ABCD Review, American Born Confused Desi Movie Review, Biggest undoing of Allu Sirish’s comedy is its disconnect from contemporary times. Some movies suffer from high expectations, while some benefit from low expectations. ABCD belongs to the latter category. Some ideas are meant to be immortal, and some make you so restless that you can’t wait to share them with the world. Talking about the power of an idea, there’s an iconic quote in V for Vendetta which goes, “Beneath this mask there is more than flesh.
Aravind (Allu Sirish) is born and brought up in America and he doesn’t know the value of money. His father (Naga Babu) sends him off to India so that he would learn true value of life and money. Along with his friend Baasha (Bharath), he starts living on monthly allowance of Rs 5000 in a slum locality in Hyderabad. Soon he becomes famous and youth icon in Hyderabad.
ABCD is the remake of the Malayalam movie of the same name that came out more than half a decade ago. Since then we have had many films about entitled NRI kids, who even ended up ruling Indian states. Though the term ABCD is repeatedly thrown at the audience, Arvind is not really a confused desi. He’s just a spoilt brat blowing up his father’s (Naga Babu) money.
Banner: Madhura Ent, Big Ben and Suresh Productions
Cast: Allu Sirish, Rukshar Dhillon, Bharath, Naga Babu, Raja, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Subhaleka Sudhakar and others
Dialogues: Kalyan Raghav
Music: Judah Sandhy
Editor: Navin Nooli
Art: P S Varma
Producers: Madhura Sreedhar Reddy and Yash Rangineni
Director: Sanjeev Reddy
Release date: May 17, 2019
The film drags on and on, stretching its thin plot to the point of tedium. The final transformation too doesn’t feel real. If you’re looking for something that’s emotional, dramatic or even consistently funny, this is not the film for you.