Overall, Venkatadri Express is a decent fun-filled family entertainer and debutant Merlapaka Gandhi has done brilliant work in his first attempt. This film will surely give a big break to him, Sundeep and Rakul.
‘Venkatadri Express’ has a good and entertaining first half. This part is backed up by good pace and nice comedy. However, what looks like a promising ride starts going downhill in the second half. The film loses pace and it starts becoming very predictable. In the end, ‘Venkatadri Express’ becomes an okay watch. If you go in without any expectations, you may enjoy the ride.
Debutant director Merlapaka Gandhi comes up with a movie that has right gradients (entertainment and family emotions) in the right mix. He has got decent screenplay/story writing skills. You might feel that movie is over once Sundeep reaches the marriage venue in Tirupati. But the movie picks up after a brief lull to give a perfect ‘happy ending’. On a whole, Venkatadri Express is a decent film with nice entertainment. You may watch it!!
First half went on Express Speed and Second Half had numerous stops. Positives from Venkatadri Express are the new thinking of upcoming directors like Gandhi and encouraging artists like Sandeep Kishan with support from seniors like Chota.
If you really want to enjoy a nice weekend with family without any high expectations, Venkatadri Express can be a safe option, neither completely disappointing nor completely astonishing.