Betting Bangaraju : Timepass Bet!!!
Release date: 9th April 2010
123Telugu.com Rating: 2.75/5
Director : Sattibabu
Music Director : Sekhar Chandra
Producer : Ramoji Rao
Starring : Allari Naresh, Nidhi Subbaiah, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Melkote, Sana , Surekha Vani and others...
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Betting Bangaraju relies hard on Allari Naresh’s comic image to pull this movie through while trying to find a strong script to keep the audience engaged for 2 hours. The concept is interesting & had a lot of scope for comic situations but then it is stretched so thin that it ends up being slow during the second half.

What is it about : Betting Bangaraju (Naresh) is a well-off village lad whose occupation in life is to bet on anything and everything under the sun which leads to him being constantly ridiculed by the villagers. Due to this attitude, he is rejected on a marriage proposal since the girl believes that only city-boys are smart. Taking this as a challenge, Bangaraju lands up in Hyderabad to fall in love & get married to a city girl. After a couple of disastrous meetings with random girls, he bumps into Divya (Nidhi) & flips for her. The twist is when Divya brings all her four suitors (including Bangaraju) together for a week in her village since she wants her family to choose her groom. The second half is set during the seven days where Bangaraju wins the entire family over with his helpful antics while putting the other suitors out of the race with his smart moves. Needless to say, Bangaraju walks away with the girl with everyone’s approval.

What is Good: The comic scenes & witty one-liners between Naresh & other characters such as Krishna Bhagwan, JP & others evoke quite a few laughs. Naresh gives it his best shot since the role is tailor-made for him to utilize his trademark humor. The movie stays clear from double-meaning dialogues and fight sequences as well. The rest of the cast including Kota Srinivas Rao pitch in with good performances

What is bad: The movie relies too much on the humorous scenes in trying to keep the audience engaged & this is what drags it down. Though the movie has many humorous episodes, they are spaced out so much that you start losing interest in the interim. Apart from that, none of the songs stay with you while the heroine (Nidhi) is just about average.

Me Thinks: It’s a one-time watch if you are Allari Naresh fan or if you are looking for a timepass movie!

Tailpiece: A Rayalaseema faction leader, a Telangana real-estate baron, a NRI chess grandmaster & our very Betting Bangaraju make up the four interesting suitors !!!

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123Telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5

Legend:    5 - Flawless
                4 - Must Watch
                3 - One Time Watch
                2 - Wait for the DVD
                1 - Stay Away
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