Greeku Veerudu is a romance drama, which has all ingredients and is on par with the expectations of the people of all age groups. Nagarjuna and Nayantara's brilliant performances and great chemistry are the main attractions in the movie. S Thaman's melodious music, Anil Bhandari's mesmerising picturisation, arresting plot, Brahmanandam and MS Narayana's comedy timing, beautiful foreign locales, costumes, makeup and art direction are its other highlights.
Kondapalli Dasaradh Kumar, who has teamed up with Nag for the second time, a decade after the release of Santosham, has come up with a fresh and feel-good story, which does not have an antagonist. The story is all about an NRI businessman, who is an Event Manager in USA. He is shrewd, selfish and a cutthroat businessman, who perceives every action including love as a business transaction. The film is a mature romance, which upholds the importance of love, affection and family relationships.
The movie opens up at a city in the USA with a brief introduction to lead characters played by Nagarjuna, Nayantara, Brahmanandam, Venu Madhav and MS Narayana, and after few minutes the story shifts to India. The first half has all the masala elements to lure the masses. Dasarath runs the whole show with right mix of romance, comedy and family sentiments. When the audience are going to snooze due to the dragging narration by the end of the first half, the director alerts them with an action scene.
The second half of Greeku Veerudu is also interesting
with a few comedy sequences and a couple of romantic tracks. But
the pace of the movie slows down in this portion, which has several
loop-holes, silly and mindless scenes. The climax of the film is
average and it lacks freshness.
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Greeku Veerudu - Movie Review
Chandu (Nagarjuna) is a selfish NRI event manager, who wants to
enjoy life, without any attachments. Following the failure of an
event, the court makes him pay heavy fine to PR (Ashish Vidyardhi).
He decides to leave for India in a bid to take over his
forefather's fortune, which is about Rs 1,000 crores. His
grandfather Ramakrishna Prasad (Vishwanadh) warmly welcomes him,
but his family soon learns his secret motives. What happens next
will form the rest of the story.
Nagarjuna's Performance In Greeku Veerudu
As usual, Nagarjuna has delivered brilliant performance in
Greeku Veerudu. His role has negative shades and he has
done good job in it. His new look and style are the main
attractions. He has shown a lot of ease in romance, action and
sentimental scenes. Especially, he has done some good moves in song
Nayantara's Performance In Greeku Veerudu
Nayantara, who has teamed up with Nagarjuna for the second time
after Boss, has good scope for performance and she has
also done brilliant job. She looks very glamorous in a few scenes.
Her chemistry with Nag is one of the main highlights of the
Brahmanandam And MS Narayana's Comedy
The comedy of MS Narayana, Vennela Kishore and Brahmanandam is
one of the main attractions of the film. But at times, some scenes
look silly and mindless. Meanwhile, the director appears to have
wasted the talented actors like Venu Madhav, Srinivas Reddy and
Supporting Artists In Greeku Veerudu
Veteran actor K Vishwanadh's performance is also one of the
highlights of the film. The scenes between Nagarjuna and Vishwanadh
have been etched out well. Others like Sudha, Kota Srinivasa Rao,
Bannerjee and Ashish Vidhyardhi have also done justice to their
Anil Bhandari's Cinematography
Anil Bhandari's cinematography is one of the big assets of the
film. His work is a visual treat. Especially, he captured some of
the most enchanting locales in the USA. But the CGI work is not up
to the mark.
Greeku Veerudu Production Values
S Thaman's music and background score are also main attraction
in the technical front. Dialogues, costumes art works and makeup
will add to the beauty of the movie. Marthand's editing is also
good, but he could have trimmed dragging scene and made them
On the whole, director Dasarath has done a brilliant job. He has
tapped out right kind of work from both artists and technicians.
But he should have paid a little attention towards loop-hole in the
Greeku Veerudu - Critic's Verdict
In nutshell, Greeku Veerudu is a good family
entertainer, which has best performances from Nagarjuna, and
Nayantara and sound production values. Although it has some
drawbacks, the movie is interesting and enjoyable. Do watch it with
Greeku Veerudu Cast and Crew
Producer: D Siva Prasad Reddy
Cast: Nagarjuna, Nayantara, MS Narayana, Vennela Kishore, Brahmanandam, Srinivas Reddy, Dharamavarapu Subrahmanyam, K Vishwanadh, Sudha, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Bannerjee and Ashish Vidhyardhi
Music: S Thaman
Cinematography: Anil Bhandari
Release date: May 3, 2013