Tollywood Movie Reviews

Behind the Movie Aha Naa Pellanta: Allari Naresh, the safest hero for comedy movies is joined by Sreehari, Brahmanandam and new director Veerabhadram. Let us see, how well this movie matched the standards of Jandhyala’s ‘Aha Naa Pellanta’?

In the Movie Aha Naa Pellanta: Subramanyam or Subbu (Allari Naresh) is a hard working, clever software engineer working in the office of ‘Busy’ Balraju (Brahmanandam). After attending a night party organized by his boss, Subbu finds himself on the bed with Sanjana (Ritu Barmecha) on the next day morning. Although nothing was happened on this night, both feel ashamed thinking that they got intimate. 
With in no time Sanjana’s brothers Durga Prasad (Sreehari) and two more (Subba Raju, Samrat), sons of Warangal local goon J. Janaki Ramayya or JJ (Nagineedu) arrive in Hyderabad and compel Subbu to marry Sanjana. Feared by the rowdy back ground of the family, Subbu tries to escape from them and finally knows that Sanjana lying on his bed was a well etched plan by her brothers to trap him.
Reason is that none in the society are coming forward to marry Sanjana because of their family’s rowdy background and by the help of marriage mediator (MS Narayana), they lay a trap. Soon Subbu goes back to his old love Madhu (Anitha). On the other side, JJ wants only Subbu to marry Sanjana and the responsibility to bring him back is shouldered upon Durga Prasad. How did these three brothers take the help of Love Guru (Vennela Kishore) and Balraju to bud the love between lead pair, how did JJ’s old rivals attack their family forms rest of story.

Values of the Movie Aha Naa Pellanta: Story of the movie is partially copied from Hindi hit movie ‘Welcome’ and partially from old pickled Telugu love story movies. Story wise nothing great. What makes this film interesting is the screenplay of Veerabhadram which was impressive by adding few hilarious scenes. Direction went awry many a times but Veerabhadram bounced back quickly after hiccups. Cinematography by Loknath was poor while editing by MR Varma was also weak with unappealing scenes and jerks. Music by Raghu Kunche was good in remix of ‘Chinukulaa Raali…’ while background was routine. Dialogues by Sreedhar Sipaana generated good number of laughs which was strength in the movie. Production values of A TV were lowest while re-recording and VFX were worst.Performance wise more than Allari Naresh, credits go for Sreehari and Brahmanandam. The comedy track developed between these two is the real oxygen else total film is just below average. Given the right content and dialogues, Sreehari impressed with Telangana dialect while Brahmi well synced with Sreehari’s punch timing. Allari Naresh is not at his regular best. Neither did he get that entire responsibility nor were ample scenes to show his regular timing. Heroine Ritu Barmecha is the pale stuff with no great looks and no acting talent. Subbaraju was at his best while Samrat missed basics. Nagineedu was dignified and MS Narayana, Vennela Kishore, not to forget Thaagubothu Mahesh (Ala Modalaindi fame) tried their best to evoke laughter. Anita (Nuvvu Nenu fame) was as usual thirsty with bikini. 

Out of the Movie Aha Naa Pellanta: Intention of Veerbahadram was just to entertain the audience with non stop humor but he mistimed many times asserting to too many liberties. Scenes like heroine going for pregnancy test, hero driving the light aircraft are most absurd. Of the entire movie, majority of sentimental scenes are lifted directly from ‘Welcome.’ When title of the movie is from the view point of Allari Naresh, director narrating the entire story from Sreehari’s view point is the fundamental blunder from Veerabhadram. 
If the comedy episodes of Brahmanandam, Sreehari along with climax scenes of Thaagubothu Ramesh and Co. are removed, then Aha Naa Pellanta is a ruthless ‘Discussion’ arranged for viewers. There was no factor of excitement in audience and movie goes slow and steady with low quality in making. More than script, we can offer full marks to actors for literally lifting the movie from below average to average standards. Biggest flaw is that, no where hero and heroine developed a love chemistry. First half was filled with unnecessary comedy bits (few may enjoy), title justifying story elements and banging the interval with a twist. Second half, it was total show of Sreehari and bringing in the villain team, drunkard Ramesh to finish the climax. B & C center audience may like it and for A, no way. 

Vizag Samachar Verdict of the Movie Aha Naa Pellanta: Just an average treat.


Behind the Movie Kudirithe Kappu Coffee: Young hero Varun Sandesh struggling for a strong hit is joined by short and cute pie Suma Bhattacharya for the flick. Yogeshwara Sharma’s delightful tunes pleasing the music lovers, it was left for director Ramana Salva and tasteful banner Moonwater Pictures to serve the coffee for audience. Let us see, how tasteful is this?
In the Movie Kudirithe Kappu Coffee: Venu (Varun Sandesh) is the only son of businessman Giri (Bheemaneni Srinivas Rao). Despite Venu’s mother pushing him for a life settlement by sticking on to a job, he looks on to do something interesting and passionate. Mean while Venu’s friend Ravi commits suicide for a love failure and the former develops negative opinion on love and lovers. Giri in order to divert the attention of Venu, sends him to beautiful hill town of Dakshina Giri in Karnataka to look after their Hill Side Coffee Shop. Actually this coffee shop was gifted by Giri to school teacher Malathi (Sukumari) trying to save her from financial debts while she rejects it but keeps the same under her observation. Malathi’s grand daughter Lasya (Suma Bhattacharya) is a Hotel Management Graduate with a dream to make this coffee shop into a beautiful resort. Both Venu and Lasya meet at Dakshina Giri and start working together to develop the coffee shop. In this process, Lasya develops a sweet feeling of love towards Venu impressed by his honesty and grace. But Venu who has a strong aversion towards love rejects her again and again. How did Venu realize the importance of Lasya in his life? How Love united them? Form the climax episodes.
Values and Out of the Movie Kudirithe Kappu Coffee: New generation directors and producers coming from overseas are relying on the concepts of urban mentality. KKC is one such film which is made with sober story and visual appeal without concentrating on the narration part. Entire movie looks like a portrait photo and story is depicted in the form of book reading with caricatures. Although there are good elements like feel good, preaching of human values, discouraging of suicides yet these aren’t helpful to pull the movie for a span of two hours.Varun Sandesh has got a role contrast to his natural talent. For the first time, he looks serious, settled and subtle with this underplaying character. Heroine Suma is five feet, cute faced looking like a girl next door with jovial attitude. Director Bhimaneni Srinivas Rao turned into a character artist and he was little stiff but was decent. Old lady Sukumari was good while Tanikella Bharani was at his usual best. Comedy by Shiva Narayana was also fine up to some extent. Remaining others were just okay.
Director and story writer Raman Salva got a regular love story in his hands but wins the appreciations for mixing it with feel good characterizations. The department where he failed pathetically is in the execution part as story doesn’t move an inch even after watching hours of movie. The lag was definitely visible in first and second halves. Dialogues by Abburi were casual yet philosophical and fitting to the demands of director. 
What makes KKC stand out from routine movies is the top notch cinematography from Santosh Rai. Words fall short to speak about the luxurious texture, extraordinary picturesque, the soothing visuals which will leave us spell bound. Adding to the effect is Yogeshwara Sharma’s delightful music which is further more elevated by Seetharama Shastri lyrics. Especially picturization of songs stood apart. Production values of Moonwater Pictures were also high.
The commercial viability and acceptance from audience for these kinds of movies is a definite no but professional satisfaction for the crew is guaranteed while a section of patience loving audience might get connected to KKC. A honest team work is seen on the screen. What matters more for this love story is the loosing of tempo again and again. Of course visuals are the only positive energy generators in KKC to make audience engaged else this is a total washout. 

Vizagsamachar Verdict of the Movie Kudirithe Kappu Coffee: Aroma is good but not the Taste.