Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, or ‘A Bend in The Ganges’ is a powerful and moving film directed by S.S. Rajamouli. It’s worth taking a look at, not just because it is written by a renowned writer, but also because the movie itself is a great example of how stories can be told through a compelling storyteller. The film revolves around a small girl who lives in rural India, far from the hustle and bustle of the big city. She spends her days listening to traditional folk music, cooking for her neighbors, and generally enjoying the life she has chosen for herself.
One day, she gets a visit from her older sister, Hema. Hema wants her to come with her to the city to pursue her dream of studying medicine. On her way, however, she overhears a conversation between her neighbor and his friend about the life they have led so far, and how life could be better. In an effort to convince her to go, Hema tells her about a small village called Anarkalis where she meets the daughter of a wealthy family, Dayalonda. They quickly bond, and Dayalonda asks Ala to marry him.
Ala gets to spend the next twenty-one years with her new husband, while studying the art of medicine in the process. One day, while doing lab work in one of her studies, she gets a call from Dayalonda, who wants to pay her a visit. As luck would have it, Ala’s father is away on a business trip. But before she can tell him, she has to visit her new fiance, played by Vijay and his son Vaidya.
The movie begins with the narration of an introduction introducing the character of Ala Vaikunthapurram and explaining what happened to her in earlier life. It then jumps ahead to meet up with Dayalonda and her sister Dayalinda, and their uncle Venkiah. After the couple boards their ship, they encounter several others on board, including Tamil poet Kalin… It then jumps ahead to several days later, as they all sail to Sri Lanka, where they fall in love and marry.
But while marriage is the theme, it isn’t long before the story takes a different turn. As the years pass, we see that the two aren’t just sailing away on their boat. Their marriage is interfering with their studying, and they begin searching for a school for their children. This leads them to meet Ajith, who happens to be a relative of theirs and the father of their youngest son, Aparajith.
This film review will give you an idea about what this movie is all about, and why you should watch it. Ala Vaikunthapurram is a movie that doesn’t try too hard to please, and is therefore not too serious or too silly. That being said, the movie keeps you interested from start to finish, and is a great example of how good films should be. The plot is simple, yet it manages to get most of its points across through strong acting and a great story.
A movie review must start by talking about what the movie actually is. Aluva Vaikunthapurram is a remake of Hindi movie “Chhotelal” (which you may know as the movie of “Chhotelal” Purana), and the film is all about two parents that get remarrying after divorced from each other, and then realize they have children together. The story revolves around a typical set of parents that are trying to cope with their mixed feelings of anger and joy, while still loving their children. The movie is light-hearted and fun, despite some rather corny lines, and it’s worth a watch just for the sheer entertainment value.
This movie review will end by giving my opinion on the movie, and hopefully it’ll give you the idea of why you should watch it. If you’re looking for a decent family-oriented film, that doesn’t try too hard to be original, and has excellent actors and actresses involved, then you should definitely watch Aluva Vaikunthapurram. It’s directed by S.S. Rajamouli, and the cast includes Suranjan Dashu, Naveen Kaushik, Mahesh Babu, and Madhubala Murthy. The overall quality of this movie is good, and the reviews are mostly positive.