Sivaji (Mohan Babu) arrives at Mumbai to do any job and earn
money to support his family, which badly needs money. He tells
them that he is going to USA to earn dollars. He loses his
bag the moment he arrives in the city of dreams. There he
meets his old time pal Kuppiganthula Ramesh (Ramesh), whose
profession includes cheating people.
induces Sivaji to share his cheating profession to make living.
Along with Pedda Koteswara Rao (Kota Srinivasa Rao) and Cheecha
(Radhika Chowdary) they execute a bank robbery. Cheecha makes
an anonymous call to police and gets Pedda Koteswara Rao arrested.
But, Pedda Koteswara Rao puts all the money in the locker
of another bank. Pedda Koteswara Rao is arrested and nobody
has a clue about where the money is put up.
is Raja garu and his wife (Balayya and Sujatha), a blind old
couple, who are living in Mumbai. They are very rich Telugu
couple. They lost their eyesight, son and daughter-in-law
in an accident. They have a grand son Bujji (whom they have
not seen for at least 10 years), who is studying in USA.
Rajagaru gets a mail from USA, they take the help of a pawnwala
to read it. This time, they get a telegram (actually the postman
can read the telegram at the time of handing over it). Since
pawnwala does not know English, he asks Ramesh to read out
what is written in the telegram. It is written that Bujji
would be touching Mumbai in six months. But Ramesh reads out
that Bujji would be coming in a day.
introduces Sivaji as Bujji to the old couple. But in the process
Ramesh's body and Sivaji's voice gets fixed as Bujji. The
old couple has the uncanny ability of remembering the voice
and the body-touch of any person they meet. Hence Ramesh and
Sivaji dupe the old couple and waits for the right occasion
to steal money. In the process, they lie that Bujji has a
girl friend called Radhika Rani back in USA. Radhika Rani
(Gracy Singh) arrives from nowhere at the residence of Raja
garu. She keeps on thwarting the plans of Ramesh and Sivaji.
Later on she reveals that Bujji is no more and she is a friend
of Bujji. She comes to Mumbai to tell the bad news to Raja
garu. After seeing the happiness (given by Ramesh and Sivaji)
of Raja garu, she decides not to tell the truth. Will the
old couple find out that truth and what happens to stolen
money from the bank forms the rest of the story.
Babu: The role of Sivaji is a typical Mohan Babu's role,
which is played effortlessly. He should be commended for giving
such a big role for another hero Srikanth. Both these heroes
share equal footage. Mohan Babu fans might get disappointed
about this aspect.
Srikanth is a revelation in this film. He is very smart and
is at home. He is very good at making faces. He has done 100%
justice to the role given to him with neat comedy.
Singh: Gracy Singh enters the film just before the interval
and stays till the end. She suited the role to the tee. She
is looking very cute as the mischievous partner of the main
leads in the crime.
Story: Story of the film has a touch of 'Seetaramaiah
gari manavaralu'. The story is pretty old and is very easily
- direction: A Kodandarami Reddy, who came to the scene
again after a hiatus of almost 8 years disappoints us with
his work. The screenplay of the film is not proper. The direction
of 'Tappuchesi Pappu Koodu' needs a lot to be desired. He
seems to have lost the grip on pulses of audience. But he
did a good job in getting the comedy timing right for a few
scenes. But the overall impact is missing in providing the
Marudhuri Raja is known for his comic punch and pun in dialogues.
He stood as the saving grace with his dialogues for bad films
like 'Neetho Cheppalani'
and 'Manasunte Chalu' in the past. But he disappointed the
audience with this film by not writing good comic dialogues
for this comedy film.
Music by Keeravani is an asset to the film. The first song
Alla Hare Krishna' is a take off on Adnan Sami's 'Lift
Karade' video. Mohan Babu's 'Gangaraju'
song is a highlight of the film. Brindavanamali
song is also very melodious. Rain song (Vaana
Kodtandi) on Mohan Babu and Gracy is good. The background
music by Keeravani is good. He used the Baha Men's 'Who lets
the dogs out' tune very liberally in the first half as the
V Jayaram's photography is also another asset. As the entire
film is shot in Mumbai backdrop, he made sure that all landmark
studded areas like Nariman Point (Oberai Towers), Marine Drive
(Air India Building and Sea Face) and Fort (Gateway of India
and Taj group of hotels) are well covered.
First half of the film is little boring. Second half is entertaining
compared to the first half. Overall, it is an average film.
But with the names of Mohan Babu and A Kodandarami Reddy associated
with this project, people expect more out of 'Tappuchesi Pappukoodu'.
The strength of the film is mass comedy by Mohan Babu, Srikanth,
Brahmanandam, Kota and Ali. Weakness of the film is script.
The recent past has proved that the mass comedies (Hanuman
Junction, O Chinnadana,
Aaduthu Paaduthu) work well
at box office. This film has chances of doing well in all
mass centers. Srikanth earned the tag of lucky star this year
with two consecutive hits under his belt (O Chinnadana and
Aaduthu Paaduthu). We have to wait and see if he becomes third
time lucky with this film.