Katamarayudu Movie review.

One of the most awaited films of this year, Katamarayudu opened in theatres across all over  the world today.After a commercial misfire with Sardaar Gabbar singh, Pawan kalyan has teamed up with Gopala Gopala director Kishore pardasani AKA Dolly.Sardaar Gabbar singh producer sharath marrar shelled out his money on this commercial potboiler too. Shruthi hassan  played the female lead. This film is touted as Tamil super hit film, Ajith starrer Veeram remake. Akula shiva made some changes in the story for telugu audiences.

Katamarayudu is the story  of a powerful man in a village, Thaalapaka, Rayalaseema. Whatever he say it is like a decree to the people of that region. He lives with his four brothers played by Ajay, Krishna chaitanya, Kamaraju and Shiva balaji. They are his strength and weakness. Linga (Ali) is personal legal adviser and friend to Katamarayudu. One day a business (Pradeep singh rawat) approached rayudu for his support in an illegal business but rayudu declines it in his style. Meanwhile, Owing to things happened in his child hood, He turns out misogynist.

In the meantime, His brother falls in love with sweethearts, They don’t have courage to tell their love matter to their elder brother. Rayudu comes across a classical dancer, Avanthi (Shruthi hassan), Who is a peace lover. Rayudu brothers tried to set up the damsel with their brother and they succeed. Rayudu falls in  love with avantika so does the dancer. Avantika wants to introduce rayudu to her father who is pacifist in her village.In the meantime, A gang attacks rayudu infront of avanthi. What happened next is rest of the story.

It is like a deja vu feel to the telugu cinephiles as they watch katamarayudu on the big screen, The story is quite banal and screenplay  is cliched. Dolly exploited the stardom of the protagonist in introduction and key scenes very well but he failed to show the antagonist in the same manner. Prasad murrella shot frames are extremely good. Music  composed by Anup rubens is not up to the standards of pawan kalyan film.  Gautham raju should have scissored a few scenes in the second half.   Production values are good.

It is a one man show through out the film, Pawan kalyan screen presence is one of the positive points to this film. His mannerism  in folk song and chemistry with the female lead is a treat to watch. Shruthi hassan has got a meaty role, She did her part well.  Antagonist Tarun arrora is shown in a poor light. Rao Ramesh, Pradeep singh rawat did not do much in the film.  Versatile actor Nassar made his mark in a pivotal role.

On the whole, Katamarayudu is a treat to pawan kalyan fans who have been waiting to see their idol on the big screen. First half has a great entertainment but it doesn’t last in the latter half. However, You can watch this film for heartful laughs.

Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.

Ghazi Movie Review

 

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It’s been a great year for telugu film industry, Most of the films are fared well at the box office. The new outing of Rana Daggubati is a bilingual film (Hindi and Telugu) opened in theaters across the world. Ghazi is all about the under water war between india and pakistan  in 1971. Kay Kay Menon played an important role in the film along with Atul Kulkarni and Tapsee Pannu. New director Sankalp reddy directed this rare genre film in telugu cinema. This is also the first under water war film in indian cinema too.

Ghazi Opens with the voice over of Mega star Chiranjeevi narrating about the wars between India and Pakistan. In karachi, Pakistan Navy officials hatch a plan to destroy the India’s most disastrous weapon INS Vikrant. On an alert from Indian intelligence, The Navy officials deploy Captain Ran vijay singh (Kay kay menon) and Lieutenant commander, Arjun (Rana Dabbgubati) to keep an eye on pakistan nefarious activites under water and at the same time, command them to not to attack before opponent does.  They named the mission as sea sighting.

Ran Vijay singh is a very intelligent officer but he also turns hot headed  when oppponent rattles his cage. With his stubborn behaviour he was earlier suspended for two years. Meanwhile, Arjun is a disciplined officer, who oblige every rule. With the submarine, They search for opponent whereabouts under water but couldn’t able to find no clue. In the mean time, They comes across pakistan submarine called Ghazi. What happened next is the rest of the story.

Someone need a lot of courage to make this kind of film for his debut. Sankalp reddy  hits the bull eye with his debut project. He splendidly bring out the proper emotions from his characters. Most of the citizens are not aware of this battle but The writers Gunnam Gangaraju and Niranjan reddy made a brilliant effort to promulgate the unknown history to the audiences. Gunnam written dialogues especially the patriotic dialogues in the second half are too good. The best part of the film is its visuals, Madhie  who worked earlier for Srimanthudu, Jil and other films, did a fabulous job. Visuals are nothing short of a hollywood film. Musician K has composed background score gives  goosebumps to the viewers. Production values by PVP are too good.

While working with Baahubali 2 team, Rana Daggubati has done this film too, The young hulk did a fabulous job in emotional scenes. Kay Kay Menon played  an important role and stolen the hearts of viewers with impeccable acting skills. Atul Kulkarni also played a pivotal role. Tapsee did a cameo appearance. The other cast members have done their part  very well.

In the first half, Director takes time to introduce his characters and set the stage but the second half has too much intensity moments, Dialogues, firing, national anthems and outstanding performance of the protagonist. The whole cast and crew made an incredible effort and it palatable with the output. I would go with four out of five stars for this first under water war film in indian cinema.

Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.

 

 

Singam 3 Movie Review

After a much delay in release, The third installment from singham franchise is opened in theatres today. Suriya , Anushka and Shruthi Hassan played the lead roles. Hari directed all the films. New man in the team, Harris Jairaj composed the music. The prequels had fared well.Lets see how this third part will do at the box office.

The singham kicks off with a clamour of karnataka legislativies for the solution of crimes in the state. The home minister suggested the CM to take help of neighboring state police officer, Narsimham (Suriya). In last two installments, The angry young cop solves the criminal cases in his state but this time, He posted to Karnataka as CBI agent to solve the murder case of a former commissioner who was assigned to unravel the mysteries behind crimes in the state. 

               In no time, He ascertain that MSN Reddy (Saxena) is a powerful man in the area, who is also henchman of central minister (Suman). Inorder to find out the murderer of commissioner, Narsimham initially act as favouring MSN Reddy.Meanwhile, In the progress of  investigation, Suriya comes to know that Reddy is manipulated someone from Australia. Who is that man? What is the mystery behind killing a commissioner? And How the protagonist solves this case are main parts of the story.

This time, Hari has done commendable Job in script work. From the opening title till the penultimate frame, The narrative is too detailed and the effort is palatable.Like other two previous installments, Even this one has too many high octane action sequences that keep audiences on action mode. Cameraman Priyan’s work is good. Harris Jairaj composed music is not up to the mark of singham franchise.The length is too long, could have scissored a few scenes. Production values are good.

It’s a cake walk role for Suriya as he has already portrayed the same role in previous installments too.Anushka Shetty associated with the franchise from first part, she has a minimal role. New lady in the franchise, Shruti Hassan also has a small role. Female leads have nothing much to do. Anoop Thakur did a fabulous job as the antagonist.Soori comic timing is okay. Suman, Sharath Kumar, Radhika Sarath Kumar, Jay Prakash and Saxena have done their roles well.

Singham 3 would definitely embrace by the action movie lovers. Even after much delay in release, This third part also lived up to the franchise name. I will go with the three stars out of five to this latest commercial potboiler.

Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.

Nenu Local Review

Rating : 3/5.

Cast :  Nani, Keerthi Suresh and Others.

Director : Trinadha Rao Nakkina.

Language : Telugu.

Music :  Devi Sri Prasad.

Cinematographer : Nazhi shafi.

Producer : Shirish.

Nenu local is the latest outing of natural star, Nani. Last year, This young actor has been flabbergasted his colleagues with his consecutive hits (Krishna gadi Veera prema Gaadha and Gentleman). This year he has come up with Nenu local.Trinadha Rao Nakkina, who gave us romantic comedy, Cinema choopistha  Mama, has directed this film. Nenu Sailaja actress Keerthi Suresh paired up with Nani. For the first time, Rockstar, Devi Sri Prasad has composed the music.Shatamanam bhavathi producer Shirish produced this romantic comedy.

Nenu local is the tale of a happy go lucky guy, Babu (Nani), who is struggling to clear his graduation backlogs. Like any other youngster he doesn’t change his attitude for anyone.After clearing his graduation backlogs, He bumps into a girl, Keerthi ( Keerthi) and falls in love with her at first sight. Babu tries to woo the girl with his antics, but she reluctant to accept his proposal owing to her doting father (Sachin Khedkar). In no time, A cop, Siddharth varma played by Naveen Chandra comes into the picture as he loves Keerthi from a long time. What happened next, is rest of the story.

The storyline is quite hackneyed but the captain of the ship, Trinadha Nakkina has spectacularly executed the film. Novice writer, Prasanna Kumar written dialogues is an eye-opener for many people out there in the society.Rockstar Dev Sri Prasad composed music is another plus point for this film. Two songs, Next Enti and Ekkada Ekkada made the audience to hum it aleast once while watching song. Editor Prawin pudi should have chopped off  a big length. Nazir shafi’s camera work is just  brilliant.I loved his frame work in Ekkada Ekkada Song. Shekar master choreography for  Next Enti  should be mentionable. Production values are just awesome.

 Nani has been scaling new heights in telugu cinema with his consecutive hits.This young actor has  completely nailed the role with his natural acting prowess.I felt no one would do justice to the lead role as much as this natural star did.Keerthi Suresh who made her debut with Nenu Sailaja has again stolen the hearts of young telugu cinephiles with her next door girl look.Naveen Chandra surprised audiences with chiseled body and played his role well. Sachin khedkar, Posani Krishna Murali and the other cast made their mark 

The cliched story is a big minus for this film. However, The chemistry between the lead pair, is a treat to watch.I’m sure every youngster would enjoy this film to the hilt. I’m going with three stars.

Bottom line : Find happiness in little things.

Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.

Srirasthu Subhamasthu Review

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Srirasthu Subhmasthu deals with the values, ethics, emotions and notions of middle class and high class families. There are general beliefs in our society that rich people are snobs and middle class people are greedy. Director Parusuram has depicted this points in his love story and conveyed a social message through his latest celluloid.

This is the story a rich youngster, Sirish (Allu Sirish), comes across a middle class girl, Ananya (Lavanya Tripati) and falls in love with her. As he reveals his love affair to his father, (Played by Prakash Raj), A  business man, reluctant to agree, owing to his notion on middle class girls that they are greedy to marry rich guys for social security.Sirish has a strong belief that all people are not the same, So, He wants to prove his father wrong by wooing ananya as a middle class guy.

Meanwhile, Ananya’s father (Rao Ramesh), always wants to fulfill his daughter dreams inspite of his weak financial status. Here comes the twist in the tale, His friend,(Tanikella Bharani) who financially bails him out, wants to perform Ananya’s marriage with his son. In the mean time, Ananya falls in love with sirish. What happened next is concept of the film.

After a brief hiatus, Parusuram has come up with an another romantic entertainer blended up with melodrama. The whole narration is quite banal but it made successful impact on the audiences. A few dialogues are marvellously written. Manikandan’s camera work is brillaint, every frame is so aesthetic. Thaman has composed some mediocre music. A few silly scenes should have been chopped off in first half. There are some double entendres mouthed by the protagonist, went down well with the front seat audiences. Geeta Arts production values are good.

After Kottha janta, Sirish has made his come back with this film.This time he has come up with much better performance than ever before.In few key scenes, Sirish pulled off the protagonist role with ease. Actress Lavanya Tripati, has much scope to prove her acting prowess. She did her best. Rao Ramesh, steals the show with his impeccable timing in emotional scenes. Prakash raj is shown in minimal role, but he made his mark. Yesteryear actress, Suma Latha, Tanikella Bharani, Ravi, Randheer, Pragathi, and Ali played their roles well.

On the whole, Srirasthu Subhamasthu, has a lackluster first half and  decent second half.  A few dialogues are like food for thought and at the same time, dialogues like  I lost my identity because of your foolish act do not make sense.Rao ramesh pulled even off this role with ease. I will go with two and half stars for this family entertainer.

Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.

Srirasthu Subhamasthu Review

Srirasthu Subhmasthu deals with the values, ethics, emotions and notions of middle class and high class families. There are general beliefs in our society that rich people are snobs and middle class people are greedy. Director Parusuram has depicted this points in his love story and conveyed a social message through his latest celluloid.

This is the story a rich youngster, Sirish (Allu Sirish), comes across a middle class girl, Ananya (Lavanya Tripati) and falls in love with her. As he reveals his love affair to his father, (Played by Prakash Raj), A  business man, reluctant to agree, owing to his notion on middle class girls that they are greedy to marry rich guys for social security.Sirish has a strong belief that all people are not the same, So, He wants to prove his father wrong by wooing ananya as a middle class guy.

Meanwhile, Ananya’s father (Rao Ramesh), always wants to fulfill his daughter dreams inspite of his weak financial status. Here comes the twist in the tale, His friend,(Tanikella Bharani) who financially bails him out, wants to perform Ananya’s marriage with his son. In the mean time, Ananya falls in love with sirish. What happened next is concept of the film.

After a brief hiatus, Parusuram has come up with an another romantic entertainer blended up with melodrama. The whole narration is quite banal but it made successful impact on the audiences. A few dialogues are marvellously written. Manikandan’s camera work is brillaint, every frame is so aesthetic. Thaman has composed some mediocre music. A few silly scenes should have been chopped off in first half. There are some double entendres mouthed by the protagonist, went down well with the front seat audiences. Geeta Arts production values are good.

After Kottha janta, Sirish has made his come back with this film.This time he has come up with much better performance than ever before.In few key scenes, Sirish pulled off the protagonist role with ease. Actress Lavanya Tripati, has much scope to prove her acting prowess. She did her best. Rao Ramesh, steals the show with his impeccable timing in emotional scenes. Prakash raj is shown in minimal role, but he made his mark. Yesteryear actress, Suma Latha, Tanikella Bharani, Ravi, Randheer, Pragathi, and Ali played their roles well.

On the whole, Srirasthu Subhamasthu, has a lackluster first half and  decent second half.  A few dialogues are like food for thought and at the same time, dialogues like  I lost my identity because of your foolish act do not make sense.Rao ramesh pulled even off this role with ease. I will go with two and half stars for this family entertainer.

Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.

Dora Movie Review

Rating : 2/5.

Bottom Line :  Don’t judge a movie by its poster.

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This year is one of the best years for Telugu dubbed tamil films. Most of the films have been doing brisk business at the Telugu cinema box office. This weekend release, Dora is a telugu dubbed version of tamil film ‘Jackson Durai’. Actor Satyaraj, who is well known to national audiences as Kattappa, played a pivotal role in the film, and his son, Sibi raj is the protagonist.

Dharani Dharan kumar directed this horror comedy film, kicks off with the introduction of a village called Dora puram, where the people are hassled by a ghost called Jackson. The villagers believed that the ghost is a britisher. During British regime, A bunch of britishers died in an accident, since then, the ghost is harrasing the poor villagers when clock ticks at 9 PM.

The Crime branch of police of state, appoints a novice officer, Sathya ( Sibi raj), to solve the mystery.In Dorapuram, The officer bumps into a village girl, Vijaya ( Himabindu),and falls in love with her. While trying to unravel the mystery, He experiences some eerie things. Meanwhile, Vijaya’s cousin, Veera ( Karunakaran) also wants to marry the love interest of sathya.

Vijaya’s father, who also happens to be the village head, put a condition to both of the suitors that they must spent a week in haunted bungalow,  who ever survive, will marry his daughter. Both of them agree the condition, And decide to spent one week.  They intially experience spooky things.In no time, The poor guys findout the mystery behind Jackson ghost. what is that mystery? is rest of the story.

The story has enough potential to tickle the funny bone of audiences, but the director, Dharani kumar prolonged the screenplay in second half, It affected the positive created by the intial half of the film, Cameraman ,Yuvraj Singh has done a phenomenal job, All the frames are aesthetic and pleasant to the eyes. Screen writing could have been much better. Medicore songs, but the background score by Chinna is good. Editor should been chopped off some repeated scenes.

Satyaraj who is also known as katappa, essayed the cake -walk role and he did it well.The make up men deserve special applause for their amazing work. The protagonist sibiraj has offered a few intermittent chuckles to audience by joining up comedians Yogi Babu and Karunakaran. Both the actors have done their roles pretty well. Hima bindu essayed the role of  a village belle, got nothing much to do on the screen. Zachary coffin did an important role with ease.

All over, The poor writing botched up the film, especially the latter half, However, This horror comedy is a well crafted without a soul turns out the misfire at the box office. you can watch this film for a few laughs, Don’t expect more than that. I will go with two out of five starts for this latest telugu dubbed tamil film.

Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.