Movie Review: Tholi Prema

RATING: 3/5

OVERVIEW: The love story is told in phases. Aadi (Varun) and Varsha (Raashi Khanna) meet when they just finish their intermediate. He likes her, she dodges on replying. This happens when they are on a train journey. Few days later they accidentally meet again. This time, they meet in an Engineering college in Hyderabad. Both are studying in the same college. They fall in love with each other during their college days in Hyderabad but they part ways due to an incident. Their paths cross again after six years. This time they meet at their workplace in London.

REVIEW: Varun Tej is superb as Adi who has some issues of anger. The character he played has ample scope to show heroism. He is now emerging as one of the best actor from Mega family as he performed well in emotional scenes. Director Venky Atluri came up with arresting screen play, story and direction.His sensible depiction of showcasing variations in hero and heroine’s characterizations was at top notch.

The railway station scene, college episode and dialogues between lead star cast in both the halves were emotive, tender and tear-jerking. Thaman’s background score and songs composition are exceptional and perhaps, place the music in his career’s best.‘Pelli Choopulu’ fame Priyadarshi and Jabardasth fame ‘Hyper’ Aadhi provide some laughs.

Suhasini, Naresh, and other friends are decent. The movie looks pretty good in the first half with some amazing romantic scenes. The car scene where the couple kiss each other has been executed quite well. There are a few dialogues in the first half and few in the second that are well-written and are the soul of the movie. Songs have been picturized quite stylishly.

Final verdict of the film is “Tholiprema” is a love story that happens between two people who have their own mindsets which is disliked by the other and how their behaviours played a pivotal role in their love life. Director Venky Atluri has done a superb job in handling this movie as a director and he succeeded in writing a good script in first place. It might appeal to the urban audiences and youth.

–Panchajanya