A..Aa Telugu Movie Review
Mahalakshmi (Nadiya) is a very successful entrepreneur based out in Hyderabad. She dictates every move of her daughter, Anasuya (Samantha) in personal and professional fronts. At one stage, Anasuya tries to commit suicide but gets saved luckily. Her father, Ramalingam (Naresh) sends her to her maternal uncle's village, Kalavapudi for a change. That 10 days village trip brings in a lot of relief in Anasuya's company in the lap of village beauty and in the company of her bava, Anand Vihari (Nithin). But all is not going to be well, as problems followed later. What are those and how they impact the story forms the rest.
Samantha is the show-stealer in the film as she delivered her career best performance in an author backed role. Her costumes, makeup and act will drive youth crazy. Nithin also comes up with his best work to date which will make him more closer to families. Rao Ramesh in a soft villany role proved his worth yet again. Anupama Parameswaran is a disappointment with poor makeup. Also she looked very comfortable in the role, definitely not a good start in Telugu. Nadiya, Srinivasa Reddy, Ajay, Ananya (as Nitin's sister Bhanu) have done justice to their roles.
A..Aa seem to be inspired from Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani's novel, Meena. The movie also have the shades of Bommarillu in which Trivikram replaced the father-son relationship with mother-daughter. But the 'family values' and 'village backdrop' tinge do not give us that feel. The screenplay has no demons and is pretty straight. The first half is enjoyable with the village premise but things go wayward in the second half as routine scenes lag the film. But Trivikram made it up with good climax which gives a positive feel to the audience at the end.
Mickey J. Meyer came up with a good album. All the songs are well picturized and well placed. The back ground score also suited the proceedings. Nataraj Subramaniam's camera work is an asset to the film as he captured the village beauty in most scenic way. Editing is fine with some minor glitches here and there. Production Values are lavish.
Finally, A..Aa is a good treat for families. Despite a routine second half, a good climax with give a contended feel to the audience. The above average content will strike chord with A center and Multiplex audience. And for youth there is Samantha treat on offering. Try it.