|Release date : 23 August 2013|
|123telugu.com Rating : 1.5/5|
|Director : Lakshman Gangarao|
|Producer : Amanrendher Reddy, Jagadeesh Chandra|
|Music Director : Chinni Krishna|
|Starring : Vennela Kishore, Priyanka Chabra|
Vennela Kishore’s ‘Athadu Aame O Scooter’ has hit the screens today, after a long delay. The film’s post-production activities were completed a long time ago. Priyanka Chabra is the heroine in this movie and Lakshman Gangarao has directed it. Amanrendher Reddy and Jagadeesh Chandra have produced this movie. Can Vennela Kishore make an impact as a hero? Let us find out.
Govinda Raju is a carefree fellow who roams around in the town of Bheemavaram. Because of this, Govinda Raju’s uncle ridicules him and does not accept him as a son-in-law. This infuriates Govinda Raju and he decides to seek and marry a better looking girl than his maradhalu.
Together with his friend Rajesh (Thagubothu Ramesh) , he travels to Hyderabad in order to find a girl. He comes across Lakshmi aka Lucky (Priyanka Chabra) and falls for her. Lucky also reciprocates and they get married.
Just when things start to look up for Govinda Raju, Lucky surprises him by imposing a strange rule. What is that rule? How does it affect Govinda Raju? That forms the story of ‘Athadu Aame O Scooter’.
Plus Points :
Vennela Kishore has managed to give a decent performance in the movie. Thagubothu Ramesh entertains in a few scenes. Some scenes from Rajendra Prasad’s ‘Chettu Kindha Pleader’ have been used in this movie. Dhanraj has acted in these scenes. There are one or two entertaining moments and a few hilarious dialogues in the film.
Minus Points :
Priyanka Chabra’s acting skills are very poor. The pace of the movie is quite slow. None of the scenes in the second half are engaging enough to hold the attention of the viewers.
The plot of the film is quite stale and there is nothing new in terms of story or treatment. The movie is very predictable and logic goes for a big toss in the film. The hero keeps travelling from Bheemavaram to Hyderabad on his old and battered scooter.
The romantic track between the hero and the heroine never really takes off. None of the songs work and they actually disrupt the flow of the story.
For films like this to work, engaging narration and clever dialogues are crucial. This film does not have them.
Technical Aspects :
Cinematography is decent and it is one of the very few positive aspects of the film. Editing is very poor. Many scenes could have been trimmed to speed up the proceedings. Chinni Krishna’s music is very average.
Lakshman Gangarao does not score any marks as a director. The screenplay of this film is pretty bad and the bad direction makes things worse.
‘Athadu Aame O Scooter’ is a boring and slow film. There is nothing entertaining in the film, except for one or two nice sequences and a few funny one liners. Despite the presence of a number of talented comedians, this movie never really engages viewers. You can safely avoid this film.
123telugu.com Rating – 1.5/5
Reviewed by Raghava
(Translated by Emmess)
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