Movie : Uu kodathara Ulikki Padatara
Cast:Manchu Manoj, BalaKrishna,Lakshmi,Deeksha Seth
Direction: Sekhar Raja
Producer : Mohan Babu, lakshmi Prasanna
Banner: Manchu Entertainment
Aplive.net Rating: 2.5/5
Manoj is a dishelved, hippie looking guy who lands at Gandarva Mahal, a palatial bungalow which has been sublet to tenants by its owner Rayudu(Prabhu). He teaches all the pesky tenants a lesson with a cooked up story about his past and gets them to mend their ways. He helps Rayudu in the marriage of his elder daughter Vishala and falls in love with his younger daughter Jagadamba (Deeksha). Manoj is haunted by the spirit of Narasimha Rayudu (Balakrishna) Rayudu’s father. What is Narasimha’s story? Why is he haunting Manoj? What does Manoj have to do with the Rayudu’s? All these points are tied up in the second half.
Manoj looks bad. He performs well in the comedy scenes and the action sequences which he apparently choreographed himself. Deeksha Seth needs a lot of grooming and acting/dance lessons before she can consider herself an actor. She is expressionless and has no grace in the romantic scenes/songs. Balakrishna is the best thing in this movie and he must be appreciated for blindly following the director’s senseless storyline. Veteran actors like Suhasini, Bhanu Chander, Sai Kumar and Prabhu are wasted in cameo roles which are not properly etched. Comic relief in the form of Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Raghu Babu etc brought a few laughs. Sonu Sood and Ajay were miscast in unbaked roles. Lakshmi Manchu, my sincere suggestion to you is to please go back to doing sitcoms like Las Vegas, your wooden expressions and anglicised accent is better off in Hollywood. Please stick to talk shows and production.
Manoj said that this project is a dream of this. Well, it felt like a nightmare. Insipid and slow first half, followed by a long drawn out illogical second half makes me wonder if the three years that they took for pre-production really make sense? Story/Screenplay are very bad and dialogues and editing make it worse. No seamless flow of scenes and the interval point is plain abrupt. Music by Bobo Shashi is good in places. My picks would be Anuraagame Harathulaye and Adi ani Idi ani. Choreography is not up to par. I guess the producers were aiming at a grand film in the likes of Chandramukhi and Arundathi. While they had the actors, the sets and the budget they goofed up on the story and the treatment. The climax felt like it was a platform for Ms. Manchu to showcase her acting abilities. People were starting to fidget in their seats. I overheard some one say “Chandramukhi teeyalunukunte, Nagavalli ayyindi” I guess you can read between the lines.
The 30 crores, big budgeted dream movie has turned into a nightmare!