Baby,’ initially launched as an independent film featuring budding actors, has now transformed into a sensational movie, thanks to its chart-topping songs and captivating promotional content. This film stars Anand Deverakonda, Vaishnavi Chaitanya, and Viraj Ashwin, with Sai Rajesh serving as the writer and director, while SKN takes on the role of the film’s producer. ‘Baby’ hit theaters today, July 14th, and now let’s delve into the review.
Anand (Anand Deverakonda) and Vaishnavi (Vaishnavi Chaitanya) have been in love since their school days. While Anand fails to secure a college education and ends up working as an auto driver, Vaishnavi joins a college. The college environment and new friendships bring about a transformation in her interests. She befriends and grows closer to Viraj (Viraj Ashwin). Meanwhile, the love between Anand and Vaishnavi faces numerous tests. After an unexpected incident, how do the lives of Viraj, Anand, and Vaishnavi change? What unfolds next forms the crux of the story.
Anand Deverakonda delivers a career-defining performance, skillfully portraying various shades of his character. He particularly shines in crucial scenes, exuding confidence and comfort in his challenging role.
Vaishnavi Chaitanya leaves her mark in her debut film itself, tackling a complex role with grace. She delivers an impressive performance, with the interval scene standing out as a highlight. Viraj Ashwin perfectly fits his role and executes it aptly. He delivers his career-best performance in ‘Baby,’ enhancing the film with his screen presence.
Director Sai Rajesh presents a story in ‘Baby’ that strongly resonates with today’s youth. He captures the perspective of the younger generation, and the first half focuses on character establishment and conflicts. At times, the pacing feels slow, even though the audience has an idea of what will happen next. However, the director keeps the film engaging through emotional depth and impactful dialogues. The outstanding interval sequence raises the bar for the second half.
Cinema World Masti Rating: 4/5