Starring: Anand Devarakonda, Vaishnavi Chaitanya, Viraj Ashwin, Nagababu, Satvik Anand, etc.
Director: Sai Rajesh
Producer: Srinivasa Kumar (SKN)
Music: Vijay Bulganin
Cinematography: M.N. Bal Reddy
Sai Rajesh, renowned for his acclaimed work as the story writer of “Color Photo,” now takes the director’s chair to present another captivating tale with “Baby.” With a talented cast featuring Anand Devarakonda, Vaishnavi Chaitanya, and Viraj Ashwin, the movie holds promise right from its intriguing trailer and captivating music. But does “Baby” live up to the audience’s expectations? Does its love triangle story strike a chord? Let’s find out in this review.
“Baby” revolves around Anand (Anand Devarakonda) and Vaishu (Vaishnavi Chaitanya), who have been childhood friends. Vaishu has developed feelings for Anand, and their love story begins. However, when Anand fails his tenth standard and becomes an auto driver, Vaishu pursues engineering studies, leading her to meet Viraj (Viraj Ashwin). As Vaishu adapts to her new surroundings, she gradually drifts away from Anand. Simultaneously, Viraj grows closer to her. The rest of the story unravels the physical and emotional dynamics between the characters and reveals who Vaishnavi truly loves.
From the promotional materials, it’s evident that “Baby” is a love triangle narrative with a hint of tragedy. Director Sai Rajesh starts the movie by setting the tone for a potentially heart-wrenching ending. The initial sequences depicting Anand and Vaishu’s school days are captivating, relying on subtle gestures and background music to engage the audience. The moments leading up to the interval receive applause, building anticipation. The second half intensifies the storytelling pace, with impactful scenes showcasing Vaishnavi’s hidden relationship with Viraj and the eventual revelation of his true nature. The climax is emotionally charged, likely to resonate with the youth. The relatability of the scenes will appeal to a wider audience.
Anand Devarakonda and Vaishnavi Chaitanya deliver stellar performances, embodying their respective characters with conviction. Anand impresses as an auto driver, portraying his role with depth. Although some emotional scenes could have been smoother, overall, Anand’s performance is commendable. Vaishnavi shines as a girl from the Basti, showcasing both her glamorous and emotional sides effortlessly. Her character becomes a major highlight of the movie, with impactful performances in bold and emotional scenes. Viraj Ashwin, Nagababu, and the supporting cast deliver competent performances within the scope of their roles.
Director Sai Rajesh exhibits his skill by crafting a familiar story in an interesting and engaging manner. His dialogues strike a chord with the audience, and the screenplay resonates with today’s youth. Emotional scenes are shot effectively, although the climax feels slightly inconsistent. Character development could have been more robust, and a few scenes appear stretched. Vijay Bulganin’s music leaves a lasting impression, with impressive background scores. The production values are commendable, and M.N. Bal Reddy’s cinematography captures the essence of the story naturally.
“Baby” is a film that manages to captivate the minds of the youth with its engaging narrative.