“World Famous Lover” Review: Vijay Deverakonda Is Seductive In A Film Far From Perfect

Mohnish Singh |Apr 16, 2020

World Famous Lover boasts of an impressive star cast, including Vijay Deverakonda, Raashi Khanna, Aishwarya Rajesh, Catherin Tresa and Izabelle Leite.

World Famous Lover features Vijay Deverakonda as the leading man. The actor has played an intense, reckless lover in most of his recent movies, including the much-loved Arjun Reddy (2017) and Dear Comrade (2019).

While his diehard fans can watch him in just any character, other cinephiles have started complaining about his repetitive characters. Let us find out whether or not World Famous Lover helps Deverakonda come out of his long-held ‘reckless lover’ image.

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World Famous Lover is directed by Kranthi Madhav

Story: Gowtham (Vijay Deverakonda) is a young aspiring writer who starts ignoring his wife Yamini (Raashi Kanna) in pursuit of his ambitions. When Yamini fails to cope with his impulsive behaviour and apathetic attitude, she decides to break-up with him and end the relationship.

Having struggled a lot to come up with some exciting ideas, Gowtham finally finds some inspiration and starts writing. His first story revolves around Seenayya and Suvarna, a couple based Yellandu. His second story involves Gowtham and Iza, a couple based in Paris. How Gowtham emerges as a successful writer, fighting against all odds, and saves his relationship with Yamini, is what forms the crux of the story.

Critical Analysis: World Famous Lover is an anthology film, with Vijay Deverakonda playing the male lead in each story while his leading ladies keep changing. This is certainly not a novel concept to base a film on.

However, when a filmmaker decides to make a movie on something which has been done to death, the least an audience expects is some semblance of novelty in treatment. Alas! Director Kranthi Madhav fails to achieve that by a wide margin!

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WFL is a love story

Apart from being a filmmaker, Madhav is a writer too. His previous movies became popular among the audience more because of his old-school writing than his direction. Sadly, World Famous Lover turns out to be an exception. His writing here lacks the tautness and sharpness his previous movies pride on. The screenplay is disjointed and incoherent, leaving you disappointed.

Coming to performances, Vijay Deverakonda is the saving grace of the film. Though his character will remind you heavily of his avatars in Arjun Reddy and Dear Comrade, his performance is sincere and riveting. The actor looks convincing throughout the film and does complete justice to his role.

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WFL is an anthology film

Raashi Khanna gets the maximum screen-time among all the actresses, but she fails to live up to the expectations. Most of her scenes are emotional and require her to cry, but she just could not pull them off. Aishwarya Rajesh, who goes de-glam for her character, plays her part convincingly and despite having lesser runtime, she manages to stand apart. Catherine Tresa and Izabella Leite get to play parts which are too shallow to even talk about.

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WFL has four leading ladies

Final Verdict: World Famous Lover is bearable in the first half and insufferable in the second one. Watch it if you are a diehard Vijay Deverakonda fan as the actor does a good job here. Sadly, apart from his performance, everything else is unremarkable and forgettable. I am going with 2.5 stars.

Movie Credits

Banner: Creative Commercials
Director: Kranthi Madhav
Cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Raashi Khanna, Aishwarya Rajesh, Catherin Tresa, Izabelle Leite
Runtime: 2 Hours 34 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating: 2.5 Stars

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