Cast&crew: Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Parvati Melton (SA), Sonu Sood, Kota, Sayaji Shinde, Vennela Kishore, Shravan, Ravi Prakash, Ajay, Suman, Nassar, Chandra Mohan, Supreet, Tanikella Bharani, Sudha, Pragati, Sonia etc
Banner: 14 Reels Entertainment
Music: S Thaman
Cinematography: MV Guhan / Prasad Murella
Dialogues: Kona Venkat
Story: Gopi Mohan
Editing: MR Varma
Story – screenplay – dialogues – direction: Seenu Vytla
Producer: Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara
Release date: 23 September 2011
Theatre watched: Bollywood Ac/PXD, Guntur.
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Mahesh Babu And Samantha New Telugu Film Dhookudu Movie Review:
Finally Mahesh Bags a hit after a big Dissapointed past Films.The Seenu Vytla and Mahesh Babu Combination was Clicked alot. Samantha and Mahesh Chemistry will Help the Film to be a big hit.Story:Well!!Coming into the Story,A great political leader Shankar Narayana (Prakash Raj) is attacked by group of rival politicians (Kota Srinivas Rao, Shayaji Shinde) and a mafia leader Nayak (Sonu Sood). Severely injured, Shankar Narayana falls into a coma. His son Ajay (Mahesh Babu) becomes an IPS officer and wins the name of an efficient police officer. On a mission in Turkey, he meets a beautiful girl Prasanthi (Samantha) who happens to be his immediate boss’s (Nasser) daughter. He proposes to her but she thinks he’s playing games with her. Meanwhile, Shankar Narayana comes out of state of coma. Now Ajay IPS hatches plan to take revenge on the guys who traumatized his father.
Artist Performances:Mahesh Babu: Mahesh Babu proved himself again that he is a director’s actor. He has a big heart to allow Brahmanandam to take center stage for a few minutes, though it is Mahesh who creates such situations. One should have a flair to time the comedy of Seenu Vytla and Mahesh does it effortlessly. Mahesh is one of the comedians when he is with Brahmanandam and MS Narayana. Mahesh Babu has also excelled in dialogue delivery by mixing Telangana accent in villain confrontation scenes. Mahesh Babu’s trade mark teasing romance works big time in Turkey episodes. You see Mahesh being cheerful and smiling in most of the parts of the film.
Samantha has a limited role in this movie and she does justice. Brahmanandam has a dialogue in the film – nannu vaadukondi saar. Seenu Vytla is one of very few directors who utilizes the talent of Brahmanandam to the maximum extent. All those Brahmanandam lovers will have another feast in this movie in which he acts an actor of a fictitious reality show. The way Brahmanandam keeps expressions for ‘bheebhatsamaina humanity’ dialogue and the scene in which he appeals to Nagarjuna Akkineni using his camera pen is priceless. MS Narayana who has excelled as fire star in Dubai Seenu does another similar role in which he wants to make his debut as hero opposite Genelia. Prakash Raj is seen in a positive role (inspired by PJR) and he is excellent. Vennela Kishore does the role of Sastry whose grandmother is a fortuneteller. Nassar has done a comic role for a difference.
Technical and Other Departments:Dookudu has been released with huge hype with peak high expectations. The film is a Srinu Vytla’s brand entertainer Mahesh carries of the film on his shoulders with his dialogues, comic-timing, fights, dance and his charisma. He has tried out his best to land the film in the safe zone. Brahmanandam and MS Narayana are other assets for the movie. Srinu Vytla tried to play safe by including all the ingredients of Glamour, sentiment, action, romance and comedy to more extent to make it as an entertaining fare. Unfortunately, the Father-son’s emotionality did not work as it has moved with slow pace. All in All, the first half of Dookudu is pretty good while the second half is average with bit dragging, though had its own engaging moments of humor. Comedy quotient saves Dookudu to a good extent. Don’t expect too high from Dookudu so that you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.
Cinematography is top-rate and the exotic locales in the songs are well-shot. Dialogues by Kona Venkat are additional asset, few of them being hilarious. Thaman’s music is good but the background score could have been much better. Srinu Vytla’s direction was okay but despite roping in Super Star Mahesh, he has made a decent family entertainer without going for novel story. Nevertheless, he showcased Mahesh Babu’s characterization in a new dimension and handled it carefully. A better Screenplay in the second half and slick editing could have made wonders at the Box-Office. Production values of 14 Reels Entertainment banner are good.
Movie Analysis:First half of the movie sets the plot up and it is entertaining. There are ups and downs in the second half, but the entertainment provided by Mahesh Babu, Brahmanandam and MS Narayana takes care of it. The plus points are Mahesh Babu’s charm, Seenu Vytla’s comedy timing and a workable script. On the flip side, there is a bit of redundancy in villain characterizations. Mahesh Babu delivers an universally acceptable entertainer in the form of Dookudu after a gap of five years. Go and watch it.
Final View:Dookudu is a good action entertainer that compliments the spirit of this festive season. Contentwise, the film offers nothing new but it provides enough entertainment to keep you engrossed. Mahesh Babu’s riveting performance, M S Narayana and Brahmanandam’s hilarious comedy, and fine dialogue writing are highlights of the movie. Despite many blemishes, you can enjoy the movie. Go for it.
Its a good film to Watch with your family at this “Dussehra” .