Pushpa Movie Review & Rating {2.75/5}

Icon Star Allu Arjun's Pushpa: The Rise is one of the most-anticipated releases in Indian cinema this year. Amid huge hype, this Sukumar directorial movie has hit the screens today. Here is the review of it:


Pushpa Raj (Allu Arjun) is a crooked red sandalwood smuggler in the hills of Seshachalam. He wants to become the head of the entire smuggling syndicate. But that is not an easy task. He has to face a lot of obstacles in the form of other smugglers and police officers. In the process, he also falls in love with Srivalli. How did Pushpa beat his opponents? What are the roles of Mangalam Srinu (Sunil) and Balwant Singh (Fahadh Faasil) in this journey? To know all these aspects, you have to watch the movie.


Allu Arjun is the heart and soul of the movie. He lived in the skin of Pushpa Raj. Irrespective of the film's box-office performance, Pushpa will remain one of his best works in terms of acting. Rashmika had very little scope in the movie and she did well in her limited character. She looked okayish in her de-glamorous look. There were high expectations on Fahadh Faasil's character but he had nothing much to do in this first part. Sunil and Anasuya's roles were not fleshed out properly and they fail to bring villainism well. Rest others were okay.

Technical Departments:

Director Sukumar made the mistake of writing this film in two parts. It can be finished in one part. Due to this decision, Pushpa: The Rise becomes very slow in its proceedings and bores the audiences in most parts. The cinematography and production values are very good. They brought a rich look to the movie. Songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad are good. But he failed in the background score department. The editing and VFX works are very pale and played spoilsport.


Just like his previous film Rangasthalam, Sukumar planned to make Pushpa in a raw and rustic manner. But Rangasthalam had a core emotional conflict in the movie. Pushpa lacked it. Moreover, the decision of making it in two parts also damaged the story of the film. The narrative is very bland and slow. The first half is quite engaging but the second half moves at a snail pace and bores us to the core. Barring Allu Arjun's exceptional performance, there is nothing else to watch out for in Pushpa. You can watch it only and only for Allu Arjun's act.