Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava aka shortly Aravinda Sametha is an action drama written and directed by Trivikram. Trvikram is known for his cult movies which tells a classy story in a massy manner or sometimes ask a question about the existence of supernatural.
After the success of Allu Arjun first movie with Trivikram “Julayi“, the director had never given a movie that accepts by all kind of audience. Yes, two films A Aa and Son of Suryamurthy did well at the box office but not admired by all the audience. Here is a review of Trivikram’s Aravind Sametha Veera Raghava.
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Review
Telugu cinema is known for quintessential faction drama template of between two clans. This template is popular among all Indian Industry, most popular was Thevar Magan (Kshatriya Putrudu) in Tamil which was also made in Hindi as Viraasat.
Later more stories are told from a different perspective and most of the films female characters are not so involved in it for a long screen time. Even Ram Gopal Verma tells with Rakta Charitra in his realistic manner.
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava explores the conflict between two clans — Kommadi and Nallagudi — somewhere in Rayalaseema. Narapa Reddy (Nagababu) and Basi Reddy (Jagapathi Babu) are at loggerheads with each other, and one fine day, when Narapa Reddy’s son Raghava (Jr NTR) comes to visit him, all hell breaks loose.
The rest of the story is about how NTR changes as a person and brings peace to the villages. It might seem Telugu cliched as far as the story goes, but the narrative is anything but that like Mirchi. The first half of the Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava is a result of Jr NTR’s firepower at its best and the chaos that ensues stays with you till the end.
However, it was necessary to show all that right, in the beginning, to give an index of the burden on Raghava’s responsibilities as he comes to terms with the aftermath of such bloodshed and violence through the tears of the mother in his house.
Trivikram is a star director in down South and audience came to see his film for a social message. At a point of time, Trivikram was a master of thrillers and intelligent storytelling in a never heard manner. But from the last five years, it doesn’t seem to be like from Attarintiki Daredi which I considered as one of the non-sense movies of his resume and Agnyathavaasi leads to its next level. However, Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava is nor Attarintiki Daredi neither Agnyathavaasi.
Genre: Action/Drama Director: Trivikram Music Director: S. Thaman
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Cast
Jr. N. T. Rama Rao – Veera Raghava Reddy
Pooja Hegde – Aravindha
Eesha Rebba – Sunanda, Aravinda’s sister
Sunil – Neelambari
Jagapati Babu – Basi Reddy
Naga Babu – Narappa Reddy
Rao Ramesh – Krishna Reddy
Naresh – Aravinda’s Father
Supriya Pathak – Raghava’s grandmother
Arvinda Sametha performances are really top notch and the credit goes to casting. Pooja Hegde as Aravindha makes a good impression with her role, and for a change, she becomes an essential part of the story of Aravinda Sametha. Jr NTR is known for such kind of aggressive role and he did one of his good performance of Jr NTR. Sunil and Jagapatti Babu have done there own kind of works. But the surprise element of Aravind Sametha is Supriya Pathak, it’s a character she has never done in even Hindi and it tells how casting in the right places.
PS Vinod’s cinematography and Thaman’s background score lift the rustic nature of the movie. The cinematography is a very natural and even you feel the vibes of the clans. Editing is very usual and the direction is not up to the mark for the collab such ace director and a movie actor. The movie is entertaining if you are not demanding for a discover a new universe with a mainstream touch.