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Arya 2
Deepa Garimella / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
6.5
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
8.5
5.0
8.0
8.0
Suggestions
Can watch again
No
Good for kids
Yes
Good for dates
Yes
Wait to rent it
No
Being manipulative is not an art all by itself. Knowing when to use the skill - the manipulation of your manipulation - is what gives it an aura. And Tollywood's favourite Freudian spectacle, Arya, is quite high up that ladder.

And for the rest of us, it's fun to piggyback and look down at the rest of the world below. Maybe because every other situation belongs to him. Maybe because when he's not trying to make a situation belong to him, it only seems like a commercial break after which it still belongs to him. And maybe because he's just so darned cheerful about everything, commercial break or no.

Allu Arjun is back. And you're probably too absorbed in that fact to notice much else about Arya 2, which anyway is all about him.

The new Arya (Allu Arjun) is twice as complicated as Arya was. His primary one-sided obsession this time is his best friend Ajay (Navdeep). Ajay was the same orphanage as Arya was, but had the destiny to get adopted into an affluent family, and more importantly, to get away from Arya's possessiveness.

After demonstrations of how possessive Arya is exactly, both as a child and as a fully-grown tramp of an adult, we are taken to the main story. Ajay takes Arya into his organization after the latter makes him do it (the Arya way, of course), where Arya puts on his incorrigibly best behaviour just so Ajay won't throw him out. He fakes his way to the Best Employee Award even, and Ajay, who's never really liked Arya, is seething with resentment.

The mind games begin when Geeta (Kajal Aggarwal), a new employee at the office, sets both their hearts aflutter. Courtship, defeat and hope follow for Arya, through the confines of his office and then through the menacing Seema landmines.

The comedy is the film's strength, and never lets up. There's a campy feel to most of the humour - like the spoofs on Rayalaseema - but some of the jokes are pretty elaborately constructed as well.

However, the hitch is that there's an unsettling plot twist looming in the second half, which does nothing much for a conservative Telugu sentiment, and even actually cheats the plot of further novelty. In fact, on the whole the story is predictable - especially if you know how Arya ended; and also, ultimately it's Tollywood, where endings are locked - though the meanders it takes are what make you glad the man is finally back. Also, Arya's eccentricity takes on a slightly violent shade initially, but thankfully, that phases out soon.

Arya is a role with a combination of juvenility and intensity written into it, and it's nice to see Allu Arjun having fun in it. Navdeep has a sidelined character, though he seems ready for much more. Kajal Aggarwal's role is standard Tollywood-heroine fare, and while she doesn't exactly excite audiences, she's someone who actually acts.

There's a conspicuous absence of the regular battalion of comedians - only Brahmanandam is around, and that too, for the first half. Sayaji Shinde and, surprisingly, Ajay, take up some of the comedy track in the second half.

As for visuals, Arya 2 is undoubtedly a slickly made production. The overall design is as colourful and as cheerful as the promos have led you to believe, with the title song being one of the smartest portions of the film.

Devi Sriprasad's music, as usual, will remind you of every other movie of his, but is irresistibly hummable. Arjun's rubber-man antics and his impossible steps jazz up the songs further. Ringa Ringa is quite cleverly placed right at the end, but there's enough to do meanwhile.

For an audience starved of merry-making at the movies, this one could quite be the party whose invitation won't be chucked away so soon.
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Wait to rent it - No
Sunny on 24th Aug 2012, 9:24am
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Vani on 17th Mar 2010, 10:24am | Permalink
Vani - Saw this movie yesterday. Its an ultimate movie!!! The story, characterisation of Arya, his different psycology can never reached/understood by the Telugu audience. Most of them want cheap mass movies with senseless and almost all same stories... All the comments above are not worth it. Especially the one which commented on makeup. Grow up boss! Hats of to Sukumar for the different taking! Waiting for arya 3,4,5 ...

Pros: alluarjun, music, dance, visuals, story, rendering of each charater
Cons: kajal agarwal in first half, depiction of a s/w company
RATING
8
Mungalla Rama Krishna on 16th Dec 2009, 4:55pm | Permalink
Aarya1 is Very Very Good and Arya2 is good

Pros: All
Cons: Story
RATING
5
m_mrk on 3rd Dec 2009, 1:35pm | Permalink
Hello All,
I watched the movie yesterday after reading all your comments, I think the movies was very good in my opinion.

Pros: Allu Arjun performance, dance, music and unpredictable screenplay
Cons: lenght of the movie
RATING
7
Saradhi on 3rd Dec 2009, 1:14am | Permalink
guys, Don't criticise the reviewer too much. After all she has her opinion. One positive in the movie is the action of Arjun. Ofcourse his make up and look is very very bad and ugly. Just got a vomitting sensation after looking at him. I do not understand what is the meaning of "mass". Looking ugly with all classes of downgraded dressing and even worst hair styles with beard and etc? Kick the ass of sukumar for this kind of picturization. Although, make up is not good, Arjun's action is commendable and is the only plus point in the movie. Very bad songs and equally horrible steps. Definitely will get head ache.
MAHARSHI on 29th Nov 2009, 10:58pm | Permalink
no need to cure Deepa or Fullhyd for this review. actually the rating mostly reflects the maket talk of the indstry. though u ppl dnt like the movie it is doing good business out there in theaters. It is not so pathetic. it is reasonably gud and visually fresh. NIce entertainer. Allu arjun nevr lookd this gud earlier. Gud direction.

And buddies DONT YELL @ REVIEWER. AFTER ALL THIS IS THE ONLY SITE WHICH WRITES REVIEWS UNBIASED AND EXPRESES OPINIONS WITHOUT FEAR.
B COOL BUDDIES. ANYWAY MOVIE IS DOING GOOD. SO THERES NO POINT FOR THAT COMMENT.

Pros: confusing stry but good
Cons: hmm not that bad too
Ram on 29th Nov 2009, 7:59pm | Permalink
Deepa Garimella, there used to be respect for fullhyderabadi reviews. You have erased that all by this review. Have you watched the movie? Which aspect of the movie did you like it. Folks, the movie is total crap. Never watch this movie even if somebody sponsors you. Total crap. Deepa Garimella spoiled the reputation of the fullhyd reviews. BIG DISASTER.
RATING
1
sure on 29th Nov 2009, 7:07pm | Permalink
Please dont even think of watch. Got headache. Need to take anacin.

Pros:
Cons: all
RATING
1
pk on 27th Nov 2009, 11:32pm | Permalink
party chesukovala...... bongu boshanam kadu. adi oka story..... thu sukumar gadi direction...... nasanam chesadu second half.... aina hero story chadevey chesada
RATING
4
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