Raj Pippalla’s Bangaru Kodipetta (2014) Movie Review
Cast: Swathi, Navdeep, Ram Lakshman, Santosh and Harshavardhan
Music: Mahesh Shankar
Director: Raj Pippalla
Movie revolves around four lifes Vamsi (Navdeep), Bhanu (Swathi), Dorababu (Ram) and Venu (Santosh). Bhanu works for Energee drinks with Vamsi (Navdeep). Vamsi starts liking Bhanu but Bhanu never reacts to him. In the meantime Venu (Santosh) aspirant actor who falls into directors trap and starts neglecting his life. By the time he realizes the things his family gets into trouble. Dorababu (Ram) and Errababu (Laxman) get separated after they divided the ancestral property at Bheemavaram. But Dorababu gets robbed by local goons gets into financial trouble. That’s how all the characters reach Bangalore – Hyderabad highway to settle there life’s with money. How did four different people come together for money forms the rest of the storyline.
Despite a poorly written character, Navdeep delivers an okay performance. With his diverse expression and fun performance. Swathi is fine, she wins the heart of the viewers with her expressions. The lead pair chemistry is poor. Twin brothers Fight Masters surprisingly act in this film as brothers. Ram and Laxman are middling as Errababu – Dorababu. Golconda High School fame Santosh is good. Harshavardhan appears only in few scene, but support the lead characters with his performance.
Boni fame director Raj has executed a few sequences interestingly but it’s the script that lets him down, director fails in his second attempt with his narration. The music by Mahesh Shankar is average. Bulli Pitta stands out, but unfortunately it belongs to Choreographer and not Mahesh! Cinematography and Camera work is good.
Bangaru Kodipetta is no rollicking ride. Although some credits could be given to Raj for his direction, he fails as a writer. The story just gets dull and boring with each reel. The repetitive dream sequence of Navdeep and Ram Laxman annoys with time. With such sequences the movie drags on too long and gets extremely difficult to sit through. It gets from barely watchable to being unbearably tedious and preposterous. Also, the climax of the movie is desiccate. Very few scenes in the movie entertain like the ones where Swathi tries hard to join the team of Navdeep to rob a truck. Chemistry between the lead pair is not that promising.
Director could have easily reduced the run-time to about half an hour instead of its actual around 110 minutes run-time. Would have reduced the cost of making and the viewers pain. Though, thankfully it wasn’t that longer. Music by Mahesh Shankar is good. Even BGM score is fine. Cinematography is okay. Editing could have been crispier in the second half. Choreography is neat. Production Values by Guru Films are good. The animations at Title and ending concludes the film in 30 seconds.
On the whole the movie with a weak plotline fails to entertain and is tiresome to sit through. The movie in fact is devoid of moments that would at least make us chuckle. Instead we are served with lame casual humor. Also, the film requires some trimming. Background Score is yet another let down. Bangaru Kodipetta indeed marks a huge fall in quality from Raj’s earlier work Boni and Swathi _ Navdeep fans are definitely bound to be disappointed.
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