Besides Bellam Babu, it is a One-time Watch!
Sobhan (Bellamkonda Sreenivas) is gutsy well off young man for whom friends mean a lot than family. His friends Giri (Madhu), Satya (Satya) fall in love with Vasanthi (Sonarika) while her wedding is fixed with her relative Jagan (Kabir). But Vasanthi loves Sobhan and ignorant of this fact, Sobhan keeps helping his friends and in the due course makes some foes as well. Meanwhile, Vasanthi’s father comes to know of Sobha-Vasanthi love story and hastens her marriage proceedings while Sobhan’s friends in disguise hatch a plot to avenge. How did Sobhan realize the true colors of his friends and win his love forms the rest of the story.
Bellamkonda Suresh: This young “hero” pulled off this project as well but hasn’t made the essential cut as an actor. The unnecessary puffery and incorporation of heroism in his character can get onto your nerves (if you aren’t a hardcore Bellamkonda fan). This fledgling hero managed his fights, dialogues and even dances, but there is something called ‘acting’ where he displays no significant improvement. Long way to go!
Sonarika: This upcoming diva scored better in her act as a village belle. She managed to grab eyeballs with her glamor in the songs.
This film might have unwanted heroism but not bloated villainy. It is situational and substantial with Kabir and Chaitanya Krishna delivered an impressive performance in this regard. The rest of the cast including Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh, Jhansi, Pragathi, Syamala, Pavala Syamala, Rama Prabha etc also gave their best to the brief yet significant roles in the family drama.
"Besides them, Srinivas Reddy, Madhu, Posani & ‘30yrs Industry’ Prithvi are entertaining while Ali was in fact underutilized in the film."
Speedunnodu is a remake of Tamil film SundaraPandian with the much needed “Telugu adaptation” which turned out to be nothing but the inessential heroism and trendy punch lines. Remake specialist Bheemineni Srinivas dressed the original (Tamil) with some fancy Telugu makeover comprising Rayalaseema accent, punch dialogues, songs and out-of-the-world fights in the name of adaptation.
A tale that finds beauty and novelty in its simplicity and emotional quotient was rather commercialized where you find some time-pass stuff. Forgetting about the quintessential emotional highs and lows in this drama, the best part is that the director did not deviate too much and kept the ball rolling with no further creative contamination. Though the love-friendship-family drama was dragged enough with the coerced songs, it was indeed a passable tale to bear with.
The first half was close to boredom and predictability in the plot was quite obvious. You keep waiting for the much expected climax and the director makes no mistake with the much pacy second half.
Good story and engaging narration
Performances of Rao Ramesh, Kabir, Krishna Chaitanya, Prakash Raj & other lead cast.
Comedy of Srinivas Reddy, Madhu, Posani, Prithvi
Music and background score
Cinematography & Editing
Film run-time with extended plot & coerced songs.
Inessential Heorism & commercial makeover.
Songs by Sri Vasanth were peppy enough and well picturized as well. The background score also goes according to the mood of the film.
The item number “Bachelor Babu” by Tamannaah was foot tapping and enjoyable.
Verdict:Speedunnodu is just a one-time watch tale of love, friendship and betrayal carrying abundant shades of its Tamil original Sundara Pandian. If you can ignore Bellam babu, it is indeed a passable affair with engaging drama, songs and occasional comedy.