Hyderabad Love Story Review: Brainless wonder on 70mm
A film so regressive and illogical, that it'll be a feat to just sit through the mess
What happens when a 13-year old takes a camera and starts making a film with a few people he knows? He will create an amateurish irrelevant story, where the disconnected dots can’t be joined. Raj Satya’s Hyderabad Love Story is a lot like a mess created by a teen. From calling gay men, not gentlemen, to a man being struck by an arrow when a girl makes an eye contact, to taking an auto from Hitech City to Dilsukhnagar, to picking up a thrown bag from GHMC dustbin and kissing it, he shows us everything.
Cast - Rahul, Reshmi Menon, Jiya, Rao Ramesh, Ramaprabha
Director - Rajsatya GM
No wonder, it took four years to release this film after the launch. After all, they had to bring everything mindless under one umbrella. It is a lot of hard work.
Karthik (Rahul Ravindran), a chief engineer in L&T working on Metro Rail project, accidentally meets Bhagyalakshmi (Reshmi Menon), who is naive to an extent that she thinks women taking alcohol is sacrilege and beats herself up for inadvertently having it. Yes, it is 2018! Please save your anguish and laughter for the upcoming part.
She is madly in love with Karthik that she picks up a laptop bag that he threw in the dustbin, kisses and embraces it and takes it everywhere she goes. How romantic right? Please don’t call this gross before hearing what kind of comedy the movie had.
Bhagya's boss, Prathiba, owner of Prathiba builder pees and farts whenever he is scared. He is desperate to bag a project with Metro Rail. He seeks Karthik's help and says he will return the favour by giving him the pleasure of having fun with a few call girls. When Karthik slaps him, he pees and farts in his pant. That is not it. He waits near the bathroom assuming someone is already in there. Suddenly a man walks in and opens the bathroom door. The moment he realises that there was nobody in there, he makes a weird expression, farts loudly and a gif of volcano erupting is shown. That was supposedly humour. I consoled my brain from committing suicide post this scene.
Obviously, the villain in the movie is Karthik’s ex-girlfriend who leads Bhagya to think that Karthik is gay and is close to a man called Ali.
Bhagya’s naivete comes to fore again when she questions him and asks him if he is a gentleman or if he likes only men? Because, you see, a gentleman cannot be gay.
Gopal Rao (Rao Ramesh) is a neurosurgeon who treats accident cases and does everything a general physician does. What an all-rounder! Rao Ramesh tells Bhagya about the greatness of Karthik who wears dhoti and kumkum, while donating blood to an ailing Muslim, and Islamic skullcap while donating blood to Hindu patients to bridge the communal gap. He keeps donating blood every other day. Instead of a popcorn, ask for a saridon.
The same doctor will make it clear to Bhagya that Karthik is not gay. He was just giving a CPR to his adopted brother Ali. His ex-girlfriend misunderstood the situation and created a scenario in her head.
So, now that he is a “gentleman,” Bhagya and Karthik are back together. It is a happy ending for both on screen and off screen folks. Why happy ending for us? Because it finally ended.