An entertaining subject, especially a comedy has a propensity to do well at the box office even if it means it goes a bit over budget and it has newcomers as the cast.
On a positive note, if the business has been done and part of it has been recovered from OTT and satellite deals.
Now talking of Uppena, the music is appealing and the youngsters who acted as the lead are striking and so is the technical values going by the promos.
Just as we wait to see the film hit the screen, a health emergency in the country has been declared and most producers are vying away from releasing their films on OTT platforms despite the fact that the viewership is on the rise now.
What about the content in Uppena? The buzz is Vijay Sethupati plays a crucial role in the movie as Kriti Shetty’s brother who dotes on her like crazy.
The powerful brother does all he can to keep the lover away from her and when he doesn’t, he does the unthinkable. He is brutalised, violated and made impotent.
The violence is said to shock one and all in the climax but what forms the nucleus of the story is that true love remains and persists through the storm, through the wave that hit the love birds lives and that love is more sublime and rises above physical relationships.
This is the plot doing the rounds, don’t know how of it is true. If it is, then it is definitely coming of age love story and has the inimitable shock value of Sulkumar Writings.