young hero bellamkonda sai srinivas teamed up with kandireega director santhosh srinivas for an absolute mass artist, ‘alludu adhurs’. the film released today as a festive sankranthi gift. let’s see how it goes.
seenu (bellamkonda sai) is a carefree young man from hyderabad. He crosses paths with a feared Nizamabad village chief named Jayapal Reddy (Prakash Raj), who hates the very idea of love after the death of his eldest daughter Vasundhara (Anu Emmanuel).
what happens after seenu falls in love at first sight with jayapal reddy’s youngest daughter, koumudi (nabha natesh), and how he wins her love by overcoming the threat of gaja (sonu sood), who turned 20 in prison, and the love affairs with seenu, vasundhara and gaja form the main crux of the story.
hero bellamkonda sai shows energy and exuberance in the comedy scenes in the second half. he also excels at dancing and fighting. Sonu Sood’s newfound stardom works in a big way in favor of the story’s proceedings. Audiences will cheer and whistle at sonu sood’s hilarious performance in some massive comedy scenes in the second half.
entertainment mixed with some minor twists, especially in the second half, is the highlight of alludu adhurs. the film is shot on a large scale and the production values can be seen on the big screen. a couple of songs, alludu adhurs and bigg boss beauty monal gajjar’s hot special song ‘rambha oorvasi menaka’, will captivate the masses.
heroine nabha natesh doesn’t get a meaty role to showcase her acting skills. Anu Emmanuel doesn’t have much acting chance either. alludu adhurs have a wafer-thin weave. the first half is passable and there’s not much to talk about in this part of the story.
The movie gains some momentum only in the second half. Both antagonists Prakash Raj and Sonu Sood were initially shown in a fearful and threatening manner, but both start doing comedy right after their respective introductions. this looks lame and doesn’t add seriousness to the process.
director santhosh srinivas, who has an average story on paper, cleverly relies on “confusion comedy” with sai, sonu sood, prakash raj and a bunch of comedians to keep the audience engaged. The way he sets up the second half, the script, and even the characterizations of the lead actors reminds us of Santhosh Srinivas’ previous blockbuster, ‘Kandireega.’
Except for a couple of animated numbers, music composer devi sri prasad couldn’t create a memorable audio album. even his background score, though it does his job as the story demands, doesn’t feature his characteristic energy.
alludu adhurs is a half-baked crowd comedy that only works so far, thanks to the comedy of confusion generated through the lead actors’ hallucinations. All in all, the film can find some patronage among the lovers of mass entertainment in this sankranthi season. you can watch this movie if you don’t care much about its story, and entertainment is the only factor that interests you.
123telugu.com rating: 2.75/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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