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Maruthi’s web film: Deals Closed

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Maruthi is one director who can complete a film on a strict budget without compromising on quality. Top production house UV Creations produced a small web-based film Ek Mini Katha recently. The film was made on a budget of Rs 2.5 crores and Amazon Prime picked up the film for Rs 9 crores. UV Creations now joined hands with Maruthi for a similar attempt and the shoot of the film is happening in Aluminium Factory currently. Santosh Shobhan and Mehreen are the lead actors in the project which will be completed in just 30 days.

As per the news we hear, the web-based film is made on a strict budget of Rs 2 crores. Telugu digital platform Aha picked up the rights of the film for Rs 6 crores and the deal is closed even before the shoot commenced. Maruthi and UV Creations will share the profits equally which means Maruthi will take Rs 2 crores home for his work for 30 days. Maruthi will resume the shoot of Gopichand’s Pakka Commercial once he is done with the shoot of this web-based project.

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Maruthi’s dream coming true

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Young and talented director Maruthi is known for his quirky comedies and family entertainers. He received a lot of support from Allu Aravind and Allu Arjun during his initial days. On several occasions, Maruthi revealed that he would wish to direct Allu Arjun one day. Bunny too asked Maruthi to come up with the right script so that they can team up together. Utilizing the lockdown break, Maruthi is said to have penned an interesting script considering Bunny. He is so much impressed that he narrated it to Allu Arjun.

Bunny too responded on a positive note for Maruthi’s script. But the project will not happen any time soon because of the back to back commitments of Allu Arjun. The actor will start shooting for Sukumar’s Pushpa and has Icon on track. Some other projects are under discussion. Maruthi too is not in a hurry and decided to proceed further with another project and he will wait for Allu Arjun. He is in plans to direct a young actor soon. More details awaited.

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Maruthi gets a shock from Ram

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Young actor Maruthi tasted a streak of flops and he bounced back every time in a crucial time. His recent outing Prati Roju Pandaage ended up as a huge money-spinner and Maruthi wanted to direct a top actor soon. With every actor busy with back to back projects, he penned a script for Ram. The young actor did not like the script and he rejected the script right away. The meeting happened over a call recently.

With nothing much to do, Maruthi is in the hunt for another actor for his next film. Ram too is looking for an interesting script for his next film after he completed his work for RED. Puri Jagannadh’s Double Ismart is the project in hand for Ram but it may not happen any time soon. RED’s new release date will be announced soon after the lockdown period gets lifted.

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Maruthi’s family drama for Ram

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Talented director Maruthi is an expert in directing minimum guarantee films. His comic timing worked big time for films like Bhale Bhale Magadivoy and Mahanubhavudu. His last outing Prati Roju Pandaage is a family entertainer and ended up as one of the biggest hits in Maruthi’s career. The latest update is that Maruthi decided to direct Ram in his next and the film is said to be a family entertainer.

Ram whose last film Ismart Shankar is a mass entertainer and his next release Red too is a mass entertainer. Ram wanted to do a family drama in his next and Maruthi penned a family entertainer that suits Ram. UV Creations will bankroll this project that will start during the second half of this year.

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Maruthi’s market at Stake

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Young director Maruthi proved his mettle and most of his directorials ended up as money spinners. But things are completely different when it comes to his films as a writer. He penned scripts and produced almost a dozen films out of which Prema Katha Chitram is the only film that impressed the audience. Maruthi has been badly criticized for his work after his recent outings ended up as disasters. Maruthi charged Rs 1 crore for penning the story, screenplay and dialogues for Brand Babu which released yesterday.

The film received poor response and Maruthi’s efforts have been criticized. He has been charging Rs 50 lakhs to Rs 1 crore per film for penning the script, but Maruthi’s directorial commitments aren’t allowing him to spend ample time on developing these scripts. His market is currently in stake with back to back debacles. Maruthi pinned many hopes on his next directorial Shailaja Reddy Alludu. If this film fails to recover the investments, Maruthi will have to prove his mettle once again with a small film to be back in race.

It’s high time for this promising director to restrict himself working on limited projects instead of signing all the approached films.

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Perfect planning by Maruthi for Sailaja Reddy Alludu

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Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s family entertainer Shailaja Reddy Alludu has been wrapped up barring one song. The post production activities are also in full swing and the makers are planning to release the film in August.

Director Maruthi has executed his plans perfectly and completed the talkie portion of this family entertainer in less than 60 working days. He initially shot all scenes with remaining artists as Chaitu and Ramya Krishna are busy with their other projects.

He then wrapped up the crucial scenes between the lead pair and Ramya Krishna in a straight schedule.

The makers are super happy with Maruthi’s planning and the output. They are now planning aggressive promotions.

Anu Emanuel is the film’s leading lady.

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Chaitu’s delay impacts Maruthi..

Young actor Naga Chaitanya has his hands full and the actor recently signed a series of films that are in pre-production. Chaitu started shooting for Savyasachi and Sailaja Reddy Alludu simultaneously. But the delay in Savysachi shoot disrupted the plans of Maruthi who is directing Sailaja Reddy Alludu. The makers of Savyasachi requested Maruthi and his team to wait so that Savyasachi shoot will be wrapped up on a faster pace. After wrapping up a small two weeks schedule, Maruthi and his team decided to wait for Chaitu’s arrival.

It has been 45 days and Maruthi is still left waiting for Chaitu to make his comeback. The actor who is currently holidaying in USA with his wife Samantha is yet to wrap up the shoot of Savyasachi. Sources informed that the entire shoot of Savyasachi is expected to be wrapped up by the mid of May and not before that. Maruthi who is known to be wrapping up films in quick schedules has been disturbed badly with the delay. Maruthi who has signed films for Geetha Arts and Indira Productions too will be delayed because of this wait.

On the other side, Chaitu already gave his nod for two young directors Ninnu Kori fame Shiva Nirvana and Bobby (multi-starrer with Venkatesh). Both these films are expected to start simultaneously this year and Chaitu revealed that he would be available from June. With delay in Savyasachi and Sailaja Reddy Alludu hardly completing shoot, the young filmmakers too will have to wait for the arrival of this Akkineni youngster. With nothing much to do, Maruthi is eagerly waiting for the Chaitu.

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Maruthi assures to deliver goods with Chay’s flick

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Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, who is fast finishing his forthcoming Summer release Savyasachi, has already commenced shooting for his next project which is being directed by Maruthi.

Titled as Shailaja Reddy Alludu, the film has Ramya Krishna playing Chaitu’s mother in law. Updating about the film’s progress, Maruthi revealed that the first schedule of this family entertainer is done and dusted. He said that Chaitu will resume this film’s shoot after wrapping up Savyasachi.

Maruthi also assured that the film will be on par with expectations of fans. He hinted that the first look of the film will be out in May.

Anu Emanuel is the film’s leading lady and Sitara Entertainments banner is producing it.

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Maruthi to remake Kannada hit in Telugu

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After Kirik Party and U Turn, one more Kannada hit film is set to be remade in Telugu.

According to the latest reports, 2015 released Kannada comedy caper First Rank Raju, which highlights the perils of the current day education system, is going to have a Telugu version very soon.

Reportedly, sensible Telugu filmmaker Maruthi is keen on presenting the Telugu version as he feels that the story has universal appeal and will impress audience here. Directed by Naresh Kumar, the Kannada film was a runaway hit at the box office.

The Telugu version will be formally announced in a few days. Maruthi, who is also a prudent producer, is going to pool resources for this remake and it is yet to be known whether he will direct the film or not.

More details are awaited.

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Chay – Maruthi film ready to take off

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Naga Chaitanya Maruthi film shooting details

Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is presently shooting for his upcoming film Savyasachi in Chandoo Mondeti’s direction. He also green-lit an interesting story narrated by hit filmmaker Maruthi who is on a career high after delivering decent hits with Bhale Bhale Magadivoi and Mahanabhavudu.

The script work and pre production are done and dusted and the regular shooting will commence from the next week. Titled as Shailaja Reddy Alludu, the film has yesteryear actor Ramya Krishna in a crucial role. Happening beauty Anu Emanuel will be seen as the romantic partner of Chaitu in this film.

The film is said to be based on ego problems and Maruthi seems to have come up with yet another quirky character for the protagonist.

Sithara Entertainments banner will bankroll the film.

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Maruthi pens a quirky character for Raj Tarun

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Young and talented actor Raj Tarun is currently shooting for a full length comic drama titled as Raju Gadu. The tag line is ‘Yama Danger’. Sanjana Reddy is making debut as director with this film. Interestingly, director Maruthi has penned the story and dialogues for this film.

Known for penning quirky lead characters with bizzare behavioural traits like short term memory loss ( in BBM) and OCD( in Mahanabhavudu), Maruthi has written a similar character to the lead role in this film. It is learnt that Raj Tarun has a strange trait : he will steal things without his perception.The story line is weaved around this point and the film will be a complete laugh riot.

Amyra Dastur is the film’s leading lady. Anil Sunkara is producing the film which is slated to hit the screens for Sankranthi.

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Maruthi ropes in happening beauty for Chaitu’s flick

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Successful filmmaker Maruthi, who is basking in the glory of his latest success with Mahanabhavudu, is going to team up Akkineni Naga Chaitanaya for a family drama which is going to kick start in November. The script work for this project is currently underway.

The latest we hear that happening beauty Anu Emanuel has been roped in for the film’s leading lady role. Maruti himself confirmed this news during the interaction with media. Initially, there were rumours that Samantha will share screen space with Chaitu in this film. Sources say that the film will be a typical blend of romance and comedy in Maruthi’s style.

Sithara Entertainments banner will produce this film which is expected to hit the screens for Summer next year.

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Happy we’re spreading cleanliness through our film: Maruthi

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Filmmaker Maruthi Dasari is on cloud nine with the overwhelming response to his latest Telugu romantic-comedy “Mahanubhavudu”. He says he is thrilled they are able to spread the thought of cleanliness through their film.

In the movie, actor Sharwanand suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He likes everything around him to be spotless.

“We believe the hero’s obsession for cleanliness goes in tandem with the Swachh Bharat campaign. We are happy we’re spreading (awareness about) cleanliness through our film. I feel like contributing to a national cause through my film and it gives me immense satisfaction,” Maruthi told IANS.

He added that he has been getting compliments from all quarters.

“I think we were able to take this thought (of cleanliness) through a powerful medium like cinema to the masses. A lot of people have appreciated the fact that the film offers more than just entertainment,” he said.

Released last week in cinemas, the film has struck gold at the box office.

With an opening weekend worldwide gross of over Rs 30 crore, the film has emerged as the biggest opener in Sharwanand’s career.

According to trade analyst Trinath, “Mahanubhavudu” is a festival winner.

“Amidst stiff competition from ‘Spyder’ and ‘Jai Lava Kusa’, which released for Dussehra, ‘Mahanubhavudu’ managed to strike big at the ticket window. It has clearly emerged as a festival winner, considering it’s a small film in terms of budget and scale,” Trinath told IANS.

Produced by UV Creations, the film also stars Mehreen Pirzada.

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Chaitu – Maruthi film is about ‘Post Marriage egos’

Sithara Entertainments has announced a film under Maruthi – Naga Chaitanya combination. Inside sources revealed that the project was officially announced even before Chaitu and Maruthi discussed the story line. Even Chaitu clarified the same during the recent media interactions.

Now, it is exclusively learnt that Maruthi started working on the script for this film. Reliable sources informed that the film’s story is laced around the post marriage egos which are quite common in every couple’s life. The female lead’s father is a lawyer who carries the narrative forward. A prominent artist is going to essay this character. Also, it is heard that Samantha is not the heroine in this film.

Chaitu will commence shooting for Chandoo Mondeti’s Savyasachi after marriage. So, his film with Maruthi might start rolling early next year.

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Mahanubhavudu Review : Quirky and humorous take on OCD !

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Telugu360 Rating : 3/5

Story:
Anand(Sharwanand) a software engineer suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He is fastidious about cleanliness and gets irritated with unhygienic things or behavior. His brain stops functioning properly and the behavior gets weird under unsanitary circumstances. Meghana(Mehrene) who likes hygienic men, joins as a programmer in the project managed by Anand. This like-mindedness between Anand and Meghana leads to friendship which in turn blossoms into love. Meghana’s father Ramaraju comes to city to have formal talk with his prospective son-in-law. An incident changes the course of events, leads to Anand temporarily moving to Native village of Meghana.

Being obsessive about cleanliness, how Anand survived in the village environment and how he drives his love to marriage is rest of the story

Analysis:
Hollywood cinema has been attracted by characters with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and there were more than a dozen notable films of this genre. However, this genre is less explored in south Indian cinema which is the subset of Indian cinema. A few years ago, there was a film named ‘North 24 Kaatham’ in Malayalam of this genre. In Telugu, this is first attempt where the Protagonist is suffering from OCD. This genre has ample scope to generate entertainment in films, without heckling the mentally disordered person.

Director Maruthi completely succeeded in writing a very intrinsic story around the character with this disorder, but partially in generating rib-tickling comedy. He took the approach of KISS (“Keep it simple, stupid”) design principle in writing, directing this love story of a person with OCD.

Mahanubhavudu film has situational comedy from the word go, but do not expect funny situations similar to as this director’s previous outing “Bhale Bhale Magadivoy”. Mahanubhavudu is adequately entertaining for all sections of audience though. In the initial phase director tries to showcase the symptoms of OCD, situations that a person with the disorder faces in day to day life and tries to generate humour out of it. Later the romance track has been nicely woven into OCD thread. A not-so-effective conflict point ensues and subsequently then second half runs with different i.e. village backdrop. With a discernible climax, this predictable Mahanubhavudu comes to an end.

While first half flows smoothly with entertainment, from the mid of the second half the story is clichéd and travels back to the 80s mode. Do we have any village now that picks the Sarpanch based on the outcome of a wrestling match? Scenes around this become too predictable. However, climax scenes of the film are good, thus aiding the audience to leave the theatre on a positive note.

Apart from entertainment quotient, songs are the vital strength of Mahanubhavudu

Songs Order :
Rendu Kallu, Mahanu bhavudavera, Kiss Me Baby, My Love is back, Bhamalu Bhamalu, Yeppudaina nee roopam.

  • Kiss Me Baby’ is a youth appealing one and the picturization stands out with trendy visuals
  • Rendu Kallu’ , ‘Mahanubhavudavera’ songs are classy.
  • Bhamalu Bhamalu’ track is aimed at mass audience and works fine.
  • Yeppudaina nee roopam’ is a melodious montage song on lead pair and family members also
  • My love is back’ is another a youth alluring lyrical melody with some cool dance moves

Technicians:
Every department has exceled at their job. The team work of editing, cinematography, music, BGM and direction is clearly visible on screen. Nizar Shafi’s cinematography is consistent and top class. Cinematography and color grading made this film look niche. UV creations production values are superb, each frame appears good, producers had spent money lavishly on songs. Music director S S Thaman has done extremely satisfactory with the songs as well as background score. Director Maruti has shown his narration skills yet again.

Performances:
Sharwanand is T fit as software engineer and lover boy. He acted with ease. His comedy timing is satisfactory in many scenes, but in a few scenes the effectiveness is diluted as he could not show required expression or missed the timing. Mehrene looks good and acted adequately. Nazar, Vennela Kishore, Youtube star Bhadhram as Jiddesh performed well. Director Maruti, Co-Producer SKN played a cameo in Bhamalu bhamalu song.

Verdict:

Mahanubhavudu is a decent entertainer. With a good first half and an average second half – On the whole it is a satisfactory and minimum guaranteed entertainment for comedy movie lovers. At the box-office , this film has opened well in AP-TS states and moderately in USA.

Telugu360 Rating : 3/5

Release Date : 29th Sep, 2017
Director : Maruthi
Music Director : S. Thaman
Choreography : Nizar Shafi
Production Company: UV Creations
Starring : Sharwanand, Mehreen

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Mahanubhavudu Live Updates

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Mahanubhavudu Review, Mahanubhavudu Movie Review

Final Report: 

Mahanubhavudu is a decent entertainer. With a good first half , average second half – On a whole it is a satisfactory , minimum guarantee film for comedy movie lovers

  • Songs are very good on screen, adds strength to the film. Production values are very good.
  • Director Maruti has handled this film adequately, based on OCD characterization. The core point offers relief from routine story lines
  • Lead pair Sharwanand , Mehrene fits in their roles and made a good onscreen pair.

Bottomline: Mahanubhavudu is a One time watch which you may not regret !

7:00 AM: With an entertaining scene movie ends ! A proper close to the OCD character

6:50 AM: Lengthy Pre climax sequences are pretty ordinary , flat

6:35 AM: ” Yeppudaina nee roopam ” a melodious montage song on lead pair, family is nice. Songs are the main strength in Mahanubhavudu

6:35 AM: ” Bhamaluu Bhamalu ” mass appealing song. Director Maruti made a special appearance in this song,

6:30 AM: Water lake episode in village is fun ! A OCD person’s situation with hygeinity levels in village leads to some comedy

6:15 AM: ” My love is back ” song , once again good song shot in nice foreign locations

6:10 AM: Second half starts , Anand agrees to come to Meghana’s village. Stage is set for more fun situations.

Interval Report :

Mahanubhavudu first half will be liked by all sections. Though there is no rib tickling comedy , It is moderately entertaining through out & one gets never bored as screenplay is smooth.

Songs picturization is cool, visuals are classy.

The concept itself offers some variety from routine films.

5:45 AM: With a dramatic scene involving heroine father ( Nazar) , Interval Time. Mahanubhavudu is a decent entertainer so far.

5:35 AM: 3rd song ” Kiss me Baby ” picturization is super trendy . UV Creations production values mark visible

While you wait for next update, hop over to boxoffice.telugu360.com and check latest trade reports for SPYder and JaiLavaKusa

5:30 AM: Though not a love story per se , chemistry between lead pair has been taken care well.

5:15 AM: The scenes written around OCD disorder are generating decent comedy.

5:00 AM: Hit song ‘ Mahanubhavudivera ‘ time. Shot on the lead couple , director has done justice to this pleasant song

4:40 AM: Meghana ( Mehrene ) joins same IT company Anand works. Being like minded ( cleanliness ) they start liking each other

4:40 AM: Movie opens as Anand ( Sharwa ) introduces himself having OCD.

4:30 AM: Showtime Mahanubhavudu

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Sharwanand’s Mahanabhavudu is tipped to be the dark horse of the Dusheera season as it is releasing amidst tough competition from Jai Lava Kusa and SPYder. The romedy has Sharwanand in the role of a youngster who suffers from OCD and Mehreen Prizada as leading lady.

Filmmaker Maruthi, who is popular for churning out slapstick entertainers, is the director for the film. The rib tickling teasers and the impressive trailer have set a high bar on the film. The chartbuster audio composed by SS Thaman has furthered the expectations on this full length family entertainer.

Amidst good positive vibes, Mahanabhavudu is releasing all over today.

Let’s see if Mahanabhavudu turns out to be the dark horse of the season or no

Release Date : 29th Sep, 2017
Director : Maruthi
Music Director : S. Thaman
Choreography : Nizar Shafi
Production Company: UV Creations
Starring : Sharwanand, Mehreen

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Maruthi and UV creations playing safe with Mahanubhavudu?

Young hero Sharwanand has scored hits by competing with biggies for Sankranthi 2016 (Express Raja) and 2017 (Shatahamanam Bhavathi) respectively. Is this the only reason why his upcoming film ‘Mahanubhavudu’ is being placed in the Dasara race even though two biggies: SPYder and Jai Lava Kusa are hitting screens?

Director Maruthi and producers UV creations have already announced that Mahanubhavudu will hit screens for this Dasara. In fact, they took this decision after both SPYder and JLK confirmed Dasara slots. Why are they so particular about festival release in spite of competition from two biggies? Even Mahesh’s wife Namratha had called them and requested to move the date, but they politely refused citing their own apprehensions.

They are concerned that Mahanubhavudu might not recover the investment of buyers if it was released in a non-holiday week. Mahanubhavudu was made with a budget of 12 Cr and producers are expecting no less than 15 Cr from theatrical rights. It may be recalled that Sharwa’s last film ‘Radha’, his immediate next film after a blockbuster ‘Shatamanam Bhavathi’, turned out to be a loss venture for its buyers.

Considering the result of ‘Radha’, UV Creations have decided to play it safe and release Mahanubhavudu during Dasara holidays only. It needs to be seen if Sharwa can withstand the heat from Mahesh and NTR’s films, and get away with a success amidst competition for the third time.

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Maruthi hints about Mahanubhavudu Release Date

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Young and talented filmmaker Maruthi has been busy with the shoot of his next film titled Mahanubhavudu. Young actor Sharwanand is the lead actor and Mehreen is playing the female lead. The makers wrapped up a long schedule in Pollachi and returned back to Hyderabad. Mahanubhavudu is said to be a musical love story and the first look of the movie will be out on August 24th.

Maruthi took twitter to reveal that Mahanubhavudu will hit the screens during the Dussehra season. With biggies like Jai Lava Kusa and Spyder slated for Dussehra release, Sharwanand is once again in news as he is competing with big films during the holiday season. UV Creations are the producers and SS Thaman is the music composer.

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Babu Bangaram Review : Not a 24 Karat Gold

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Babu Bangaram Review

Telugu360 Rating 2.75/5

Story :

‘Babu Bangaram’ is the story of a compassionate cop, ACP Krishna (Venkatesh). Unlike typical cops, he is very sensitive, even goes out of the way to help the bad guys as well. One day, ACP Krishna meets the gorgeous Sailaja (Nayanatara), who runs a mess. After realizing that her entire family is dependent on Sailaja’s income, ACP Krishna tries to help her. He also learns that her father is a suspect in a gruesome murder case. Sailaja’s father Sastry witness the murder of an IT officer, orchestrated and executed by the local MLA Puchappa (Posani Murali Krishna) and his friend mafia don Mallesh Yadav (Sampath). Typical Telugu movie plot has Sastry framed as a suspect.

Learning the Sailaja’s hardship and her father’s troubles with the law, ACP Krishna helps them out and brings the MLA and the mafia don to justice.

Analysis:
Director Maruthi, who was successful in developing situational comedy around the hero’s characterization in his previous movies, tried to repeat the same formula. His attempt to generate comedy based on ACP Krishna’s compassionate character (like the comedy with Nani’s absentmindedness in Bhale Bhale Magadivoy) wasn’t very effective. No proper story and mediocre screenplay do not help the movie. In earlier interviews, Venkatesh and Maruti have mentioned the movie to contain ample situational comedy. The reality is that a number of comedy scenes appear to be forced without any context. “30-years industry” Prudhvi stole the show in the first half. In the second half, Bramhanandam and Posani do their bit.

Director Maruthi didn’t take proper care to establish Venki’s character. Right after the interval, ACP was shown as a transformed person, from an easy-going and compassionate guy to a serious guy. And then again director, does comedy scenes on Venky.

However, Babu Bangaram doesn’t test your IQ levels. It is easy going on the audience. Venkatesh and Maruti tried to create a full-fledged commercial movie, however they failed to realize that at Venkatesh’s age it is really difficult to pull off. Also, there are no high points in the movie. Nayanatara’s role has very few scenes and her fans will be disappointed. Posani Krishna Murali excelled in his character.

Songs:
Mostly filler songs, could have been much better. ‘Mallela Vanala ..’, ‘Raaka Raaka vachindi…’ songs which were a chartbusters before release also look very good on screen. Sonam Bajwa’s special appearance item song which is also title song ‘Babu Bangaram..’ , in the second half is beautifully shot. ‘Tikku Tikkantuu..’ bit song was shot on popular TV show Jabardhast’s transgender actors and may appeal to mass audience

Positives:

· Story (Wafer thin) fits Venkatesh’s image
· End to end easy going movie
· Prudhvi, Posani characters
· In second half, couple of action blocks to cater Venky’s action image came out well

Negatives:

· Comedy scenes failed to generate any laughter.
· Songs could have been better
· Clichéd story
· Non engaging screenplay

Verdict:

Director Maruthi missed his opportunity to make it to big league. ‘Babu Bangaram’ is a kind of movie which you won’t regret either watching or skipping. At the box-office, movie can be a success in the B & C centers and will possibly generate a decent revenue in the A centers with the long weekend, catchy title and Victory Venkatesh’s image. In overseas, prospects of this movie are relatively grim. If you don’t mind a template comedy, watch it.

Telugu360 Rating 2.75/5

Cast :

Venkatesh
Nayanthara
Sampath Raj
Murali Sharma
Posani Krishna Murali
Vennela Kishore
Prudhviraj

Crew :

Story,Screenplay,Direction : Maruthi
Producer : S. Naga Vamshi , P. D. V. Prasad
Dailogues : Darling Swamy
Music Ghibran
Cinematography : Richard Prasad
Editor : S.B. Uddav
Production: Sitara Entertainments
Distributor : Haarika & Hassine Creations
Release date : 12 August 2016

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Venky’s next titled Radha Krishna

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Victory Venkatesh will be back under the arc lights after a brief hiatus. Post Gopala Gopala, Venky hasn’t signed any film till now and the latest update reveals that he has signed a new project which will be directed by Maruthi, who is fresh from the success of recent comedy caper Bhale Bhale Magadivoi.

Close sources to Venky informed that the film has been titled Radha Krishna. Nayanatara will play the lead role and the film is likely to be launched very soon. It is heard that Nayanatara has been offered a solid remuneration for this character. Ghibran is in talks to score the soundtrack for the film.

Sitara Creations will poll in money for this film. More details about the project will be announced soon.

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