Jr NTR and Pooja Hegde starrer Aravinda Sametha has been getting mixed reviews from critics.
Jr NTR's performance and Trivikram Srinivas' direction impresses critics. NTR’s chemistry with Pooja Hegde has also been getting a good response from fans and critics.
According to review in The Hindu, "Trivikram Srinivas takes a fresh look at the scenario with a hero who has immense mass appeal but is also convincing as an agent of change. Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava is Trivikram’s return to form, aided by NTR who internalises every line he speaks, conveying the inner turmoil of a guy who wants a way out of the mess and is willing to look for guidance."
Times of India writes, "Though the plot outline makes this seem like a Mirchi equivalent for Jr NTR - the cocktail of intensity, entertainment, efficient dialogue-baazi, all in measured amounts, keeps the film ticking along neatly. Trivikram masters the judicious balance of pandering to the masses and being a sane voice in the time of need. Aravinda Sametha Veeraraghava is definitely a film that marks a firm departure from the comfort zone of the director and the lead actor. It's a story that single-mindedly focuses on transformation, and one whose intentions remain consistent."
The News Minute writes, "Aravinda Sametha Veeraraghava made a promise with the title. The movie name usually describes the hero – that is the trend in Telugu movies. This movie uses the heroine’s name Aravinda (Pooja Hegde) to describe the hero. How progressive is that? True to its name, the movie sets about constructing its own metaphor. The context is simple, something most Telugu movie fans know by-heart - two factionists, two warring groups."
According to The Hans India, "Trivikram's story-telling skills are back into the form. The movie is an emotional roller-coaster with a slight touch of comedy and entertainment. The characters in the film are designed so beautifully well. More than the actors we can see the characters. Especially, NTR's rocking performance as Veera Raghava is excellent. The first 25 minutes is superb. The first half is good. Trivikram mark dialogues are there but his mark comedy is missing. But the story is engaging. The second half is emotional and the climax is wonderful. On the whole, 'Aravinda Sametha' is a worth-watching action entertainer."
Firstpost.com writes, "After all the years, Trivikram Srinivas has thrown his hat in the ring with an entirely different perspective to narrate the same bloody tale of violence through Aravinda Sametha. However, there’s a big difference in his approach. While the predecessors of Aravinda Sametha focused on the virility of its men, Trivikram humanises his protagonist, Veera Raghava, and adds two much-needed traits that define the film itself — the ability to listen to others, especially women in his life, and be man enough to empathise and cry. This isn’t to say that Veera Raghava doesn’t have even an iota of anger, valour, and pride that’s expected from a hero from this milieu, but he subdues his anger to an extent that he’s willing to say ‘sorry’ to his opponents for mistakes done in the past."
According to India Today, "Trivikram Srinivas's direction is one of the highlights of Aravinda Sametha. Taking a clichéd story and revamping it with interesting sequences is not an easy task. Many falter at it, but this time, Trivikram has packaged the film with the right dose of action, sentiment, love and drama."