Baby, directed by Sai Rajesh, has garnered significant attention through its promotional efforts and has finally hit the screens. In this review, we delve into the film’s plot and performance to determine whether it delivers on its promises.
Story: “Baby” revolves around the love story of Anand (Anand Deverakonda) and Viashnavi (Vaishnavi Chaitanya), who have been together since their youth. Anand becomes an auto driver while Vaishnavi pursues higher education at an engineering college. However, their relationship faces a drastic twist when Viraj (Viraj Ashwin) enters the picture, leading to a dilemma for Viashnavi. The story primarily focuses on Viashnavi’s ultimate choice between the two men.
Performances: The film boasts exceptional performances from its three main characters. Anand Deverakonda surprises with his impressive portrayal of a deeply-in-love man. He is amazing in the film and it is evident, particularly in the emotional scenes. Viraj Ashwin effectively portrays the handsome hunk, with his presence and performance grabbing attention. However, the standout performance comes from debutante Vaishnavi Chaitanya, who fearlessly embraces her role as a woman torn between two men. Her character leaves a lasting impact, and her talent promises a bright future in the industry.
Technicalities: The music of the film is excellent, with well-placed songs adding to the overall experience. While the editing could have been crisper in the second half, the sensuous visuals and love-making scenes are depicted with finesse. The film’s dialogues are bold, yet they do not appear forced. The production values of the film are amazing and the camerawork catches our attention. Sai Rajesh’s direction is commendable, as he skillfully presents this triangular love story without unnecessary distractions.
Analysis: Baby explores the complexities of two-timing relationships and the challenges they bring, capturing these themes superbly. The first half beautifully portrays young love and the allure of cosmopolitan culture. The interval sequence stands out as the film’s highlight, presented in a compelling manner, and shocks you at once. The director Sai Rajesh has made sure that he does not sugarcoat the emotions and showcased them in a solid manner.
The second half features bold moments and intense drama, connecting strongly with the youth. The film effectively incorporates well-etched family emotions. However, the climax feels prolonged, lacking a necessary pace. One gets a feeling that director Sai Rajesh drags the film for no reason and makes the climax look a bit dull. If RX100 showcased the heroine in a bold manner, Baby takes it to another level.
The youth will particularly appreciate the film’s themes, and it stands as a worthy addition to the genre. The heroine’s character has been showcased in a very bold manner and all the women who watch the film will have reservations about how women have been showcased in the film. Baby has some very bold dialogues and will connect with the youth who are taking bold steps in love.
Verdict: Baby is a well-crafted film that reflects relatable societal aspects. Credit goes to Sai Rajesh for his honest portrayal of the subject matter, making it relatable to one and all. Despite a few minor drawbacks, “Baby” succeeds in leaving a lasting impact. Overall, it is recommended to give it a watch.
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