Icon Star Allu Arjun‘s Pushpa The Rise is doing good at the box office. It is happening despite the mixed talk. Well, here we look at six blunders that have made a lot of difference to word of mouth.
The first mistake that immediately comes to our mind is the last half an hour featuring Fahadh Faasil. It is a unanimous opinion that his character was unnecessary for the first part. Ending Pushpa with his introduction would have been fine and raised curiosity at least on the second part even though the story is routine.
The second one is directly tied to the first. Why have a two-part movie in the first place? The whole thing could have been edited neatly to deliver a compact and packed commercial entertainer. The way the narrative is currently, makes one think if a second part idea was an afterthought.
Where is the world of Pushpa? The lead up to Pushpa saw the makers reveal first look posters of several characters. However, in the movie, we don’t remember anyone else apart from Pushpa. It makes one wonder about the poorly written parts of Pushpa apart from the hero title character.
The BGM by Devi Sri Prasad has been unanimously trashed. A better background score would have elevated many scenes within the available content itself. A major share of the blame should also go to Sukumar here who didn’t give DSP enough time.
The romantic track and the heroine character in Pushpa left everyone shocked. Is Sukumar the same guy who wrote Rangasthalam is the instant thought that pops up in the mind? The fact that the makers are ready to delete a scene (tiffin scene in the second half) should suggest how wrong Sukumar has gone.
The abrupt end of the main villains. Two characters were developed as main threats to Pushpa in the story. Both had an end at the wrong time. It is felt more with Sunil, who was showing remarkable ease and menace with his act.
These are only a few of the issues with Pushpa that have resulted in the mixed talk. There are others as well, but these are the most talked-about ones.