Starring Allu Sirish and Anu Emmanuel, Urvasivo Rakshasivo is a fresh take on rom-com focussing on the conflict between marriage and live-in-relationships. The film is a remake of the 2018 Tamil, Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, and is different from the typical romantic comedy films.
Directed by Rakesh Sashii, Urvasivo Rakshasivo stars Allu Sirish and Anu Emmanuel in the lead role. Other actors include Sunil, Vennela Kishore, Aamani, and Kedar Shankar. The film has been produced by Dheeraj Mogilineni and Vijay M.
Sree Kumar and Sindhu Jha are co-workers in an IT company. Sree is from a typical middle-class family, and Sindhuja is from a modern, open-minded family.
Sree has had a crush on Sindhu for months, and things go in his desired way when Sindhu initiates a conversation. One thing led to another and the two had some intimate moments with each other.
The casual fling for Sindhu is a serious act for Sree. Thus he proposes marriage. Both were bought up in different households and hence have different ideologies. Ambitious Sindhu considers marriage to be a burden and prefers live-in. Conservative-minded Sree considers marriage as an end product of love. Both love each other but will they be able to find a common ground in this battle of conflicts?
Urvasivo Rakshasivo is a fresh remake of the 2018 Tamil film ‘Pyaar Prema Kaadhal’. The story of Urvasivo Rakshasivo is not novel but has been executed pretty well. This rom-com shows the issues of modern adult romantic relationships. When a conservative and a broad-minded person are together in a relationship, often their ideologies come as a stubborn hurdle to overcome.
The first half of the movie begins with a rom-com-drama, with the lead goofing around and trying to impress his crush. He thinks he has succeeded as she starts to show interest. The first half takes a U-turn after they had made love, Sree proposes to Sindhu for marriage which she rejects.
Both the characters have been shown fittingly without any pointless stereotypes. The female lead is an ambitious woman who is unwilling to compromise for her career. She has aspirations and the caliber to fulfill those. The male lead, is from a middle-class family, with a sweet but conservative set of mind, and thinks that love is all. He represents the typical man who believes in loving one woman his whole life and marrying the same woman. But the modern woman thinks differently.
Part two of the film opened with a new dawn in their relationship. Sindhu has eventually fallen for Sree but still is against marriage. She offers a live-in relationship. Despite the sweet and sour moments in their relationships, part two is highly predictable. The reactions of Sree’s mother were also predictable. But her arc is convincing enough to overlook the predictable moments.
Rakesh Sashii made sure to execute the film with the right mix of romance and comedy elements. But a better pre-climax would have lifted the film.
The cast and crew make this film a breezy watch. In the lead, Allu Sirish and Anu Emmanuel had engaging chemistry, sharing equal amounts of humor, romance, and emotion. Emmanuel stunningly delivered a complex role. This film will give Sirish the much-needed boost in his career. The comedy by other characters, including Sunil and Vennela Kishore, takes the cake and makes this movie work. Sunil and Vennela Kishore gave this film a light-hearted approach with their comic relief.
The background score by Achu Rjamani and the cinematography by Tanveer Mir is apt. Overlooking the predictable moments, it has a solid comedy, romance, and light-hearted family drama. Urvasivo Rakshasivo is a watchable and youthful rom-com.