ABCD: American Born Confused Desi Tagline:
Allu Sirish’s film is cliched and bland
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi Story:
Aravind (played by Allu Sirish) is born in a rich and affluent family. His dad sends him to India to make him understand the importance of money. As soon as he sends him to India he blocks all his cards and gives him only Rs 5000 pocket-money for the entire months.
Aravind struggles to get used to his life in Hyderabad. Eventually, he falls in love, helps the poor and become the champion of the masses. Will Aravind go back to his dad again?
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi Performances:
Allu Sirish who was good with his performance in Srirasthu Subhamastu and who tried to be different with Okka Kshanam tried his best to attract as an American Born Confused Desi. Though the film doesn’t require him to emote much, Allu Sirish does a decent job. His dialogue delivery was apt with his body language.
Rukshar Dhillon has delivered an honest performance in this highly predictable film. Even though she doesn’t have much scope to perform, her presence is good for the film.
Raja as a politician is the best performer of ABCD film. His acting is good, but his screen time doesn’t allow him to shine throughout.
Vennela Kishore, Bharath, Naga Babu and Subhalekha Sudhakar have done their job well. There’s nothing more to add as their character arc is only so much.
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi Positives:
Director Sanjeev Reddy’s idea of remaking a film of the same name from Malayalam should be applauded. He has retained the core plot of the film without butchering it.
Though the story becomes highly predictable, it has its moments here and there which is why the audience are able to sit through the film.
The comedy works often and the director has tried to address several important topics in a light manner which worked partly.
The interval block was a huge relief and sets things in motion for the second half which is far better than the first half. It keeps you engaged for the most part of the film.
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi Negatives:
Though the director decided to remake a Malayalam film, he forgot to add freshness to the script. ABCD’s story is redundant and it is a huge minus of the film.
The first half of the film is a sheer disappointment as it moves at a snail’s pace and the
proceedings are not even remotely interesting to keep us engrossed in it.
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi Verdict:
If you haven’t seen Dulquer Salman’s 2013 film ABCD, then you can catch Allu Sirish’s ABCD if you nothing else to do in your free time. But compared to original everything seemed unnatural and is a poorly made remake.
It is a film that can’t be called a bad one nor a decent one. It safely rides in a midway. Watch it at your own risk.