Sukumarudu, Aadi's third movie, directed by G. Ashok released today across the world. There had been expectations from this movie because of the trailer and also because of the cast which looked apealing. The presence of Superstar Krishna and Veteran Actress Sharada was a huge plus. The audio of the film seemed pretty good too. Now that the movie is released, here is the review:
Story: The story is about a rich young guy, Sukumar(Aadi) who lives abroad. His family is back home in a beautiful village. Hero comes back because of some reason(property), there is a beautiful girl waiting to fall in love(Nisha Aggarwal), hero faces difficulty from few family members and what follows is how the hero manages to win hearts(and property).
A tiny difference, Sukumar, in the beginning is money minded and shows traits of selfishness. He comes back to the village with the intention of inheriting 150 Crores(!) from his grnadmother Vandanamma(Sharada). Obviously when such a big amount is invovled, there would be some difficulty, here, the difficulty is in the form of Rao Ramesh, his uncle. So much drama without songs is un-thinkable, so, there is Sankari(Nisha). Problem solved, throw in some unwanted songs and a love track.
Will Sukumar succeed in getting the property? what happens with the love story? what happens with the grandmother? form the three hour movie.
Positives and Negatives: Positive will definatly be Krishna and Sharad's presence and performances. Not much else to boost about in the film. Acting from both the lead actors can be said superficial.
It is easier to pin point many negatives, but considering the effort put in to make a big movie needs appreciation as well. Having said that, the movie could have been made a lot shorter. If the film makers had put more interest in coming up with a better script, than making sure, they had all the various elements (a village backdrop, NRI hero, family centiment, multiple comedians etc) this movie would have made more sense.
Technically, the movie is not good. Screenplay is bad, script of the movie left many loopholes in the storyline. Cinematography is just OK. Direction is poor. Editing is forgotton. Loud music in the background to cover-up bad acting(or not acting) is not going to help.
Acting section, too much acting when not needed and no acting when its defiantly needed. No chemistry between the lead roles. Bad comedy, unwanted drama with loud acting, no acting from lead roles, bad placing of songs. Testing audience's patience cannot be appretiated.
Action Sequences are good. How he managed to learn such good fighting when he is only bothered about money is a mystery. The concept of having multiple comediance is cliched. They were successfull in bringing out some laughs. Many comedy scenes have gone a little over-board, but still managed a few laughs.
Sukumarudu: Watch if you are die-hard fans of Aadi. Or adventurous enough to test your patience to the point of breaking.