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Mister Review : An Average Entertainer

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Filmmaker Sreenu Vaitla and Mega hero Varun Tej teamed up for an out and out entertainer titled Mister. The duo is in need of a decent hit to their credit, as their movie careers are going through rough patch with back to back debacles.

Amidst good buzz, Mister hit the movie screens today ( April 14th). Let’s see if the film brought the much-awaited good days to both Varun Tej and Sreenu Vaitla.

Story:

Chai (Varun Tej) lives in Spain with his parents while his grandfather Pichaiah Naidu (Nassar) lives in a village near Andhra-Karnataka border. Meera (Hebah Patel) on her five day visit to Spain, stays with Chai’s family and becomes his good friend. Chai assumes that she is in love with him, but to his surprise she reveals details about her boyfriend. Chai with a positive attitude takes ease of the situation and remains calm. Threatened by the brother of Meera, her boyfriend expresses his inability to marry her. Disappointed Meera seeks help from Chai, who upon arriving to India encounters with a village lady Chandramukhi (Lavanya Tripathi).

Both the lead ladies are in trouble from their respective relatives’ gangs. The rest of the story revolves around how Chai protects them. Another interesting aspect of the movie is the lady with whom Chai gets married.

Performances:

Varun Tej is super cool in this film, his styling need special mention. However, he needs to be more flexible in fights and dance movements. Hebah patel as Meera is fine and carried glamour quotient well in the first half. Lavanya Tripathi as village belle is just adequate.

Comedians Srinivasa Reddy, Prudhvi and Raghu Babu performed well. There are many villains who are impressive.

Analysis:

After a long gap director Srinu Vytla has executed scenes with panache throughout the first half. Scenes that happen in Spain are entertaining. The movie has his trade mark satires, punches and also a spoof on Nagarjuna’s Oopiri film. Vytla did not hesitate to show case self-parody.

However, as the interval approaches, there are too many villains involved. Adding to the woes there were many chases with hardly any impact. Out of three songs in the first half – Kadile Lokam Motham and Edho Edho Bagunde are good on screen. Especially Edo Edo Bagundhe song is superb on screen. Overall, first half impresses the audience.

As second half starts, Chandramukhi’s (Lavanya Tripathi) story starts and the movie graph goes down because her family is introduced as the successors of Sri Krishna Devaraya. The entire sequence in itself was weird. Songs in second half are ordinary. Sayyorii Sayyori is a fast beat number and Nee Meeda Manasayera is an item song which has some good dance moves by Madhu Sneha. Sankranti song is just average. Overall, second half is a typical commercial potboiler with no spark.

The major flaws in the movie is due to the presence of too many villain characters and sub plots. These acted against the movie which otherwise would have turned out to be a good movie. Srinu Vytla’s obsession with too many villains marred his previous movies, and yet he did not seem to learn.

Mickey J Meyer tunes work well with masses but background score is dull in chasing sequences. K.V.Guhan’s photography is very good, adding more grandeur to the rich production values. Editing by M.R .Varma is super crisp except for the pre–interval scenes.

Verdict:

Mister movie has an entertaining first half and a mediocre second half – but overall impression would be an average. Mister has all commercial ingredients stuffed, along with rich production values but farcical second half played the spoilsport for this film. Summer holidays and lack of competition may fetch some revenue at the box-office in India. Regular movie goers may watch this film at leisure.

Telugu360 Rating 2.75/5

Release Date : 14th, April 2017
Director : Srinu Vaitla
Music Director : Mickey J. Mayer
Produced by : Nallamalupu Bujji, Tagore Madhu
Cinematography : K. V. Guhan
Starring : Varun Tej, Lavanya Tripathi, Hebah Patel

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Srirastu Subhamastu Review : A Family drama sans freshness

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Srirastu Subhamastu Review

Telugu360 Rating 2.75/5

Story:

Stanford MBA Graduate, American aviation academy trained pilot, ultra-rich young entrepreneur Sirish (Allu Sirish), on his business trip to Kashmir, rescues Anu alias Ananya ( Lavanya Tripathi) from a trekking accident. Since Anu was unconscious at the time of rescue, she isn’t aware of who rescued her, but Sirish falls neck-deep in love with her.

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Anu is a daughter of middle class person Rao Ramesh , Tanikella Bharani is their family friend who helps them financially for years. After Anu completes her education, Bharani wants to convert their friendship to relation, expresses his interest to make Anu his daughter in law. Delighted Rao Ramesh agrees, also gets nod from his daughter.

Meanwhile, Sirish reveals about his love ( with Anu ) to his dad ( prakash raj ) who hates middle class girls and hence rejects their love. Sirish challenges with his dad that he will win the girl’s love without revealing his rich background.

Rest of the story is about how Sirish succeeds in winning back his love.

Analysis:

Srirastu Subhamastu story is as old as Charminar and narration is monotonous. Telugu film industry, in last one decade, has seen such story and screenplay umpteen times. In second half, hero enters into heroine’s family after her marriage is fixed with someone else, and then tries to impress her elders.

However, even in such routine story, what stands out positively is director and writer parasuram’s skill as dialogue writer. Especially in second half of the movie, Parasuram has conceived two great scenes between the lead cast. One is between Rao Ramesh and Sirish, followed by Prakash Raj and Sirish. Thus, towards the climax movie has its strengths shown in terms of sentiment scenes. Ali, Subbaraju comedy is little relief in second half.

In this relaunch attempt of Allu Sirish, the producers should have opted for a fresh story or treatment. However, Allu Sirish has looked way better than his first innings but his expressions in love scenes really trickle our funny bone. He must improve in this area to succeed. Lavanya Tripathi is just OK as heroine; Her lip sync did not match.

Another positive point is, despite typical formula film, this movie won’t bore you much. With no positive or negative spikes, the narration flows just like that. This movie will appeal to those who like sentimental movies. While the pre climax scenes are pretty good, climax is too cinematic. Another plus is the characterization of all primary cast is good.

Songs: There are only three songs in the movie, only one (the title song) is good on screen. More songs would have increased the appeal in youth.

Positives:

  • Families will like the realistic dialogues penned by Parasuram.
  • Ladies and families will like the sentiment scenes in second half.
  • Production values by Geetha Arts are decent.
  • Allu Sirish is looking uber cool.
  • Ali – Subbaraju’s average comedy track
  • No much boring moments.

Negatives:

  • Cliched story and monotonous narration.
  • There are just three songs and only one song is good on screen.
  • Lack of youth or mass elements.
  • Less entertainment.

Verdict:

Srirastu Subhamastu is a clean family movie which can be watched once by ladies and families. However, overseas and multiplex audience may find it difficult to swallow. This movie may not give Allu Sirish a much needed break but will make him nearer to family crowd to some extent. At Box-office, with the strong marketing by Geetha Arts, will this movie survive or not ? We need to wait and watch !

Srirastu Subhamastu Cast and Crew 

Cast :

Allu Sirish
Lavanya Tripathi
Prakash Raj
Rao Ramesh
Tanikella Bharani
Sumalatha
Ravi Prakash
Hamsa Nandini (special appearance)
Pragathi

Crew :

Director : Parasuram
Producer : Allu Aravind , Bunny Vasu
Music Director : S Thaman
Cinematography : Manikandan
Editor : Mathand K. Venkatesh
Production : Geetha Arts

Release Date : August 5, 2016

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BBM : Non-stop Family Entertainer with loads of Comedy

[intro]Director Maruti creates a U-Clean film that will draw youth as well as family audiences, who  didn’t warm up to his earlier films. Natural Star Nani scores  the second super-hit of the year.[/intro]

It is quite rare for a director caught in trappings of making obscene and flippant films to outgrow them and make a convincing family entertainer. But that’s what this film Bhale Bhale Magadivoi is – an extra-ordinary family entertainer of 144 minutes with towering performances by a fresh starcast. If anybody had preconceived notions about Maruti as a film-maker who makes you laugh with silly plots and midnight masala gags, BBM is a revelation of sorts. Maruti has transformed his style of comedies to reflect refined tastes of a family audience perhaps due to the presence of Nani as the hero and Allu Aravind as the presenter. Yes, BBM is a non-stop entertainer that pulls out all stops to make you laugh and cry at times with vastly improved production values – and Nani gets his second hit of the year after Yevade Subramanyam.

The story is not new but the treatment is fresh and energetic filled with metric tonnes of humor that makes you ROFL. Lucky (Nani) is an agricultural scientist who forgets things easily. Not the variety that makes one a Ghajini or a patient of Dementia or Alzheimer’s but something that looks dangerous yet fleeting enough to retrieve oneself. Any task that is assigned to him or an appointment to meet gets messed up because Lucky’s mind gets diverted by some other thing when he is stopped in his tracks by some other thought. A good dimension to explore creatively – and Maruti makes capital of this aspect of memory-loss with a brilliant screenplay that stretches a normal love story weaved around Lucky’s character into a gripping story. Lucky falls in love with Nandana (Lavanya Tripathi) one day as a mind-diversion, and his life changes forever after that – with a prospective father-in-law Murali Sharma and his cute daughter Nandana. Lucky covers up the follies committed out of  his forgetfulness into virtues that get extolled by Nandana – which lead to many unintended hilarious consequences. The first half creates some Woody Allen-type comedy while the second half recreates Shakespearean touch of a comedy of errors with telling humor.

The story is predictable after the first half and lags a bit post-interval as the director beats it up to drive home the same point without newness. But the overall effect is, by far entertaining and packs unlimited humor without the grand-daddy-presence of Brahamandam. Maruti is known for a good sense of humor – and the film blends situational humor into the funny characterization of hero Nani as Mr Forgetful with a host of actors like Srinivas Reddy, Vennela Kishore, Praveen adding to uproarious laughter. Nani and Lavanya Tripathi sizzle as the lead pair with a good chemistry. But the actor who steals the show is Murali Sharma, as the father of Nandana. After spending almost a decade in Tollywood and doing many forgettable roles, lady luck smiles on Murali Sharma finally. Seen throughout the length of the film as much as Nani, Murali shines with his baritone voice and million-buck lines. This film will mark a career-turning point for him and we could see more of him in Tollywood.

[pullquote position=”left”]Nani has been treading the road less traveled so far – and this film will get his stock up again.[/pullquote] As a character with incurable forgetfulness, and yet loves a girl of his dreams, Nani plays many shades with ease, he is betting on movies with good content and this film proves he means business better than most heroes who still can’t figure out a good script from a bad story. Content is one thing, but content-management is another – Nani is becoming adept at sublimating himself to a good story with intrinsic content and a good starcast. In his last film, he let someone like Vijay Devarakonda steal the thunder. In this film, he makes Murali Sharma walk away with honors – how many heroes have this kind of guts? That’s why he is special. He can mint comedy, sadness and romance with equal confidence and have a swagger that doesn’t put you off – and this film is testimony to his versatility. However, one thing Nani needs to watch is the monotony that is creeping into his voice modulation. Most of his antics involving voice modulation are becoming banal because he speaks with the same volume without changes in texture. His experience as an RJ should let him build layers of improvisation on his voice culture. Lavanya Tripathi is quite fresh and cute in her demeanor and looks – and should give a run for money to many of the existing top-slotted heroines who cannot show nuanced emotions. [pullquote position=”right”]With a one-corner dimpled face and a vivacity that strikes you in all varieties of costumes, Lavanya can go places with her screen presence and sparkling expressions.[/pullquote] Sometimes glamor is not just over-exposure and overkill as the heroines make it out to be; Lavanya has rekindled the essence of a promising heroine. For both Nani and Lavanya, the color-coordinated dressing in blue color enhances their natural vibes with each other on screen.

Music by Gopi Sundar enhances the watchability of BBM. The man who composed the music for Bangalore Days gives a fresh music with a distinct sound  to Tollywood audience who are used to unimaginative music arrangements. In the quest for speed and rhythms, most music directors stopped using simple chords, chorus humming and traditional instruments in today’s songs. More so, they are not giving a chance to new voices. In the five songs which are all set in different tempos but simple melodic mixes, Gopi Sundar tries Mandolin, fusion music in the Endaro Mahanubhavulu and fresh voices like Renuka Arun. Despite the mix-up in pace of songs, ranging from slow to fast beats, nobody got up from the seat for any of the songs yet they looked fresh in choreography as well as visually. Mottamodati Saari is also rich and fresh-voice-rendered number. The range of music and the BGM scores suggest Gopi Sundar can go a long way, provided our success-seeking film-makers give him more chances. Cinematography by Nizan Shafi shows Maruti’s film in a totally different and respectable light. From the first film Eerojullo to now, Maruti has shown the most-stupendous transformation.

The director puts a disclaimer at the start of the film with an Alfred Hitchcock quote: “When Drama begins, logic ends.” Perhaps, he is mindful that some of the criticism can come his way for his treatment of the hero’s medical condition. As the drama gets into an overdrive, you get an idea that nobody wants to have hero Nani get examined by a doctor for any cure for his malaise. These days, your own smartphone can be programmed to remind yourself out of any situation. But nobody, neither his father or mother, or his lover ever get the thought to explore a cure for his mental condition or see a doctor. And there is no attempt from Nani to regroup himself for navigating life. It could be a multi-tasking addiction – this creates some contrived humor at times but the overall message is clear: Despite memory-loss and related problems, you can overcome everything with good ambition, the love of near-ones and a ray of hope for the future. Maruti has delivered this message with a subtlety and light-heartedness that will surely win him more family audiences than he ever got in his career so far. Commercial format keeps changing all the time but this film will stun all the critics of Maruti – he created one helluva of a family entertainer with an outstanding comedy touch. The climax scenes remind you of many recent Tollywood films but the grip continues almost till the end. Watch it with family  – it is going to be loads of fun and the best entertainment of the year so far.

Rating: 3.75/5

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Soggade Chinninayana Shooting Schedule

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Nagarjuna Akkineni is busy shooting for debutant Kalyan Krishna’s Soggade Chinninayana in which he is playing a double role. Nagarjuna is paired with Ramya Krishna and Lavanya Tripathi in this film.

Soggade Chinninayana shoot is happening in and around Hyderabad. Tillbyesterday the movie was canned in Annapoorna Studios. From today the unit will move to Ramanaidu Studios, Nanakramguda to shoot some important scenes. Unit will move to Badami, Karnataka on the 11th of September to complete an outdoor schedule in which a few scenes and song will be shot. Annapoorna studios are planning to wrap up the shoot by September 24th 2015. Makers are looking at December 2015 release for this comedy film set in rural background.

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Bhale Bhale Magadivoy Releasing On September 4th

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Nani and Lavanya Tripathi’s Bhale Bhale Magadivoy is all set to release on September 4th 2015. This memory loss theme romantic comedy is hot in trade circles post the release of its music and theatrical trailer. Music scored by Gopi Sundar is super succesfull and the theatrical trailer clearly established the high comedy quotient in the film. Nani is making a comeback of sorts with this film after a string of not so succesfull films at the box office. Director Maruthi is working around the clock to ready the film for release. BBM is being mixed in Dolby Atmos sound. Bunny Vas is producing the film on Geeta Arts 2 banner.

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