Tag

Telugu

Browsing

Jathi Ratnalu (2021) is a Telugu comedy that tickles you. It is about three young men, friends, from a small town in Telangana coming to Hyderabad to make it big, instead, they get caught in a political conspiracy. The film had a weak screenplay, no logic whatsoever & no heroism, yet you are left feeling good at the end. For being a joyous film that makes you laugh in many places, it gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. Available on Amazon Prime Video. Naveen Polishetty as Jogipet Srikanth, Priyadarshi as Sekhar, Rahul Ramakrishna (from Arjun Reddy) as Ravi fit perfectly…

Naandhi (2021) is a Telugu drama about an undertrial prisoner who is fighting to prove his innocence. While the story didn’t say anything new, the way it has been put together and couple with fine acting by Allari Naresh as the protagonist and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as the defence lawyer brings the story to life. The film certainly hits you hard with the real sufferings the undertrials in India face due to crooked cops and delays in the judiciary. The film is available on the Aha streaming service and gets a Ripe rating on the Mangoidiots scale. The first hour was…

Oh! Baby (2019) is a must-watch film to celebrate this festival season. All of us dream of becoming young again, in this film which has been adopted from the Korean film “Miss Granny”, that’s what happens. How a 70-year-grandmother “Baby”, played well by veteran Lakshmi, receives a Lord Ganesa talisman, that transforms her to a 24-year-old lady (Savitri) played brilliantly by Samantha. With her new-found youth, she gets to relive her life on her own terms with none of the constraints she had in her first life. Unfortunately, getting all that you had ever dreamed of can have unintended consequences…

Had Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019) been released a few years it would’ve made major ripples everywhere. The Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi’s film has everything going for it – an emotionally charged independence story, dazzling star cast starting with the one-and-only Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu, Sudeep, Anushka Shetty and others – unfortunately it falls just a bit short of becoming Tollywood’s Veerapandiya Kattabomman due to a pastel screenplay. The film’s story is about Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) was one of the Polygars in Kurnool district, Rayalaseema Region of Andhra Pradesh in the 1840s. He rose up against…

Saaho (2019) is a grand film, resembling a Hollywood production, even Mumbai city comes out as rich-looking as Dubai.  The efforts of the entire team, particularly around the action sequences and special effects are clearly visible, and for that, the film deserves a mention. Prabhas has done his role well. There are plenty of other actors, including Arun Vijay, Mandira Bedi and Murali Sharma, unfortunately, none leave a mark. The heroine Shraddha Kapoor just managing to dazzle the audience with her bright costumes. What starts as a master-conman vs police flick, quickly descends into a hotchpotch screenplay with too many…