Movie : Uu Kodathara Ulikki PadatharaPublished Date: 2012-07-27 04:20:17 GMT
Cast : Balakrishna, Manchu Manoj, Deeksha Seth, Lakshmi Prasanna, Bhanuchander, Sonu Sood, Saikumar, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, Balayya, Brahmanandam, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Raghubabu.
Music: Bobo Sasi
Cinematography : B Rajasekhar
Producer: Lakshmi Prasanna
Director: Sekhar Raja
Banner: Manchu entertainments
Rating : 2.75/5
Not many Telugu actors or directors dares do an experiment with different characters. But Manoj is one such person who experiments with different characters in his latest movie Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padathara in which he has joined hands with Balakrishna. Experiment with others' money is not fair, but his sister and father have invested their money in the film, which has been a big encouragement for him.
STORY OF THE MOVIE IN BRIEF:
Gandharva Mahal belongs to the forefathers of Narasimha Rayudu (Balakrishna), who marries his sister to his relative Phanindra Bhupathi (Sonu Sood), who is in love with a prostitute's daughter Amruthavalli (Lakshmi Prasanna). Narasimha gifts his wealth including the Gandharva Mahal as part of dowry. Narasimha kills Bhupati when he tries to kill his sister and bring Amruthavalli to the Mahal. In the same fight, he also dies, but his soul keeps moving around the Mahal to prevent other to occupy it. A youth man (Manoj) falls in love with Jagada (Deeksha Seth), daughter of Rayudu (Prabhu). When the elder daughter of Rayudu is about to get married, the youth experiences something spooky. He realises that the soul is not allowing marriages in the Mahal. How he dares the soul and wins the hand of Jagadha will form crux of the climax.
Balakrishna has delivered a great performance as Narasimha Rayudu. It is true that Mohanbabu has truly missed a chance by not playing the role. No other artiste could have done justice to the role other than Balakrishna or Mohanbabu. Manoj has also done wonderful acting. He shows his six-pack body whenever it is needed and has proved his ease in action as well as dances. Lakshmi Prasanna too has delivered excellent acting skills. Deeksha Seth exposed to the maximum extent in a couple of songs. She has not enough scope to show her acting skills, but she has used availabe screen place properly. Bhanuchander, Sonu Sood, Saikumar, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, Balayya and others have done complete justice to their respected roles. Brahmanandam, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Raghubabu surelu tickle the funny bones of audiences.
It is the art director and the cinematographer who did a wonderful job all through the film. Art director built the sets to suit the taste of the producers and to suit the subject. The Gandharva Mahal set is extra-ordinary. Cinematographer B Rajasekhar maintained perfect lighting all through the film and shot the frames perfectly as in the mind of the director. The action scenes and the blood drops were perfectly shown on the screen. Without the assistance of the cinematographer, the hero or the director could not have brought out the scenes so perfectly. Moreover, the background score were undertaken by Suman-Sulaiman, who did an excellent job and elevated the scenes absolutely to the level the director wanted. The production values of Manchu Entertainments are adequate. Lakshmi Bhupati's dialogues are a letdown. There is no punch in the dialogues, which do not suit at actors like Balakrishna. The director has also too failed pen perfect screenplay, though the entire script is ready. Being a new-comer he could not handle the subject in a proper manner. Before the end of the first half, the subject waters down, but by the interval bang, the director takes the reins again. However, in the second half there are many ebbs and tides in the run of the subject.
Manoj's character which is in different shades has to be seen on the screen rather than narration. Such an experiment is dangerous at times, but Manoj has done it. Watch the film for Manoj, Balakrishna and Lakshmi Prasanna's performance and the twists by the director in the story and its narration. Watch the film for these three.
Released on: July 27, 2012