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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Pandem Kodi 2 movie review


Pandem Kodi 2 is the dubbed version of Tamil film Sandakozhi 2 starring Vishal and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles. Raj Kiran and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar played other important roles. It was directed by Lingusamy. The film released worldwide on 18th Oct, 2018.

Pandem Kodi 2 movie review

Story:
Balu (Vishal) returns to his village after several years and by that time a minor conflict between the villagers lead into a feud leading into the death of Bhavani (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar)’s husband. The village has been facing a severe drought since last 7 years and Raja Reddy (Raj Kiran) wants to resume the village jathara in order to convince the Govt of their unity and get a dam project. Balu falls in love with a talkative girl, Charumathi (Keerthy Suresh). How Balu gets involved in the feud and what happened next forms the crux of the story.

Story Analysis:
Pandem Kodi 2 starts right after the end of the first part, so there are several characters borrowed from the first part that give a sense of continuity. However, the film would have been better if it was made as an independent film with same setting and characters.

The film never gets its tone right. It starts as an action movie and gets into drama by the time of interval and then again shuffles between action and drama in the second half. The conflict of first part of the film and the sequel are totally different which is a reason for disappointment among many viewers and critics. The first half of the film is gripping with action, entertainment and romance. But the second half lost the track and moves at a slow pace. The plot lacks seriousness until the pre-climax. The makers probably wanted to develop Vishal’s role into a village head to continue the series. The film time and again talks about Vishal taking over his father’s position.

The romance between Vishal and Keerthy Suresh worked out very well and their performances added depth to the characters. Their chemistry is also good on screen. But the unnecessary subplots in the second half ruined an otherwise engaging romance track. Varalaxmi is menacing in the film but however, her character is no match for the ruthless gangster in the first part of the film. There is no element of suspense in the film that could keep the audience on edge of the seat.

Performances:
Vishal is brilliant in his role and he looks as good as in the first part of the film. Keerthy Suresh has a refreshing role and she is superb in it. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is convincing in her role as a menacing woman seeking revenge. Raj Kiran is as usual good in his role with subtle portrayal of emotions.

Technical Analysis:
Pandem Kodi has an average script with decent dialogues. The production values are good. The cinematography is an asset to the film and the camera work during fight scenes is superb. The background score is scintillating and the songs are decent. The editing is good with a balance of flow in the film. The direction is average and there is a lot of scope to make it to another level.

Conclusion:
Pandem Kodi 2 is no match for its first part. However, it is a decent entertainer with routine commercial elements. The film may appeal to the mass audience.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Hello guru prema kosame movie review

Hello guru prema kosame is a romantic drama film starring Ram Pothineni and Anupama Parameswaran in lead roles. Prakash Raj and Pranitha Subhash played other important roles. The film was produced by Dil Raju under Sri Venkateswara Creations and directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina. It was released worldwide on 18th Oct, 2018.

Hello guru prema kosame movie review

Story:
A happy go lucky youngster, Sanju, who decides to stay in his home town is convinced by his uncle to pursue a job in Hyderabad. Sanju meets Anu while coming to Hyderabad and befriends her. She happens to be his uncle’s daughter and he stays with them while working in a software company. Sanju eventually falls in love with Anu but her protective father doesn’t like them to get married. The rest of the story is about how Sanju pursued her and convinced her father.

Story Analysis:
Hello guru prema kosame has an extremely routine story that we have seen last two films of the director and several other films earlier. The story lacks any strong conflict that can hook audience until the climax. The screenplay managed to engage audience with comedy scenes here and there.

The first half is enjoyable with comedy scenes and regular romantic scenes. The interval twist is good and sets tone of the second half. The second half has family drama which may not appeal to youth audience. The climax is absolutely routine and there is nothing to expect out of it. The chemistry between the lead pair is not good and it is one of the downsides of the film. The twists in the film appear to be forced as there is not enough build-up or character development to support them. There is a lot of scope to make the characters three dimensional but it doesn’t happen anywhere in the film.

Performances:
Ram Pothineni has been doing the same character throughout his career and he has nothing new to do as an actor. After another decade, he might end up being the stereotype actor of this generation. Anupama Parameswaran looks beautiful on screen but has a little scope for performance. Prakash Raj is superb in the film, particularly in the second half. Pranitha Subhash is good in her role with her perfect expressions.

Technical Analysis:
The story fails to bring anything fresh on screen. The dialogues are average. The production values are decent but Dil Raju seems to be restricting the budget of his films in recent times to avoid losses. The cinematography is good and the visuals are rich. The music is decent and the background score, particularly during romantic scenes, is not up to the mark. The editing is average. The choreography of songs is good. The direction is decent but there is a lot of scope to make things better.

Conclusion:
Hello guru prema kosame is a regular popcorn movie that offers nothing new except a few gags. It is a one-time watch for audience who love regular rom-coms. The film could attract family audience with its clean comedy during the festive weekend but once the weekend is over, the fate of the film is doubtful.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Hello Guru Prema Kosame and Pandem Kodi 2 gearing up for release tomorrow

HelloGuru Prema Kosame and Pandem Kodi 2 are gearing up for release tomorrow. The festive season is on and we have another couple of movies joining the theaters tomorrow. Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava is already running successfully and this weekend we have Hello guru prema kosame and Pandem kodi 2 releasing in theaters.

Hello Guru Prema Kosame and Pandem Kodi 2 gearing up for release tomorrow

Helloguru prema kosame is a romantic comedy film starring Ram Pothineni and Anupama Parameswaran in lead roles. Prakash Raj, Praneetha Subhash and Mahesh Achanta will be seen in other important roles. This film is produced by Dil Raju and directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina. Devi Sri Prasad composed music for the film. As Ram, Anupama and Dil Raju are all in need of a blockbuster, Hello guru prema kosame is important for their careers.

Pandem kodi 2 is the sequel to the popular action comedy film Pandem kodi, which set the career of Vishal in both Kollywood and Tollywood. The film was successful in Telugu to the extent that Vishal has been referred to as the Pandem kodi hero for several years after the release of the film. Pandem kodi 2 stars Vishal and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles with Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in a crucial role. Pandem Kodi has huge expectations considering the success of the first part.

Hello guru prema kosame and Pandem kodi 2 are set to have grand release tomorrow.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Allu Arjun to give a strong comeback with Trivikram Srinivas film


Allu Arjun is one of a few actors of Tollywood who observe and adapt to the changes in the industry. He is keen on what audience want from him and is always ready to come up with interesting subjects. However, after Race Gurram, he is lagging behind in the race and his recent film ‘Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India’ was a disappointment for both fans and regular audience. He took a 5 months break and has listened to several scripts before finalizing a project with Trivikram Srinivas.

Allu Arjun to give a strong comeback with Trivikram Srinivas film

Although officially not yet announced, Allu Arjun is going to play the role of a police officer. His character is going to be stylish yet entertaining. The film is reportedly an action entertainer following the trademark of Trivikram Srinivas and the style of Allu Arjun. It is an important project for Allu Arjun as he is keen on his overseas market and wants to compete with his contemporary actors at the box office.

The fans of Allu Arjun have been waiting for the official announcement of his next film but the project delayed several months due to unavailability of an interesting script. Allu Arjun recently started his own office to take care of his future projects himself and has recruited staff to take care of pre-production, production and promotions of his films. This is a treat for his fans as the latest film of Trivikram Srinivas, Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava turned out to be a blockbuster and the combination is going to create buzz in the media. Earlier both Allu Arjun and Trivikram Srinivas have worked together for Julayi and S/o Satyamurthy which went to become blockbusters. This is going to be their hattrick collaboration.

Allu Arjun is going to complete this project quickly and start his subsequent film under the direction of Vikram Kumar. Meanwhile, Allu Arjun is also doing a cameo in the prestigious film of Megastar Chiranjeevi, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.

Monday, 15 October 2018

RRR movie latest update: Ram Charan, Jr NTR and SS Rajamouli

After the release of Baahubali, audience became curious about the next project of SS Rajamouli. There were many rumours and speculations about his next film being Bollywood debut with a star cast or a refreshing comedy film like Maryada Ramanna. He announced a multi-starrer with Jr NTR and Ram Charan leading to many more speculations and sky-high expectations. Since around a year, there were numerous speculations about the film’s story, star cast and other key details. The makers are yet to make a formal announcement about the cast and crew of the film apart from Jr NTR and Ram Charan. DVV Danayya is bankrolling the film with a whopping budget.

RRR movie latest update: Ram Charan, Jr NTR and SS Rajamouli

Earlier, it was reported that SS Rajamouli was erecting a set in Aluminium factory in Ramoji Film City for the film and the speculations about the story spread quickly that the film is going to be a periodical action film set at the time of Indian independence movement. The film is rumoured to be centred around a village and the protagonists Jr NTR and Ram Charan are playing the roles of villagers. The film is said to be an action film showcasing how the villagers fought against ruthless British army with their limited skills and resources. But as of now, these are all rumours and Rajamouli is best known to keep it confidential until either working stills or formal announcement discloses any details.

Ram Charan, Jr NTR and SS Rajamouli in RRR

The latest update is regarding the commencement of RRR’s regular shoot from this December. The first schedule will be a long 45 days shoot for the interval action episode which is going to play a key role in the film. Both Jr NTR and Ram Charan will attend a special workshop under the supervision of SS Rajamouli for 10 days to prepare for the fight. The workshop will include some rehearsals to avoid any delays in shooting. The film is planned for release in summer, 2020. Stay tuned for more updates on the project.

Sai Dharam Tej’s next film Chitralahari launched

Sai Dharam Tej proved himself at the very beginning of his career with films like ‘Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham’, ‘Subrahmanyam For Sale’ and ‘Supreme’ but his career took a toll after a double hattrick of disasters. His recent film ‘Tej I Love You’ left him reconsider his career choices leading to a long break. He recently returned to Hyderabad after a complete makeover with freshness and improved confidence.

Sai Dharam Tej’s next film Chitralahari launched

Sai Dharam Tej signed his next film under ‘Nenu Sailaja’ fame Kishore Tirumala’s direction, produced under Mythri Movie Makers banner. The film has been officially launched this morning with a Muhurtham ceremony. Koratala Siva graced the event as the special guest. 

Sai Dharam Tej, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Koratala Siva and Koshore Tirumala at Chitralahari launch event

‘Hello’ fame Kalyani Priyadarshan is playing the female lead in the film.

Sai Dharam Tej and Kalyani Priyadarshan at Chitralahari launch event

The film is titled ‘Chitralahari’ and is touted as a romantic entertainer. Karthik Ghattamaneni is the cinematographer and Devi Sri Prasad is the music director for the film.

Sai Dharam Tej birthday celebrations at Chitralahari launch event

Chitralahari is going to define the film career of Sai Dharam Tej. His birthday is celebrated with the team after the muhurtham ceremony.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Prabhas to give double treat to fans on his birthday

Prabhas delayed his next project after the phenomenal success of Baahubali and the fans have been eagerly waiting for every update about Saaho and his subsequent projects. It is anticipated that Prabhas is going to give double treat to his fans on the occasion of his birthday on Oct 23.

Prabhas treat to fans on his birthday - Saaho teaser, Prabhas 20 first look

Saaho shooting is almost completed and the makers are planning to release a teaser one day before Prabhas’s birthday on Oct 22. Saaho is produced under UV creations and directed by Sujeeth. Shraddha Kapoor is playing the female lead in the film. There are no updates from the makers of Saaho since more than an year and the audience are eagerly waiting for the teaser.

The 20th film of Prabhas under the direction of ‘Jil’ fame KK Radha Krishna was recently launched and the shooting is going on in Italy. Prabhas is producing the film under his home banner Gopi Krishna movies in association with UV creations. Pooja Hegde is playing the female lead in the film. The film is going to be a trilingual simultaneously shot in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. The film is rumoured to have the title ‘Jaan’ which may appeal to the audience of all languages. The first look and title of the movie will be announced on Oct 23. This is going to be a huge treat to the fans of Prabhas.