|Release date : 31 January 2014|
|123telugu.com Rating : 3.5/5|
|Director : Srivas|
|Producer : Mohan Babu|
|Music Director : Bappa Lahari, Achu|
|Starring : Mohan Babu, Vishnu, Manoj, Hansika, Pranitha,..|
The Manchu family has come together for the romantic comedy entertainer ‘Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummedha’. Bollywood actress Raveen Tandon is making a return to the Telugu screen after a long time. With a talented director like Srivas at the helm, this star studded movie has created a good buzz before release. PPT has released today across the world, so let us see if it can live up to the expectations.
Tourist Guide Naidu (Mohan Babu) operates in Bangkok. He stays with his three adopted sons (Manchu Manoj, Taneesh and Varun Sandesh). Naidu has a long lost lover (Raveena Tandon) and he keeps thinking about her quite often.
As fate would have it, Raveena Tandon is also present in the same city. Raveena has two adopted sons ( Vijay aka Vijju (Vishnu) and Vennela Kishore). Vijju is in love with Honey (Hansika), who stays with them.
Unexpectedly, Naidu and Raveena Tandon come across each other one day and decide to get married. While this is opposed initially by the kids, they come to know about the sacrifices made by Naidu and Raveena, so they finally agree.
But Honey has a secret flashback that is revealed quite unexpectedly. She is pursued by Suyodhana (Mukesh Rishi), the don of Kauravapuram. He wins Honey in a bet and decides to get her married to his son Gaja. When Naidu and his family comes to know about this, they decide to enter Suyodhana’s house in various disguises, to disrupt Gaja’s marriage with Honey.
How they achieve this goal is what PPT is all about.
Plus Points :
Dr. Mohan Babu is an accomplished actor with great dialogue delivery. He uses both attributes to great effect in this movie. While his performance as Tourist guide Naidu is good, he really comes into his own in the second half, as Graha Raja.
Vishnu and Manoj have done well in the roles allotted to them. Manoj has good comedy timing and his performance is a big highlight for this movie. Hansika and Praneetha add the required glamour quotient.
Raveena Tandon still has the good looks and she will be a perfect fit for roles that require a certain maturity. Brahmanandam entertains in the second half of the movie as Bapure. Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu, Mukesh Rushi and Telangana Sakunthala have brief roles, but they have done a good job.
The second half of the film has good entertainment levels. The interval block has been conceived well, with the right amount of emotions.
Minus Points :
Taneesh and Varun Sandesh have been completely overshadowed in the movie. The comedy sequence involving M.S. Narayana is not every effective.
The story is quite routine and cliched. Movies like ‘Ready’, ‘Dhee’, ‘Kandireega’ etc. have the same formula of the hero and his family going to the villain’s place in disguise, to change the villain’s family. As a result, there is nothing to look forward to in the next scene. Regular movie goers will be able to guess what will happen next.
The pace of the film drops towards the climax and the movie has been wrapped up abruptly. Songs act as speed breakers and do not help the movie in any way. The length of the film could have been trimmed in the second half.
Technical Aspects :
Cinematography is very decent and visuals look rich and colourful. Editing is ok in the first half, but not very effective in the second half. Some dialogues are good, especially the ones written for Mohan Babu.
Srivas’s direction is ok in parts. He has shown his talent in few places like the interval fight sequence.
‘Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummedha’ is a decent commercial entertainer from the Manchu family. It feels quite good to see Dr. Mohan Babu, Vishnu and Manoj together. Commercially, this film should score well at the Box Office as the entertainment quotient is quite good.
123Telugu.com Rating – 3.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team