Review : Telugabbai – Outdated and Boring flick
Telugabbai Release date : 09 March 2013 Rating : 1/5
Director : Avinash O Sridhar
Producer : S Ramakrishna
Music Director : Mejo Joseph
Starring : Tanish, Remya Nambeeshan, Tashu Kaushik

Young hero Tanish, who made his Tollywood debut with Nachavule has been able to do a few films to his credit. Though movies like Ride and Memu Vasasuku Vacchyam did not get him much success, Tanish is back with yet another release in the form of Telugabbai. Also starring Ramya Nambeesan and Tashu Kaushik, this movie has finally hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.

Story :

The story is based between two Indian families, who have settled down in Malaysia. Nagababu is a famous restaurant owner who has a lovely daughter Chandamaama(Ramya Nambeesan). She and Arun(Tanish) are childhood friends who are very close to each other. Arun is deeply in love with a model Megha(Tashu Kaushik) and spends quality time with her.

As time passes by, a huge fight arises between the couple and Megha leaves Arun for good. After hearing the news of Arun’s break up, Chandamaama comes to his aid. As time moves on Chandamaama falls in love with Arun and when Arun is also about to approve her love, Megha renters the scene. A huge twist arises between the three of them. What is that twist? Why did Megha come back? and finally who will Arun end up marrying? That forms the rest of the story.

Plus Points :

The only, and major plus point of the movie is Ramya Nambeesan. She holds the whole movie together and impresses us highly with her acting skills. Ramya has all the trappings to become a major star, and if carefully plans her career she would definitely go places. The other female lead, Tashu Kaushik looks glamorous and has been showcased well by the director. Tanish looks stylish and manages to do a decent job.

Minus Points :

The story of the film is the same old triangular love story, which we are used to from the good old days. Neither the film’s story is new, nor the treatment given to the script is new. The film has absolutely nothing to offer as there is no novelty, entertainment or the basic romance which a triangular film should have.

As there are two love tracks in the film, both of them have not been dealt with nicely. Some double meaning dialogues and sleazy skin show could have been avoided. Tanish’s character lacks justification and is mostly vague till the end. The pace of the movie is absolutely slow and drags till the last minute. Comedy department tried to salvage the film but even they felt flat on their face.

Technical Aspects :

The story, screenplay, dialogues and direction in the movie go for a complete toss as the director Avinash could not handle the burden of all these departments. Camerawork is decent as some parts of Malaysia have been shown decently.

Though, the music score by Mojo Joseph is decent enough, he made a mess with the background score.Choreography is OK and the dances have been styled pretty good. The backdrop of the whole movie is pretty good and has been captured beautifully.

Verdict :

On the whole, Telugabbai is one film which has everything going against it right from the word go. Outdated story, routine dialogues and some very bad direction make the film go haywire. Other than Ramya Nambeesan’s glamor and acting, this film has absolutely nothing to offer.

123telugu Rating – 1/5

Reviewed by Raghava

(Translated by Avad M.)

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