Heat Gets Cold and Stale!
Varaala Babu (Aadhi) is a happy go lucky guy who has no interest in studies. Unable to bear his father (Tanikella Bharani)’s criticism, he challenges saying that he would prove himself one day and only then will return to house. He board the bus to Hyderabad and falls in love at first sight with Sameera (Aadha Sharma). He makes various attempts to win her love but Sameera already has an issue with a person named Biju (Kabir). What is that issue? Will Varaala Babu eventually gain the love of Sameera? How will be attain the personal as well as career goal?- forms the rest of the plot.
Aadhi: This is an out and out mass role for the hero. Yet he had difficulty in delivering dialogues with ease. Though he danced well, the elevated scenes looked quite forced.
Aadha Sharma: Though the story revolves around her character, she has little to do in the film. She neither looked glamorous nor had scope to showcase her acting skills.
Naresh, Tanikella Bharani, Kabir: Naresh manages to impress with his good role. Bharani along with Naresh did a great job in keeping the movie watchable with their expertise. They brought the film a dignified look. Kabir also did quite well but his role could have been crafted better.
Stories like these are not new to Tollywood. Out of ten mass oriented stories, six of them have a similar story. But this film has some additional features and a twist like an add on. To be more clear, the makers must have had more hope on this particular twist that it would take the film to a new level. The narration and characterizations is quite novel. Naturally, it brings more expectations to the audience. The director succeeded in keeping this grip for nearly 20 minutes. Varaala Babu’s characterization is essentially mass oriented and the intro song also does the job well. But the viewer will eventually realize that there is nothing new in the story. The first half is laden with songs, fights and some fun sequences. There is nothing worth mentioning in second half either. With the anticipated twist also paling down, the heat of the film reduces drastically. The director must have thought comedy and spoofs would save the day but unfortunately it fails to do the job. If the prime characterizations are poor, no matter how much gloss is added; the output would look mediocre. Brahmanandam struggled to generate laughter as PK. The only relief was the punch lines by Shakalaka Shankar.
Overdose of Action
The film looks technically decent but in order to keep up the pace, many scenes look quite rushed. Madan did well in dialogues department but failed as a director. Songs were average and the placement in the film was quite out of place.
Garam is a below average fare from Aadhi which goes down as the film progresses by. The film would have been much better with crisp direction and strong characters.