Uppena Movie Review

  • By: nettv4u.com
  • Review for the film: "Uppena"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 27 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 12-02-2021
  • Genre: Drama
3.5 / 5.0

Uppena is a romantic action thriller scripted and directed by Buchi Babu Sana. The film is produced by Sukumar Writings of “Sukumar,” Ravishankar and Naveen Yerenini under the banner Mythri Movie Makers. Devi Sri Prasad composed the music. Shamdat cranked the camera and Navin Nooli edited the film. The movie has Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty in the lead roles. Vijay Sethupathi played an important role in the film. Sai Chand played a supporting role. The movie was supposed to hit the screens in April 2020. Due to the covid pandemic, it hit the screens on 12th February 2021.


Aasi, the son of a fisherman, is in love with Sangeetha from his childhood. She had always followed her wherever she goes. Although she was not aware of it, Sangeetha, aka Bebamma, started noticing him after some time. Aasi loves her unconditionally, without knowing the severe consequence he had to face in the form of Rayanam. Rayanam is none other than the father of Bebamma. He is the kind of person who doesn’t want to step down from his principles. What happens when Aasi – Sangeetha’s love is out of the box? Did they elope? What is Rayanam’s decision? The answers form the interesting part of the story.

Star Performance

The newcomers Vaisshnav and Kriti had done their part well. Kriti has a great future. She is good in looks and performance. Vijay Sethupathi is the show-stealer who impresses everyone with his casual performance and body language.


The story is not new and predictable. But, the interesting part is the screenplay. The characterization, dialogues and direction are also good. The film doesn’t look like a debut for Buchi Babu and even for the lead stars. Unlike the other films of this genre, Uppena has a different climax. Songs by DSP are superb, especially Nee Kannu Neeli Samudram and Dhak Dhak. Editing is good, but if it had been a bit sharper, it would have been better.

What’s There?

  • The performance of the stars is good.
  • Vijay Sethupathi is one of the biggest pluses.
  • Music and cinematography are impressive.

What’s Not There?

  • Nothing big as a negative


Uppena comes with a usual story but a different screenplay, performances, songs and cinematography. The film will definitely be a treat for Vijay Sethupathi fans and youngsters! It is a good treat for Valentine’s Day!