Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya has a backdrop that’s hardly ever explored in Telugu cinema. It normalises the concept heroism doesn’t must be testimony of 1’s masculinity.
Venkatesh Maha’s Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya, starring Satyadev, is the Telugu remake of an acclaimed Malayalam movie, Maheshinte Prathikaram. In a nutshell, the movie traverses the lifetime of Mahesh, a photographer in a village and his vow to not put on slippers till he takes revenge on a stranger who humiliates him in entrance of everybody. But then, it’s not as simple because it appears as a result of shortly, Mahesh realises that he’ll have to attend longer to fulfil his purpose. At every step, he’s examined by people and circumstances to see if he’ll break his oath or not.
It’s an uncommon storyline for a remake in Telugu and it makes one marvel – “Where’s the conflict in the story?” and “What is the story trying to say?”
But once you look nearer, nearly each scene is telling you one thing concerning the protagonist and the delicate adjustments in his life which have a big impact on him. The opening scene itself units the tone for what you might be about to see. Somewhere in Araku, Mahesh (Satyadev) is taking a dip in a stream close to a waterfall. He cleans his slippers until they’re spotless, after which, the narrative cuts right into a track which encompasses Mahesh’s each day routine, the people he typically comes throughout, and the day-to-day life in Araku. It does not take too lengthy for us to understand that Mahesh is an easy man, whose life is with none main drama, and he’s somebody who’s more likely to run away from a battle if he sees one. It’s not simply his slippers that he needs to maintain clear, however he follows the identical precept in his personal life.
Beyond that defining second within the movie, the place Mahesh is humiliated by a ruffian from one other village, the story is stuffed with loads of vibrant characters who carry the agricultural milieu alive with their idiosyncrasies. Babji (Naresh), a bonesetter, is Mahesh’s well-wisher and confidant; Suhas (Suhas) is Babji’s assistant and befriends Mahesh shortly after he arrives in Araku; couple of villagers whose battle over who’s the caretaker of a farm turns into a turning level within the story; a bystander whose sarcastic remarks are amusing; Babji’s daughter who bunks faculty to go watch a film…the listing goes on. You don’t see these characters so typically on display, and Venkatesh Maha makes every one in every of them so endearing and actual that they transport us to a special world altogether. The humour, the technique people change glances, and above all, the turmoil that Mahesh himself appears to undergo…it’s all superbly captured.
There is hardly something heroic concerning the protagonist in a standard sense. After all, Mahesh is an effective man and just like the act of cleansing his slippers to start with of the story, Mahesh cleanses his soul by the course of the movie, which permits him to grow to be a greater and a happier individual. That’s the story that Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya tells us at some stage. The act of revenge helps him carry closure to a nasty patch in his life, however Mahesh doesn’t let it outline his persona, besides that he stands by his oath of not sporting footwear.
Venkatesh Maha has a novel voice and he doesn’t succumb to the temptation of creating this story too dramatic for the Telugu viewers. Probably. The story grows on you slowly, making you smile at little joys in Mahesh’s life, and cherish the ending.
The movie actually belongs to Satyadev, whose endearing efficiency as Mahesh leaves a long-lasting impression. He brings a lot humaneness to the character that you simply overlook about every part else when he’s on display. His love tales really feel further individual, and the movie does an awesome job in exploring the man-woman dynamics in a relationship. Then, there’s Suhas who stands out along with his comic-timing, and he doesn’t go overboard or strive too arduous to be witty.
Appu Prabhakar’s cinematography is gorgeous and captures the various shades of Araku and music composer Bijibal’s work compliments the storytelling rather well, with out ever overpowering it. At a runtime of 136 minutes, Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya packs in loads of humour; it is a nice drama with a backdrop that’s hardly ever explored in Telugu cinema. It normalises the concept heroism doesn’t must be testimony of 1’s masculinity. Sometimes, it might simply be the act of not sporting slippers until you be taught to face up for your self.