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 viewers.
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