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'Yamudiki Mogudu' Review: Just Ok

Rating: 2.75/5
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Cast: Allari Naresh, Richa Panai, Sayaji Shinde, Ramyakrishna etc
Written by: Kranthireddy Sakinala
Music: Koti
Editing: Goutam Raju
Cinematography: K Raveendra Babu
Producer: Chanti Addala
Direction: E Sattibabu
Released on: 27 Dec 2012
 
Allari Naresh's films carry a trade mark style of comedy. This time the backdrop chosen was Yamalokam. Let us see the ins and outs of this film.
 
Story:
Naresh (Allari Naresh) is a drama artiste who is born without the destiny written by Lord Brahma. Brahma fails to write his fate by mistake.
 
Since he has no fate written on his head, there will no end to his life as well. He possesses the powers of Gods.
 
Since it proves against nature, Narada conspires a plan to make things right. He plans in such a way that Yama's daughter Yamaja (Richa Panai) marries Naresh. From then, how things move between Yama and his son in law Naresh has to be watched on screen.
 
Performances:
Allari Naresh acted as usual with ample ease and timing. He also delivered his sentiment side in this film along with comedy.
 
Richa Panai is too fair to resist and nothing can be expected from her other than this. She has no skill set to act but exposed enough to the camera. And the dubbing artiste who gave voice for her is still worse.
 
It is in fact an adventurous thing to make Sayaji Shinde act as Yama. He struggled in a few scenes while playing with dialogues.
 
Ramya Krishna is ok. Krishna Bahagawan delivered his style of double meaning punch dialogues.
 
Tanikella Bharani's villainy is impressive while Raghubabu and Master Bharat entertain masses.
 
Highlights:

  • First half comedy
  • Yamalokam episode
  • Aththo Attamma Koothuro song

Drawbacks:

  • Dragged second half
  • Weak pre climax and climax

Analysis:
The film is nothing less to any standard Allari Naresh's film. There is enough comedy for masses in first half. A villain is not at all required for this film. Due to him, the story took wrong side and ended up with less gripping episodes. It is in fact useful for regular commercial films with big heroes, but for Allari Naresh, the director could have banked only on comedy.
 
There is more scope to bring laughs with the concept of Yama's daughter marrying a human. But director didn’t use it.
 
On the other hand Yama’s characterization was failed fully as he was projected as flirt and who gets tempted looking at women.
 
The film was made with enough richness through out without compromising on production values. Graphics are ok. Dialogues are good. Though there is enough comedy, double meanings dominated. Cinematography and editing are ok.
 
E Sattibabu thought to make an all round commercial film. He attempted to make a straight masala film with comedy, sentiment and climax fight. He would have scored more marks, had he made only a full length comedy film. Director didn’t use the scope to entertain audience with more comedy episodes between Yama and Naresh.
 
Aththo Aththamma Kooturo is the highlight song in entire second half. The song clicked very well as the timing and placement was rightly grooved. But the graph has fallen down suddenly after this song. There was heavy drag till the end.
 
The melodramatic dialogues from Ramaya Krishna to Yama bring head ache. On a whole, only pass marks can be given to this film. There may not be complaint from Allari Naresh fans. The right time for this film to do business is only before Sankranthi.
 
Bottom Line: Allari Naresh's mark comedy

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