After watching the trailers, most of us did not expect anything more from Vennela 1 1/2 than low brow comedy. What came as a surprise was that the film did not pack a sensible story that might have made us sit through the haranguing second half.
There is a character who willingly becomes a pawn in Krishna Krishna's game, only to ensure that he get rid of his millionaire girl friend for a richer girl. When he tells the hero that he became a victim of his malware game for a reason, the film starts looking superficial, much like JD Chekravarthy's 'All The Best', where a similar kind of dampener was revealed in the climax.
Even otherwise, of course, the film lacked coherence and humour. The many gags, including the voyeuristic jokes and toilet humour, do not entertain even the frontbencher. The screenplay and the dialogue are neither here (for the multiplex audience) nor there (for the average cinegoer). If the sexual innuendos and other absurdities seem to have been tailor-made for youngsters (whether or not a minority will enjoy it is another matter), you should be a child to be awed by the meaningless plot.
Kishore's inspiration from Bollywood is unmistakable, but he would have done well to first have a story in place. Despite the many weird characters and their buffoonery, the twists are few and far between. In the absence of any forward movement in the second half, Brahmanandam was expected to redeem
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The incarnation of Nagarjuna into Shirdi Sai Baba comes as a breath of fresh air for his fans and Sai devotees alike. Far different from regular cinema with cliched performance, run-of-the-mill storyline, director K Raghavendra Rao's 'Shirdi Sai' takes you on a spiritual journey of self-actualization, purity and sanctity. Unlike 'Annamayya' and 'Sri Ramadasu', Nag's 'Shirdi Sai' is interestingly narrated the basic Sai's philosophies. Without deviating much from the known...
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Finally, Mahesh Babu is back on the silver screen after a gap of nearly 3 years.Running after the goons and delivering the knock-out blows with his trademark glare, Mahesh Babu teams up with ace director Trivikram Srinivas (who gave him a career defining movie with Athadu in 2005) in Khaleja. The movie however disappoints and falls below the sky high expectations of all his fans who have been eagerly waiting...
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