Out Of Theatre

Mr. Pellikoduku

Out Of Theatre
01 Mar, 2013 2 hrs 18 mins U
Sunil, Isha Chawla, Ravi Babu, Ali
Synopsis
Buchi Babu (Sunil) is a US based fashion designer who comes back to Hyderabad looking for a suitable bride. He says yes to the first girl his parents show him - Anjali (Isha), a free spirited young lady who lives life on her terms. But she’s in love with somebody else and Anjali says as much. Heartbroken, our man breaks off the engagement only to run into her at a friend’s wedding weeks later
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  • Times of India
Story : Buchi Babu (Sunil) is a US based fashion designer who comes back to Hyderabad looking for a suitable bride. He says yes to the first girl his parents show him - Anjali (Isha), a free spirited young lady who lives life on her terms. But she's in love with somebody else and Anjali says as much. Heartbroken, our man breaks off the engagement only to run into her at a friend's wedding weeks later .

Movie Review : You go to a Sunil movie hoping to get good laugh (burst out laughing actually), no disrespect to the rippling six-pack, funky dance moves, edgy hairstyle, designer clothes and the works. But this movie seems to be designed to showcase a much underplayed Sunil sans the humorous quirks. Is that a side of Sunil we want to see? We're not so sure. We have enough mass heroes as it is, don't we?

The movie lost it in the characterization. Being an official remake of the 2011 Bollywood rom-com, Tanu Weds Manu, it's hard not to compare it with the Madhavan - Kangna Ranaut starrer. What worked in the original (besides the great chemistry between the lead pair) was the believability in the characterization, rural north Indian milieu it was set in, the vocabulary, sensibility, disposition and perhaps even the target audience.

Madhavan looked like a London based doctor, Manu and Kangna looked even more like the erratic young lady, Tanu, with quirks aplenty. In contrast the characters of Buchi Babu and Anjali have neither nativity nor chutzpah going for them and as a result, all the fun gets lost in the translation. To make matters worse the filmmakers have also packed in a little too much melodrama, especially in the second half.

Some things just don't mix too well you see and this movie underlines the perils of attempting mix and match contrasting sensibilities. You can't take a UP-centric romantic comedy and remodel it into a massy Andhra based Tollywood potboiler, can you?

Well, the performances fail to rise above the inherent loopholes in the plot. Sunil's performance has nothing to rave about as is Isha Chawla's rendition of a free spirited small town girl. The music and cinematography are equally blah. Except for a handful of funny moments in the first half and one climactic shirtless-fight, this movie has little to offer.

Tip Off : Forget Tanu Weds Manu was ever made and you might be able to see the funny side of it all.

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Mauli Agarwal
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Sreenivasulu Podugu
good movie
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sreenadh
good
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