Varun and Varsha, two star-crossed lovers, meet accidentally in the rain. Varun, who falls in love instantly, follows her, convinced he is in love with her. As fate would have it, there are misunderstandings too.
R Chandru has penned this story for his former assistant Shivatejas, which is meant to be a romantic comedy. A little over two hours in length, it seems mostly breezy in the narrative, except for a couple of unwanted comic tracks and romantic duets.
There's a street smart heroine, who picks up a fight at the drop of a hat. And then there's the moping, idealist as the hero, who falls in love with the heroine in a single glance. The story involves lots of games of one upmanship. One cannot help but realize there could be a hint of stalker-like behaviour in Varun during his pursuit of Varsha.
And if the rain visuals and allegories were not obvious to throw light on the shift of emotions in the relationship, there's a dialogue where the hero says "Your name is Varsha, mine is Varun, we both mean the same, rain". The film does have a few baffling moments too. One of those definitely being one where Varun, who is shown as a progressive and level-headed guy, shouts at Varsha and her friends for wearing "half-nude clothes and roaming in the night in Bengaluru" and even slaps her. You wonder why Varsha would even pine for a guy like that.
The fact that the story itself does not have any fight scenes is commendable. Though, it only hinges on the border of being a family entertainer due to the fact that it is loaded with many sexual innuendos, especially during the scenes that involve establishing romance between the lead couple. The cinematography and locales are a treat, though the songs could have been better. In fact, the opening track Life Is Awesome is very similar in both beats and picturization to Siddharth's Vuvuzela track from the Tamil film 180. Only, the inspiration seems almost like a copy.
Prem has done a good job and is taking his new title of Stylish Star a tad too seriously, trying to look different in every frame. The streaked hair that he sports can get distracting. Amulya has a powerful role and she does an earnest job. The 'bajari' tag works for her. All the other characters in the film have stunted roles.
This one is meant for the college-goers and the romantics, for there is a love story that exists behind the mask of this part-romantic part-regressive tale.