What is bad:
Sai Kiran and Mahi put their heart and soul in the first half of the film. However, when the movie moves into a serious mode, it takes the sheer fun out of it. Although the second half of ‘Village lo Vinayakudu’ is well written, it lacks pace and a good sense of humour. The story gets predictable after a point of time and the climax is a let down. The conflict resolution could have been handled better.
Sai Kiran Adivi and Rams wrote some brilliant dialogues for the film. Story by Mahi is alright. Cinematography by Ramana Salwa is pretty good. He captured the beauty of Konaseema quite well in most of the scenes. Lyrics by Vanamali strike chord instantly, especially the song ‘Neeli Meghama’. Music by Manikanth Kadri is pleasant. Editing by Marthand K.Venkatesh is alright. The film was made on a shoe string budget and most of it was shot in the APTDC guest house in Dindi, East Godavari. The producer, Mahi should be appreciated for making this clean film. Director, Sai Kiran Adivi also took the responsibility of writing the dialogues, screenplay apart from co-producing the film. His direction is very good in the first half. Screenplay and direction could have been better in the second half, especially towards the end.
‘Village lo Vinayakudu’ manages to tickle your funny bone for the first one hour. The second half takes away the fun part. The sluggish pace and a predictable story dampen the overall experience of watching a good film. On the other hand, it’s a clean film which can be watched with the entire family. It has the potential to do well in ‘A’ centres and multiplex crowds who have a taste for good stories with simple narration. Go with low expectations but be prepared to travel to this village on a bullock cart!