Aarambham – Fails to thrill

  																				 Aarambham – Fails to thrill

Release Date : May 10, 2024

123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5

Starring: Mohan Bhagat, Supritha Sathyanarayan, Bhooshan, Ravindra Vijay, Laxman Meesala, Boddepalli Abhishek, Surabhi Prabhavathi

Director: Ajay Nag V

Producer: Abhishek V Thirumalesh

Music Director: Sinjith Yerramilli

Cinematographers: Devdeep Gandhi Kundu

Editors: Aditya Tiwari, Preetham Gayathri

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Telugu film Aarambham, featuring Mohan Bhagath, Bhooshan Kalyan, and Ravindra Vijay in prominent roles, hits theaters today. Check out our review to know how it is.


Mighel (Mohan Bhagath), a prisoner from Kalaghati Jail, pulls off a mysterious escape, leaving the jailer and other officers baffled. Seeking assistance, the officers turn to two detectives, Chaitanya (Ravindra Vijay) and Madhav (Abhishek Boddepalli). As the investigation unfolds, the duo unearths unexpected and astonishing details about Mighel and his vanishing act. Who exactly is Mighel? How did he manage to disappear from the jail without a trace? Is there someone behind his disappearance? Did the detective duo succeed in uncovering his whereabouts? All these questions will be answered in the movie.

Plus Points:

Firstly, the director Ajay Nag V deserves appreciation for his vision to present a different story in Tollywood. His choice of story for his debut directorial demonstrates the potential for a promising journey ahead if he continues to explore diverse narratives.

Mohan Bhagath once again showcases his talent with a commendable performance, complemented by Ravindra Vijay’s effective portrayal as a detective and Surabhi Prabhavathi’s convincing depiction as Mohan Bhagath’s mother. Laxman Meesala entertains with his comedic timing.

The emotionally charged scenes between Mohan Bhagath, Professor Subramanya Rao (Bhooshan Kalyan), and Mohan’s mother are enjoyable. Additionally, a couple of scenes in the first half successfully pique curiosity, leaving ample room for further exploration.

Minus Points:

While the story is passable, it may not resonate with everyone due to its exploration of the Dejavu phenomenon. The scenes related to the concept could have been crafted more engagingly to captivate viewers and generate curiosity.

The emotional depth between the mother and son could have been further developed to establish a stronger connection. A more detailed exploration of the Dejavu concept and better character development, particularly for Supritha Sathyanarayana, would have enhanced understanding and engagement.

The film suffers from unnecessary prolongation during the flashback episodes, leading to moments of tedium. Additionally, the lack of thrilling moments during the investigation detracts from the overall excitement.

Technical Aspects:

Director Ajay Nag’s storytelling approach appeals to a specific audience. However, the adaptation of Neenu Ninnolage Khaidi (a Kannada novel) could have benefited from a crisper screenplay.

While dialogues by Sandeep Angadi suffice, Sinjith Yerramilli’s songs and score add a soothing touch and create interest. The cinematography by Devdeep Gandhi Kundu is okay, while the editing by Preetam Gayatri and Aditya T Tiwari could be refined further. The production values are satisfactory.


On the whole, Aarambham fails to deliver an engaging experience. Although Mohan Bhagath, Ravindra Vijay, and Bhooshan Kalyan deliver fine performances, the film’s prolonged scenes and lack of excitement in both halves detract from the viewing pleasure. It’s advisable to explore alternative options for entertainment this weekend.

123telugu.com Rating: 2.25/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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