(Rajendra Prasad) is a popular jingles composer. His
only problem in life is his bad looks. No girl likes
him and all his marriage proposals go futile. On one
night, his housemaid suggests him that there are mohini
pisachis (sex hungry lady ghosts) roaming in the
night in search of able bachelors. Since Sudaram can't
get real girls, he wants to settle for a mohini pisachi.
He starts performing black magic to get hold of Mohini
Pisachi. Ramya (Damini) accidentally bumps into
his house and learns about Sundaram's fascination about
mohini pisachi. The rest of the story is all
about how she seduces him.
Leads: Rajendra Prasad
wore thick spectacles and buck tooth to make himself
appear ugly. He did well. Kannada actress Damini
is adequate for the role of heroine. She has homely
looks. Bhavana and Harika
did small roles as girls who reject the hero and they
had a song each with Rajendra Prasad. MS
Narayana did another typical drunkard character.
Venu Madhav is ineffective
in the role of hero's assistant.
Story of the film is about how a girl befriends a guy
who is rejected by every other girl and how she uses
him to get back to her lover. This thread appears very
similar to the film 'Soggadu'
that was released a day before. Incidentally both the
titles - Soggadu and Andagadu - are synonyms.
- direction: Screenplay and direction by Pendyala
Venkata Rama Rao is ineffective. In a film where Rajendra
Prasad is doing the lead role, it is very important
to get the comedy timing right. But, the director failed
in tickling funny bones. The narration is old fashioned
and the taking is very archaic.
departments: Music by Sri is mediocre. So is the
background score. Cinematography by Prasad Murella is
not up to the mark. Dialogues by Gopi Venkatesh are
so so. Another reason for the bad look of the film is
low standards of filmmaking by the debutant producer
Dande Srinivasa Rao.
First half of the film is bad. So is the second half.
Story of the film is an age-old one. So is the direction
and screenplay. Heroine teasing as ghost by staying
in the same room appears ridiculous. You can safely
avoid watching Andagadu.
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