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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful:

Average but fun treat.

6/10
Author: Sruji Shaw from Hyderabad
9 August 2012

The best successful mantra for Telugu Directors these days.. copying from various films and "Julaayi" is no exception in this genre.

Trivikram. What Happened 2 U! Julayi is a mix bag of Hollywood Films. Allu Arjun- Sherlock Holmes. Sonu Sood- Prof.Moriarty+Joker(Dark Knight). Rajendra Prasad- Watson. Introduction Scene- Dark Knight Joker bank robbery Scene(COPY). Julayi Title Song Steps- Step Up-2(Copy). Car Chase Scene- 'Red' movie car chase scene+'2012' movie 'Car through Falling Building' scene(Copy). 'Money on fire' scene and villain calling hero- Dark Knight(Copy). Hero and Villain head 2 head scenes- The Mechanic(Theme Copy)+Sherlock Holmes'A game of Shadows'(Copy). Ileana-Jalsa characterization and Looks(Xerox Copy).

But Trivikram own talent is duologue's which is the main asset for this movie.

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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful:

Julayi is a Throughly Entertaining Movie with Rib Tickling Comedy and Dialogues.

8/10
Author: Telugu Muchatlu from India
9 August 2012

Julayi is Trivikram's Magic all the way, he deserves 100% accolades for his story telling , dialogues and screenplay. The first half of the movie runs at a decent pace and entertains you thoroughly with Trivikram's punch dialogues in comedy. The second half has good comedy as well with action . The movie lacks the romantic scenes between the lead pair and definitely Illeana failed to give a glamorous performance. Though we will feel that there is lack of gripping scenes and most of the things happen very easily for the hero, one of the scene to mention which describes the whole AP State police is helping him without any proper reasoning or logic and you will feel disconnected from the movie a bit and is not convincing but given the entertainment quotient we can ignore them.

Julayi has all the elements to become a Super Hit or Even a Blockbuster if it was more gripping and had some emotions to it, Telugu Audience likes emotions and sentiments which were totally missing here . It would have been nice to see some gripping sequences but the Director main concentration was on Entertainment and he delivered it with fulfillment. Some of the scenes in the movie does not exhibit the necessary logic but things always happen in favor of the Hero.

The entertainment portion of the movie is on par with the blockbusters like Dhookudu and Gabbar Singh, and Julayi has all the ingredients of a successful movie. It has all the commercial elements of a successful movie and will definitely become one of the Best in Allu Arjuna nd Trivikram's career so far.

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Average Movie

Author: giri babu from Bangalore
9 August 2012

Trivikram dialogs superb, but it will take time to get into the audience . nice comedy... but boring fights, chasing's. and we cant see Illiana in last 40mins... Arjun costumes superb.. he is looking bit fat in this movie. The story is set on the backdrop of Vizag and here lives Ravi (Allu Arjun) who is having common sense. But unlike the regular youth, he wants to earn money in short span. He takes some money from his father and sets into IPL betting. In this process, he met Bittu (sonu) who is a planning for robber bank. Bittu and his gang rob a bank and Ravi manages to get him arrested. With this, his life is in danger and Ravi is sent by the police to Hyderabad for protection. He starts staying with ACP Sitaram Rao (rajendra prasad). He also meets Madhu (ileana) and falls in love. The first half goes on a mix of serious and lighter note with elements of comedy and some action. The second half also goes with the same momentum but overall it is the humour that dominates.

for first time viewers it would be Avg film.... it may get into audience like Athadu... :)

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

A Perfect medley of Hollywood films

5/10
Author: KM GURU RAJESH (bobbykango) from Hyderabad
18 August 2012

It is very disgusting to watch an "innovative" director Trivikram's "Celluloid"-Julayi.....He has joined the bandwagon of mundane directors of tollywood. Movie looks pretty good to watch for general telugu audience who have not had a glimpse of recent Hollywood blockbusters. Trivikram should have used his literary skills on authentic themes which are supposed to be developed by him. The punch liners,comedy and humor are great and are a routine feast like many of trivikram's movies.. Allu Arjun has not been fully utilized in dance...It is embarrassing to watch him walking forward for a thumping beat... Ileane is good and all cops were made fools in this movie..

Mr.Trivikram please do not let telugu cinema down with plagiarism. It is my humble request.

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

utter waste of time......

Author: vijay deenanath from India
14 August 2012

I respect Trivikram a lot....and a large part of this respect mainly due to the brains he puts in writing scripts....if u follow Telugu movies regularly then u know that Trivikram is not a small name in TFI....He is the reason for success of films like Nuvvu Naaku Nachchaav, Athadu, Nuvve nuvve etc. All these films involve average plots but excellent writing and hilarious comic performances. As far as Trivikram is concerned he started losing the grip since jalsa (2008)and julayi one such lazy attempt from this ace director......it clearly shows on the screen that no effort is put in writing it relies heavily on star power of allu arjun and some respite is provided by rajender prasad with a weak role other actors do their role as per scope.....but movie offers nothing new.....its a pity that he lifted dialogs and scenes from the dark knight!!!!!

watch it if you have nothing better to watch

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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful:

Trivikram also joined other Telugu movie directors

5/10
Author: jinklakada007 from India
14 August 2012

I am totally disappointed after watching the movie,the movie is lacking everything in it except for the routine telugu hero extra ordinary powers... Only positive features in the film are Trivikram sir's dialogs which lasted only in the 1st half and of course the dance by allu arjun who brought new standards in the field of dancing for the industry... Apart from these 2 things everything else is awful.....robbery scene was childish spoiling the fame of dark night scene, Ileana role lasted for very short duration and has no much importance, finally entire police department relies on allu arjun for catching the villain and for other police jobs. Where is the trivikram sir who directed Nuvve nuvve,Athadu and Khaleja where he gave utmost importance to comedy,relations and characters along with their values rather than violence and action episodes...All telugu people miss that old trivikram sir and as of me i don't like this new style of trivikram sir where he also takes movies in which a hero will have extraordinary strengths and can kill any number of men who come in his way, the one who can run faster than Scorpios moving at top speeds which was shown in this film.

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A game of an ego

8/10
Author: Srinivaas_Kalyaan from India
3 September 2015

After the disaster of khaleja (commercially) Director Trivikram Srinivaas came with a beautifully molded Crime action comedy. Allu Arjun with a different look and ease in his performances took the film to a different level. The story revolves around a robbery committed by an ex-minister who want to spent the money in his next elections. Unfortunately,the money was missed and the antagonist caught by police with the help of Protagonist. The antagonist ego hurts. How the protagonist fought with the bad ass and surrender the stolen money to police is the remaining story. As usual the punchy dialogues of writer cum director Trivikram Srinivas was nice and crisp. The music of Devi Sri Prasad was perfect match to the director vision. And the last, A perfect mind game.

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A very disappointing movie

5/10
Author: Sai Krishna from Calgary
23 November 2014

A very disappointing movie from Trivikram. I can understand if he gets inspired by a few Hollywood movies but ripping of scenes and dialogues is not commendable. I seriously could not find any intelligent plot between the lead character and the villain. I think this is the first movie where Trivikram has penned dialogues illogically. The second being Attarintiki Daredi. The only refreshment in the movie is Rajendra Prasad who was at his natural best. Certain scenes in the initial bank robbery are so stupid. Why do you have to break open the locker using drills when you break open the locker with a demolition crane ? I hope telugu directors work on their script and screenplay before they put it on the big screen. Have a quality team to discuss on the story and script and Identify all the loop holes and mistakes before the shoot.

A humble request from a telugu cinema fan.

PS: When you rip off scenes like this from Hollywood it makes us think twice when you say 'Kill Piracy'. Hope you understand.

Thanks and All the Best.

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good film but complete copy

6/10
Author: krishnasampath23 from India
7 August 2014

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

after i watched this movie i felt it as one of the best ever but later when i watched Nolan's dark knight i completely lost respect to 3vkrm.JULAYI is just a dark knight without batman and some comedy added.One who watches Hollywood films can say how much Julayi has been copied.Sonu Sood character is more like joker's,Allu Arjun is more like Robert Downey Kr's famous character sherlock Holmes,intro bank robbery scene is Xerox copy from dark knight(only difference is in dark knight is day time and in Julayi it is night time).Also comedy dialog dog chasing cars from dark knight is copied.But still in many places 3vkrm showed his creativity.They didn't credit Nolan so it is an illegal COPY.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Mostly fun if you can stop picking which movie each scene comes from

6/10
Author: ian959 from Australia
31 May 2013

Okay, after watching Routine Love Story anything would have to be a massive improvement so maybe I am being a little too easy on Julayi but overall this was a enjoyable enough way to spend an evening. Naturally it is highly derivative and sometimes it is very difficult to ignore the sudden thought popping into your head of where you have seen this scene before but at least the disparate scenes were put together with reasonable cohesion.

On the plus side the whole film does not seem to take itself too seriously, it rocks along at a reasonable pace and it does not overstay its welcome at all. On the negative side some of the jokes are a little forced, some of the acting is a little annoying, inevitably the item songs took you completely out of the film, some of the ADR was poor, some of the actors cannot lip sync to save their lives and there is not enough of Ileana especially in the last quarter of the film.

The direction was solid, the cinematography was good and overall a not exactly taxing way of spending a few hours. However, it does illustrate how bereft of ideas modern Indian cinema seems to be as far as making films is concerned - it really is far too derivative to be anything but a pleasant interlude on an otherwise boring day. Okay Hollywood at times is just as bad but that is no excuse for others to follow the same path of lack of originality.

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