Budding actor Naga Chaitanya, a son of Akkineni Nagarjuna, has taken a break for nearly one and half year after the failure of Bejawada. He has teamed with actor Sunil for his latest outing Tadakha (Thadaka). Although it is remake of N Linguswamy's mass entertainer Vettai, it is not a scene-to-scene copy of the original. Director Kishore Kumar Pardasani (Dolly) has adapted it with few changes that reflect the local values and tastes.
Tadakha is an action comedy with some nice emotional
moments and, the brothers and sisters' bonding may make it a
complete package for family audience. Naga Chaitanya-Sunil's
performances are the main highlight in the movie. S Thaman's music,
Arthur A Wilson's Cinematography, Kishore's screenplay and
direction, Brahmanandam and Vennela Kishore's comedy are its other
attraction. The biggest drawbacks of the movie are predictable
story and a bit dragging narration in the second half.
The director has done a good job in adapting Tamil movie into
Telugu version. As I said earlier, Kishore has made some
significant changes in his version, which is more humourous and
entertaining when compared to its Tamil version. Keeping the
sentiments of Telugu audience in mind, he has made some alterations
in the second half especially in the characterisation Naga
Chaitanya and Sunil.
Tadakha revolves around the bonding between two
brothers. The first half of the movie is quite entertaining with
all mass masala elements. Especially, Sunil's comedy keep your mind
engaged in this portion. But the film turns boring with some
dragging moments in the second half in which the placement of songs
and over-the-top stunts will divert the attention of the
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Tadakha - Movie Review
Sivarama Krishna (Sunil) is yellow-livered coward, who always
lives in fear. His brother Karthik (Naga Chaitanya) is fearless and
aggressive in nature. After the death of their father (Naga Babu),
who was police officer, Karthik forces Sivarama Krishna to take up
his job. As a cop, Sivarama is made to take on notorious criminal
and smuggler Bagga (Ashutosh Rana), who terrorises the city.
Karthik helps him to find out what happens when a mobsters locks
horns with this coward cop will create a laugh riot in the
Naga Chaitanya's Performance
Naga Chaitanya appears in a very stylish way in the film and his
new hairstyle and costumes will set a trend among the youth. As a
tough guy, he has given very good performance. Especially in action
scene, he is sure to rock the audience. At times, he appears in
over-the-top stunts like overtaking a speeding train.
The director has balanced the roles of Sunil and Chaitanya very
well. Sunil is a big asset for the film. He runs the show in the
first half with his comedy. As a timid police officer, he has also
equally done well. He steals the show towards the end. But there is
absolutely no chemistry between him and Andrea Jeremiah, which the
director should have taken care of.
Tamanna And Andrea's Glamour
Heroines Tamanna and Andrea Jeremiah do not have much scope in
the movie. Tamanna has better screen presence than Andrea, and she
impresses you with her glamour. Her chemistry with Naga Chaitanya
is a big asset for the film. She looks ultra hot in the song
Other Artists Performances
Ashutosh Rana, Brahmanandam, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu, Rama
Prabha and Jayaprakash Reddy have also delivered a very convincing
performances for their respective roles in
Tadakha has good production values and S Thaman's music
and background are main strength in the technical front. He has
composed a couple of hummable romantic tracks. But wrong placement
of songs hampers the flow of the movie.
Tadakha - Visual Treat
Arthur A Wilson's cinematography is another main attraction in
the film. He has captured some of the best exotic foreign locales
in Tadakha. His picturisation of songs is a treat to watch
Other Technical Stuffs
Gautham Raju editing is neat, but he should have chopped off a
couple of action scenes, which appears to be unnecessary in the
film. Other technical departments like dialogues, art work,
selection of locations and costumes are also commendable and surely
add to the beauty of the film.
Tadakha is a good commercial entertainer and the
director has nicely adopted the Vettai in Telugu with few
changes to suit the tastes of Telugu audience. It has some
sentimental scenes to woo family audience. If you have not watched
Vettai, don't miss this film.
Tadakha Cast And Crew
Producer: Bellamkonda Ganesh
Director: Kishore Kumar
Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Sunil, Tamanna, Andrea Jeremiah, Ashutosh Rana, Brahmanandam, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu, Rama Prabha and Jayaprakash Reddy
Music: S Thaman
Cinematographer: Arthur A Wilson
Release date: May 10, 2013