“U/A” Certified, 129 Mins.
What is the film about?
Edo Rakam Aado Rakam is a confusion comedy between a married couple Arjun (Manchu Vishnu) and Neelaveni (Sonarika Bhadoria) and friends Arjun and Ashwin (Raj Tharun). How this confusion ends is what the film is all about.
How is Manchu Vishnu and Raj Tarun’s performance?
Manchu Vishnu plays a hyperactive character in the film and he conveys the intended effect with his body more than the dialogue delivery. He gives his best effort which is appreciable. Raj Tharun usually feels like overacting in his films, the fact that that his performance looks restrained and controlled in front of Vishnu should give us an idea of Vishnu’s action.
Direction By G. Nageswara Reddy?
Direction by G Nageshwara Reddy is decent. He executes the content well which is all that he needed to do. Could few scenes have been better executed, yes for sure? But even as it is the situation is so funny that even a below par direction makes it work. First half is clearly better than the second though.
Sonarika Bhadoria, Hebah Patel and others?
Raj Tharun is nearly a second lead along with Vishnu but not entirely. He is good but still Vishnu is the center of the proceedings. Sonarika steals the show in both, glamour as well as performance department. She gets the better part compared to Hebah Patel who is mostly related to lewd humor. Rajendra Prasad is real highlight of the film. He lifts lots of scenes with his impeccable comic timing. Not just as a solo performer but also in combination scenes too he raises the whole scene with his interaction with other characters.
Music and other departments?
Music by Sai Karthik is poor and so is the background given by him. Editing is good and it helps the film a lot as a it’s a comedy based on confusion. Cinematography is substandard. Dialogues are good in parts. The rhyming is overdone though.
The film feels dragged in parts which could have been avoided clearly with sharp writing and editing. The confusion comedy is done to death at this point but a small gap makes it look fresh and also gives it the edge which is what one would expect in an alternative take anyway.
Did I enjoy it?
Yes, in parts.
Will you recommend it?
To those who don’t mind beaten to death confusion comedy.
Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam Review by Siddhartha