Yuvarathnaa movie review: Puneeth Rajkumar delivers a watchable star vehicle

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Yuvarathnaa movie forged: Puneeth Rajkumar, Prakash Raj, Dhananjay, Sai Kumar
Yuvarathnaa movie director: Santhosh Ananddram
Yuvarathnaa movie score: 2.5 star

Director Santhosh Ananddram’s Yuvarathnaa has a number of jokes on the pandemic. It offers you an phantasm that the coronavirus pandemic is historical past, and never the fact we live immediately. In a sense, this movie is kind of set in a not-too-distant future. Going by this movie, nothing a lot will change within the post-COVID world, together with the form of cinema we watch. Push-button formulaic movies will survive the pandemic and can proceed to drive the field workplace enterprise.

Prakash Raj’s Krishna Vardhan is a man of precept. Also, he’s the principal of a highly-reputed authorities school, RK. He is agitated by the suicide of a high-performing pupil of his school. He suspects foul play within the functioning of the training system and takes to the streets in protest. He units out to tour throughout the state to collect the help of scholars for his protest to revamp the system and search a high-level probe into the loss of life of his pupil. As the saying goes, whereas the cat’s away, the mice will play. In his absence, RK school is changed into a den of vice, starting from medicine to crime. Enters Arjun (Puneeth Rajkumar) who joins the faculty as a pupil and begins to weed out the iniquities. Who is Arjun and what’s his reference to this school?

Yuvarathnaa follows the standard trope the place the hero shouldn’t be who he says he’s. As a matter of truth, even after watching the movie, I’m not certain of the hero’s true identification. Arjun’s actual identify is Yuvaraj and he’s a spy for the narcotics bureau. No, wait, he’s truly a math professor who takes half in undercover operations of the narcotics bureau. Or possibly he was a professor who works on a freelance foundation with the anti-drug squad? Great Scott! It feels so sophisticated.

Santhosh and the producers have mounted this movie on a scale that director AR Murugadoss would approve of. At the centre of the movie, there may be a urgent social subject, which is enormously affecting the lives of harmless individuals. Wickedness is revered, integrity is sidelined and customary persons are being fooled. That necessitates the rise of a hero. And after all, he’ll save the day and trip into the sundown.

Yuvarathnaa is an out-and-out crowd-pleaser. There are dance numbers the place Puneeth Rajkumar units the ground on fireplace, continuous circulation of punchlines, self-referential humour and plenty of references to Dr Rajkumar and Shivarajkumar to ship followers into a frenzy. Even because the narrative sample feels repetitive and a few jokes are pressured, the movie comes with a few redeeming qualities. One of them is that this star-vehicle doesn’t provide you with a migraine. It is principally as a result of the 2-hour, 41-minute runtime shouldn’t be solely devoted to the adulation of Puneeth. At occasions, the hero takes a step again and shares the highlight with different characters. The movie shouldn’t be solely concerning the hero’s prowess. It has heartfelt moments that convey out the humour and ache in our mundane lives, highlighting the perils of constructing training an costly affair and the pointlessness of an archaic grading system that decides one’s self-worth. Add to that Puneeth’s display presence and his vitality, and you’ve got a watchable movie.

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