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Bunny Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Thursday, April 7, 2005 • తెలుగు ]
Bunny Review
Allu Arjun, Gowri M
V V Vinayak
Allu Aravind, Satyanarayana Reddy
Devi Sri Prasad

In these days of extreme competition, it is very difficult to live up to expectations. It is more so when the expectations are hyped up.

Bunny faces this problem. The market has been hoping for miracles from Allu Arjun after the big success of Allu Arjun's Arya.

As a product, Bunny cannotmatch the kind of things that the market hopes for. But on its own, it is a middling sort of film where you feel okay but still feel that it could have been better.

The problem for Bunny is that it has tried to be every kind of film ---youthful, romantic, robust, sentimental and comical.

In the event, it is something all of these without having a clear character of its own. But the histrionics, especially from Allu Arjun and Prakash Raj, stand the film in good stead right through.

Bunny (Allu Arjun) is an in-your-face collegian and does and live life in style. Mahalakshmi (Gowri Munjal) who is her college-mateis head over heels in love with him. Her millionaire father (PrakashRaj) has a strange paradox. 

Though he doesn't want to give his daughter's hand in marriage to an absolute nobody, he is also so fond of his daughter that he can't say `no' to her.

Eventually he accepts their love. But before the marriage Bunny asks for his father-in-law's property. And there is an intriguing twist to this.

The rest of the film is about unraveling this complex knot. But it is also something not difficult to guess. Here the director brings in a contemporary issue andweaves into the story. The story picks up tempo here.

Finally,everything is settled and they live happily (hopefully) everafter.

Allu Arjun as Bunny fits the bill. He is robust and oozes a raw energy as the angry young man. His verve in fights and his studied insouciance all add value to the character.

But his dialogue delivery needs to be toned up and so are his expressions.

Pretty Gowri is adequate in a simple role that doesn't offer her much.

Prakash Raj ishis usual stylish self. He brings out the complexity of the characterwith the ease and style. Caught between the love for his daughter and a seemingly pesky son-in-law, he comes up with a convincing portrayal.

Tamil hero Sarath Kumar who has a pivotal role suits his character. He is comfortable both in his mannerisms as well as in his expressions. The dubbed voice suits him well.

The comedy of Venu Madhav, Raghu Babu and M S Narayana is in tune with the film's needs. Mukesh Rishi as the villain has a typical role.

Devi Sri Prasad's music, which was big asset in Arya, is certainly not on that level. But in itself, it passes muster.

It mass oriented and hence the rhythms are overdone. Chota K naidu's camera work is splendid and has the rightgloss and gleam in it.Stunt by Kanal Kannan has a visceral violenceto it.

V V Vinayak's direction is on expected lines and that is because the story is on expected lines. Vinayak has stuck to his usual path. Being an important film for Allu Arjun, he has not experimented too much.

But on second thoughts, one is tempted to say, he should have.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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