The much-awaited film in the most envious combination of Allu Arjun and Trivikram Srinivas has released the first glimpse along with the title Ala Vaikunthapuramulo on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day. The title was said to have upset the fans of Bunny since it sounds like an ancient hymn or prayer. On the contrary, Trivikram, known for his love of Hindu epics did not spare much thought to the immediate response of the fans.
In general sequence of likes and dislikes of the masses, the expectations hovered around a title like Julai or S/O Satyamurthy. But still, Trivikram displayed an inclination towards his sentiment for ‘A’, like his previous titles Attarintiki Daredi, Athadu, A…Aa and Aravinda Sametha.
A few people in the film industry were under the impression that the magical director just sent a feeler to know the pulse of the audience. But, sources close to the director did not mince words and confirmed that the director’s final choice is nothing but Ala Vaikunthapuramulo. It was also believed that the content of Trivikram’s film is similar to the episodes between brothers Lord Krishna and Balaram in the epic Bhagavatham.
And the first glimpse that was released on Thursday also projected a palace which surfaced on the screen and dissolved into the space. According to the Hindu epics, Vaikunthapuram is believed to be the heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu situated in an unknown world. Actually, Ala Vaikunthapuramulo is the first line of a very famous poem from the epic Bhagavatam written by the poet Bammera Pothana.
A fable, in fact, has it that when Pothana felt completely clueless on what to write about the abode of Lord Vishnu, the Lord himself described the whereabouts of His place and palace leaving Pothana in astonishment.
While Trivikram deals with mass and commercial elements in the most adorable fashion catering to the masses, he exercises the necessary caution to retain the stamp of his classic taste. With a preference to comply with his taste and tone, our frontline heroes like Allu Arjun get their own dates adjusted to be part of a Trivikram film.
What any hero desires finally is success at the box office that can keep them on the high pedestal for a longer while. If the ‘wizard of words’ can afford to deliver it, any title from any epic is welcome. That is what the fans of AA seem to have concluded at the end. The film is being produced by Allu Aravind on the Geetha Arts banner.