- 2 hrs, 19 mins
What is marriage all about?
A small movie made with a frugal budget but certainly garnered appreciation from the audience. So what is Pushpaka Vimanam all about?
It is a simple story of a couple from an arranged marriage set-up where the husband knows his wife’s favorite milkshake but doesn’t really know much about her. This is very common in arranged marriages where the couple is hardly given any time to interact and understand each other but expected to lead a life together from the next minute of the wedlock. They are expected to have physical intimacy, seamless understanding, and a happy and prosperous married life. Too much to take at one go, right?
Though all this seems routine, what makes the movie interesting is what leads to the initial misunderstanding between the couple and its consequences. It starts out of nothing and takes unexpected twists and turns. So often in life, we utter things without much deliberation that hurts others so much that it leaves an impression that one can never take off – no matter what.
It is essential that parents bring up kids with minimum exposure, talk to them like adults, do not treat them as kids irrespective of their age.
Being naive and gullible does not help anyone at any point in time. One needs to be brave, confident, and strong enough to solve problems independently rather than looking out for help and depending on parents/friends/relatives to come and sort them out. You may seek help, but you must become the decision-maker. That way, you own your successes, your failures, and ultimately your life.
Apart from the serious stuff, there is healthy comedy in the movie, crazy enough to make you laugh your heart out. Good music and the marriage song need a special mention. After the most famous seetharamula kalyanam chutamu rarandi, Pelli pustakam, Murari, Kalyana Vaibhogame, I’m sure the “Kalyanam Kamaneeyam” song in this movie by Sid Sriram will forever be cherished in the marriages henceforth (Already been listening to this one played in a couple of recent weddings I attended).
The performance by Anand Devarakonda is charming. His effort to keep it real to the character deserves special applause. Geeth Saini’s role though a short one is well played by her. I’m highly impressed by Saanve Megghana’s (if you remember, she played Ramula in “Pitta Kathalu” on Netflix) performance as Rekha, who played the short-film actress. She makes a remarkable impression through her appearance, acting, dance, dialogue delivery, and diction. Feels like we have a Telugu-speaking actress with some crazy talent. Hopefully, she will make it big. Sunil as SI Rangam adds to the humor with his style of acting and dialogues. He definitely is a plus to the movie.
Finally, cheers to the director Damodara for a decent flick in his first attempt. Some scenes are simple yet brilliantly taken. A big round of applause to Vijay Devarakonda for believing in good content and producing it.
On behalf of team Boutflix, we wish them a happy New Year and hope your belief in good content continues.
Stream it on Aha, guys. I’m sure you will love it.