Yamudu is the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil film Singam which
tasted phenomenal success in Tamil Nadu. The hero Surya is popular with the Telugu audience after his super hit Ghajini. This is an out-and-out police Vs criminal’s action flick.
The son (Surya) of a kirana merchant follows the advise of his father and becomes a police officer. He is a good person and keen to help the people. He is sincere and honest. He is also in a romantic bonding with a big businessman’s daughter (Anushka). Then he comes across a hard-core criminal (Prakash Raj) who has been terrorizing the people. In violent confrontations, the police officer eliminates the threat of the evil villain.
Surya is energetic and emotes well but the police officer’s role has its own limitations. Anushka is quite glamorous and nothing much to do in the acting department. Prakash Raj the consummate actor is villainy personified. Nassar is good in his cameo. All others do well in their given roles.
The story is routine but the screenplay is good and makes the narration interesting. Without much of Telugu nativity, the flavour of dubbing is not that much favourable. Director Hari tries his best to give an action drama but the flow of the film is marred by gory violence. The music by Devi Sri Prasad is foot-tapping but the song-and-dance sequences appear to hinder the angry police officer’s committed campaign against the evil-doers. Cinematography and audiography are good. Production values are high.
Yamudu is a regular action formula film with sundry elements of entertainment sprinkled around. Worth a look-in if you are a fan of Surya or Anushka.
The Cast and Crew
Surya, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj,Vivek, Nassar, Manorama, Sumitha,
Priya, Radha Ravi, Vijayakumar,Bose Venkat, Nizhalgal Ravi, Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography : Priyan
Editing : VT Vijayan
Producer : Sun Pictures
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues & Direction: Hari
2.75 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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