Urvasivo Rakshasivo Review: Love and Liplocks

Movie: Urvasivo Rakshasivo
Rating: 2.75/5
GA2 Pictures
Cast: Allu Sirish, Anu Emmanuel, Sunil, Vennela Kishore, Aamani, Kedar Shankar, and others 
Music: Achu Rjamani and Anup Rubens
Cinematography: Tanveer Mir
Editor: Karthika Srinivas R
Art: Srinagendra Tangala
Producers: Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Dheeraj Mogilineni and Vijay M
Written and Directed by: Rakesh Sashii
Release Date: Nov 04, 2022 

Allu Sirish appears in this romantic comedy after a long gap. The film's posters and promotional materials have piqued people's interest.

Let us examine its merits and demerits.

Sree Kumar (Allu Sirish) and Sindhu (Anu Emmanuel) are IT employees. Sree, who comes from a middle-class family, is Sindhu's silent admirer. She, on the other hand, was raised in the United States and has a modern and independent mind set. He successfully forms a friendship with Sindhu after many attempts to introduce himself to her, and the next moment, they kiss and make love in just a matter of a few days. 

Sree tells he loves her, but she dismisses it as a fling. She rejects his offer to take their relationship to the next level. Instead, she proposes a live-in relationship, but not marriage, after much persuasion from him. Sree accepts her proposal while concealing it from his parents. This unusual arrangement between them causes numerous complications.

Artistes’ Performances:
Finally, Allu Sirish relaxed in front of the camera, and his confident demeanor made a difference. His acting is straightforward and neat.

Anu Emmanuel appears in a number of intimate scenes with Sirish. She also gives a believable performance.

They have fantastic chemistry. They look good together on screen.

Vennela Kishore is in charge of the comedy department. With his comedy, he steals many moments.

Sunil, who plays Sirish's uncle, adds some comic relief as well. Kedar Shankar and Aamani are fine. 'Pelli' Pridhivee also does a neat job.

Technical Excellence:
The romantic songs are pleasant. The song "Dhimtana" is the standout. The production design and visuals are impressive for a modest-budget film.

Youthful content
The chemistry between the lead pair
Comedy situations

Inconsistency in the second half
Some superficial moments
Pre-climax portion

This is the remake of 2018's Tamil film 'Pyar Prema Kadhal'. It's a direct lift and shift without any deviations from the original. Yet, the remake is not spoiled. 

To be honest, some of Allu Sirish's movies and acting became trolling material. He appears to have realised this and filled the void with this urban romance. The story and setting of “Urvasivo Rakshasivo” is best suited for him.

This isn't just another drama about a live-in relationship. It gives a new twist to the live-in relationship story by featuring a heroine who is opposed to marriage and a boy who is seeking marriage.

Furthermore, the film raises the question of whether love or sex is more important in sustaining a relationship between two people. In a daring move, the film depicts the heroine as unapologetic about her desire for sex. In some ways, this is a novel approach for a youthful story in Telugu.

Rakesh Sashii, the director, cleverly incorporates comedy segments in between the romantic sequences that have worked well. The characters of Vennela Kishore and Sunil are used effectively in the narrative. 

One of the highlights of the fun quotient is Vennela Kishore and Sunil narrating the hero and heroine's live-in relationship in the style of IPL commentary. 

While the film has many enjoyable moments, the comedy sequences are not all that great. Some are mundane. The youthful sequences are where this film excels. The intimate scenes and lip locks, aimed at a young audience, provide freshness for a Telugu audience.

While Rakesh Sashii succeeds in terms of youthful content and fun, his writing in the second half is inconsistent. The second half drags on. The opening sequence in the police station and its payoff is not perfect.

Overall, "Urvasivo Rakshasivo" is an entertainer with full dose of content that youth can relate to it and the hot chemistry between Allu Sirish and Anu Emmanuel make this film a decent watch. Can watch it for youthful sequences and comedy despite some reservations.

Bottom line: Youthful Treat

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