Anyways, nothing new to plot (in an interview, director says he worked on the story for 1 year). The story is set in a village but from the village, they go to city - Mumbai, and there is shootouts, car chases, abbo! Ram plays a typical badass character who teases the girls, Priya Anand and Bindu Madhavi, and they're just like 'Oh..'. Stupid! Arjun was good in his role as big brother and he dubbed his own voice for first time. Music was good. Cinematography sucked ass big time. Did not show Andhra naturally, looked very artificial..
Overall, I give a 4 for this crappy film, just for Arjun and music :)
Camera work was really good. Nice brown and reds throughout the film..I did not like the camera-work/Artwork of Salman's previous film WANTED because it looked too colorful..these kinds of movies need to bring down the color..Story is very weak but directions takes over. The movie is only 2 hours, 8 min. so definitely no boring scenes..
I recommend this film for one and all. Have a Blast!!
Basically, the plot is about a Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh who dies in a car blast and has his son, who studies in America, take over the state and overcome corruption. Telugu cinema does not have enough political dramas and the ones that do have lots of violence and swear words. LEADER is the only film, sans violence, swearing, and even dancing to a song (an Indian-film tradition). Rana was really good as the young Chief Minister. This movie did not look like Rana's first film. I hope he does more films like this (not necessary political, but just a variety of roles) in the future. Sekhar Kammula is great as usual. Very good dialogue in the film. The biggest plus of the film is the music. Mickey meyer used 'Maa Telugu Thalli' and 'Vandemataram' in the film soundtrack. There is an item song in this movie, more of qawalli type. The movie was kinda long, abt 3 hours, but damn, it was worth it! I recommend every Indian to watch this film. It might change the way you think..
Overall, this kind of movie can only be watched once, if you have NOTHING ELSE TO DO!!
What I liked:
1.) NTR - In "Yamadonga", he didn't look good with the long hair and slim body. But after this film, short hair and slim body makes him look best. Also, his dressing style is kinda cool, even though it kinda looks borrowed from Pokiri.
2.) Dialgoues - I guess Meher Ramesh learned a lot from his guru Puri Jagannadh. There a lot of good one-liners.
3.) Comedy - When I watch a commercial movie, I expect to be entertained and what not a better way than laughing? Sunil is alright as the dance instructor but his getup as Gundu Boss was hilarious. Krishna Bhagwan was also funny as tour guide in Singapore.
4.) Twist - There is a big twist in the climax, which I can't tell, but it brings the end of the second half back on track.
What I didn't like:
1.) Heroines - Telugu people should really start choosing Telugu speaking girls, instead of North Indian tramps. (Sorry, no offense)
2.) Second Half - After a fun first half, the second half slowly slides and drags.
Overall, I give this movie an 8/10
MINUSES- Sanjay turning into a Naxalite and then drinking and going to bars does become a bit illogical. Also, there aren't as much punch dialogues in this film as there were in Trivikram's previous films. Climax was not that good and so much unnecessary bloody, gory scenes...
PLUSES- COMEDY!!! Bramhanandam's episode as "Pranav", comedy between Pawan Kalyan and Prakash Raj, Sunil always calling Dharmavarapu at the wrong time, and Sivaji's intro were pretty hilarious.....Songs were picturised pretty cool; my favorites being You & I, Jennifer Lopez, and My Heart is Beating...Fights are not those typical ones when bad guys are flown away by a kick....Fights looked pretty natural....
If you are looking toward a complete entertainer, this film is definitely recommended!
This film is an OK time-pass flick.....however if you want to watch it, make sure you watch it in a good theater or on DVD with a good sound system!
The only thing I liked about this movie was Nagarjuna....He gave life to the movie (even though it was for like 15 min altogether). I was ready to leave the theater because of being sick of the first half, but when Nagarjuna stepped in, things got a little relieved....
Now the things I HATE about the movie....First, the characters. Vishnu's character as an innocent boy who is not intelligent is SO routine and lame. Mamta Mohandas as a rich, snobby girl who doesn't give a f*** about Vishnu but loses her heart to him. Secondly, I didn't like the music at all....there was only one OK song "We are coming" but it comes during the end credits. Technically, the movie is poor as well. Cheaps fights and very very poor production values. After seeing a "rich-looking" film such as Yamadonga, one would wonder why Mohan Babu lacked richness in Krishnarjuna, when he played second lead in Yamadonga!!!
Unless you are a DIE-HARD fan of Nagarjuna and want to see him for 15 min, I suggest you avoid this flick.
-decent message for audience
-Sunil's performance at climax
-The way Chiranjeevi killed bad guys when they kidnap his nephew
-Music (was very average)
-Trisha (she looks like his daughter or something)
-basic plot being lifted from Hollywood film
-the last fight (looked very corny and illogical)
-uneccessary usage of weird camera angles
-Choreography (nothing we expect from a great dancer like Chiranjeevi)
-some dialogues (sound hackneyed and old-fashioned)
-Chiranjeevi's costumes/wardrobe (look like the ones from Tagore)
On a whole, its a decent flick but watch it without any expectations!
Its a typical movie fans may enjoy but a regular audience wont like.
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!!