Kannada Power Star Puneeth Raj Kumar is trying to expand his market in Telugu as well. In the process, he released his latest film Yuvarathnaa in Telugu, along with the original Kannada version. The film had hit the screen across the world today. Here is the review of it.
Arjun (Puneeth Rajkumar) joins a government-aided university during his seventh semester. The university is in trouble due to the private institutions targeting to damage its reputation. Meanwhile, Arjun also has a secret motive to join the college. What is that motive? Will Arjun turn a saviour for the college? To know the answers, you should watch the film.
Coming to the performances, Puneeth Rajkumar gave his best. It will be a treat for his fans to watch his character on screen. The film is packed with all the necessary commercial elements and Puneeth did justice to all those elements. Prakash Raj played a vital role in the movie and he excelled in it. He is one of the major highlights of the film. Heroine Sayyesshaa was decent in her role. Saikumar, Dhananjaya, and Diganth Manchale performed well too.
The story has nothing new to offer. The director chose the subject which was used in many films in the past. He tried to mix them with commercial elements. The first half is entertaining and the second half deals with the resolving of the conflict. The screenplay is familiar and will not entertain all sections of the audience.
The cinematography is good and so are the production values. Songs by Thaman were average but he did very well with the background score. The editing could have been better because many scenes are quite lengthy.
We have seen many stories discussing the loopholes of the education system in the past. Especially, Tamil and Telugu audiences are not new to these kinds of films. You will be reminded of films like Josh and Master. Yuvarathnaa will work only for Puneeth's fans and may not attract the normal viewers, especially the Tollywood film-goers. Thus, the film may not become a huge hit at the Telugu box-office.
On the whole, it turned to be a disappointing entry of Puneeth into Telugu cinema.