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Aagadu - Movie Review

Superstar Mahesh Babu's latest outing Aagadu has been creating positive buzz in the media, ever since Dookudu fame director Srinu Vaitla announced it. Its music and promos have soared up the viewers' curiosity sky high. Its makers' unique promotional strategies have added lot of hype to this project, which has released in a record number of screens across the globe today (September 19).

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Aagadu is a high-octane action movie with a high comic quotient and Mahesh Babu's electrifying performance is the main highlight of the film. Srinu Vaitla's engrossing screenplay and punch dialogues, SS Thaman's trendy songs and amazing background score, KV Guhan's beautiful picturisaion, some rib-tickling comedy scenes, Tamanna's glamour, Shruti Hassan's item number, wonderful choreography of action and dance, exotic locales and beautiful art direction and costumes. The lack of a fresh in the storyline is the biggest drawback of the movie.

For Aagadu, Srinu Vaitla has chosen a routine revenge drama, which has been penned by Anil Ravipudi, Upendra Madhav and Praveen Varma, but he has written an interesting screenplay. The director is known for his unique comedy and punch liners and he has made sure that they are the USP of Aaagdu too. He has included all the commercial ingredients and has amazing grip on the narration of the movie.

Aagadu opens with Mahesh Babu's stunning entry with a punch dialogue. There is no much growth in terms of story in first half of the movie, in which MEP game show is the main highlight. A couple of romantic songs and a host of comedians keep you entertained in this portion. A couple of twists just before and after the interval gain moment for the film. The second half has a story, but it is routine and predictable. Moreover, it is not as entertaining as the first half. The climax is good.

Coming to the story, Shankar (Mahesh Babu) is an orphan brought up by Raja Rao (Rajendra Prasad). But Raja Rao mistakes Shankar on one occasion and drives him out of the house. Later, Shankar becomes an Encounter Specialist and gets posted in Bukkapatnam, where the atrocities of Damodar (Sonu Sood) is skyrocketing. Damodar wants to build a power project there and he goes on elimination spree on those opposing it. At this juncture, Shankar comes to know about a shocking truth which turns professional rivalry in to personal too. What happens next is the crux of the story.

As a cop, Mahesh Babu has done a fantastic job and he is the showman in Aagadu. He is a treat to watch in action and dance sequences and he will rock you with his amazing dialogue diction. Tamanna has also done well and she impresses you with her glamour. Her chemistry with Prince is good to watch on screen.

A host of comedians like Rajendra Prasad, Brahmanandam, Nassar, Rao Ramesh, MS Narayana, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu and Posani Krishna Murali keep tickling your funny bones throughout the movie Aagadu. Sonu Sood, Brahmaji, Nadhiya, Tanikella Bharani and have also done justice to their respective roles. Shruti Hassan's item songs is also one among the big assets of the film.

Aagadu has brilliant production values and SS Tamana's music is the main highlight in the technical front. His soundtracks have already become chartbusters. His background score is awesome and it elevates several scenes. KV Guhan's cinematography is fantastic and it is another highlight of the film. The choreography of action and dance sequences is simply superb. Other technical departments have also delivered fantastic works.

Overall, Aagadu has rich performances by lead actors and superb production values, but the movie lacks a fresh and interesting storyline. It is a routine revenge drama that rocks you with its mass elements. It's a good time-passer for this weekend. Don't miss it. Continue to slide to read Aagadu movie review by viewers.

Jai kumar @princejaikumar

#Aagadu premiere shw review : 1st half : Ful racy nd gud entertainment. 2nd half : Routine revenge drama nd..

SRTrendulkar @SRTrendulkar

Again sreenu vaitla depended on spoofs, new writers one liners okay songs picturization good, content wise dukudu 2 less sentiment #Aagadu

Nenoka KaNTRi @Asi_Tarak

Strictly avg 1st Half #Aagadu premier show report intro commedy scene with police people .. resemblance of gabbersingh #Aagadu #Aagadu 2nd half comedy kanna #Baadshah comedy better ani talk premier show fights picha commedy,, dialouges picha sodi... praasa kosam paakulaata #Aagadu

Sha @shatweeted

While the first half is entertaining second half was boring except few scenes of brahmi .,.... Really disappointed! #aagadu

Rajesh @rajeshrach

First half finished asalu #Aagadu cinema nu srinuvaitla tisada ani doubt vachindhi ,ippativaraku emi ledhu movie lo

RT ‏@nenuravi

first half aindi...srinu vaitla is spoiler... continuous ga dialogues vadulutune unnaru ardam pardam lekunda #Aagadu

Survi @PavanSurvi

#Aagadu fails to thrill, excite or be moderately funny... Its hightime to party Gopi & Kona. #Aagadu is a half hearted project made only to earn some quick profits.

Raghava @Rags_aCreator

MyReview on Prince MaheshBabu's #Aagadu -Mahash Steals the Show. His Attitude,Rayalaseema Slang KEKAA-

Virru @virrudookudu

#Aagadu confirm hit but Srinu vaitla babu ni 100% use cheyaledu idi matram confirm.disappointed with first half of 2nd half. One of the worst mvs in @urstrulyMahesh career.i still can watch 1 in theatre 100 more times but dont want watch aagadu one more time.

SRK Chaitanya ‏@SrkChaitanya49

The high voltage scenes in the first half were really worth watching. #Aagadu #MaheshStealsTheShow The Okkadu.. Dookudu.. SVSC.. plots were used very wisely by Seenu Vytla.. Mass went crazy during those scenes.. #Aagadu

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