: Four buddies - Bawa (Naresh), Ajay (Shaam), Purushottam (Raju) and Shiva (Vaibhav) - go to Goa for Ajay's bachelor party. The night after the party Ajay goes missing even as the rest of the gang wake up heavily hung over, having no memory of what happened the night before.
: Telugu cinema's first ever "3D comedy" is a rip off! To put it kindly, it's a "gauche adaptation" of the 2009 Hollywood cult comedy, Hangover. As luck would have had it, the third part of the movie (Hangover 3) was running in the adjacent screen in the same multiplex and it threw up some questions. Did the filmmakers did not see the sequels? May be it was a "creative call" to stick to the first part? Whatever the reasons, the final product we're afraid is a little too asinine, quite literally at that.
In one particular scene you have a pile of "infant-poop" (there's crow poop as well in another scene) flying out of the screen on to your faces before it lands on Allari Naresh's face. You can't blame the filmmakers for not trying to dish out the most indulgent 3D experience ever. Right through the movie, all sorts of things - rocks, flower petals, smoke, water drops, knives, steel tumblers, fruits, vegetables, crows - keep popping out of the screen in regular intervals. Clearly, filmmakers were in no mood to hold back on the 3D effects, and literally threw in the kitchen's sink.
Figuratively speaking, the movie serves up some never before seen effects for sure and it was obvious from the moment the opening credits began to roll, highlighting the depth of field. The movie begins promisingly with an actor (Sunil) and a director (Posani) discussing a movie plot. Even as Sunil begins to narrate a spunky "action entertainer" the camera cuts to a flashback episode about how Bawa, Ajay, Purushottam and Shiva meet in school.
The four grow up to become best friends. Bawa is well paid corporate employee with a gambling streak. His dream is to somehow win one crore rupees needed to buy a hotel his deceased dad used to once work in. Purushottam, a fashion designer is a compulsive flirt. Suman is a dentist married to a domineering doctor wife. Ajay is due to get married in couple of days when the gang of boys head of on a road trip to Goa for a bachelor bash and things start spiraling out of control right from the word go.
All the funny situations in the movie seem a little too over the top and the writing isn't very sharp either. The likes Ali, Brahmanadam, Simbu and Sudeep make special appearances without really evoking many laughs. There are a few funny moments but they are too far and few in between.
The music is pretty decent and has a sense of humor about it. However, the much publicized "Raghavendra Rao tribute" seems to have been snipped by the Censor Board. The performances, leaving Allari Naresh's, look a little too blah. What this movie lacked was some chutzpah, as a result it ends up looking a little too crude. Guess it might have got lost in all the visual gimmickry.
: The movie does pack a few gags, but there's plenty that can make you cringe as well. Watch it purely to get a taste of the extra dimension.