My seek for feel-good cinema took me to Telugu movies this week. I’ve been consciously on the lookout for mood-lifting regional movies with the intention to escape the boredom and anxiousness of the lockdown. Narrowing right down to these […]
My seek for feel-good cinema took me to Telugu movies this week. I’ve been consciously on the lookout for mood-lifting regional movies with the intention to escape the boredom and anxiousness of the lockdown. Narrowing right down to these good 5 blissful motion pictures is a tough activity. It’s a time taking course of too – I might begin watching a movie and never get hooked to it and drop it halfway.
Numerous ideas that got here up had been the hero-worshipping motion dramas, which, little question, are fairly satisfying. However my concept of feeling good this lockdown isn’t watching Prabhas throw 10 males into the air with one kick. I’ve been consciously avoiding these to search out movies which are extra sensible and grounded. Movies which are humorous and refreshing with out excessive drama.
Listed here are my picks from Telugu cinema.
Everytime you ask somebody for ideas for good feel-good motion pictures in Telugu, the primary title that comes up is Bommarillu. Siddharth performs the quintessential lover boy who has his coronary heart set on a lady however is just too scared to inform his father. Prakash Raj is unbelievable because the tremendous controlling, helicopter father who solely has his kids’s greatest pursuits at coronary heart, however sadly, has no clue that they resent him. Genelia D’Souza because the cheerful Hasini is refreshing, her innocence lights up the temper each time she is on display screen. Full of life music, cute romantic moments, humorous sticky conditions all lead as much as an ending you’ll be rooting for. The movie will cheer you up for positive.
Blissful Days (YouTube)
What higher solution to cheer you up than reliving your school days? This movie will take you again to the time when Parker pens had been prized possessions. The movie focuses on a bunch of engineering school first-years who navigate the problem of campus life, overbearing seniors, strict lecturers whereas reworking from protected youngsters to unbiased people. Varun Sandesh and Tamannaah had been a lot more energizing faces again then; their school romance, backed by charming music, create a few of the most nice moments within the movie. Telugu cinema had a dearth of fine coming-of-age movies and director Sekhar Kammula greater than made up for it with Blissful Days, which was an enormous success when it launched in 2007.
Oohalu Gusagusalade (Disney+ Hotstar)
Srini Avasarala’s directorial debut will shock you with its unconventional therapy of a love story. Venky (Naga Shaurya) and Prabhavathi (Raashi Khanna) meet and fall in love Vizag when they’re barely 20 years previous. Misunderstandings result in separation for a number of years, however their paths cross once more when Prabhavathi is taking a look at marriage proposals. Venky, with the intention to fulfill his father’s dream to turn into a information reader, sacrifices his love to assist his boss Uday (Srini Avasarala, additionally the director of the movie) win her coronary heart. The movie has numerous hilarious conditions, ego tussles between the lead and romantic moments when Venky and Prabha come collectively. There’s no overt expression of masculinity as each males attempt to impress the lady. There are bike rides within the solar, romantic moments by the seaside and the same old lovers’ tiff, however nothing so dramatic in order to alienate the viewers. A really non-conforming rom-com.
Fidaa (Amazon Prime Video)
One other Sekhar Kammula movie, Fidaa makes use of the age-old trope of ‘wealthy boy from US falls in love with the village belle’ and turns it on its head. The heroine, very predictably, doesn’t need to go away her residence and go overseas. However the movie provides the story a fantastic feminist finish, in contrast to common fairy-tales. Prince Charming has to conform to his bride’s phrases. It’s fairly humorous to see Varun Tej’s 6.5 ft physique tongue-tied greater than as soon as in entrance of Sai Pallavi’s petite body. She falls for him regardless of herself, teases him in public at her sister’s marriage ceremony, all of which is extraordinarily pleasant to look at. Varun’s ‘beauty, beauty, and beauty’ form of makes up for his uni-dimensional character and lack of appearing expertise. He’s the good-est man you’ll ever meet. The music is simply good for a movie like this and makes the expertise extra satisfying.
Expensive Comrade (Amazon Prime Video)
Any feel-good film ought to, by default, have stunning music. And Expensive Comrade hits the ball out of the park in that division. I’ve been taking part in the songs on loop ever because the film launched, and through this lockdown, lastly discovered time to look at the film as effectively. Reality be instructed, its appeared Vijay Deverakonda together with his anger points within the preliminary scenes was nonetheless working within the Arjun Reddy zone. But it surely does get higher, as a result of right here he’s a insurgent with a trigger. He solely lashes out towards injustice. Rashmika Mandanna enhances him completely, and their romance unfolds within the sweetest manner doable, with plenty of romantic songs composed by Justin Prabhakaran.
Keep tuned for extra suggestions from one other regional language subsequent week.