Banner: Suresh Productions
Cast: Ravi Babu, Nabha Natesh, Abhishek Varma, RK and others
Music: Prashanth Vihari
Cinematography: N Sudhakar Reddy
Producer: Suresh Babu
Written and directed by: Ravi Babu
Release date: November 7, 2018
When Ravi Babu announced that he is making a film with a piglet as the central character, it created huge interest among the film lovers. The teaser also hiked up the expectations.
Let's find out its merits and demerits.
A piglet belonging to a kid in Gannavaram in Andhra Pradesh is taken by a gang. It eventually lands in Hyderabad.
Six-pack Shakti (Ravi Babu), Gutka Gangaraju and Sharjah Shankar (RK) are in search of this piglet for various reasons.
How piglet escapes from them and reaches the kid forms the rest of the story.
Performances of all the actors are bad to worse. Nabha Natesh of "Nannu Dochukunduvate" has played silly role. Her boyfriend Abhishek Varma really looks like a stupid as Nabha keeps on saying in the film. Ravi Babu as Shakti is irritating.
The film's production values and technical aspects are decent.
Ravi Babu is known for making different and interesting movies like 'Anasuya', and 'Nachavule'. At the same time, he has also made inane, quirky comedies like "Ammayilu Abbayilu" and "Party" that have put off the audiences.
His comedy is not palatable for regular moviegoer as he generally tries to generate entertainment from yuck situations. His latest movie "Adhugo" falls in the latter group.
The film begins with a pig narrating (Rajendra Prasad's voiceover for this pig) a moral story to its kid. It tells how a piglet caused havoc when it crossed the road. Then Bunty the piglet is introduced. But before coming to the main point, we get to see the story of a young couple (played by Abhishek Varma and Nabha Natesh).
Then various characters like Energy Benarjee, Six-pack Shakti, Gutka Gangaraju, Sharjah Shankar, Anger Apparao, Double Agent Damu, Key Kumar are introduced each one having a back story.
Six-pack Shakti is in search of this Bunty to slice her to get the chip that she swallowed. Gutka Gangaraju and Sharjah Shankar are searching for Bunty to win a race as it the pig has three tattoos on her body which is a good omen. All these threads are interwoven.
Till the interval, we don't get to see the Bunty's action but the silly comedy scenes on various gangs go on. Post-interval, focus shifts on Bunty's escapades but those sequences have failed to generate laughs.
Instead, Ravi Babu has come up with his brand of inane comedy: Gutka Gangaraju spits on his assistants, Sharjah Shankar's wife always badmouths him, a guy is chased when he's having bath and he runs naked, etc. And a piglet poops on the face of Gangaraju. It turns even clumsy later.
All in all, "Adhugo" is bore to the core. The film is full of chaotic sequences with over the top comedy, bad jokes. It is totally avoidable for good of your health.
Bottom-line: Stale Comedy