The film which rocked the Hindi box office by the passing of the last year is now on the OTT platform. Allu Arjun is not an unknown name for the Hindi audience today and after listening to Pushpa, no one remembers Rajesh Khanna’s dialogue… ‘Pushpa, I hate tears. Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa: The Rise declares loudly that don’t think of it as a flower, it is fire. The film has been released in Hindi on Amazon Prime. What people were waiting for.
Pushpa: The Rise
Originally made in Telugu, the huge success of Pushpa: The Rise in Hindi suggests that veteran Bollywood makers have forgotten the art of making films for a general audience. You will find all the same formulas of Hindi films that once made our hero angry young man, you will find them in Pushpa: The Rise. The hero who lives in kutcha houses and narrow streets, who does not have a father. Whose mother has been oppressed by people? The hero, who does coolies or wages in the name of work, but in whose heart the fire is burning to touch the heights of the sky.
Hero, whose beautiful heroine first says no and then smiles and says yes slowly. The beautiful heroine that Kami Villain wants to grab. But the hero, destroying everything with the flames of his anger and the force of elephants, achieves height in the end. What doesn’t he have now? He can say to anyone that I have a car, a bungalow, Money is there… and this time he has a mother and girlfriend too. This is the new avatar of Pushpa: The Rise Angry Man. ‘Pushpa’ starts his journey from nothing and by the end of three and a half hours you find that he has everything in the end.
In Pushpa’s story, you may feel what is new in it. But its style-a-statement is new. According to its time and era. Its hero is in stark contrast to the sleek-eyed faces of Bollywood. He is bold and proud of his position. Her self-confidence, her stature, and her manner of walking make her different from the Bollywood stars of today. The way the film has been shot, it is a different visual experience. Every scene of a lackluster hero has been composed with grandeur. The lights and colors used in the film break the frame made of Bollywood films and it looks pleasant to the eyes. The action is great and new here. Not a copy of any Hollywood movie. Similarly, the dances of Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna, and Samantha attract. His steps arouse excitement with rhythm. There is repeat value in this music and dance.
Pushpa: The Rise is the story of the dark forests of red sandalwood trees in Seshachalam, Andhra Pradesh. Here Pushpa Raj (Allu Arjun) is the lorry driver, who takes the cut trees out of the forest and takes them to different places. The police keep an eye on Chandan’s smuggling mafia and also catch the smugglers. But the real players are out of reach of the police.