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Every woman lives in a world of fairytale. They all want life to be a bed of roses but ironically certain issues crop up to hinder their progress. And what if one takes advantage of these issues?
Well, Inji Iduppazhagi (a bilingual movie made in both Tamil and Telugu) has hit the screens today. It is one gem of a movie that deals with the issues of obesity and the scheming behavior of certain people who take advantage of this. To better understand this let’s see the movie plot.
Anushka Shetty is a lucky-go-happy tomboyish girl who just believes in leading her life according to her own terms. Her mother, Urvashi, just like any other middle-class mother, wants to get her daughter married. But ironically, our Sweety (the name of Anushka in the movie) is having the problem of obesity. All the same, she indulges herself in eating oily items, sweets, etc. Her mother is very disappointed with her since all the guys reject her. In one instance when a guy rejects Anushka, the latter determinedly joins a get-fit- fast fitness center that is run by Prakash Raj. To add to the romance streak, there is Arya who was one guy who happens to be rejected by Anushka, for a change! Will Anushka win the heart of Arya? What are the repercussions caused by joining the fitness center? Watch the movie to find out.
There is a thin line of demarcation between being preachy and being confident in delivering a message. Prakash Kovelamudi, who is the director of this movie, has understood this difference wisely and handled such a subtle subject as obesity with ease. This can be mainly attributed to the sketching of Anushka’s character, who doesn’t thrive on other’s sympathy. She bounces back the more and more she meets with failures.
The movie tries to convey different messages like beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, accept yourself for who you are, don’t try to impress somebody, there is no shortcut to success, etc.
At the outset, the title of the movie itself revolves around Anushka and she has done full justice to her role. Hats off to you Anushka! Anushka’s character is one that retains its individuality, at the same time winning the hearts of those who love her. When faced with the necessity a person can naturally change, without showing that he/she has actually changed. To be precise, the transformation just happens. All these aspects are essayed beautifully by Anushka. Her sweet smile, rising above the situation when needed, witty talks and onscreen charm will surely strike the right chord with the audience. As for Arya, he has done a commendable job of what is required of him. He also looks dashing and will surely appeal to the girls. Urvashi has again proved that she is a seasoned actress and as the strict-yet-affable mother she carves a niche for herself. Nowadays most of the films have Prakash Raj as the villain and here, as the scheming fitness center owner, he managed to gain your anger. Artists like Sonal Chauhan, Master Bharath, Adivi Sesh (of Baahubali fame), Brahmanandam and Gollapudi Maruti Rao have supported well. Cameos by famous stars add spice to the movie.
1. Screenplay by Kanika Dhillon Kovilamudi is very good. Care is taken that the movie is not very preachy.
2. Cinematography by Nirav Shah is outstanding. The VFX work is quite ok.
3. Dialogues by Kanika Dhillon Kovelamudi hit the bull’s eyes.
4. Music by M M Keeravani gels well with the vibe of the film.
What’s not there?
The second half seem to have been taken in a hurry. It’s apparent that Prakash Kovelamudi has tried to tell many things in a short span of time.
Just as the message of the flick is beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, watch this film for its innocuous message.
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