(Chiranjeevi) is a labor leader who enjoys life in his
own entertaining way. His son Siddardh (Chiranjeevi)
heads a popular TV channel. Govindarajulu raises his
son Siddardh on his own as his wife dies when Siddardh
was a kid. Siddardh and Swetha (Rimmi Sen) fall in love.
They get married. But Swetha has a secret mission of
separating father and son. The rest of the story is
all about whether she succeeded or not.
Chiranjeevi is superb as Govindarajulu. He proved once
again that he is the king of comedy. His mannerisms
and dressing style are very appealing to masses. Chiranjeevi
is good and pretty as Siddardh. He has shown tremendous
variation in mannerisms, make-up and voice modulation.
This film runs with 80% credit going to Govindarajulu
character. In the scenes involving father and son characters
in the same frame, you end up watching Govindarajulu
Tabu is pretty natural
and had a very little make-up. Sunita dubbed her voice.
Rimmi Sen is just adequate.
She is spontaneous as naughty girl, but could not emote
well in the scenes where she shows her negative attitude
as wife. Rakshita is good
though her role is limited. She danced with Chiranjeevi
in first and last song of the film.
Prakash Raj is good though
his role is limited. Pradeep Rawat
is OK as villain. He tried to show cruelty with terse
is good as a jealous colleague of Chiranjeevi. MS
Narayana entertains with his English speech.
Sunil is excellent in the
second half of the film. His dialect is different from
the one he used in his earlier films. Kaikala
Satyanarayana, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao and
AVS are adequate.
- Direction: Storyline of the film is hackneyed.
Screenplay of the film is adequate in the first half
and sloppy in second half. Seenu Vytla's strength lies
in comedy department. He once again proved his prowess
in handling comedy scenes with panache. He managed to
narrate the story smoothly in first half, but could
not sustain the flow in second half where the much needed
Music by Devi Sri Prasad is average. Three songs (Okati
Rendu Moodu, F TV & Kodi Kora) appear good on
screen with better picturization. There is a typical
James bond kind of song 'Andarivadu' that comes in background
during titles of this film. The background score is
adequate. The background music given in the scenes that
involve mute conversation between Chiranjeevi and AVS
is very good.
departments: Cinematography by Kabir Lal is good.
The usage of expensive motion control camera served
the purpose very well as the frames that have both Chiranjeevis
together appear amazingly realistic. Dialogues by Kona
Venkat are good. There are many one-liners that catch
your attention. Much care should have been taken while
choreographing fights involving threadwork. The graphics
towards climax are shabby. Production values of Geeta
Arts are good.
First half of the film is entertaining though there
is no story. Second half of the film is a bit of let
down. There is very good entertainment in the film,
but there is no depth in emotions. This film suffers
from lack of conflict as both the son and the father
characters are shown in positive light. Hence it is
virtually impossible to break the trust and bond they
share. The plus points of the film are Chiranjeevi's
performance as Govindarajulu and comedy. The vital drawback
of the film is storyline provided by Bhupati Raja. For
all its positive and negative points, Andarivadu is
definitely worth a watch for Govindarajulu character.
| UK |
reviews of previous 5 films
Naa Pranamkante Ekkuva