Released date: 19 Sep 2014
RunningTime: 165.22 Minutes
Plot Summary: Aagadu is a high-octane action movie with a high comic quotient and Mahesh Babu's electrifying performance is the main highlight of the film. Srinu Vaitla's engrossing screenplay and punch dialogues, SS Thaman's trendy songs and amazing background score, KV Guhan's beautiful picturisaion, some rib-tickling comedy scenes, Tamanna's glamour, Shruti Hassan's item number, wonderful choreography of action and dance, exotic locales and beautiful art direction and costumes. The lack of a fresh in the storyline is the biggest drawback of the movie. For Aagadu, Srinu Vaitla has chosen a routine revenge drama, which has been penned by Anil Ravipudi, Upendra Madhav and Praveen Varma, but he has written an interesting screenplay. The director is known for his unique comedy and punch liners and he has made sure that they are the USP of Aaagdu too.
He has included all the commercial ingredients and has amazing grip on the narration of the movie. Aagadu opens with Mahesh Babu's stunning entry with a punch dialogue. There is no much growth in terms of story in first half of the movie, in which MEP game show is the main highlight. A couple of romantic songs and a host of comedians keep you entertained in this portion. A couple of twists just before and after the interval gain moment for the film.
The second half has a story, but it is routine and predictable. Moreover, it is not as entertaining as the first half. The climax is good. Coming to the story, Shankar (Mahesh Babu) is an orphan brought up by Raja Rao (Rajendra Prasad). But Raja Rao mistakes Shankar on one occasion and drives him out of the house. Later, Shankar becomes an Encounter Specialist and gets posted in Bukkapatnam, where the atrocities of Damodar (Sonu Sood) is skyrocketing. Damodar wants to build a power project there and he goes on elimination spree on those opposing it. At this juncture, Shankar comes to know about a shocking truth which turns professional rivalry in to personal too.
What happens next is the crux of the story. As a cop, Mahesh Babu has done a fantastic job and he is the showman in Aagadu. He is a treat to watch in action and dance sequences and he will rock you with his amazing dialogue diction. Tamanna has also done well and she impresses you with her glamour. Her chemistry with Prince is good to watch on screen. A host of comedians like Rajendra Prasad, Brahmanandam, Nassar, Rao Ramesh, MS Narayana, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu and Posani Krishna Murali keep tickling your funny bones throughout the movie Aagadu.
Sonu Sood, Brahmaji, Nadhiya, Tanikella Bharani and have also done justice to their respective roles. Shruti Hassan's item songs is also one among the big assets of the film. Aagadu has brilliant production values and SS Tamana's music is the main highlight in the technical front. His soundtracks have already become chartbusters. His background score is awesome and it elevates several scenes. KV Guhan's cinematography is fantastic and it is another highlight of the film. The choreography of action and dance sequences is simply superb. Other technical departments have also delivered fantastic works. Overall, Aagadu has rich performas by lead actors and superb production values, but the movie lacks a fresh and interesting storyline. It is a routine revenge drama that rocks you with its mass elements. It's a good time-passer for this weekend.
|M. S. Narayana|
|Mahesh Babu||...||Encounter Shankar|
|Posani Krishna Murali|
|M. R. Varma|
|14 Reels Entertainment|