Friday, February 6, 2015

My top 3 favorite Allu Arjun movies and explanation why

Everyone has different opinions and this is mine. My top 3 favorite Allu Arjun movies and why, just cause. I cannot make a list without explaining myself. Why it worked for me.

Number 3



Bunny's style, Bromance, songs

Check out Bunny's wardrobe in Arya 2. So stylish. So chique. I love the flat iron look. The glasses makes him look cool and not geeky nor nerdy. He's hot!

I'm not talking about the bromance between Arya and Ajay, more like Arya and Raj Reddy. I love their BFF moment, especially when "Yeh Dosti" - Sholay is playing in the background.


The songs are really good. Arya 2 is actually my favorite soundtrack of Bunny's films. I still listen to it all the time. "Ringa Ringa" was my ringtone for a very long time.

Honestly, I didn't like the movie, Arya, much except for the music. I know it's a huge hit. The version of Arya 2 to me has deeper meaning and more in-depth characters. You really don't know who to feel sorry for. Arya 2 is equivlaent to Arya on crack, to some people. But remember, some do like being "high." ;P



Oh why oh why does Arya loves Geeta so much, I understand it's more about Arya & but it still bothers me about why he loves Geeta so much. Like the prior Arya, Geeta is annoying and doesn't care for Arya. But at least in part one, toward the climax, we understand Arya's love for Geeta. In Arya 2, I have no idea why Arya love Geeta so much. Sure, Arya 2 is more focus on Arya's friendship with Ajay, which I'm fine with but why does he like Geeta??? She is annoying and has attitude with Arya and breaks her cell phone when she's frustrated. It's quite obvious that in both Arya's, Geeta only starts liking Ajay not because she feels any love towards him but because it's mostly out of pity. To me, Geetha is just a very annoying, dislikeable character and a spoil brat.

Number 2



Chemistry between Bunny & Genelia, Manoj Bajpayee, songs

I love the love/hate relationship between Bunny & Madhu. I really think Bunny & Genelia look really good together too. Genelia is one of my favorite heroine paired opposite Bunny. I think they match and compliment each other well.

I have yet to watch any movie of Manoj Bajpayee that I didn't like. This guy is so freaking underrated. The funny part is that Manoj has this serious look but his comical performance makes you laugh.


The ending. I loved everything about the movie until the last ten minutes of the film. The ending dragged and was unnecessary. Otherwise, I loved everything else about the movie from beginning to end.

Number 1



The entire cast, storyline, comedy, songs, Bunny & Shruti's amazing dancing

Okay, the reason why Race Gurram is my favorite Bunny film is simply the fact of the entire cast. Everyone was puuuurfect in their roles. Bunny & Shruti is my fave on screen couple. No other heroine could match up to Bunny in the dance department and have the charismatic charm. Both are so hot together and sizzled together. The storyline did not focus on their love but when the film turned to their pairing, I couldn't keep my eyes off of them. No doubt about that I have a huge girl crush on Shruti now either.

Storyline is quite different. It focuses on "blood is thicker than water." What I liked most about it is the character Lucky. I feel that he is a mischievous, naughty guy but deep down inside, he is a kind hearted, loving person. For example, he may not follow the law but his actions verifies what is straight from his heart. He doesn't have a big ego either. He doesn't care to take credit for what he has done, instead, he just wants what is right to be done.

There were a lot of comedic scenes. From Prakash to Ali to Brahmi, everyone's appearance just made it more enjoyable. Some of my favorite comedic scenes are between the two brothers Lucky & Ram, especially the scene when Ram happily dancing about the marriage refusal and didn't realize what the reason behind what Lucky said.

Telugu actors are the best dancers in India. Straight up. However, I have never seen any other dancer like Bunny. Every movie of his that releases, there is always something amazing in the dancing. He makes a slow song sexy. The two songs in Race Gurram takes it to another level. What is amazing is that it includes Shruti who shows off her hour glass figure and keeping up with Bunny in the dance steps. Wow. Just wow. If you have not seen "Cinema Choopista Mava," then you must watch asap. It is amazing.

Topping it off with "Down Down." I have not seen any Indian songs, whether Telugu, Tamil, or Hindi that filmed the style of an ABDC (American's Best Dance Crew, one of my favorite show). The intricate moves are on point! I was blown away. Again, the song shows off both Bunny & Shruti's amazing dance skills. Watch now.


OTT action

Some may like. Some may not. I think for the feel of the movie, it worked fine. I can see why some logical mind thinking person wouldn't like it. I think it's there for the comic relief and worked well….in some scenes. There are some scenes that I thought had too much slow-mo and wished it was just done in normal speed. For me, with action, I prefer fast paced, I do not need to see every sweat that comes from the actors.

So these three are my top 3 favorite Allu Arjun movies and why :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Aarya 2 - Allu Arjun's best acting

Originally written on April 16, 2010 on my Hmong chick who loves Indian cinema blog.

Please note - all my Allu Arjun videos have been removed from YouTube. Read more about it when I blogged about it here and here.

I originally used Imagecave to store all the Arya 2 images. Unfortunately, that site is no longer active so all my screen caps are gone :(

When I found out Aarya 2 was ready to pre-order at Bhavani, I made sure I hurry up and get me a copy. Honestly, I was shock that it was available on dvd quickly. I had to wait a year for a few of his earlier films.

Volga? Who? Never seen the distributor before. Next time, let's get Volga to get more Telugu films on dvd with English subs ASAP! When I go to Hyderabad (wonder when that will be), I will have to visit Volga and tell them I appreciate them :)

Aarya 2 has been the hardest Allu Arjun film for me to write about because of the complex character that Aarya has. The other films I have blogged about were fun, fun, and more fun -- AaryaBunnyHappyDesamuduru

I did not know how to even start writing up because I did not want to give out too many spoilers. I tried my best to do a decent review.

Since I spelled Aarya with an extra "a" last time, I am going to be consistent with the extra "a" in this review.

In addition, Aarya 2 is in *no* way a sequel to Aarya.
The same character names are used again - AaryaAjay, & Geetha. There is a somewhat-semi love triangle like Aarya, which to me means keeping the theme and the passionate-fan love for Aarya.

However, the stalkerish theme of Aarya was used but masala-mixed and bumped up to another level.

The Michael Jackson tribute was adorable. He is Bunny's dance idol. If you haven't seen his MJ tribute at the South Scope Awards, do watch it!

Film starts off with a guy being rushed to the emergency room at the hospital.

Ajay narrates the story of Aarya with the strange friendship bond they share since childhood.

Aarya & Ajay have been "friendemies" since childhood.

Ajay (Navdeep) just cannot seem to get rid of Aarya! He thinks of Aarya is an annoying nuisance.

I have never seen Navdeep in any other film before. He is attractive and does a great job. I wouldn't mind watching another film of his.

Aarya loves Geetha and his BFF Ajay.

My reason for watching?
The Stylish Star, ALLU ARJUN

Geetha is the center of attention for both Aarya & Ajay.

Kajal was good as portraying the dislikeable Geetha.

Shanti is so in love with Aarya but he is Mr. Perfect

Shraddha Das is cute and has a short role. I have never seen her in any other films before either.

Brahmanandam plays Mr. Dasavathaaram (Brahmanandam), the HR manager of the firm. He provides some comedic fun, who I enjoy seeing in films.

Mukesh Rishi plays Raji, Geetha's strict father. He's no stranger in films.

I am sooooo in love with the music!!! "Ringa Ringa" is my ringtone for my cell phone :)

Song #1 - "Mr. Perfect"
Aarya has a split personality to show Ajay that he has no flaws. No one knows Aarya's true identity except for Ajay because Aarya transforms to Mr. Perfect. Hip hop Bunny is still adorable and hot :)

Song #2 - "Uppenantha Ee"
Aarya is so in love with Geetha.
Bunny makes a slow song sexy.

Song #3 - "My Love" aka "My Love is Gone"
Aarya's love is gone. Ajay and Geetha are meant to be?
OMFG, the dancing! A must-see! The caps don't do justice to the dancing!

Song #4 - "Modati Saari" aka "Baby He Loves You"
Aarya cheers up Geetha and tells her that Ajay does love her.
What a cute, adorable song!

Song #5 - "Ringa Ringa"
Aarya just have fun!
The song is off-the-chain and Bunny bust-a-move! Hot!!Yes, that's a gori as the item girl :)

Song #6 - "Karigeloga Ee"
Three's a crowd?

Just thought it'll be fun to cap the ending credits because of the bloopers and behind-the-scenes.

I don't know what it is but I find Bunny extra-sexy in this still of the song, "Uppenantha Ee." Could be that his facial expression, his passion in the song melts me! If he can make a slow song sexy, then I could just watch his drink water and melt, lol.

I love the "a" scene. Of course, A stand for Ajay because it's his company. However, A could stand for Aarya too :) This may sound corny but I like the "a" instead of " "or A" because that's how I literally write my "a" (told you it's retarded, lol)

Aarya writes his thoughts in his diary to remind him what to do

Random caps of Bunny that I just won't can't get rid of.

Beth has a scarf fetish, kidding!!!! ;P  But she is collecting caps of stars with scarves so I thought why not just cap them? And of my favorite hottie? Why not?

Warning - slight spoilers ahead!!

In the beginning, from Ajay's point of view, you dislike Aarya because of his obsession to be Ajay's BFF. Aarya is a clingy, needy man, and wants attention. He makes you feel sorry for him by constant begging.

Deep down inside, Aarya love Ajay and Geetha, in different ways. Aarya never had anyone else in his life. All he ever really asked for is for Ajay to be his geniune friend, to love Aarya and be there for him, as Aarya does for him.

With so many split personalities from both Aarya and Ajay, I was shuffling back and forth to see who I sympathize with more? Aarya or Ajay?

In conclusion, once Aarya goes out of his way to make sure that Ajay and Geeta are together. I felt for him, especially in the "Karigeloga Ee" song. It broke my heart when Aarya cried and was willing to sacrafice his life for Ajay and Kajal.

To me, Geetha is just a very annoying, dislikeable character. She is a spoiled brat. Once she realizes who she really loves and get to know Aarya better is when I finally had a little once of like for her.

Aarya isn't so bad. If he could turn this

into this

which makes this scene one of my favorites in the film!!! Raja Reddy (Ajay) and Aarya's BFF moment. In the background, "Yeh Dosti" from Sholay is playing.

Aarya really isn't so bad himself. He just needs a hug. Come here Aarya, I'll give you a hug.

I really enjoyed the significant of the goldfish. To me, the goldfish is Aarya's only "true" friend who he did save, which is equivalent to the friendship he yearns for with Ajay.

Overall, I enjoyed it a lot!!!
Must see for Allu Arjun fans because he put his heart into it. This film is his best acting yet! Honestly, I didn't like the film, Aarya, as much as everyone else seem to like since it's a huge hit. Come on, this version takes on the name of the very famous first part. Some may be disappointed because watching Aarya 2 has deeper meaning and is more in-depth with the characters. You don't know who to feel sorry for. In a way, Aarya 2 is equivalent to Aarya on crack, to some people. But remember some do like being "high" ;P