Family Star On OTT: Is IT Worth The Watch?

“The Family Star,” written and directed by Parasuram and produced by Dil Raju and Shirish under the Sri Venkateswara Creations banner, showcases the talents of Vijay Deverakonda and Mrunal Thakur in leading roles. Prime members in India, as well as over 240 countries and territories worldwide, will soon have the opportunity to stream this family drama starting April 26. Initially available in Telugu and Tamil, the film will later be dubbed in Malayalam and Kannada to cater to a broader audience.


At the heart of “The Family Star” is the character of Govardhan, portrayed by Vijay Deverakonda, a dedicated family man with aspirations for greatness. However, his ambitions are intertwined with the responsibility of caring for an extended joint family. The narrative takes an intriguing turn when Govardhan’s life intersects with that of Indu, played by Mrunal Thakur, a captivating new tenant. As their interactions evolve, an unexpected love story blossoms between Govardhan and Indu. Yet, their journey is fraught with challenges stemming from various individuals, situations, and underlying issues that test the resilience of their bond.

Family Star Review

Director Parasuram Petla’s latest offering, ‘The Family Star,’ follows a familiar template of romantic drama centered around the struggles of a middle-class man named Govardhan. Despite having two brothers, Govardhan grapples with the responsibility of supporting a large family, setting the stage for an intriguing plot filled with familial drama. However, reminiscent of Parasuram’s previous work, such as ‘Geetha Govindam,’ the film treads on familiar ground, offering a storyline punctuated by illogical sequences that may leave viewers questioning the narrative coherence.

‘The Family Star’ presents a narrative riddled with illogical plot developments, pushing the boundaries of believability with each successive scene. Viewers may find themselves compelled to suspend their disbelief as the film unfolds, encountering one improbable scenario after another. Despite the occasional interval twist that injects a momentary spark of intrigue, the inconsistent pacing and placement of action sequences and songs detract from the overall viewing experience, slowing down the narrative’s momentum.

While ‘The Family Star’ has its moments of enjoyment, particularly in the endearing camaraderie between Vijay Deverakonda‘s character and his grandmother, as well as a sprinkling of humorous sequences, its pacing issues and lackluster conflict prevent it from reaching its full potential. With stronger pacing and a more compelling conflict, the film could have elevated itself to a higher standard, delivering a more engaging and satisfying viewing experience for audiences.


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