Movie : Appatlo Okadundevadu
Rating : 3.25/5
Casting : Nara Rohit, Sri Vishnu, Tana Hope, Brahmaji, Rajeev Kanakala, Ajay, Prabhas Srinu, Srinivas Reddy…
Music : Sai Karthik
Cinematography : Navin Yadav
Editor : Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Producers:Prashanti, Krishna Vijay
Banner : Aran Media Works
Story, Screen Play, Direction: Sagar K. Chandra
Release Date : 23. 12. 2016
Introduction: Nara Rohit is an inspiration to other young heroes in doing movies fast. Telugu audience believe that Rohit films will have some content irrespective of the film’s success. Even though his couple of his films disappointed the audience in the recent past, his latest film Appatlo Okadundevadu succeeded in generating decent pre release buzz. This movie is made in the backdrop of 90s and it is said to be consisting of Stamps scam which rocked entire nation at that time. On the other hand gangster Nayeem role is also said to be part of the film. All these references are making the film much more interesting. Let us see whether this film is going to impress the audience or not.
Story:Railway Raju (Sri Vishnu) is a budding cricketer with the dreams of making it big as a cricket player. Imtiyaz (Nara Rohit) is a sincere police officer works in special party squad to check Naxal operations. Railway Raju’s sister is a Naxalite and she is away left home several years back. Imtiyaz interrogates Raju to know the details of his sister. Later Raju’s sister and other naxals meet Raju. Knowing this information Imtiyaz police squad attacks them. This incident and some other incidents make Raju a criminal and he will lose his cricketing career. What happens later ? How Imtiyaz stopped Raju is the rest of the story.
Performance: Nara Rohit impressed as a sincere police officer. Sri Vishnu performed very well in a character with different shades. Tanya Hope’s acting is OK. All the other artistes are seniors and they did their job well.
Technical : Director Sagar Chandra excelled in story, screen – play and direction. He pulled of tough task of recreating the 90s feel on to the screen. Art work is commendable. They have used details like video cassettes to give a feel of 90s. Background score is good but songs are situational, and not so effective. Cinematography is good.
Rohit, Sri Vishnu performance
Recreating 90s days on the screen
We can ignore the minus points considering the content and pluses of the film.
Analysis : Nara Rohit has a good name of choosing good content based films. He did that again. Director Sagar Chandra’s research and hard work is visible on the screen. Naxal issue, Stamps scam, Bhogapuram gang issue.. he touched the several issues of 90s and intertwined the story very well. Climax is very good. On the whole it is a good movie.
Bottom line :
You can go back to the 90s !
Audience Opinion : One of the good films of 2016