Verdict: Film Critics have given Mixed Reviews to Pushpa: The Rise Part 1 Movie Starring Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil, Rashmika Mandanna, Dhananjay, Sunil.
Pushpa: The Rise Reviews
Ratings: 5.96/10

Score: 64%
Reviews Counted: 28
: 18 | : 10

Telugu Pushpa: The Rise Movie Reviews.
Director: Sukumar
Producer: Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar
Writer: Sukumar
Genre: Action, Drama
Release Date: 17 December 2021

Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times: - | 7/10
Allu Arjun is terrific, ends 2021 with one of the most entertaining movies of the year ... Full Review

Neeshita Nyayapati | Times of India: 3/5 | 6/10
Despite the film being a mixed bag, it does make you curious for what’s to come. If only to see if Fahadh and Allu Arjun get to set the screen on fire ... Full Review

Manoj Kumar R | The Indian Express: 3/5 | 6/10
Allu Arjun walks away with the film with his strong performance. He embraces his deglamorized look and delivers a memorable performance ... Full Review

The Hindu: - | 5.5/10
The first edition of the two-part gangster drama is a mixed bag, despite a few riveting segments. Allu Arjun is impressive, but did an over-the-top and caricaturish opponent require a Fahadh Faasil? ... Full Review

Gulte: 2.75/5 | 5.5/10
To conclude, Pushpa: The Rise is a formula-based gangster drama with predictable scenes and flow. The only thing that makes it an interesting watch is Allu Arjun as Pushpa ... Full Review

123 Telugu: 3.5/5 | 6/10
Pushpa is Allu Arjun’s one man show as the icon star delivers a knockout performance. The first half is good but the second half slows down with dull climax ... Full Review

Behind Woods: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Allu Arjun's performance makes it a watchable action drama for fans. Overall, Pushpa aspires to be unique but doesn't attempt to break out of the box ... Full Review

Cine Josh: 2.75/5 | 5.5/10
Except for Allu Arjun's powerful performance, the film offered nothing new. With missing emotional connect and routine story, screenplay, and direction, Pushpa turned out to be just an average entertainer ... Full Review

Tollywood.net: 3/5 | 6/10
Predictable but Sukumar became successful to execute Pushpa: The Rise in engaging manner ... Full Review

Zoom TV: - | 8/10
Performance-wise, Allu Arjun steals the show with his exceptionally brilliant acting skills. You can't take your eyes off the actor as he plays Pushpa Raj with high intensity and much finesse ... Full Review

Telugu Cinema: 2.75/5 | 5.5/10
‘Pushpa The Rise’ is completely Allu Arjun’s show. His performance is his main strength. The ‘fire’ is missing in the latter part of the film, and the lengthy runtime is a major issue ... Full Review

Telugu360: 2.75/5 | 5.5/10
Second half is a BIG letdown and audience may keep wondering what the purpose of the last 30 minutes and the climax episode was. As you walk out, you can’t help but think if part 2 will ever be made ... Full Review

Great Andhra: 2.5/5 | 5/10
All in all, “Pushpa” belongs entirely to Allu Arjun and his commendable performance. Director Sukumar has shown his mark at many places, but he has not woven it in a watertight manner, making it a pretty predictable rise of a don’s story ... Full Review

Galatta: 2.75/5 | 6/10
Pushpa has a decent first half and an average second half, but Allu Arjun's presence makes the film passable ... Full Review

On Manorama: 2.5/5 | 6/10
'Pushpa: The Rise' stands out as a mass entertainer and manages to keep us waiting on tenterhooks for the second part ... Full Review

Only Kollywood: 3/5 | 6/10
On the whole, Pushpa is a fine entertainer that works thanks to Allu Arjun’s presence and his entertaining performance ... Full Review

The Hans India: 2.75/5 | 5.5/10
The decision of making it in two parts also damaged the story of the film. The narrative is very bland and slow. The first half is quite engaging but the second half moves at a snail pace and bores us to the core ... Full Review

FirstPost: 3/5 | 6/10
Allu Arjun is perfect in a film that is too long for its own good ... Full Review

Taran Adarsh: 3.5/5 | 7/10
POWER-PACKED. #Pushpa is #AlluArjun show all the way. Delivers an award-worthy, knockout performance… Fantastic first half… Gripping second hour, but could’ve done with trimming… DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THIS FILM ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A paisa vasool entertainer and rests on Sukumar’s expert direction, action and Allu Arjun’s starry presence ... Full Review

Scroll: - | 5/10
Lots of style and a bit of substance. Allu Arjun, who is in nearly every other scene, commands the screen. But little else feels fresh or surprising in a rote crime drama that lumbers on for 179 minutes ... Full Review

Deccan Chronicle: 3/5 | 6/10
Performance wise, Allu Arjun breathes life into the character. He has evolved a lot as an actor and this is one of his career-best performances ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Terrific Allu Arjun deserved a better film. The first chapter of 'Pushpa' ends well but we hope the follow up is consistently engaging and not exciting only in parts. ... Full Review

Sify: 3/5 | 6/10
To conclude, Pushpa is a lengthy action drama… if you fall in love with the dark world of the protagonist, you might end up liking the film! ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 3/5 | 6/10
Pushpa is a 'paisa vasool' entertainer that won't disappoint you, except for the technicalities, which are not up to the mark ... Full Review

The Week: 3/5 | 6/10
Loses direction after take-off. Rayalaseema slang mouthed by characters stands out and is one of the highlights ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 3/5 | 6/10
We wouldn't say Pushpa is strictly for Allu Arjun diehard fans as the movie does have quite a bit going on for neutral views, too, across demographics. However, it does much more to cement Bunny (Allu Arjun's nickname) as a proper pan-India star rather than stamp the movie as a pan-India film everyone would go gaga about ... Full Review

The News Minute: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Allu Arjun is immensely likable on screen and that keeps Pushpa going despite its lengthy runtime of three hours ... Full Review