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'Sudigadu' Review: For Hardcore Film Buffs

'Sudigadu' Review: For Hardcore Film Buffs

Rating: 3/5
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Arundhati Movies
Cast: Allari Naresh, Monal Gajjar, Jayaprakash Reddy, Sayaji Shinde, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana and others
Music: Sri Vasanth
Cinematographer: Vijay Vulaganath
Editor: Gowtham Raju
Story: Amudhan
Screenplay, direction: Bheemaneni Sreenivasa Rao
Producer: Chandrasekhar Reddy
Release date: 24/08/2012

Perhaps for the first time, a complete spoof entertainer has hit the Tollywood circuit and who better than Allari Naresh to lead from the front. Whether it was good enough, let us see

Story
Shiva (Allari Naresh) is born with a special Sudi and he wants to become a real hero. Due to an incident at the time of his birth, he gets separated from his parents (Allari Naresh, Hema) and he grows up with his grandma (Kovai Sarala) in Hyderabad. He grows up to be a smart man and here he falls in love with Priya (Monal).

A challenge with Priya’s father (Sayaji) makes Shiva a very rich man but at the time of marriage, he gets reminded of his parents. So, he goes to Seemapuram in search of his parents and this is the same place where factionist Thikkal Reddy (Jayaprakash Reddy) is waiting to take revenge.

What happens from there forms the rest of the story.

Performances
Allari Naresh has proved once again that he is indeed the king of comedy among the new age actors and the right successor to Rajendra Prasad. His dialogue delivery and timing are apt.

Monal Gajjar is a hot package. She has the right kind of beauty and sex appeal with good confidence in front of camera. If she can plan her future projects rightly she has the potential to go for a higher league.

Jayaprakash Reddy is a versatile performer and he blends comedy in the right way with a distinct dialogue delivery that brings laughs. He did his part as required.

Brahmanandam was alright, M S Narayana and L B Sriram complimented each other, Kovai Sarala was usual, Shravan was neat, Hema was standard, Raghu Babu, Fish Venkat, Chalapathi Rao, Jeeva and others did their bit as required and filled the screen.

Highlights:

  • First half
  • Allari Naresh performance
  • Spoof selection

Drawbacks:

  • Second half
  • Climax
  • Drag in sequences

Analysis
Attempting a spoof is not an ordinary thing and that too in an industry where there are so many big stars with such frenzy following. That way, director Bheemaneni must be appreciated for taking this project.

Of course, the film is a remake of the Tamil movie ‘Tamizh Padam’. As such, the maximum structure of the film has been taken from the original and even some of the scenes were the same but then a lot of nativity has been included. The sequences involving ‘Shiva’ ‘Robot’ ‘Businessman’ etc have been well made.

But then here is the drawback.

A spoof needs to have a strong screenplay and an energy which is continuous. Any drop in the momentum tends to disconnect the audience and that has happened in few critical sequences.

The other important point is, this will go well only with hardcore film buffs. For all genres of viewers to connect, they should have watched all the movies based on which the spoofs were made. So, regular audience might not be able to relate since it is a satire of many movies.

The first half breezes off decently and the comedy flavor is also high but the second half downslides due to the drag in scenes and somewhat unnecessary sequences.

But still, given the budget and the hype that got created, the film will reach a commercial success zone easily.

Bottomline: Paisa Vasool!!

(Venkat can be reached at venkat@greatandhra.com or https://twitter.com/varikatla)

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