Rowdy Boys movie review: Faulty and Peppy
Movie: Rowdy Boys
Form: Ashish, Anupama Parameswaran, SahidevVikram, Karthik Rathnam, TejKurapati, Komalee Prasad and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Director of photography: madhie
art: A Ramanjaneyulu
Producers: Dil Raju, Sirish
Written and directed by: Harsha Konuganti
Publication date: January 14, 2022
“Rowdy Boys” has attracted attention with its aggressive promotion. Prabhas, NTR, Ram Charan, Allu Arjun and other prominent stars have come forward to promote it as it is the launch vehicle for Ashish, the cousin of producer Dil Raju.
Let’s see if the new star child impresses or not.
Set on a university campus, the film tells the love story between an engineering student Akshay (Ashish) and a medic Kavya (Anupama Parameshwaran).
Akshay does everything on a whim, he likes Kavya at first sight. Kavya is a smart student and becoming a doctor is her life goal.
Due to an incident at her school, Kavya decides to start a live-in relationship with Akshay. Her classmate Vikram (Vikram Saahidev), who admires her, swears not to be silent.
Will Akshay and Kavya live happily after this decision?
Performances by artists:
Prominent producer Dil Raju’s cousin Ashish has a tough boy look, but he’s a good fit for college youth. He makes a solid debut.
Anupama Parameswaran, who is much higher than him as an actor, seems like a perfect pair to him on screen. She’s also done some cuddle scenes (perhaps for the first time in her career) with Ashish. She looks beautiful in some sequences.
Vikram Saahidev as the other protagonist makes his presence felt.
The music of Devi Sri Prasad is a huge asset. He makes the most of his music for young entertainers. While he hasn’t given catchy songs like he did for ‘Uppena’ last year, this film has nine songs with a wide reach.
Madhie’s cinematography is glossy and rich. The production values are top notch. Editing lacks sharpness.
Devi Sri Prasad’s Music
Ineffective second half
Dragged on moments
Love stories set in the background of the college campus are not new. Gang fights in colleges have also been a common feature from the beginning of RGV’s “Shiva”.
At the heart of “Rowdy Boys” is a love story set on a college campus and about gangs, but the fights are for an entirely different reason.
Director Harsha Konuganti has put a spin on the story, with students from a technical college and a medical college fighting for their girls.
The first half of the film has a feel of “Prema Desam” and Shah Rukh Khan’s “Josh”, but there are also refreshing moments.
The first half runs at jet fighter speed – an aimless engineering student who falls for a medic, gets involved in combat, tries to impress the girl with his funky acts, etc. While not all of the scenes are gripping, the first half of the movie quite interesting. But the director quickly loses traction and the second half becomes predictable.
The film sometimes goes along the lines of Ranbir Kapoor’s “Rockstar” and sometimes like a few recent Tamil films. This inconsistency and dragged story in the second half derails the mood. The promising start is wasted.
Still, he gets some moments right. The romantic moments between Ashish and Anupama (the kiss scene at the police station) are well executed. Devi Sri Prasad has been consistently giving good songs for love stories lately. He’s doing his best again.
Despite some sparks, the film doesn’t quite work and we don’t care. The second half is a big misfire. Also, the tried and true formula for any love story is casting a better set of actors for the roles of hero friends. The movie falters a lot here. The comedy of the hero’s friends faints. Ashish walking shirtless in many scenes is overdosing.
In a nutshell, “Rowdy Boys” starts off well, but then it slips and falters massively in the second half.
Briefly: Just for moments