Junior NTR could not convince or satisfy his fans fully with his soft new look in the Sreenu Vytla's film Brindavanam. The actor continues with the same soft image in Oosaravelli. Has director Surender Reddy succeeded in his attempt to come up with a good mix of romance, action, comedy and sentiment? Let us see.
Story: The story is about a young girl Niharika (Tamanna) who loses her brother Shaam and his wife and children. They are all killed by some unidentified goons. Niharika herself is injured in the attack and a bullet is lodged in her brain. She is presumed to be dead but a doctor friend after realising that she is still alive takes her to a hostile and gets her treated. She approaches Tony (Jr NTR) and request him to eliminate all the gangsters, who have killed her bother and his family. Tony initially refuses but later agrees after listening to her plight.
Performance: Jr NTR looks cute in his soft look image as Tony. His character is confusing and the name Oosaravelli is apt for his role. NTR also does a good job in the fight and dance sequences as usual. There are however not many punch dialogues for NTR in the film. This would surely disappoint all his fans. Tamanna has a lengthy role and she does complete justice to her role. She gets scope to show her acting skills and there is not much of a skin show. Payal Ghosh of Prayanam fame appears in the role of Tamanna's friend and she is good.
Jayaprakash Reddy, Raghu Babu, MS Narayana and gang come up with yet another routine comedy act. Prakash Raj plays the big don and his role is brief and lacks the punch. Shaam is okay and so in Rehman. Mukul Sharma is wasted. The rest do their jobs as required.
Positive: The one big positive thing in Oosaravelli is that the director has tried something new and different. Tamanna also gets a good role that has scope for action. She does complete justice to her role. NTR brings in positive energy. The twists are good. The cinematography by Rasool Ellore is impressive. The music is good and NTR comes up with a few good dance movements.
Negative: The slow pace of the film in the first half is a minus. The film also does not exactly pick up pace in the second half either. The climax is boring. The editing is also not up to the mark as the film runs for nearly two hours and forty five minutes. The songs also do not exactly rock on the screen. The comedy is routine and the sentiment is weak.
Verdict: Oosaravelli promises big but falls very short of expectations. For the fans of NTR, their dream of a blockbuster hit from their star is not going to come true. Oosaravelli is an average entertainer.
Producer: Bhogavalli Prasad (Chatrapathi Prasad)
Director: Surender Reddy
Cast: Junior NTR, Tamanna Bhatia, Shaam, Payal Ghosh, Rahman
Music: Devi Sri Prasad