Comedian Sunil turned hero with Andala Ramudu. Later, ace director SS Rajamouli announced a film Maryada Ramanna and it was a massive hit. However, his third film Katha, Screenplay, Darsakatvam Appalaraju was a flop. Again he wanted to recoup his image as hero and agreed to work with director Veerabhadram for Poola Rangadu. Let us see how far he succeeded in his attempt.
Ranga (Sunil) works as a real estate broker. Though, he has the ability to show moon in his palm, he falls in deep financial real estate business slumps. At this juncture, he gets an opportunity to buy a piece of land at a prime locality near Warangal at a cheaper rate. While looking for a buyer of the land, he comes to know that the land is in possession of two big people called Konda Reddy (Dev Gill) and Lala Goud (Pradeep Rawat). In order to wriggle out of the land and the financial mess, Ranga searches a way out. He finds that Lala Goud has a daughter called Anita (Isha Chawla). Through Anita and with the help of his best friends Vasu (Ali) and Bosu (Satyam Rajesh), he plans to solve his problem. Did Ranga trap Anita by making her to fall in love with him? Will Konda Reddy and Lala Goud forget their rivalry and join hands for the safe release of land? What kind of plan did Ranga hatch to come out of the crisis? Whether Ranga succeeded in his attempts or not? Answers to all these questions form part of the climax.
Sunil has given an excellent performance all through the film. He has proved that he is an out and out hero material not only by losing his weight but also by developing six-pack abs. Moreover, he shows lots of ease in dancing. He has maintained perfect comedy timing and perfectly imitates Chiranjeevi and Mohan Babu and the audiences would definitely accept it. Isha Chawla looks very good and she has maintained good chemistry with the hero. She too has shown equal ease in dancing sequence with Sunil. Next is Pruthvi as moneylender. Ali played Sunil"s friend, while Raghu babu is the sidekick of Dev Gill. Kota Srinivasa Rao and Duvvasi Mohan are wasted.
Dialogues by Sridhar Seepana are perfectly matched to the body language of Sunil and other artistes. He has perfectly mixed some punch dialogues at necessary scenes. Camera work by Prasad Moorella is outstanding, especially during the climax fight. The editing is satisfactory as there is no dull moment throughout the film. Kanal Kannan made sure of the action scenes are choreographed perfectly. Anoop Rubens has done a very neat job with the background score. All the songs are good to listen and nice to watch on screen. Veerabhadram has penned a very good entertaining story keeping Sunil in mind. Moreover, he has written a very tight screenplay to maintain the same tempo all through the film. The first half of the film is very entertaining and humorous and the director narrated the subject in a fast pace. While in the second half, the director seems to have lost the grip but regains the momentum in the climax. It is not known why Sunil worked so hard to achieve six-pack abs, as it looked like the chiseled body was not required.
Among the three releases this week, Poola Rangadu gets the maximum marks and next comes the other two films. Though, the film has no freshness, with its entertaining values, Poola Rangadu wins the heart of the audience.
Cast: Sunil, Isha Chawla, Pradeep Rawat, Dev Gill, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Raja Ravindra, Pruthvi, Ali, Raghubabu, Satyam Rajesh, Telangana Sakuntala, Sudha, Pragati
Credits: Dialogues – Sridhar Seepana; Camera – Prasad Murella; Editing – Gauthamraju; Music – Anoop Rubens; Action – Kaanal Kannan; Art - Nagendra; Producer – K Achireddy; Story, Screenplay, and Direction – Veerabhadram
Banner: Max India Productions
Released on: February 18, 2013