‘Rowdy Boys’ film assessment: A patchy faculty drama helped vastly by Devi Sri Prasad’s music

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A patchy faculty drama that launches Ashish Reddy is helped vastly by Devi Sri Prasad’s music

The Telugu movie Rowdy Boys, which introduces producer Dil Raju’s nephew Ashish Reddy because the main man, is sort of a cocktail of issues that don’t mix collectively effectively, however is palatable from time to time. It tries to be a coming-of-age story of an aimless man caught in campus wars, discovering romance and a function in life. Binding the story collectively is Devi Sri Prasad’s music. His medley of compositions within the final hour perks up the movie.

Rowdy Boys

  • Forged: Ashish Reddy, Anupama Parameswaran, Vikram Sahidev
  • Path: Sree Harsha Konuganti
  • Music: Devi Sri Prasad

The story unfolds in two campuses — a medical faculty and an engineering institute — located beside each other. The rivalry between the 2 schools will get fuelled each time college students from one campus attempt to court docket a woman from the opposite campus. The movie opens with a cringe-inducing scene displaying engineering boys harassing a feminine medical faculty pupil. How the boys redeem themselves is informed by means of a long-winded story of Akshay (Ashish Reddy) who falls in love with Kavya (Anupama Parameswaran), a medical faculty pupil two years senior to him.

The primary act establishes Akshay as an incorrigible brat who causes heartburn to his father (Srikanth Iyengar). A lavishly mounted intro music entails college students of each campuses and later exhibits their ugly battles. At one level, Akshay waves his faculty flag from atop a burning bus and is pleased with being talked about in information channels.

Director Sree Harsha Konuganti contrasts Akshay with Kavya and Vikram (Vikram Sahidev), brilliant college students of the medical campus. Vikram isn’t any angel, however is aware of to attend for the appropriate second. The engineering college students, in the meantime, are helped by a senior pupil (Karthik Ratnam) to settle scores.

The story introduces a live-in risk the place a wayward Akshay is in sharp distinction to a focussed Kavya. In a wierd method, this movie jogged my memory of Get up Sid, although each tales are poles aside in remedy.

The story additionally hinges on Kavya’s journey. She doesn’t see Akshay for who he’s, blinded by the campus wars, and takes it on herself to look after him. She does all she will whereas he lazes round in a home the place they supposedly battle to make ends meet; by no means thoughts that the home appears like a designer pad full of arty decor.

The drama picks up when Kavya begins failing in research and desires to get again to her former self. Akshay’s turnaround, from then on, is formed by taking cues from many romantic dramas of the previous.

The most important challenge with Rowdy Boys is that it will possibly remind you of a bunch of older movies, to the extent that it finally ends up like a patchwork of impressed sequences.

Ashish and Vikram have display screen presence and are pretty enough, whereas Anupama Parameswaran stands out. She’s good; had the function and the story been written higher, she would have had scope to make a long-lasting impression.

Finally, this movie belongs to Devi Sri Prasad who anchors it along with his exuberant music.

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