‘Amaram Akhilam Prema’ is earnest however wanted one thing greater than the same old tropes
A bit lady asks her dad Arun Prasad (Srikanth Iyengar) to inform her a narrative. He outlines the story of Kanva maharishi who raised Shakuntala with a lot love and reluctantly let her go along with Dushyant. The lady equates this with the bond she shares along with her father and asks if she, too, might be despatched away after marriage. The primary few scenes set up the father-daughter bond. Arun obsesses over his daughter and her life revolves round him, a tad harking back to Abhiyum Naanum (Akasamantha in Telugu).
The possessive father and doting daughter trope is a well-recognized one. Director Edward Jonathan revisits this in Amaram Akhilam Prema, the Telugu movie now streaming on Aha. The movie doesn’t purpose too excessive and earnestly delivers what it units out to do — put forth a narrative of relationships and egos, and why love can also be about letting go.
Amaram Akhilam Prema
- Solid: Vijay Ram, Shivshakti Sachdeva, Srikanth Iyengar
- Path: Edward Jonathan
- Streaming on: Aha
Akhila (Shivshakti Sachdeva) is unwavering in learning for civil providers and like in lots of mainstream movies, meets Amar (Vijay Ram) who makes use of a e book as a pillow and hates serving to his dad (V Ok Naresh) on the family-owned bookstore (the nice previous retailer The Bookpoint at Himayatnagar, Hyderabad, will get some mileage).
Amar trails Akhila till she’s uninterested in recognizing him in every single place. He even enters her house within the guise of fixing the cable. Earlier than you possibly can point out stalking, the narrative presents a bunch of situations to point out that Amar isn’t a creep.
The movie plods alongside, neither too drab nor too spectacular, however at times shining because of Radhan’s music. When the backstory of why Akhila is staying away from her dad’s home and attempting to attain in civil providers is revealed, the movie lays naked the battle areas and why she appears to be like to redeem herself within the eyes of her father.
The later a part of the movie reveals Amar turning mature and figuring out the place and when to withdraw from Akhila. The transformation of a wastrel to a accountable man isn’t dramatic; it occurs step by step. Actually, it’s the characterisation — of Amar, Akhila and particularly Arun — that makes the movie watchable.
Nevertheless, the later parts flip melodramatic and predictably boring. At one level, essentially the most smart individual is veteran actor Annapurna who tries to knock sense into Arun and Akhila. If these characters simply sat down and had a heart-to-heart chat, issues would have eased up a lot earlier.
Amaram Akhilam Prema wanted significantly better performances from the lead actors. Those who stand out are Srikanth Iyengar and V Ok Naresh in his restricted position. Srikanth has the knack of delivering plausible performances and he does once more effortlessly, taking part in the possessive and ego-driven father successfully.
(The movie streams on Aha)