'Alludu Adhurs' has released in theatres today (Jan 14). This one has been suspected to be a clone of 'Kandireega'. As it is, several Tollywood directors are known to obsessively stick to their favourite hits. Is this one different? Does the film have the potential to rake in the moolah at the box-office. We tell you all in our review.
Seenu (Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas) runs a successful start-up company but when he sees Kaumudi (Nabha Natesh) for the first time, he falls in love with her. The problem is that Kaumudi is the daughter of an egoistic man named Jaipal Reddy (Prakash Raj). Seenu somehow makes a strange deal with Reddy. Vasundhara (Anu Emmanuel), his ex-girlfriend, makes an entry later in the story. Throw in Gaja (Sonu Sood) and the stage is set for a series of gags.
After a genre-specific film like 'Rakshasudu', Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas goes back to being a typical masala actor in this film. He dances, romances, bashes up baddies, does comedy and a lot more. Nabha Natesh, after doing a dull rom-com like 'Solo Brathuke So Better', gets to do yet a poor role. Anu Emmanuel, who has been waiting for a hit, is relegated to being the second fiddle.
Prakash Raj enacts some comedy and struggles to rise above the average script. Sonu Sood is good enough. The very many comedy actors, like Vennela Kishore, Brahmaji, Satya, Chammak Chandra, Sreenivas Reddy and Saptagiri evoke laughs here and there.
Devi Sri Prasad's music is in tune with the generic genre of the film. From 'Hola Chica' to the title track, they are loud and targeted at the loudness-loving audience. The background score, too, is ordinary. Chota K Naidu's cinematography is stark in outdoor locations. However, in the indoor scenes, it is just about okay.
'Alludu Adhurs' is staged in an atrocious way. The characters are loud, the comedy is underwhelming when it is not stupid.
There is too much confusion in the way the story is told. Confusion comedy needs to be staged in a clear-cut way if it has to impress the audience. When the audience has to use up his brain to connect the dots, the purpose of comedy stands defeated.
This film has hopeless roles for everyone from the hero down. Even a fine actor like Prakash Raj is insulted by being made to behave like a buffoon right from the first scene. Jayaprakash, as a police commissioner, is another illogical character in the movie.
Barring the comic timing of Vennela Kishore and to an extent that of Satya and Saptagiri, it's hard to recall anybody whose acting works. Sonu Sood shouldn't even have attempted this role.
Director Santosh Srinivas
has lost yet another opportunity to make a comeback. He fails to extract watchable performances. For Bellamkonda, who is going to debut in Hindi with the remake of Prabhas-Rajamouli's 'Chatrapathi', this one is barely a decent attempt.