Arjuna Phalguna Telugu Movie Review

Arjuna Phalguna Movie Review

Release Date : December 31,2021 Rating : 2.25/5

Starring: Sree Vishnu, Amritha Aiyer, Senior Naresh, Sivaji Raja, Subba Raju, Devi Prasad, Rangasthalam Mahesh, Raj Kumar Kasireddy, Chaitanya Garikipati

Director: Teja Marni

Producers: Niranjan Reddy, Anvesh Reddy

Music Director: Priyadarshan Balasubramanian

Cinematography : Jagadeesh Cheekati

Editor: Viplav Nyshadam

Sree Vishnu is back with a new film called Arjuna Phalguna. The film is out today and let’s see how it is.


Arjun(Sree Vishnu) is a young lad from the Godavari region. He has four close friends and can go to any extent for them. As one of his friends( Rangasthalam Mahesh) gets into neck deep problems, Arjun takes a daring step and decides to become a drug peddler. He, along with his friends smuggle drugs in Araku but are obstructed by a ruthless cop played by Subba Raju. How Arjun and his friends go through hell and come out of this issue is the whole film all about.

Plus Points:

Sree Vishnu is a sincere actor and does well in a role which does not give him much scope to perform. His comic timing is good and Vishnu carries the film on his shoulders with his able performance.

Heroine Amritha Aiyer has good screen presence and does well in her village girl’s role. Rangasthalam Mahesh gets an important role and performs quite well. The other guys who played the friends roles were also okay.

Naresh is decent in his crucial role. A few thrills like the train chasing scene and the whole smuggling episode has been shot well. Special mention to the young music director Priyadarshan who has given solid music and BGM.

Minus Points:

Arjuna Phalguna’s major disadvantage is the lack of consistency in the proceedings. Though a few thrills are good, the rest are rushed and over the top. The logic goes for a toss and things happen so easily for the hero.

The so called emotions also do not work and the film has many issues in the first half. The director wastes so much time to establish the story and the twist comes only during the interval time. Also, the so called comedy and romance do not work.

The characters chosen do well but they are not etched properly in the narrative and that is the reason they look weak through the film. Just to create so many twists, the director Teja has extended the story and made the film dull in many areas.

Technical Aspects:

As said earlier, the music and BGM are quite good. The dialogues featuring the Godavari slang is also good. Editing is worse as so many scenes could have been edited in the first half. Production values of the film are very good.

Coming to the director Teja Marni, he has done a disappointing job with the film. His narration is forced and the emotions go for a toss. The manner in which he extracts the performances is good but his overall attempt is quite disappointing to say the least.


On the whole, Arjuna Phalguna is a silly and over the top crime drama that fails to entertain. Slow pace and logicless narration makes this film a boring watch. Except for Sree Vishnu’s sincere performance, this film has nothing much to offer. Rating: 2.25/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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