: Aadi, Nisha Agarwal, Chandra Mohan, Raghu Babu, Tanikella BharaniDirector
: G. AshokProducer
: K. VenugopalGenre
: Drama, Family, RomanceCensor Certificate
: 160 Minutes
After Choreographing more than 300 songs, making two award winning documentaries, Failing with his first two films (Flash News & Aakasa Ramanna) director G. Ashok finally tasted a decent success with Pilla Zamindar which was Ashok’s third movie that had Nani, Bindu Madhavi and Haripriya in the leads, Now Ashok teamed up with Aadi & Nisha Aggarwal for a family entertainer titled Sukumarudu. Let’s check out whether G. Ashok is successful to enter into promising league of directors with Sukumarudu.
Coming to story line of Sukumarudu, Sukumar
(Aadi) who was raised from childhood to be first in life, becomes best CEO
in overseas. He values importance of time and don’t have any feelings for love or human relations. His father wish Sukumar to visit his grandmother Vardhanamma
(Sarada) who longs to see her granddaughter. But Sukumar spurns his father as he gives importance to the growth of his company.
Suddenly when his company plunges in financial
crisis, he tries for bank loan and when he couldn’t get anywhere he realizes that he has his ancestral property which can be his, if his grandmother
signs it. With a plan in mind he flies to India
and whether he is successful in his attempts should be seen on silver screen.
is pretty good as Sukumar. His dialogue delivery improved a lot and he is looking good in casual and comedy scenes compared to his earlier movies. He underplayed his character well. Actress Nisha Aggarwal
, infuses some refreshing charm into her weakly written character. Sonakshi Sinha’s Cousin Bhavna Ruparel
is okay. Chandra Mohan, Gollapudi Maruti Rao, Tanikella Bharani
are alright in a limited roles. Superstar Krishna
are good. Raghubabu, MS.Narayana, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Tagubotu Ramesh comedy is outdated.
Pilla Zamindar’s director Ashok, Firstly approached Siddharth
to play the main protagonist the film. But due to lack of dates, he walked out of the movie. Later Aadi was approached for the main lead. Aadi in the first instance liked the script and passion of director, immediately approved
As director told earlier Sukumarudu is inspired from a novel called Main Street
. It’s about an NRI from Europe who returns India for his business expansion. He is a selfish guy and he prefers money over relationships. This film is all about how he gets transformed into a good guy after visiting his village. Sounds somewhat similar to a recent movie? Yes, Movie runs on the similar lines of Nagarjuna’s Greeku Veerudu
. Movie even touches some points of Gouravam
and Pila Zamindar
Good things first. If you are ready to delve deep into director Ashok’s Sukumarudu, there is a credible storyline, which could have been made into a fine film. But the real fact is that no such efforts have been made here and the film ends up as a disappointing effort. The repeated attempts to boost the hero make the proceedings quite melodramatic as well and the old fashioned
help matters either.
Songs scored by Anup Rubens
are average. Neela Akasham
track makes an impact. Background music and mixing dominates the scenes at times. Cinematography by Sai Sreeram
is nice. The location of old palace is aesthetic. Fights are good. Editing should have been crisper as there quite a few unnecessary scenes in the movie.
: In an effort to narrate an emotional story, Sukumarudu
ends up as a film in a rather outdated pattern, especially during the crunch situations. The feeling of ‘haven’t we watched all these several times before?’ may come to your mind during
most sequences. Of course, the film has some nice moments
in between, but still disappoints. Wait for its Home Edition.