Solid: Sai Dharam Tej, Nabha Natesh, Rajendra Prasad
The opening scene of the deliciously titled Solo Brathuke So Higher provides away the soul of the movie. By the point you are taking your second breath, you’d have already guessed your entire plot. However this isn’t a thriller and also you’re not ready for the twists to shock you. So, you’ll undergo the rigmarole of attempting to know Virat’s (Sai Dharam Tej) philosophies. His concept is straightforward–he doesn’t need anyone to fall in love, or get married. He doesn’t stress on the actual fact about these two being inter-related. Nonetheless, he doesn’t separate them and clarify their backgrounds both.
Empowered with the considered having discovered enlightenment at such a younger age, he goes round his faculty to unfold his pearls of knowledge. He even has a cult following among the many youth, as he’s written a ebook of shlokas on the risks of getting right into a relationship. The setup is raucous, reminding you of the quite a few faculty dramas which have whizzed by within the current previous. However the tempo slows down as Virat strikes to Hyderabad (from Vizag) after bagging a job supply. His buddies transfer in with him and it’s all hunky-dory till they arrive out of their infantile dream and take issues into their very own fingers.
Since there’s no backstory as to why Virat finally ends up as a boorish hater of companionship, chances are you’ll discover it troublesome to empathise with him. Abhiram (Nagarjuna), in Manmadhudu (2002), didn’t need to get married as he thought he couldn’t belief girls. His motive was dipped in what he thought of to be betrayal by a lady he as soon as cherished. However Solo Brathuke So Higher avoids that complete angle and sticks to publicising the slogan alone.
Virat speaks to his dad (portrayed by Naresh) as if he had been a distant relative. The film doesn’t enable us to catch a glimpse of their squabble both. Did one thing go mistaken between them? Did the daddy, at any level, push him to develop into a physician, or a software program engineer? We don’t know. These unanswered questions plague the narrative proper from the start. What retains it afloat to an extent despite such niggling points is the spirit of humor.
Vennela Kishore, because the son of the owner named Govinda Gowda, is marvelously hilarious. Every time he’s on display screen, it’s amusing riot. Gowda mixes a bunch of Kannada phrases in lengthy Telugu sentences to make his dialect seem just a little totally different from the one spoken by the members of Virat’s gang. The scenes the place he fortunately daydreams about his wedding ceremony are top-class. It looks as if Kishore provides no effort at being humorous. He doesn’t come throughout as an individual who mugs up his traces totally earlier than delivering them. Comedy is in his bones.
If Gowda had tagged together with Virat after the setup and the change of coronary heart that Virat goes by way of, it’d have been nice. After the entry of Amrutha (Nabha Natesh), the movie nose-dives and doesn’t stand up. It’s left to simply the results in take it ahead. And so they don’t do it properly. There’s a way of déjà vu pasted throughout their presence. Amrutha’s behaviour seems like she’s all the time enthusiastic about one thing, however that doesn’t replicate on her platonic relationship with Virat. She doesn’t ask for a cone of ice cream in the middle of the night à la Hasini (Genelia Deshmukh) from Bommarillu, however she could have taken inspiration from her throughout her adolescent years.
And since Virat is performed by a star, there’s an motion scene, as properly. And it doesn’t finish there, thoughts you. There’s one other one close to the climactic section. Perhaps, these irrelevant bits might have made method for some comedy. Take the portion the place Virat’s three greatest buddies name up just a few girls from their faculty days asking them in the event that they’d prefer to marry him. It’s foolish and, but, efficient. The outcomes aren’t surprising–no one likes him. That is precisely the form of drama that you just count on from a film of this style.
Virat is a man-child in some ways, and identical to in an Imtiaz Ali love story, the hero will get a number of scenes the place he’s made to know the true which means of life. He’s not trying to date anyone, although. He needs to get married as quickly as doable, as he doesn’t see the purpose of being single anymore. However there’s a way with which Ali operates. He weaves collectively quite a few conditions that make the girl and the person come nearer; whereas, Subbu, the writer-director of Solo Brathuke So Higher, merely makes use of montages to convey Virat’s rising fondness for her. It’s a cop out really since that doesn’t inform us why Virat needs to marry her.
If Virat’s chemistry with Amrutha had been pretty much as good because the one he shared with Govinda Gowda, this movie would have landed safely.