I think the primary expectation of people for this film was atmosphere and performance. It excels at both. Music is great, too. It's possibly my (our?) expectation that a overwhelmingly good script be given to the overwhelmingly chaotic bad.
Almost everyone wants to give it a six. Not more. They're saying they enjoyed it but they know it's not great. You and I think it's a five. We're saying we didn't enjoy it but it's not bad.
Just a difference of one star. Yet they're saying it's worth seeing and we're saying ignore it. That's what I find amazing about the star ratings system. The math simply isn't what you expect of a simple set of ten uniformly spaced numbers.
You know these naive, gullible and moneyed people who see the success of Arjun Reddy and think they've figured out the mantra of success: young people kissing and cussing. So you then see a spate of disturbingly bad films with teeny boppers doing questionable things with each other.
Likewise, you know these naive, gullible, more moneyed people who see the success of Bahubali and think they've figured out the mantra of success: big budgets, large scale stunts, and pan-Indian releases. So you then see a spate of wholly forgettable films with topline stars fighting and dancing on top....