Starring Allu Sirish and Anu Emmanuel as the lead pair, Urvasivo Rakshasivo directed by Rakesh Sashii has hit the silver screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Urvashivo Rakshashivo is a romantic drama between an innocent boy and a broad-minded girl. At the workspace, Sree( Allu Sirish) crosses paths with a beautiful girl Sindhu( Anu Emmanuel). Hailing from a middle-class family, Sree expects love from Sindu but she is against committed relationships. What kind of problems with the young couple face in their romantic journey? To know that, you have to watch the film.
Performances: Allu Sirish is decent in his boy-next-door role. Compared to previous films, Sirish gave a mature performance. On the other hand, Anu Emmanuel is vibrant and impresses with her glamorous screen presence. The intense romantic chemistry between Sirish and Anu is a major plus for the film.
Vennela Kishore and Sunil got lengthy roles and did justice to the comedy-coated roles. The comedy tracks on Vennela Kishore and Sunil that come at regular intervals evoke hilarious fun.
Padding artists such as Amani, Prithiveeraj among others are fine in their given roles.
Technicalities: Music by Achu Rajamani and Anup Rubens is soothing and registers well. While all the situational songs are passable on screen, the romantic duets between the lead pair provide much-needed stuff for the youth audience.
The photography work by Tanveer Mir is captivating as his visuals are rich throughout. Karthika Srinivas’s work is good as he kept the runtime within limits.
The production design is good and so is the case with the production values for this limited-budget movie.
Analysis: Story-wise, Urvashivo Rakshashivo has nothing new to put here but the director Rakesh Sashii made sure to execute the proceedings with the right mix of romance and comedy elements. The director and his team did a fine job of presenting the serious drama on a lighter note without any melodrama.
On the flip side, better pre-climax and climax episodes would have added more vibe to the film. To summerize, Urvashivo Rakshashivo is a breezy rom-com that has an ample amount of comedy and romance to satisfy the targetted audience. Though there are a few dull moments here and there, the well-written and executed comedy blocks make the film a one-time watch.
Verdict: Enjoyable rom-com!