Review : Pusthakam lo Konni Pagelu Missing – Limited Appeal
pkpm_review Release date : 09 August 2013 Rating : 2.75/5
Director : Sajid Qureshi
Producer : Sohail Ansari
Music Director : Gunvanth
Starring : Srinivas, Supraja

Sajid Khureshi has directed the film ‘Pustakam Lo Konni Pagelu Missing’. The film is a remake of the Tamil hit ‘Nadavula Konjem Pakkath Kanum’ and Sohail Ansari has produced the Telugu version. The movie has released here today. Sri and Supraja are the main leads in this film and Gunwanth scored the music. Let us check out the film now.

Story :

Vijay Kumar (Sri), Siva, Saleem and Balaji are good friends. Vijay happens to meet Sandhya (Supraja) and he falls in love with her. After a brief resistance, the parents of Vijay and Sandhya accept their love and agree to get them married.

Just a day before the wedding, Vijay gets injured while playing cricket. He takes a blow on his head and ends up with temporary memory loss. He loses all memory of events that happened in the last one year.

As the wedding hour approaches, Vijay’s friends do everything and anything possible to bring back his memory. Will they succeed?

Will Vijay marry the girl he loves? That is the story of ‘Pusthakam lo Konni Pagelu Missing’.

Plus Points :

The film’s story line and treatment are big assets. Sri is ok in the role of a person who experiences temporary memory loss. Though Supraja has a small role in the film, she has done a good job. Hyderabadi actor Masth Ali manages to entertain with his funny Telugu.

Raghu Babu is funny in the role of a doctor. The cricket match episode in the first half and a few songs are entertaining.

The reception scenes in the second half of the film are funny.

Minus Points :

After a while, some scenes become very boring. Sri needs to work on his comedy timing and expressions.

The film’s appeal will be limited to a niche segment. Commercial elements that can entertain crowds in B and C centers are missing.

The romantic track between the hero and heroine should have been better. There is no chemistry between the pair. Some of the dialogues keep getting repeated throughout the film and they sound monotonous after a while.

This kind of a story is better suited for Tamil viewers. Telugu viewers may not appreciate this kind of a niche film.

Technical Aspects :

Martin Joe’s cinematography is good. Gunwanth’s background score is good and his work helps the film significantly. The editors should have chopped off certain sections in the second half to speed up things.

Sajid Khureshi has made some changes to the original script in order to adapt it for Telugu. He has succeeded in some areas.

Verdict :

‘Pusthakam lo Konni Pagelu Missing’ falls just short. Its appeal at the Box Office will be quite limited. It might cater to people who like to watch unconventional films. Some boring moments and the absence of strong performers in the cast work against the film. Rating – 2.75/5

Reviewed by Raghava

(Translated by Emmess)


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