Banner: Sri Sai Ganesh Productions
Cast: Ram, Hansika Motwani, Aksha, Swati (SA), Sonu Sood, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Chandra Mohan, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, Fish Venkat, Raghu Babu, Dharmavarapu, Dil Ramesh, Brahmaji, Pragati, Hema, Rama Prabha etc
Music: S Thaman
Dialogues: Rajendra Kumar
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Fights: Stun Siva & Ganesh
Story – screenplay – direction: Santosh Srinivas
Producer: Bellamkonda Suresh
Release date: 12 August 2011
Theatre watched: Harihar Cinema’s, Guntur
Rating: 2.75 / 5Ram and Hansika New Telugu Film Dhada Movie Review:
After the Big flops it Seems to be Ram Got Some breather, This time Ram New Kandireega has worked. Even though its not mega hit but it will sail smoothly.
A fun filled tale, the story is about Seenu (ram) who hails from Anakapalli. He is a trouble in the town as he wants to get married but then he is failed graduate. An incident pricks his ego and he decides to finish his graduation. For this, he comes to the city and joins a college. Here, he comes across Sruthi (hansika) and falls in love with her. Meanwhile, a noted goonda and villain Bhavani (sonu sood) is also after Sruthi and he kills anyone who goes near her. A sequence of events gets Seenu to Sruthi with the knowledge of Bhavani. Both of them fall in love but in comes Rajann (jayaprakash reddy), a person ten times powerful than Bhavani. He wants Seenu for a specific reason. What is that reason? Is Seenu successful in his love story? What happens to Bhavani? All this forms the rest of the story.
Ram is known as a bundle of energy right from his debut film Devdas. Since his character is from Amalapuram, he spoke in Godavari accent which added fun flavor to his dialogue delivery. He has performed vigorous steps with ease in songs. Ram is one of the fine actors of Telugu cinema who can bring more to the table with his energy and enhance the effectiveness of scenes. He has worked really hard for this movie and it shows up. Hansika Motwani is alright as the leading lady. She has put on a bit of weight. Aksha has done the role of an innocent Telangana girl who doesn’t know what love is. Sonu Sood sparkles in a gangster lover role who has stuttering issues. Swati did a guest role and she is pretty good. Brahmanandam did a cameo that lasts for 5 minutes and he is good. MS Narayana comedy is decent. Jaya Prakash Reddy who is known for famous Rayalaseema accent tries Telangana dialect in this movie.
Technical and Other Departments:
Story of the film is okay though it resembles several films that have come in the past like Gudumba Shankar, Ready and Seetarama Kalyanam Lankalo. The director has added a couple of interesting twists to make this film different. The debutant director Santosh Srinivas handled the subject like a veteran and there is no amateurishness in his work. There are a few good entertaining comedy episodes. The screenplay in second half is interesting though becomes redundant towards end. The narration is little slow. There are too many subplots in the movie. Music by Thaman is good in parts. Background music is decent. Dialogues by Rajendra Kumar are nice (There is a funny one: vaadu aavuliste pegulu lekka pedathadu – mari doodaliste?). Cinematography by Andrew is good. The editing is ok. Fights by Stun Siva are effective. Production values are good.
Kandireega marks the debut of cinematographer Santosh Srinivas as director. The young director with the help of writer Kona Venkat plays the safe game – using time-tested elements like comedy, action and glamour in right proportions and incorporating dialogues that get claps and whistles from mass audiences. It is more of a mix of director Srinu Vytla brand of comedy and Vinayak’s formula of mass elements. Especially the scenes of Chandramohan, M S Narayana, etc entering the house of Rajanna in the second half reminds you the scenes of Srinu Vytla’s Ready. Ram with his energetic histrionics, performance makes the movie an entertainer.
Telugu audiences have seen these kind of movies and scenes umpteen times, yet Kandireega doesn’t give you boredom. That is where Kandireega scores. Though first half is breezy and entertaining, second half moves on predictable end and it is lengthy. Length of the film is a big problem.
Don’t expect freshness from the film but if you are looking for time-pass entertainer, Kandireega satisfies you. Kandireega is Xerox copy of super hit Ready and other commercial entertainers, yet it provides enough comedy.