Vijetha, sluggish but touching the right emotional chords

Movie: Vijetha Cast and Crew: Kalyaan Dhev, Malavika Nair, Murli Sharma, Satyam Rajesh, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Noel Sean, Mahesh Vitta Director​: Rakesh Sashi

By Author  |  Published: 12th Jul 2018  4:11 pm
Vijetha review

Movies with social messages might not be the trend anymore, but there are still some filmmakers who try to strike a chord with the masses through a few different scripts. Vijetha is one such film that drives home the message of love, care and responsibility towards parents who sacrifice their lives for the future of their children.

Vijetha 2018, unlike the aspiring footballer played by megastar Chiranjeevi in the 1985 blockbuster movie with the same title, tells the story of a youngster who goes on to win his father’s heart despite not making it big in life or in his career.

The story sets off with Srinivasa Rao (Murli Sharma), an ordinary middle-class family person who dreams of becoming a renowned photographer. At a time his career is about to take flight, a tragic accident shatters his dreams. As a father, he spends all his money for the treatment of his only son Ram (Kalyaan Dhev.)

Rao had to accept a job offer from a steel plant, which he could not refuse as he had a family to take care of. He tries to fulfill every dream of his son. However, as the years pass by, as he grows up, Ram finds himself wandering aimlessly and fails to secure a suitable job.

Meanwhile, Ram falls in love Jaitra (Malavika Nair), an HR Manager in an ITfirm. She helps Ram and his friends to float a start-up, which however runs into troubled waters, courtesy the team’s in-experience and a few pitfalls made by Ram and his friends. It loses repute and Rao too suffers a bad name due to his son’s distasteful acts.

How Ram makes a comeback, and how he helps his father revive and make real his old dream of becoming a renowned photographer forms the rest of the story.

Sathyam Rajesh, Noel Sean and Mahesh Vitta do make some sense with their comedy. However, the script is slightly dragging and a few phases in the movie are sluggish. The on-screen romance between Ram and Jaitra too lacks chemistry.