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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

An ode to Old school

Author: Avinash Patalay from Middle Earth
9 June 2009

In the nutshell the movie pays tribute to the original super-hit "Yamagola" and blends in a few tried-and-test sub-plots (read that as 1980's formula loaded with cinematic liberties). Nonetheless, it is an interesting watch and delivers good laughs.

Jr. NTR:: Performance wise, strictly OK considering the fact that "original" NTRs blood runs in his veins. And yes, his dancing skills deserve special mention - very supple & fluid.

Mohan Babu:: Initially, you search for Satyanarayana in the character but as you go along the tide you feel his performance is equally impressive, if not better.

Priyamani:: Manages to effective evoke the sympathy of the audience with her "miss-goody-two-shoes" performance and her soft expressions. You are glued to her until Mamta Mohandas appears on the screen.

Mamta Mohandas:: Now she is one heavy-weight if I might use the expression for every time she appears in the frame she sets it ablaze. Bessotted - completely!

Khusboo:: No meat in the character.

Naresh:: Good to see after a long hiatus and well suited for the role of Narada.

Rest of the star cast is adequate.

The art department and the CGI deserves nothing short of standing ovation. And same should be said for the concept of resurrecting the "orignal NTR". Needless to say, very clever and indeed innovative considering the fact its great to see the duo share the screen space.

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful:

its totally rocked brought legend ntr to earth again

10/10
Author: suryamahak from IIT KGP
17 August 2007

Mohan Babu: It is nice to see Mohan Babu in full form as Yama. His performance and diction in his introduction scene and interval episodes are extraordinary. He once again proved his excellent dialogue delivery skills with this film. His command on pure Telugu is admirable. NTR: You will see a new NTR in this film. He very slim and supple. His dance movements are fluid and effortless. The way he moves his body to seemingly unbelievable dance movement in Nachore song is amazing. He looks handsome and suited the Yama get-up very well and his dialogues in pristine Telugu (grandhikam) in Yama get-up are excellent. On the flip side, his hair style is inconsistent throughout the film. Heroines: Priyamani did the role of main heroine who is the heiress of a crores of rupees but gets exploited by her relatives for money. Her role in this film is little unglamorous. She is just fine. Mamata Mohandas does the role of a masala girl. Though she is alright in that character, her dubbing did not suit the nativity of Nellore dialect. Rambha sizzled in an item song and she is hot. Navaneet Kaur, Preeti Jingyani and Archana did the roles of celestial beauties and appeared in a song. Kushboo did the role of Yama's wife.

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful:

Movie not be missed. NTR's Outstanding Performance

10/10
Author: suresh-popuri from United States
2 September 2007

This is a good movie which is not be missed. NTR's acting is outstanding and the director's work needs appreciation. The good part of the movie is screenplay and NTR's dances. Music in the film is excellent. The graphic scenes of legendary NTR's are awesome. Every aspect of the film is good. Director S.S. Rajamouli is known for his commitment. He took up a socio-fantasy subject line for this film. He knows very well that the success of this movie would give him a hat-trick with NTR. Rajamouli's experiment really did wonders and made the audiences watch an extra-ordinary film that was beyond the expectations of all the audiences in general and NTR fans in particular. It is like a home production for Rajamouli. NTR enthralled the audiences with his extraordinary dancing skills and also in action scenes. He was able to show fantastic expressions in sentiment scenes as well.

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7 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

Pretty good.

7/10
Author: slifer9999 from United States
16 August 2007

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I've been waiting six long months to watch this movie on DVD and i finally had that opportunity last night. Since it was declared the biggest grosser of 2007 for Tollywood and most of the reviews were quite positive, I thought I'd have a look. Here is what I think about this film:

First, what i did NOT like about this film:

1. The runtime goes over 3 hours and kind of drags in some scenes.

2. Also, how when Yama (Mohan Babu) comes on Earth, he knows already how do stuff such as seduce men, hold a remote, etc...etc.....

3. And in the beginning where the tiger turns into a human (NTR)!!!???

OK, now what I did LIKE about the film:

1. The Yamalokam set was AWESOME!! It was very big and the whole design was just marvelous. Art director did a good job for all the sets, including the house set and the pub for the Nachore song.

2. NTR's dances were really good.

3. The songs "Nachore" and "Rabbaru Gaajulu" were my favorite. "O Lammi Thikkarekinda" was funny!!

4. Fights were pretty cool, especially the first one with the visual of a cheetah chasing a deer.

5. The tug-of-war between NTR and Yama

6. Visual effects were pretty cool too, for a Telugu movie....

This movie is pretty good and deserves a watch!!

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