In this Pushpa review, we’ll take a look at the film’s characters and how they change from a poor man to a lord. As we’ll see, Sukumar follows a fairly standard formula for portraying the ‘beggar to the crowned king’ storyline, and he writes the characters with exceptional finesse. As we watch Pushpa’s swashbuckling, goon-fighting exploits, we get to see how the hero manages to negotiate with goons while boasting about his style. However, we don’t have to accept this as an absolute, and Sukumar is very careful to create layers in Pushpa’s world.
Although Pushpa grew up in an environment of hatred and hate, he does have a soft spot for his mother. His love interest, Srivalli (Rashmika Mandanna), is a strong presence in the film. In fact, this film’s character arc mirrors much of what is wrong with South Indian cinema, including the fact that the hero and villain are always pursuing a girl who is neither of their sexy nor desirable.
While the film’s main character, Pushpa, may be an underdog, he is a man who has the power to conquer his enemies, whether they be real or fictional. Pushpa is too powerful to be eaten by anyone. And he is a better man than the serial rapist Jolly Reddy. But there is no way he could be consumed by a vengeful, self-centred woman.
Pushpa has finally reached the 100 crore mark. As a result, it has become the 25th Super-Duper Hit in Koimoi’s Most Profitable Films table, the website also lists films that had an ROI of at least 200%. As such, it isn’t a film to miss out on – it’s pure MASStertainment. The runtime is long, but the film is worth seeing.
The film’s title is an apt choice. Pushpa’s role is a rogue – he saves his brother and holds his father captive, but pushes his way out of a jamboree. But after six months, he’s a big fish and manages a syndicate of gangsters. However, there’s a twist – after he becomes a big person, he marries Srivalli.
The storyline of Pushpa is an intriguing one. Allu Arjun’s character of Pushparaj has a shady history in the woods, and the film’s setting is a rogue’s paradise. He becomes a member of Konda Reddy’s gang and learns innovative ways of transporting red sandalwood to Chennai. While doing so, Pushpa falls in love with Srivalli (Rashmika Mandanna). The film ends with a pre-release ceremony, and the movie is not expected to be split into two parts.