Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020
Bantu grows up being constantly subjected to his father’s scorn. However, when he learns of his real parentage, he decides to carve a place for himself within the family he truly belongs to.
The narrative revolves around Bantu (Allu Arjun), a skilled middle-class man who is despised and often neglected by his father Valmiki (Murali Sharma). What Bantu doesn’t know is that he’s actually the son of a businessman swapped by Valmiki with his own son to give the latter a comfortable life. A violent incident draws Bantu closer to the truth, upon learning which he decides to enter Vaikunthapuram, the home of his real parents and eventually confront those who threaten his family.
- Release date: January 11, 2020 (United States)
- Country of origin: India
- Official site: My Movies
- Language: Telugu
- Also known as In Ala Vaikunthapurram
- Production companies: Geetha ArtsHaarika & Hassine Creations
- Budget: ₹102 (estimated)
- Gross worldwide: $28,477,890
- Runtime: 2 hours 43 minutes
- Color: Color
- Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Cast: Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu, Rasika Dugal, Vikrant Massey, Rajesh Tailang, Sheeba Chaddha, Subhrajyoti Barat, Shweta Tripathi
Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is located in the soft tones and beautifully framed pastel cotton candy land that Trivikram Srinivas is building. The villains here are left to their own devices in the hope that karma will get them. When that doesn’t work, they’ll of course be smacked down in black and blue, but in style. This movie sets up a lot of characters and presents completely unbelievable scenarios. But the film’s greatest strength is that you buy everything.
Trivikram retells the story of a man who wants to help his family, whom he cares about. The bane of Bantu’s (Allu Arjun) existence is his father Valmiki (Murli Sharma, who gives a great performance). An older man likes to beat his son at every opportunity, reminding him of his fate of being born into a middle-class family. He seems to value Rajhis Manohar (Sushant A), the son of his boss Ramachandra (Jayram), more than his own son, but there is a reason for that.
The chaos that ensues when Bantu finds out the truth about his father and enters Vaikunthapuram (the luxurious house where Ramachandra and his family live) to help them is eye-opening. But not because the movie brought something new. This movie is not without its problems. Amulya (Pooja Hegde) and Bantu’s romance, especially Thaman S’s Samajavaragamana and Butta Bomma, is fascinating, but the way it all starts is very problematic. The fact that Bantu can’t stop staring at Amuria’s legs because they’re beautiful is played for laughs, but Trivikram is very ironic about giving his lead a line that talks about approval. Pooja Hegde makes up for this. Pooja Hegde succeeds in giving a character that is little more than a manic elf dream girl, but she is really fun to watch on screen.
Taboo character is also fleshy (sorry) and the emotional scenes with her husband do not go well. But she is nothing less than grace personified. Also, Sushant A doesn’t have much to do.
Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo employs a large number of characters played by Nivetha Pethuraj, Rahul Ramakrishna, Navdeep, Sunil, Harsha Vardhan, and even the story’s antagonist Samuthirakani, but the main actors are Murli Sharma and Sachin Khedekar. (in the role he seems to be having fun with) and of course Allu Arjun. Al Arjun clenched his teeth in his role,