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Potugadu - Movie Review: It's A Joy Ride

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Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 13:23 [IST]

Pavan Wadeyar debuted as director in Kannada with the movie Govindaya Namaha. Besides wonderful script and direction, his unique marketing strategy made this movie a big hit in the Sandalwood Box Office. After delivering another hit with Googly in Kannada, he is foraying into Tollywood with Potugadu, a remake of his first directorial venture, which is a comedy drama featuring funnyman Komal Kumar. The movie is sure to rock the Telugu audiences.

Potugadu is a romantic comedy with very high entertainment quotient. Manchu Manoj's rocking performance is the main attraction in the film. Pawan's unique script, interesting narration, funny dialogues, comedy stars' performances, Achu Rajamani's hit music and background score, Srikanth's stylish picturiasion and good choreography of songs and fights are other highlights of the movie.

This movie is about two dejected young men, who meet each other, while they are about to commit suicide and share love stories. When compared to Govindaya Namaha, the director has made several changes in the plot as well as characterisation in Potugadu to suit the taste of the Telugu audience. With its promos soaring up viewers' expectations to the sky high, the director has made sure that he will live upto them.

Potugadu is a roller-coaster ride right from the beginning till end and it tickles the funny bones of the film goers. The director has included commercial ingredients and has a good grip over the happenings on screen. The first half of the movie is quite racy, funny and entertaining with lot of comedy and romance. Pawan is successful in maintaining the pace of this joy ride in the second half too. The climax is also very interesting.

Continue to read story and Potugadu movie review in the slideshow.

Potugadu Story

Govinda (Manchu Manoj) is a wayward guy, who decides to commit suicide after he gets dejected. While he is about to commit suicide, he meets another man, who has also come for the same purpose. After knowing his love story, Govinda narrates his story of romancing four girls (Sakshi Chowdary, Simran Kaur Mundi, Rachel and Anupriya) and cheating on them. The answer to the question why he wants to commit suicide will form an interesting part of the story.

Manchu Manoj's Performace

Manchu Manoj has delivered a brilliant performance in Potugadu. As featured on the posters, he really looks hilarious and notorious. He has done a commendable job in all romantic, comedy and action scenes. In fact, he is the showman in the film, which is sure to give him a big break.

Female Leads In Potugadu

Potugadu has four heroines like Sakshi Chowdary, Simran Kaur Mundi, Rachel and Anupriya in the female lead. All of them look glamorous and they have done justice to their roles with limited scope. Their chemistry with Manchu Manoj is also good.

Supporting Artistes In Potugadu

The movie has a host of comedians like Thagubothu Ramesh, Posani Krishna Murali, Chandra Mohan, Satyam Rajesh, Shayaji Shinde and Raghubabu to tickle your funny bones. Vinod Kumar, Narsing Yadav, Shiva Shankar and others have done their jobs well. Sunil's voice over is also good.

Technical Stuff in Potugadu

Potugadu has rich production values and Achu Rajamani's music and background score are the main attractions in the technical front. Especially, his song compositions like 'Pyaar mein padipoya' and 'Bujji pilla', which have already rocked the listeners, will be the pick of every one. Cinematography and Dialogues are other highlights. Editing and other technical departments have also done a commendable job.

Potugadu Verdict

Potugadu is a wonderful comedy entertainer, which has best performances, rich production and interesting script. Manoj and Pavan are sure to get a big break from this film. It is a mass entertainer. Don't miss it to watch this weekend.

Potugadu Cast And Crew

Producer: Lagadapati Sirisha Sridhar
Director: Pavan Wadeyar
Cast: Manchu Manoj, Sakshi Chowdary, Simran Kaur Mundi, Rachel, Anupriya, Thagubothu Ramesh, Posani Krishna Murali, Chandra Mohan, Satyam Rajesh, Shayaji Shinde, Raghubabu, Vinod Kumar, Narsing Yadav and Shiva Shankar
Music: Achu Rajamani
Cinematography: Srikanth
Release Date: September 13, 2013

Topics: telugu review, potugadu, manchu manoj, pavan wadeyar, sakshi chowdary, simran kaur mundi, rachel, anupriya
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Story first published:  Saturday, September 14, 2013, 12:53 [IST]
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