|Allu Sirish, Rukshar Dhillon, Master Bharat, Kota Srinivasarao
|Big Ben Cinemas
|May 17, 2019
It is very easy for someone from bigger families to become an actor in the film industry but it simply doesn’t make up for your goal. They need to prove themselves as actors after getting their chance for the audience to take them as serious actors. Allu Sirish who hails from one of the bigger families of Telugu film industry made his debut with Gowravam which was a flop and acted in 5 films till now out of which one or two are successful. His last film “Okka Kshanam” in the direction of Vi Anand was good conceptually but failed to become a commercial success. He is now coming with his sixth film “ABCD – American Born Confused Desi” directed by Sanjeev Reddy in the production of Madhura Sreedhar and Yash Rangineni. Let’s see how it works on us.
Avi (Allu Sirish) is an American born rich guy who spends his life lavishly without giving a damn about the money he is spending or any of those aspects. Being vexed by his mentality towards money, his father (Nagababu) sends him to India along with his friend Basha (Bharat) to study MBA in India. This is where the actual life of Avi starts. His father puts a cap on his spending and he sends the basic necessary amount to him per month. He gets into a fight with a local politician’s son and it changes the course of his Indian life and he braces up to solve all his problems. What are those challenges he faces? How his life change with those challenges?
Cast and performance
Allu Sirish is fine in his role and he could do better work and still lives up to the role he is given with and looks good. Ruksar Dhillon is good and her looks are fine. Bharat did a superb work in his role as Basha and he managed to bring a few laughs out of the audience. Nagababu is good in his role as a tough looking father. Raja who acted as the antagonist is not that good acting wise to be so. Vennela Kishore is good in his few sequences. Subhalekha Sudhakar and Kota Srinivasa Rao are good. The rest of the actors did a good work for their roles.
The story of ABCD is good and the screenplay plays spoilsport in this movie and dialogues are good.
Two of the songs composed by Judah Sandhy are good and he did an okay job in composing background score. Cinematography by Raam is good. Editing by Navin Nooli could be better. The art department did fine work. Action sequences are composed well. The production values are grand.
Bharat as Basha
A couple of sequences
ABCD is a story of NRI who is thrown into basic life without any luxuries in India and who goes on to reform him for the better of him and the society he lives in. The story when looked like a single line seems like it has a lot of scopes and potential to become good if not great screenplay. Director Sanjeev Reddy failed in writing an arresting screenplay to make the proceedings interesting. The writing of the film is very weak that the movie is almost predictable. The first half sets the premise and ends on a very interesting note giving the lead character a challenge. The second half becomes serious but predictable and this factor killed the excitement of this half. The character of the heroine is written so lightly without giving any importance. To sum up, ABCD is a film that fails to excite the audience in any way.