(Vikram) is a very picky and traditional Brahmin youngster
who practices law. He gets restless if somebody fails
to follow civil rules, fails to deliver good products
to customers or show apathy towards fellow citizens.
He wishes that somebody should come and put some sense
of ownership and belongingness in the minds of fellow
(Vikram) is the one that comes from hell to punish all
those people who Ramu desists. He uses the punishing
techniques used in Garuda Puranam (a mythological book
on punishments in Hell) that gives reference to kind
of punishment meted for each and every kind of sin committed.
He leaves certain clues behind for the cops to find
loves his neighbor Nandini (Sada). But she feels that
Ramu is too good a guy to share her life with. She wants
a cool guy. Remo (Vikram) is modern hipster who impresses
Nandini and makes her fall in love with her. A couple
of cops (Prakash Raj and Vivek) are in search for the
murderer. The rest of the story is all about what connects
these three different characters - Ramu, Remo and Aparichitudu.
Vikram is just tremendous. Vikram has three different
get-ups in this film as Ramu, Remo and Aparichitudu.
He has shown complete variation in expressions and body
language of each and every character. His histrionics
in interrogation scene in which he seamlessly transforms
into characters of Ramu and Aparichirudu is awesome.
Sada is good as neighbor of hero. She played the role
of typical girl-next-door teenage girl who has her views
about love and relationship. She is voluptuous in 'Naku
Neeku Nokia' song.
Vivek is good as buddy
of hero. Prakash Raj excelled
towards the climax of this film. The roles of Kalabhavan
Mani and Saurabh Shukla
are pretty small ones. Tanikella
Bharani dubbed the voice of Nedumudi
Venu. Nassar is
adequate for the role of psychiatrist.
This year seems to be getting flooded with films that
deal with MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder). We have
had couple of films (Chandramukhi & 10 The Strangers)
already in the last couple of months. This film is based
on the concept of Garudapuranam, which says that those
who commit sins should be punished. This story also
has a social angle about why India is not developing
in spite of having abundant natural and human resources.
- direction: Director Shankar who has come up with
terrific screenplay for social message oriented films
like Gentleman, Bharateeyudu and Oke Okkadu could not
succeed in coming up with a gripping screenplay for
this film. His direction - especially in second half
- is good. Shankar's strength lies in conceiving extraordinary
confrontation scenes. This film has got only one such
scene (interrogation scene between Vikram and Prakash
Raj). The main drawback on the film is hero giving punishment
of death to people who have done small mistakes. Trying
to control the behavior and civic sense of fellow citizens
by instilling fear does not sound convincing.
Music by Harris Jayaraj is adequate. The songs in first
half do not score well with audience as the narration
and situations are not good enough. However fast songs
- Remo and Neeku Naku Nokia - are good. The last song
of the film (Randaka Randaka) is excellent. The director
painted bridge, roads, hillocks and vehicles with flowery
Dialogues of this film are partly good. Too much of
pristine Telugu is used even for regular chitchat. Sada's
justification of her not taking the bus molestation
seriously by uttering 'Idi urbane lifestyle kosam
middle class people chese tyagam'.
departments: Cinematography is excellent. Artwork
is of high standard. Action sequences by Peter Hynes
in the second half are good. Especially the fight with
Prakash Raj and the other cops. The usage of words like
'Gundiga lanti Gunde dana' and 'Puvvulathone
banam vese Pulan Devi nuvve jaana' in the last song
is good. Editing by VT Vijayan is ok. The production
values of Oscar Films banner are extraordinary.
First half of the film is bit boring. Second half is
better. Last 30 minutes of the film is good. This film
needs a serious trimming, as it's excessively lengthy
(beyond 3 hours). The concept of Multiple Personaly
Syndrome is well explained by comparing it to how drunkards
behave. Shankar who excelled himself in all the films
he has done so far could not mix the elements of social
gaffes, mythological connection (Garuda Puranam &
Aparichitudu), cops' trail, psychological angle (MPD)
and love track in an appropriate way. This film also
scores less on entertainment (especially comedy) aspect.
If you compare Aparichitudu with the films done by Shankar
in the past, you would get disappointed. If you keep
that expectation aside, it is not a bad film. You may
reviews of previous 5 films
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