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Awe (2018) is a Telugu film with a difference. Don’t miss it, if you like unconventional films. The easiest way to summarize the film without revealing the plot – a thriller involving many of the guests visiting a coffee shop.   Till the interval, we see many characters,  and for all of them it is about what happens in the present in the coffee shop, no elaborate backstories, and that’s where the storytelling excels. Brilliant work by Director Prasanth Varma. He has juggled up in the air about half-a-dozen pieces, without spilling anyone.   There are some exceptional moments and…

Arjun Reddy (2017) is a Telugu film starring Vijay Deverakonda that has become a super hit even with the Tamil speaking audience in Chennai. I watched it with English subtitles yesterday in Satyam Cinemas.  The story is about a talented medical student, who falls in love with a girl junior to him in college, their fallout and his drug addiction as a result. The film is squarely about Vijay’s character as Arjun Reddy, which he has performed brilliantly. He has shown good contrast between being a lover boy in the flashback and has a surgeon battling addiction. Heroine Shalini Pandey, fits the role as Preethi,…