Release Date: 14th Jan 2005
Director: Vara Mullapudi
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Starring: Jr.NTR, Ramya Krishna, Shriya Saran, Genelia D’Souza, Suman, Krishna Bhagavan
Banner: Sri Bharati Enterprises
Genre: Family Drama
Naa Alludu (2005) Full Movie Review:
In this Naa Alludu Movie (YoungTiger NTR)Karthik is an MBA graduate who wants to join in Bhanumati Industries as an employee. Bhanumati Industries is founded and run by a billionaire Bhanumati (Ramya Krishna) who gauges the entire world through the lenses of money. She mistreats Karthik during the interview process which irks Karthik. Karthik challenges to Bhanumati that he would set her straight and marry one of her daughters. The rest of the story is all about how he implements his schemes to win over Bhanumati and her daughters.
Jr.NTR donned two get ups in this film. His get-up as Murugan is entertaining. His dialogue delivery with Tamil accent for that character is entertaining. He had shown variations between these two characters in terms of mannerisms and body language. He did extremely well in dances, as usual. Ramya Krishna is very glamorous in the role of haughty Bhanumati. She still looks like the main heroine of the film than a character actress. Shriya and Genelia are just like props in this film. They do not have much roles and individualities. Their characterizations are pretty confusing. Nassar and Suman are adequate in their responsible roles. Comedy by Brahmanandam as a cop in New Zealand did not click. Ali, Kota Srinivasa Rao, and Kanchi are so so. The roles of Charan Raj and Rajiv Kanakala are routine.
The story of the film is a typical atha-alludu story. It is how a responsible son-in-law teaches a lesson to his haughty mother-in-law whose eyes are blinded by the love for money and false status. However, the interesting startup of the film where a temple priest announces that one of the twins would kill the other one does not have many links up to the storyline of the film except for misguiding the audiences to believe that Murugan and Karthik are two different people.
The debut by Vara Mullapudi – protégé of K Raghavendra Rao and the son of Mullapudi Venkataramana – is unimpressive. The direction lacks clarity and the screenplay is pretty confusing at times. For a first timer, it is a wrong choice to handle such an oft-repeated script.
For this Naa Alludu movie, music is produced by Devi Sri Prasad is pretty mediocre. Background music is good. ‘Naa Peru Murugan’ has the style and spice we expect from Devi Sri Prasad. ‘Banthichenu kaada’ and ‘Andala Bommaro’ songs are average. The other songs are of no interesting value.
Review Credits: idlebrain