Tamil director CS Amudhan has won million hearts by introducing a new genre in the film industry through his movie Thamizh Padam, which mocked the stereotypical scenes in contemporary commercial films in Tamil. Now, Bheemineni Srinivas has made an honest attempt to adapt it in Telugu as Sudigadu.
The story revolves around Kamesh (Allari Naresh) and his wife (Hema) who become proud parents of a dynamic and powerful new baby. The twist here is the baby is born with a six pack body and earns a sworn enemy Thikkal Reddy (Jayaprakash Reddy), who makes evil designs to harm the baby. In a bid to save his child, Kamesh sends him to the city with his mother (Kovai Sarala). The baby grows up into a dynamic young guy Shiva (Allari Naresh). As Shiva grows up, he can play all sorts of histrionics like making bullets stop, challenging time and even making Posani Krishna Murali speak sense. Shiva's love track too justified with Priya (Monal Gajjar played). Rest of the story goes as to how Shiva keeps countering every move of Thikkal Reddy. Shiva also faces resistance from a mysterious Don D.
Allari Naresh's performance is remarkable as both Kamesh and Shiva. His witty dialogues have a great impact on the viewers. On the whole, he has kept the film going throughout. Monal Gajjar is also good in her role. The other actors whose performance contribute to its success are Jayaprakash Reddy, Shayaji Shinde, Krishna Bhagawan, MS Narayana, Hema and Kovai Sarala.
All have done a good job and they could equally make the viewers laugh. Brahmanandam's performance is remarkable. Srinivas Reddy entertains in a role that is a satire on the Siddha character from Khaleja. Fish Venkat and Raghu Babu too entertain briefly. However, Kondavalasa and LB Sriram look out of place in their characters.
The strength of the film lies in brilliantly conceived spoofs on all the biggest hits of the industry. The spoofs have been done in a good-natured way without malice and they will be enjoyed by everyone. Two spoofs stand out for their brilliance - One on TV Anchor Omkar and the other on the custom of Thigh Slapping (Thoda Kottadam). The spoof on Omkar in particular had crowds rolling in their seats with laughter. Posani Krishna Murali adds great fun to that sequence.
However, the climax of Sudigadu lets down the viewer a bit especially at the court scene that should have been conceived better. The final twist in the script is not the one as intended. As for the songs are concerned, none of them are really entertaining except for the opening song. Sri Vasanth's music is nothing rewarding. Camerawork and dialogues deserve a special mention. The dialogues have been written in a very entertaining fashion.
On the whole, Sudigadu is a good clean entertainer that will make you come out of theatres splitting you in laugh. Finally, it makes a good watch this weekend. Don't miss it.