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Lakshmi Putrudu Review

Published: Monday, March 3, 2008, 11:27 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Udaykiran appears to be making a frantic effort for a comeback into Telugu films. However, he is still in a confused situation and has failed to select a good story. Moreover, he has failed to grab the attention of seasoned directors and hence he is taking a chance by working under novice directors. Polisetty Rambabu, who had produced a comedy film like Gopi (Goda Meeda Pilli), has come forward to produce the film.

Prabhakar @ Prabhu (Udaykiran) is a nonchalant college student. He is straightforward and did not allow anyone to do wrong and he will not spare anyone, who resorts to injustice. He always quarrels with someone and lands in police station. His foster father (Nizhalgal Ravi), who is a psychiatrist, used to bring him from there. Swetha (Diya) is the sister of commissioner of police Ravichandra and is very mischievous girl. Following a complaint that she is bunking classes, the officer sends [an error occurred while processing this directive] her to college with police escort. When Swetha tries to escape from them, the police personnel run after her. Unknowingly, Prabhu thrashes the police and upon being challenged, Prabhu says 'I love you' to Swetha. She too gets impressed with his behaviour and loses her heart. At this juncture, Prabhu comes to know that he is being brought up by the doctor couple and his actual father Lakshmi Narayana (Satyaraj) iss taking treatment in mental hospital. Prabhu tries his best to know about the past of his father but can not get any clue. On the advice of Ravichandra, Prabhu takes his father to Kerala for treatment. There incidentally, Prabhu meets the former bodyguard of Lakshmi Narayana and learns that his father is the Election Commissioner and he reached that stage due to a politician Ramadasu (Vijayan). As a co-incidence, Ramadasu's son (Riyaz Khan) too brings Ramadasu to the same asylum in Kerala for treatment. Ramadasu's henchman finds Lakshmi Narayana and tells Ramadasu's son that their rival is still alive. So, he makes attempts to kill Lakshmi Narayana. However, in the climax, Ramadasu and his son kill each other and the story ends on a peaceful note.

PLUS: There are absolutely no plus points in the film. Though Udaykiran has tried to manage to get into the groove of a mass hero, he has failed to do justice to his role completely. Though the action scenes are little stylish they appear too cinematic. However, Satyaraj's performance as a mad man and as a sincere officer in the flashback episode is worth watching. Music by D Imaan is good in parts.

MINUS: It is not known why Brahmanandam accepts certain roles in his career. Though while listening it appears impressive, it appears too odd while presenting on the screen. The parody of Sivaji film is used for the comedy track picturised on Brahmanandam. The director made the producer to spend money lavishly for shooting that comedy track but it miserably failed to impress the audiences. Even the item song by Mumait Khan along with Brahmanandam is in bad taste. Another major minus is the heroine Diya. She has failed to perform her role well and at the same time tried to resort to lot of skin show to grab the attention of the mass audiences. It is not clear whether the film is a straight film or a dubbed film as the lip movement miserably has failed to sink with the lyric in any of the songs. The heroine's dance, behaviour appear too cheap and she has almost played like a roadside recording dancer.

REMARKS: Camera by Suresh is just okay and music by Imam is disastrous. However, the director has failed to reach the expectations of the hero and miserably flunked in narrating the story. One thing any director should remember that penning screenplay for a film is not a child's play and it needs a lot of hard work. The entire first half is totally boring and the running of the film is totally out of grip of the director. However, he has dried his butterfingers after the interval while narrating the flashback. Again he lost grip and the story continued to make the audiences move impatiently in their seats. The film also ends in a pathetic way, with no clear indication whether the hero's father gained his knowledge or not.

Cast: Udaykiran, Diya, Nizhalgal Ravi, Satyaraj, Vijayan, Riyaz Khan, Brahmanandam, Raghubabu, Rajan P Dev, Gauthamraju, Duvvasi Mohan, Gundu Sudarshan, Mumaith Khan, Shakeela, Apoorva and others

Credits: Lyrics – Kandikonda, Camera – Suresh, Music – D Imaan, Story – Bharati, Action – Dinesh, Presents – P Sandhya Rani, Producer – Polisetty Rambabu, Screenplay and direction – Raaj Kapoor.

Banner: RS Films

Released on: February 29, 2008

Topics: rajan p dev, mumaith khan, raghubabu, riyaz khan, nizhalgal ravi, gundu sudarshan, shakeela, lakshmi putrudu, kandikonda, polisetty rambabu, d imaan, satyaraj, apoorva, dinesh, brahmanandam, dia mirza, duvvasi mohan, gautham raju, uday kiran
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