Saturday, 24 November 2012

Denikaina Ready review


Cast: Vishnu Manchu, Hansika Motwani, Brahmanadam, Prabhu, Suman, Sita
Direction: Nageswara Reddy
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Synopsis: Narasimha Naidu (Prabhu) and Basha (Suman) cannot stand each other. After Basha had eloped with Naidu's sister, Saraswati (Sita), the angry brother had chopped off his leg in return. But Basha's son Suleman (Vishnu) decides to bring the two families together.

Movie Review: It is a standard edition slap-stick comedy that gets most things right. It has Brahmanandam, a cunning hero, a barrage of comedians, witty one-liners, neat visuals, five songs, a couple of fights and a happy ending... pretty much all the usual suspects rolled into one 'paisa vasool' package.

It's a pretty simple plot. Suleman (Vishnu Manchu) is a 22-year-old college student who is on a mission to unite his mother with her estranged family. Well, there is a bit of a flashback. Suleman's mother, Saraswati (Sita) elopes with her Muslim beau, Basha much against the wishes of her devout Hindu family. Naidu, Saraswati's elder brother, chops off Basha's leg in an act of retribution. And thus begins an unending "family feud".

Naidu loses a property dispute with Basha in court. He is livid and decides to perform a special 'yagam' to revive his fortunes. Thanks to a case of mistaken identities Suleman gets a chance to enter Naidu's house. He scams his way into their house masquerading as a pujari, Krishna Shastry. There he runs into Naidu's beautiful daughter Sharmila (Hansika) who falls in love with him. But then Suleman finds himself running from pillar to post to make sure his grand plan comes off.

What works in the film is the comedy that is more unpretentious than original. Brahmanandam has an important role in the movie and he pulls it off with his usual panache. MS Narayana, AVS, Dharmavarapu, Master Bharat and Ananth join in the party with their performances.

Vishnu carries off the role quite convincingly. He seems to have worked hard on his comic timing and his exchanges with Brahmanandam are easily the best part of the film. There are moments in the film when it drags but then that is offset sufficiently by its entertainment value. The visuals are neat and the music is in tune with the mood of the film.

Tip Off: It's not exactly a laugh riot but nevertheless packs in enough fun.

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