Sudigadu Movie Review
Sudigadu, officially adapted from the Tamil film Thamizh Padam, is simply a marathon mimicry show on a lavish scale of entertainment. It lives up to its tagline — Oka Ticket Pai 100 Cinemalu — and, one may add Vanda Navvulatho!
In Seemapuram, wife (Hema) of Kamesh (Allari Naresh) gives birth to a wonder child. In a cinematic way, because of factionist Thikkal Reddy (Jayaprakash Reddy), the grandmother (Kovai Sarala) takes the child to Hyderabad, where the boy grows up super strong like a superhero Shiva (Allari Naresh again) , just as we often see on the screen in numerous movies, where heroes enact superhuman adventures.
Then two events take place in parallel: Shiva falls in love with Priya (Monal Gajjar) and gangs of Thikkal Reddy are searching for Shiva to kill him. Now, circumstances make Shiva to go for a frontal attack on Thikkal Reddy and his goons and unite with his long lost parents. Meanwhile, he has to deal with an unknown quantity — Don D. The rest of the story deals with how the larger than life Sudden Star encounters every antagonist in a typical cinematic style with the customary twist before climax.
Allari Naresh has finally arrived. He will surely cement his place in Tollywood as the latest and, perhaps, the best comedy hero. Monal Gujjar is cute and she is bound to go places. The rest of the cast, comprising the elite of supporting and comedy actors of present Telugu cinema industry, amply fit their roles to a T; while Jayaprakash Reddy, Brahmanandam, Posani Krishna Murali, Sayaji Shinde, MS Narayana, Krishna Bhagawan and Srinivasa Reddy are simply outstanding in generating the laugh riot with their impeccable timing, intonation, expression, diction and body language.
Bheemineni Srinivasa Rao weaves a plausible story and cleverly incorporates the spoofs to give the necessary momentum. The dialogues lend great support to the spoofed incidents. The screenplay is engaging but dithers quite a bit in the second half (unless, it is also a spoof on any number of films in recent times that faltered in the post-interval narration flow). Vasanth’s music is just so so. However, you will not be wrong, if you think that songs could have been sacrificed and exchanged to add more spoofs! Cinematography by Ulaganath is within the acceptable standards. Other technical aspects are according to the film’s budget. Production values are good.
Sudigadu, with its almost foolproof spoofs, will entertain you right from the Opening titles to The End , what with Allari Naresh metamorphosed into a mature, confident and dexterous performer making comedy his exclusive comfort zone; while Bhimineni Srinivasa Rao extraordinarily conceives and executes the tomfoolery, gentle satirical imitation, light parody and even sensible nonsense to give you a nonstop ride into the grinning genie arena of a laugh riot.
The Reader’s Digest magazine carries a page titled: Laughter, the Best Medicine. Now, rush to your nearest theatre and watch Sudden Star Allari Naresh’ antics in Sudigadu. The laughter you indulge in, will raise your health quotient by a few notches!
The Cast and Crew
Allari Naresh, Monal Gujjar,Jayaprakash Reddy, Brahmanandam, Ali, MS Narayana, Chalapathi Rao, Sayaji Shinde, Chandra Mohan, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Posani Krishna Murali, LB Sriram, Krishna Bhagwan, Raghu Babu, Kondavalasa, Venumadhav, Jeeva, Srinivasa Reddy, Suman Shetty, Narsing Yadav and others.
Music Director: Sri Vasanth
Cinematographer : Vijay Ulaganath
Producer: Chandrasekhar Reddy
Banner: Arundhathi Movies
Director: Bheemineni Srinivasa Rao
3 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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