Review of the film Atithi Devobhava
Vaishnavi (Aadi Saikumar) is the love of Abhay (Aadi Saikumar) (Nuveksha). The sole thorn in their relationship is Abhay’s secret, which he keeps from Vaishnavi. Abhay’s secret is that he is a monophobe, someone who is afraid of being alone. Since he was a child, he has been tormented by this psychological problem. Will Vaishnavi ever accept him for who he truly is? Abhay is deeply disturbed by this question. The repercussions of this dilemma do not go well.
Aadi Saikumar is clearly out of form at this stage. At this point in his career, he needs a good film. And flicks like ‘Jodi,’ ‘Sashi,’ and the one under review will do nothing to improve his flagging career. Even the frames appear to be outdated and limited. No matter how hard the leading man tries, he won’t be able to save the movie.
The heroine, Nuveksha, is below average. Her performance is pretty shaky. The hero’s mother and friend are played by Rohini and Saptagiri, respectively. They are common. Raghu Karamanchi and Adarsh Balakrishna have insignificant roles, while Gundu Sudarshan plays a cameo role.
By using duets/melodies, director Polimera Nageshwar attempts to elevate the conventional romantic drama. The songs ‘Ninnu Chudagane’ and ‘Baguntundi Nuvvu Navvithe’ are pointless exercises. They would have gotten at least some exposure in a semi film with a strong storyline. The cinematography by Amarnadh Bommireddy shows the film’s low budget production.
It’s safe to assume that the film’s plot was originally intended to be serious. Later, commercial substances were used to spice up the proceedings. A good example is the drunk-driving scene between comic Saptagiri and a cop (Ravi Prakash). Another example is a track between an artist (who plays a hilarious robber), Saptagiri, and the hero.
The writing must be precise while narrating scenes that can make the viewer forget about the central drama. The humor has to be genuine. The departure must be substantial enough to entice the audience to invest in irresponsible behavior. ‘Atithi Devobhava’ is seriously lacking in every single strength that it desperately needs.
Abhay’s feelings for his mother aren’t immature. However, they have no impact on us. Abhay’s feelings for his girlfriend aren’t ridiculous. They are, however, underwritten. There are no scenes in the romantic track that lead us to believe Abhay is justified in his actions.
A storyline was badly needed for ‘Atithi Devobhava.’
SARKAR RATING- 2/5