha as Anasuya who performed extraordinarily. Nithiin was apt as Aanand and delivered subtle emotions well. Anupama suited the character. It’s Rao Ramesh after Samantha, for whom this film should be watched. He had his mark on the character. Nadhiya and Naresh did ample justice to their roles. Rest like Ananya, Ajay, Giribabu, Raghubabu, Avasarala Srinivas, Sreenivasa Reddy, Posani, Praveen, Shakalaka Shankar, Hari Teja, Chammak Chandra, Sana were good.
- Story, Screenplay & Dialogues. I felt this is writer Trivikram’s victory rather than director Trivikram’s victory. He excelled in delivering his mark healthy comedy with his spontaneous funny dialogues.
- Mickey J Meyer’s Music. Mickey’s work supported this film a lot in songs as well as background score.
- Production Values. Producer Radha Krishna didn’t compromise in making this film appear rich.
- Bad DI (Digital Intermediate). I felt bad D.I. was responsible for having high amount of colours on screen. It became responsible for not enjoying the photography in the village sequences.
– Yashwanth Aluru
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