Movie : Dookudu
Cast : Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Prakash Raj, Dr Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivas Rao, Sonu Sood, Shayaji Shinde, etc.
Banner : 14 Reels Entertainments
Story: Gopi Mohan
Camera: K V Guhan
Editing: M R Varma
Co-producer: Ramesh Babu
Presenter: Krishna Productions Pvt Ltd.
Music Director : S Thaman
Producer : Achanta Gopichand, Achanta Ram & Anil Sunkara
Director : Sreenu Vaitla
Putting an end to the year-long waits of the public, one of the
big-budget and highly-anticipated releases of the
season, Dookudu finally saw the light after jumping all the hurdles.
Charming Prince Mahesh Babu is seemingly looking daring and dashing.
Sexy Samantha is no appearing less than an angel, thus mesmerizing the
youths. Srinu Vaitla’s success rate and promising hilarity are pulling
crowds to theatres. The host of comedians and supporting actors are
serving as drawing factors too.
The show-stealer, Mahesh, is back to sweep you off the floor. And, he
looks dashingly amazing and daringly fresh as Ajay. His comedy timing
is convincingly extraordinary. Telangana accent he splashed in few
scenes is awesome. This is definitely one of the best performances, with
respect to comedy timing, that the Prince has delivered. His dancing
moves too improved and the fights are mind-blowing. To put in a
sentence, the whole film is a one-man show of Mahesh Babu.
Samantha is gorgeous in her outfits and hairstyles. She decently fits
into her role of Prasanthi, the love interest of Ajay. She isn’t hot to
define, but delightful to watch. The dubbing suited her well and the
lady is good on the whole. However, she has nothing much to do in the
first-half what with Mahesh dominating all through.
Brahmanandam plays an awe-inspiring character with negative shades.
Especially, his SMS request is splendid and so his comedy sense. He is
at his usual best. MS Narayan is just awesome…his show reel in the film
is a big asset for the second-half. His is spoof of
Magadheera, Simha, Robot and Yamadonga. No one else other than MS would
have carried out the comedy so well.
Vennela Kishore leaves an impression every time he appears on screen.
Nassar is appropriate as Samantha’s father. His dubbing sounds weird
but he gives out an upright show.Prakash Raj as Mahesh’s father is
fitting and not great though. He indeed looked as if artificial at
times. Master Bharath and Dharmavarapu are decent and Sonia as
Samantha’s friend is fitting. Parvati Melton is sizzling hot in the
peppy item song.
Mahesh is the biggest asset for the whole act. Vailta ensured the
actor carries off the responsibility of the film safely and keeping the
fan-base he has in mind. Mahesh’s dialogues in Telanga accent appeared
to be force-fitted though they’re fun. Thaman helped a lot in elevating
many scenes with his loud background score. The music of course is a
treat to the fans. The plot revolves around making fun of character like
that in Vaitla’s earlier works. MS Narayana sizzles in the second act
with his show reel and is a hit with the audience. Brahmanandam’s SMS
request is mind-blowing. In brief, slapstick is a big strength for the
movie and so is Mahesh Babu.
KV Guhan’s cinematography is a true asset for the film. He weaves
magic with his photography and ensures that every frame looks like a
canvas – colorful and rich. Thaman’s music is foot-tapping and renders
tunes that are rage for the front-benchers. All the songs are picturized
aesthetically. Background music exciting mostly. The story line is
run-of-mill and a mix of Pokiri, King and Dubai Seenu. Despite this,
Srinu Vaitla gave a lift to the plot with his direction. He handled
Mahesh so beautifully and gave him a new dimension through
characterization. Screenplay is fine, but slow in many parts during the
first hour and the graph has ups and downs occasionally. The humor saves
the film in a big way. Dialogues are first-rate and one of the
highlights for the flick. Fights are first-class too.
Music & Background scor
Bhrami’s SMS request
MS Narayana show reel & KV Guhan’s camera work
Poovai Poovai & Dethadi songs & Parvati Melton’s item number
Same old story and Screenplay
Samantha and Prakash Raj’s character
Dragged story and conked out emotional scenes
Dookudu has all the obligatory ingredients to make a sumptuous
recipe. Mahesh draws whistles from every individual for shedding his
inhibitions. Though it’s the same old confusing comedy wherein
characters are made fools, especially Prakash Raj, Srinu Vaitla proved
again that comedy is his strength, but surprisingly, Mahesh too emerges
as his strong suit in it. The movie has the quintessential Vaitla scenes
like humor over booze and et al. Thaman’s tunes are pleasant.
Father-son sentiment didn’t work out as expected. Boasting of a routine
story, the flick might do a decent job at the box-offce for, there are
no major releases till Dasara. The admirers of prince will enjoy though,
watch it with no much expectation.