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Tollywood Superstar Mahesh Babu's latest outing Aagadu, who has created lot of positive buzz before its theatrical release, has garnered mixed reviews from the film critics across the globe. The critics have all praise for lead actors' performances and the rich production values of the movie. What in the film did not impress them is its routine story. Director Srinu Vaitla has been bashed for not choosing a good story for the film.
Aagadu has been rated an average of 3 out the 5 stars. The following are the critics' verdict on the movie and their their ratings.
FilmiBeat - Rating: 3
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.
Idlebrain - Rating: 3
First half of the film is engaging with Mahesh Babu entertainment. Second half should have been better. Plus points of the film are Mahesh Babu and entertainment. On the flip side, it's verbose and screenplay should have been better, according to .
Times Of India - Rating: 3
There are surfeits of slapstick moments, it's just that the situations aren't as funny and the smarts in the gags are amiss more often than not. The production values barring Shruti Haasan's sexy act in the item number aren't exactly breathtaking and the songs baring Bhel Puri and the title track look better than they sound. There's fun to be had off course but perhaps the end product is more slapstick than funny,
Indiaglitz - Rating: 3.25
It's a film where Mahesh and Vaitla repeat themselves apparently because they are still enamoured of their previous outing. An average fare. Continue to read more critics verdict on Aagadu in the slideshow.
BharatStudent - Rating: 3
The film comes from the house of Sreenu Vaitla who is known for his rip roaring comedy entertainers with action. The first half was very good and breezes smoothly with elements of comedy, action and romance. The interval bang was promising. The second half was more focused on the action and revenge element. In Vaitla's movies humor builds up as the film ends but that didnt happen in this one. Overall, this is a film more for mass audience and Mahesh fans. If you come with high expectations it will not reach the mark. At the box office, profits look likely.
Telugu123 Rating: 3.25
With Aagadu, Mahesh Babu once again showcases his super stardom. Right from the word go, it is Mahesh, Mahesh and only Mahesh throughout the film.
APHerald - Rating: 2
Aagadu falls way short of what was being projected by the makers. The movie could have been a different experience all together, only if it had an entertaining script, Promising atmosphere, crisp editing and hummable tracks. In the nutshell, Aagadu has less engaging and entertaining moments, hence it turns to be a tedious journey.
Chitramala - Rating: 3.25
If Srinu Vaitla could have made few more changes in the story to go completely out of Dookudu shades, this flick could have been much better. Shruthi Hassan's song is a treat to the youngsters and the comedy is attractive to the family audience. Punch dialogues are especially sharpened for the mass audience and on an average, this flick has all the ingredients for all groups of spectators.
Gulte - Rating: 3.25
Aagadu takes off on a high note with a powerful introduction scene of the protagonist, followed by a fight and an introduction song. Starting scenes of Mahesh as cop are very good and gives the movie a promising start. However Srinu Vaitla failed to maintain the same tempo even for a span of fifteen minutes. The graph of the film goes up and down with a good scene followed by two bad scenes.