Orey Bujjiga review – Neither terrible nor too entertaining

Title: Orey Bujjiga
Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Raj Tarun, Malavika Nair, Hebah Patel, Posani Krishna Murali, Naresh
Director: Vijay Kumar Konda
Streaming on: Aha
Language: Telugu

Story: Bujji (Raj Tarun) runs away from home to meet his girlfriend Srujana (Hebah Patel) and Krishnaveni (Malavika Nair) too runs away from a forced marriage. They coincidentally board the same train and one of the villagers notices this and word spreads that Bujji and Krishnaveni are lovers and have eloped. What confusions and circumstances did this rumour lead to and how did Bujji solve all the problems that followed forms the story.

Performances: Raj Tarun played a role similar to most of his eariler ones and he it at ease. Malavika Nair is a proven talent. She is cute and did her part very well. Hebah Patel appears in a small role. Saptagiri’s comedy does not work out. Sathya is okay. Other supporting actors like Naresh, Satyam Rajesh and Posani Krishna Murali add value to the film but don’t have strong roles.

Technicalities: Camerawork is decent. Anup Rubens’s music is just okay. One of the songs sung by Sid Sriram sounded good instantly though. Editing is okay but some scenes could have been chopped off. Dialogues didn’t contribute much in evoking fun. There are a couple of action sequences which would have suited better in a mass film featuring a star hero.

Analysis: The story of the film is simple and on the lines of the earlier films of the director (Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyindhe and Oka Laila Kosam). The lead pair resorting to some lies and those lies leading to bigger confusions, misunderstandings and problems is the major crux of the film. In Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyindhe, the director used the situations to evoke superb fun throughout. Sadly, he seems to be short of ideas now and so the fun quotient doesn’t pay off properly, especially in the latter half. The first one hour of the film does not bore us and moves along on a breezy note with some fun-filled moments. After that, the movie starts feeling monotonous and the comedy sequences don’t work out as intended. The climax is feel good but predictable like in any other romantic comedy film. Neither the hero nor any of the bunch of comedians could elevate this film due to the underwritten fun portions. Some scenes like heroine calling her father as ‘ghootle’ could have been avoided. The movie definitely did not deserve a 150 minute runtime. In case of such a lengthy runtime, more care should have been taken on the entertainment levels in the film.

On a whole: Orey Bujjiga is a usual rom-com which is not satisfying in terms of overall entertainment. You may try it for timepass if you are too bored.

Rating: 2.5/5

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