A little love with lot of responsibility


Gejjenaada Vijaykumar returns with a pleasant college love story in Aata, launching Sumanth Shailendra and Vibha Natarajan.

A clean entertainer, Aata is neatly packaged, slickly edited and presented well. The pacy narrative helps one tolerate one song too many – all shot very well though. The fights are good, dance moves neat and Sadhu Kokila goes ballistic in his use of instruments. Raagav’s work is also praiseworthy.

Vibha catches the eye with her acting skills. She more than manages the film for Sumanth, who lags behind in throwing deep, serious expressions. But the lad more than makes up for his shortcomings with sizable screen presence, comic timing, good stunts and slick dance moves.

Suchendra Prasad’s voice lends menace to the ‘villain’ Shankar. Avinash, Padmaja Rao and Achyut Kumar are all cast well. Shashank’s story keeps the audience engrossed but the lengthy climax jars a bit. This Aata is interesting.

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