‘Uppena’, the most-awaited movie with debutant faces which waited for months to go for a theatrical release is not only a crucial film for the team but also for Tollywood industry. Marking the debut of mega hero Vaisshnav Tej, Krithi Shetty, and director Buchi Babu Sana, ‘Uppena’ hit the marque on Friday amidst a lot of positive buzz.
Despite leaks revealing that the movie will have a tragic end, factors like catchy love tracks and Vijay Sethupati’s presence drew cinephiles to the theatres on the first day. Coming to the story, it starts on a dark note with Asi(Vaishnav Tej) lies wounded and motionless on the beach shore with Vijay’s voice over.
The whole story runs on flashback of Asi, a fisherman who adores Bebamma(Krithi Shetty) from childhood which turns into love in college days. How they fall in love and what happens after Rayanam(Vijay Sethupathi), a caste-centric landlord comes to know about his daughter’s relationship with Asi, a lower caste man is what the movie is all about.
The film was supposed to hit screens in 2020 but the release date was postponed due to the pandemic while the makers Mythri Movie Makers aced all the luring from OTT platforms.
Krithi and Vaishnav’s chemistry
Vijay Sethupati’s presence
De-glam and realistic look
Shyam Dutt’s visual presentation
Devi Sri Prasad’s gripping love tracks and engaging BGMs