We know family entertainers are the in-things and most producers and directors are keen upon making time pass entertainers mixed with family and comedy. Dumb families with relationship issues waiting to be resolved by a young hero (usually an NRI), a heroine in that family who is also waiting to romance the hero, a villain who is again waiting for the hero to become a clown and an eventual happy ending! In addition to this, Brahmanandam/30yrs industry Prithvi/Posani/Vennela Kishore or sometimes all of them together to entertain with ridiculous characters and a hilarious episode in some part of the film.
Aatadukundam Raa is also something similar except with some meat under the flesh. Writer Sreedhar Seepana and “comedy entertainer specialist” G Nageswar Reddy cooked a comedy entertainer with all the above ingredients but this time something that doesn’t work for us.
Two friends thick as thieves separate due to a misunderstanding, a villain who is happy and eventually rich by ruining their friendship and a hero (son of one of the friends) who wants to expose this and re-unite the friends. Let us put aside plot - its strengths and flaws, if the entire 2hr 13mins drama is all about the NRI hero fixing up these people with switch ON/OFF emotions is ridiculous enough, the entire second half relies upon the much hyped flagship comedy track of Brahmanandam - the ‘Time Machine’ track (similar to that of the ‘dream machine’ comedy track in Baadshah movie) which is yet another risky aspect.
Firstly, it is a gutsy attempt by the filmmakers who have extended this storyline in to a complete 2hr family entertainer. All said and done, it is a decently dressed colorful commercial film that qualifies enough to be a bearable drama which cannot kill you.
- Nothing worthy enough to mention.
- Story & the substance less comedy.