The Telugu industry is well credited for its extravagance and flamboyance, and its vibrancy. However, recent film industry trends are paving the way for new talents, more artistic freedom, and creative plots. They have seen significant changes in classic genres such as love stories, and the Telugu industry is no exception.
By using love stories as the platform to voice out serious social issues, Tollywood has progressed in delivering content that broke from the stereotypical love stories that generations grew up with. The rise of streaming platforms and OTT Platforms delivering high-quality movies watch online helped change the already established trends in film industries. With the audience now preferring more real and content-rich but sophisticated plots, filmmakers have now been more creative with their content delivery.
One such film that you should watch now if you are looking for good Telugu film recommendations is Gypsy. Gypsy is a Tamil romanti movie that was written and directed by Raju Murugan in 2020. Starring JIva, Natasha Singh, Malayalam actor-director Lal Jose in his Tamil debut, and Sunny Wayne.
Under the banner of Olympia Movies, Ambeth Kumar produced the film. Santhosh Narayanan composed the film’s music, while Selvakumar S. K. and Raymond Derrick Crasta handled cinematography and editing. The film had a theatrical release on 6th March and is now available to stream in Telugu on the OTT Platform AHA.
Gypsy tells the story of Gypsy, who has no religion and therefore has no identity, and a Muslim girl Waheeda and their love story. All the hurdles faced by the couple are a result of political violence and thus woven in a love story, Gypsy tells stories of political violence, religious-based violence, discrimination, caste, sectarian and political violence, and talks about social harmony.
The film opens with a scene in Kashmir where the sounds of rifles and bombings taint its beauty, and from here on, you get the hint of what Gypsy will entail.
Gypsy lost his parents, an inter-faith couple in the Indo-Pak war, and the orphan was raised by a nomad whom he calls senior. Raised to live free, Gypsy adopts music as his passion, and while he was on camp singing, Waheeda falls in love with him and gets pregnant. They decide to elope, and all the hurdles and problems faced by an inter-faith couple follow the rest of the plot.
From the lush greens and cinematic beauty of Kashmir to the directions and storyline of Murugan, Gypsy is a tale of wonder that will leave you sad, appalled, and with raw emotions about what is happening in today’s world. There are many love stories based on political violence bit what sets Gypsy apart is its clever writing, political commentary, and social status of women. Adding to this are the performances from the entire cast, especially Jiva, who does an outstanding job in portraying every raw emotion.
Santhosh Narayanan beats bear the film’s ethos from beginning to end, and Selvakumar SK, whose angles and frames are exceptional in places, adds to this beauty.
The OTT Platform AHA lets you watch movies in Telugu, original and dubbed versions of another regional film. To watch Gypsy and other films, do get your hands on an AHA subscription today.