Ram Charan's "Yevadu" has received decent feedback from critics.
Directed by Vamshi Paidipally, "Yevadu" is a revenge drama with Ram Charan, Shruti Haasan and Amy Jackson in the lead roles.
Film's story: Sathya (Allu Arjun) and Deepthi (Kajal Agarwal) are in love with each other. But Veeru Bhai (Rahul Dev), a local dada, also falls for Deepthi and opposes their love. When Veeru Bhai's gang attacks them, Deepthi dies while Sathya ends up in the hospital with severe burns to his face, and undergoes plastic surgery.
Sathya (now Ram Charan) starts a new life and decides to take his revenge on Veeru Bhai's gang. He starts killing everyone in the group but, on the other hand, Dharma's (Sai Kumar) gang is after Sathya. Who are they? Why is Sathya being chased by Dharma? All these questions will be answered as the film progresses.
Critics have said that the first 10 minutes of "Yevadu" is intense and very entertaining, though the film becomes predictable after that. The first half seems to be dragging, but there is a twist thrown at the interval. The second half is full of mass, commercial elements that are likely to satiate Ram Charan fans.
Among the performances, Ram Charan and Sai Kumar have won appreciation for the portrayal of their roles.
Though the film is a typical revenge drama, critics feel that the Ram Charan starrer is a decent entertainer.
With "1 Nenokkadine" getting negative response, "Yevadu" might overtake the Mahesh Babu starrer at the box office. According to reports, "Yevadu" has received grand responses in theatres today (12 January). The film is expected to appeal to "B" and "C" centres and take a bumper opening at the box office.
Here is the review roundup of "Yevadu":
According to Indiaglitz, "'Yevadu' is run-of-the-mill with no much novelty. What is the saving grace is the second half, where there are no unwelcome elements like forced comedy track or bad songs. Abburi Ravi's crisp and evocative dialogue, well-choreographed fights, Sai Kumar's villainy, Charan's heroism and DSP's peppy numbers keep us engaged. The second half is in sharp contrast to first half, which has no virtue other than DSP's music."
According to Jeevi of idlebrain, "The plus points of film are Ram Charan's performance, commercial screenplay that has an inherent factor that arouses curiosity and director's ability to handle mass and family emotions. On the flip side, the first half of the film has no conflict point as hero continues to kill the targets with zero opposition and there is lot of violence in the movie. On a whole, Yevadu is a film that has all ingredients to work at Box Office this Sankranthi!"
Avad M of 123telugu says, "The movie is completely Ram Charan centric. Vamsi Paidipally has successfully manged to showcase Charan as a powerful angry young man. Charan takes this film to another level with his mature performance. His dances are to die for especially in the Freedom song. Allu Arjun and Kajal's cameos are breathtaking, and have been conceived wonderfully."
According to Gulte, "Director Vamsi Paidipalli chose a novel theme and presented it in commercial format. The template used for this film is used in many movies in the past and it will be used again and again in the future. Director's mark is seen in the second half where he elevates the protagonist. He made sure that the commercial points pay off with right impact."
Verdict: Decent action entertainer with commercial elements.