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Naa Alludu Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, January 14, 2005 • తెలుగు ]
Naa Alludu Review
NTR, Ramya Krishna, Shriya, Genelia, Suman, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ali, Nassar, Charan Raj, Rajiv
Vara Mullapudi
Devi Sri Prasad

Everyone knows NTR Jr has great affection and respect for his grandfather NTR. He wants to emulate his grandfather.

But that doesn't mean NTR Jr should show his respect by choosing films and roles that are straight from the NTR era. And going by Naa Alludu, it seems he will quickly catch his grandfather.

Naa Alludu as a film is a simple and straightforward waste of time. Period.

It is a story that is spider-webbed and smells of mothballs. Whoever in charge of thinking up the story for this mindless tripe must be the straight son of Methuselah. An arrogant mother-in-law being reformed by an angry and self-righteous son-in-law is something we thought was dead with dodo.

Apparently not, as Vara Mullapudi, the director, not only takes up this subject but also adds some crass commercial and crass double meaning dialogues to make matters worse.

For those still interested, here it goes: Karthik (NTR Jr) is a well-qualified (MBA, no less) goes for an interview with Bhanumathi Industries. But the eponymous owner (Ramya Krishnan) slights him. So what does he do? He vows revenge and that he will marry one of her two daughters (Shriya and Genelia).

But what does she do? She hires Saravanan (NTR Jr again) as her security. Little does she realise that Karthik and Saravanan are the same individuals. The two daughters are also after him thinking that they are separate entities. Bhanumathi also has a brother and his son in her household (Charan Raj and Rajiv Kanakala). No prizes for guessing that they are scheming types and are after her wealth only. Again no prizes for guessing, that Karthik is actually the son of Bhanumathi's long deceased brother. In the end, the MIL is tamed, both the daughters are won, the hero is happy at having fulfilled his vow and you are happy that nutty plot has actually ended.

NTR as Karthik and Saravanan is full of robust energy. He dances with typical gusto. As the Tamil-tongued Saravavan, he is in fact quite bearable. Ramya Krishnan is full of latent glamour and style. She has a very good presence. But her role is of the cardboard kind. Genelia and Shriya have nothing much to do in the film. The comedy is mediocre.

Devi Sri Prasad's music also doesn't pass muster. The director, a debutant, has shown no trace of any special talent.

The best part of the film is when they ring the curtain down.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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