Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Review: Sankaranti Mogudu


Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Murali Sharma, Nivetha Pethuraj, Tabu, Jayaram, Navdeep, Susanth, Sunil, Rajendra Prasad, Samuthirakani, Brahmanandam(Cameo),Harshavardhan, Tanikella Bharani.


Trivikram Srinivas

Music Director:

SS Thaman

Cinematography & Editing,:

PS Vinod & Naveen Nooli

Produced By:

Geetha Arts & Haarika Haasine

Gossiper Rating: 3.5/5

Why you have to watch Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo?

Allu Arjun and Trivikram have joined hands for the third time. Both their previous outings turned on to be decent hits. Allu Arjun after the failure of Naa Peru Surya, took a year gap to finalize on this script. Allu Arjun worked very closely with Trivikram over the period. Songs composed by Thaman has already become a rage with the music lovers. In recent past, no movie had this range of expectations and positive buzz.

What Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is about?

Two kids get swapped, At a certain point, truth gets revealed, one of the kid gets to know about his whereabouts. Following emotional drama between son and father forms the rest of the story with beautiful narration in Trivikram style.

Factors Outshined:

Allu Arjun in emotion scenes as well as with comedy timing

Trivikram screenplay and Narration

Pooja Hegde looks

Songs Picturisation

Murali Sharma performance

Pre interval scene & second half

Factors Stayed low:

Predictable story

Too much of characters

Emotional dose(sector of audience might feel disconnected)

Some forced comedy

Detailed Look into Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo:

Trivikram is in great form, he was unstoppable with Narration. Probably his best work after Athadu. Trivikram is an master when it come to presenting an emotional drama with comedy at the same time he manages not do lose track. He did the same already with Attarintiki Daredhi and Son of Sathuamurthy. Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is also a similar format.

Inspite of few resemblence, Trivikram pulls it on a style with the screenplay and narration. Where Trivikram succeded is in writing the screenplay, not even a single loose moment. Except for the forced medley part in which Allu Arjun performs for Ntr, Mahesh Babu and Pawan Kalyan looked a little forced.

One let down by Trivikram in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is the number of characters. With too much of characters, Trivikram failed to do justice to all the characters.

Allu Arjun has kept heart in the performance. Allu Arjun has performed few scenes outstanding just with the body language and expressions. Pre interval and Flyover scene with Murali Sharma will be spoken long time for the performance of Allu Arjun. Similarly, after a while, Allu Arjun has given best dance moves. While Butta Bomma has cool dance moves, Ramuloo Ramulaa is a feast for Allu Arjun dance lovers.

Murali Sharma is the other actor apart from Allu Arjun who had a lot of space for performance. Murali Sharma has done a fantastic job. Only once inwhile character actors get such a meaty role. Well done job!

Pooja Hegde looks beautiful throughout the movie. Though she doesn’t have a strong character return, she has done her best in the given space. Pooja Hegde looks in Butta bomma song will raise the hotness level. Costume designer for Pooja Hegde must be credited equally.

Jayaram, Tabu, Navdeep were written with half baked roles. Jayaram was okay with the role he had, Tabu had literally nothing perform. Generally, Trivikram doesn’t take a chance while dealing with such veteran actress. This time he missed.

Sushanth will be seen throughout the movie with out any dialogues or performance. Trivikram should have concentrated on writing the characters. Nivetha Pethuraj as lover of Sushanth had a restricted role but she was good.

Rajendra Prasad was good with his part as SI Prajapati. Brahmanandam Cameo appearance will be a surprise. Sunil had another bad outing with nothing to do role.

Thaman has been already a winner with the fantastic response for the album. His BGM work also looks equally good. Thanks to Trivikram as be properly utlised the songs with right placements and good Picturisation.

PS Vinod & Naveen nooli had done a good job. Samajavaragamana was shot beautifully, Vinod camera work was good. Naveen Nooli has given a proper vision of Trivikram with fantastic editing job.


Not a single bore moment, Trivikram keeps engaging with fun, emotion and songs. Very few glitches are there, but easily avoudable. Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is a sure shot winner for Sankaranti. The range of success depends on how well the audience get connected to second half.