‘U/A’ Certified, 2h 29m
What Is the Film About?
Seenu (Sai Sreenivas) loves Vasudha during the school days. When she leaves him without notice, it breaks his heart, and he decides to never love in life. Seenu changes his decision when he meets Kaumudi under an extraordinary circumstance.
However, there is a problem. Kaumudi (Nabha Natesh) is not interested in love due to a tragedy in the family. How Seenu overcomes the problem and makes his love success and everyone around him happy is what the movie is all about?
How Is Bellamkonda Sreinivas’s Performance?
Bellamkonda Sreenivas is his usual self like we see him in every film (barring Rakshasudu). He goes way over the top and mouths dialogues loudly at the top of his voice. He then dances vigorously and fights ecstatically.
In short, Sreenivas gives it his all. The only problem is that it is not pleasant to watch due to the lack of expression, a key to making everything work. But props to his relentless efforts.
Direction by ?
Director Santhosh Srinivas burst onto the scene with the immense success of Kandireega. Since then, he has been trying to replicate its success and failing all the time. Alludu Adhurs is another jab from him at the formulaic entertainers he has made over the years.
Right from the start, there is an outdated vibe. Despite repeatedly using dialogues explicitly talking about updating, nothing of that shows in action and visually.
If one has seen the director’s previous works, his way over the top execution-style would be clear. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise at all the amount of loudness that is visible here. Additionally, the first half of the movie is way chaotic to register.
The fights, songs and comedy –everything seems to superimpose one another. The narrative doesn’t have any breathing space at all. The various commercial elements just keep coming back to back without any respite.
The story is routine and more than a decade old. The execution too dates back to those times. Nothing works as a result in the first half. It leads to a negative expectation in mind for the second half. Luckily, due to the mind-set, the second half appears to have some relief.
The most significant change is the spacing out between scenes. There are many comedy blocks, and most don’t work. But, unlike the first half, there is cohesiveness. Also, the first half leaves one scratching head many times. Here, all those are neatly tied up.
A couple of comedy blocks, no matter how outdated, work well in the second half. They are done to death but still provide some laughs here and there. The confusion comedy and parts of the ghost angle belong to this category.
Unfortunately, the main story and the loudness, don’t let anyone settle in to see Alludu Adhurs for what it is. The climax is a logicless-ness overloaded.
Overall, Alludu Adhurs is an extremely predictable fare with nothing new on offer. If one loves the decade-old confusion comedy, give the film a try. If not, stay a mile away from it.
Nabha Natesh, Anu and Others?
Nabha Natesh and Anu Emmanuel are the female leads in the movie. Both are presented well, glamorously. But, when it comes to registering Nabha Natesh easily stands out. She plays a loud over the top character. She is seen previously doing something similar in Ismart Shankar. Anu Emmanuel, in comparison, has lesser screen time, and hence less scope.
Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj play the significant supporting roles. They do their job well. Sonu Sood especially is hilarious body language-wise in a few scenes. Indraja, Anish Kuruvilla, and Vennela Kishore are wasted. Sathya makes a few moments count.
And there are many more like Brahmaji, Srinivas Reddy, and a bunch of Jabardast comedians and so on. Everyone is rallying around the supporting actors.
Music and Other Departments?
Devi Sri Prasad composes the music for the film. A couple of songs are peppy and shot with overflowing energy. The background music is alright. The cinematography is okay. The editing is messy, though. The writing is below par with silly rhyming taking precedence.
Few Comedy Scenes In The Second Half
Sometimes just giving the breathing space in the narrative work to the advantage even if things are routine, it is the case here for an alternative version.
Did I Enjoy It?
Will You Recommend It?
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