Refreshing young love story
Love stories come in different formats, equations, and types. Some end in tragedy. Some end in sacrifice. Some end with happily hereafter conclusion. Some define love in its true perspective from the 360-degree point of view. It’s a proven fact that the love of all the people, a father, mother, brother or a sister also plays a deciding factor in deciphering the lives of couples in love. This perspective is the lifeline of Amaram Akhilam Prema (AAP) which is streaming now on Aha Video.
A doting father Varun Prasad (Krishnaswamy Srikanth Iyengar) requests the school principal to change the timings of school so that his daughter gets some more time to sleep. This sets the ball rolling and the love that burgeons between Akhila (Shivshakti Sachdev) and her father Varun Prasad compels Akhila to pursue IAS and this turns out to be a crucial moment in the life of Akhila.
Amar (Vijay Ram) gets floored by Akhila at first sight. He begins his pursuit and plays all the tricks in the book to woo and win Akhila. But Akhila lets him down due to a bitter past which creates a rift between her and her doting father. Due to this, Akhila prefers to stay away from Amar.
So its the turn of Amar to prove his love and play the sacrifice card finally to find a place in the heart of Akhila. How he does this and what happens to the relationship between Akhila and Varun Prasad with Amar in between is what the rest of AAP is all about.
Performances of Actors
Sachdev who is making her debut in Telugu steals the show along with Annapurna who impresses with yet another brilliant performance in a pivotal character. Srikanth is at his best and he is another actor who is developing his versatile skills and creating a major impact in any character by his blemish less performance. Naresh also plays an interesting character but with a lesser scope to perform.
When a producer turns into an actor then the result is Vijay Ram. He has to learn a lot to establish himself as an actor and if he is serious to continue his acting profession, then he needs to concentrate on learning all spheres of acting through vigorous training. He is the only weak link among the actors and this becomes evident in every frame.
Direction & Technical Aspects
Director Jonathan Edwards has succeeded in convincingly presenting a simple story. The balancing of Career, Love, and Relationships on which the story is built without disturbing their essence is not an easy task and Edwards has done a brilliant job in doing this balancing act.
Some scenes though look routine or devoid of any oomph factor has contributed a lot in steering the film on a positive scale. Especially, the birthday celebration scene, the interval block, the flashback episode of Akhila, and the pre-climax scene between Varun Prasad and Amar at college may look very simple but they are designed effectively to create a reasonably good impact on the narrative.
The music of Radhan and photography of Rasool Ellore are an added advantage for AAP. Radhan made an extraordinary contribution and those background interludes and signature tune are top-notch. Singers Anurag Kulkarni, Kala Bhairava, Ranjith, Naresh Iyyer, Bobo Sashi, and Satya Yamini deserve special mention for rendering those mellifluous numbers. Veena Ghantasala once again proved her mettle with perfect dubbing that enhanced the character of Akhila.
Verdict & Rating
It’s not a bad film at all. There are some loose ends and weak links but a sound premise and the effort behind the film to show the true perspective of love with an emphasis on the need for arranged love marriages should be appreciated wholeheartedly.
A little more caution in the selection of lead actors and a gripping screenplay should have done wonders for this film. AAP is impressively made refreshing young love story and a must-watch for all those who vouch for human relations with a touch of pure self less love.