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Cast: Allari Naresh, Richa Panai, Shayaji Shinde, Ramya Krishna, Naresh, Krishna Bhagwan, Tanikella Bharani, Chandra Mohan, AVS, Hema, Satya Krishnan, Chalapathi Rao, Bharath
Story: Jaya siddu
Written by: Kranti Reddy Nakinaala
Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry, Potula Ravi Kiran
Art: Chanti Addala
Editing: Gowtham Raju
Cinematography: Ravindra Babu
Producer: Chanti Addala
Screenplay- Direction: E. Satti Babu
CBFC Rating: ‘U/A’
Release Date: 27-12-2012
Story: Naresh(Allari Naresh) is interested more in dramas rather than studies, he has been attempting to pass his Intermediate from past 10 years. Once Naresh and his friends get ready to perform a drama “Seetha Swayamvaram”, the girl who has to perform the role of Seetha leaves the Stage. Narada(Naresh) comes to Bhoolokam and sets Yamaja(Richa Panai)[ daughter of Yamadharma Raju] to play the heroine role. After Seetha Swayamvaram Yamaja follows Naresh where ever he goes. How Naresh gets rid of her, What happens after that is what the movie is about?
Performances: Naresh is very comfortable and is at complete ease when it comes to comedy roles. His comedy timing is very good. Richa panai is passable but her dubbing is not convincing. Ramya Krishna is good. Shayaji Shinde is okay, even though his personality didn’t suit to Yama’s role. Bharath is okay. The remaining artists fitted to their roles. Music by Koti is Average. The Art work and VFX effects are good. The Cinematography is good. The editing is okay. The story and screenplay are convincing. The direction is good in parts.
Analysis: The Title “Yamudiki Mogudu” is taken from the 1988 super Hit Socio- fantasy film of Chiranjeevi which was based on Yamalokam Backdrop. This movie too has a similar concept and backdrop so it’s convincing and well justified. Here also the hero travels all the way to Yamalokam and returns back and how that happened forms the plot. The movie is rich in production values. The art work(sets) looked colorful (even though most of the colors used are red and pink). The VFX effects are okay and believable to most extent.
‘Allari’ Naresh has taken huge gap after his recent flick “Sudigadu”, he returned back with yet another entertainer. This time he has come up with a socio-fantasy film in the backdrop of Yamalokam. The story is similar to any other Yamalokam based movie and even the climax has nothing new to offer. The dialogues are good and entertaining(even though they have gone overboard at times). The movie has some funny moments entertained by Raghu Babu, Krishna bhagwan, Bharath.
‘Allari’ Naresh is good in the role of Naresh, his scenes(family) in the first half even though appear routine, he engages us with his impeccable comedy timing and dialogues.
Richa panai is okay, her performance is good in couple of places and she has done okay job as debutant. Her dubbing is poor. Ramya Krishna is okay and she danced well in the song. Naresh suited to the role of Narada. Sayaji Shinde could not bring the heaviness to the role but he is okay. Krishna Bhagwan as usually brings some laughs with his punches.
Bharath entertains in a few scenes. The remaining cast is okay.
Koti has given Average music, a couple of songs are okay. The remix song “Attho Athhamma Kuthuro” from Alluda Mazaka movie(It was composed by Koti only) got huge response in the theater. The lyrics were changed to suit the situation. The background score is passable. Art Director and Producer Chanti Addala has tried to give a rich look to the movie with the lavish sets and visual effects. Cinematography is good. editing is okay. The Screenplay is good even though it’s predictable. Satti Babu tried the dialogues(satirical) in the same format as of EVV. The Direction is good at some places. He is still stuck up with old fashioned direction in many scenes. The movie can be enjoyed more by keeping the logic aside.
The movie fares well in B, C Centers for the entertainment(double meaning dialogues). We have to wait and see for the response in the ‘A’ centers.
Plus: ‘Allari’ Naresh, Entertainment
Minus: Some routine boring scene, Heroine dubbing
Verdict: Average flick, can be watched once for entertainment.