What you take home after watching the film Aadu Magaadra Bujji is a well-crafted comedy sequence involving a dog. That justifies the title for this review. Director Krishnareddy Gangadhasuu on his debut didn’t try to make something new. He has culled some pieces (read scenes) from various films and laced them with Sreenu Vytla ‘patented’ format in the second half. So this film stands as a show-reel to showcase Sudheer Babu’s ‘crowd-pleasing’ acting skills and his chiseled body. Both of them are fleeting and offer no thrills to the audience.
The movie opens with a voiceover of Naresh introducing Sudheer Babu’s character. Siddhu (Sudheer Babu) is a happy-go-lucky-guy who falls for Indu (Asmita Sood). Siddhu’s attempts to woo Indu are curtailed by Cherry (Ranadir), her brother. So for a hassle-free operation, Siddhu tags Cherry to Anjali (Poonam Kaur). What starts as a playful game for Siddhu to gain Indu’s love translates into a political rigmarole. Shankar (Ajay) in a lengthy role is the main antagonist and wants to marry Sandhya. How Siddhu throws everyone out of this mess and puts an end to Shankar forms the rest of the story.
Aadu Magaadra Bujji is an unimpressive and uninteresting effort from Krishnareddy. He has picked a routine story line and, all through the film, never tries to come out of the formula zone. Though the twits offer occasional delights, the forceful gags in the second half seep boredom into the narrative. Sudheer Babu is in a hurry to win lot of fans. That’s evident from the way he effortlessly renders punch lines and breaks the bones of the goons. Albeit his dances and fights fall in place, he puts up a bad show as an actor.
Asmita Sood couldn’t cash on a decent role. She just fills the film’s template with some potions of glamour. Poonam is mediocre and the senior actors are grossly wasted in ill-written roles. Ajay gives a noteworthy performance as the bad guy and when the film goes dripping, the comedians carry it forward. But they too fall flat in the later half when they are asked to entertain at the press of a button. Not to forget, Rachana Maurya’s sizzle-worthy number will put the front benchers on their toes.
More than the music, the exotic locales of some songs increase their aesthetic value. The background score is mundane and given such a format of the film, music director Sri has nothing much to do. Cinematographer Santonio Terzio garners some applause for his picture-perfect frames.
Aadu Magaadra Bujji adds to the list of films with a decent first half and a tiresome second. The turn of events in the second half are so predictable from miles before. If you want to watch it for Dog’s Day Out in the comedy department, go for it. Or else, stay away from this beaten-to-death formulaic flick.
My Rating: Expectation – 6/10; Reality – 4/10view less