Verdict: A good story executed in a formulaic way.
Raj Tarun and Hebbah Patel join hands together for the third time in Andhhagadu after their successful ventures. Produced by Sunkara Ramabrahmam and Anil Sunkara of A.K.Entertainments PVT Ltd, the production team has taken pre-emptive steps for promoting their film in a unique way. Normally, big budget flicks enjoy the privilege of having paid previews, a day before the original release. The team of Andhhagadu has done just that. This has generated enough curiosity among the trade circles and audience. Let’s see if this is going to be a hattrick for the lead pair and a successful debut for the director Srinivas as the director.
Gautham (Raj Tarun) is blind and works as a Radio Jockey at Visakhapatnam. Nethra (Hebbah Patel) is an eye specialist at KIMS Vizag. They happen to meet and eventually fall in love. With help of Nethra, Gautham gets his eye transplant done and gains his vision. He eventually starts seeing and interacting with the soul of Ranjith Kulkarni (Rajendra Prasad), who has donated his eyes after his death. Who is Ranjith Kulkarni? Is there any reason for Gautham to interact with him? To know all this and witness more twists and turns, you have to watch Andhhagadu.
Raj Tarun is apt in the role of a blind guy in Andhhagadu and his comedy timing is as usual at its best. There is a tremendous improvement in his body language. Hebbah Patel is beautiful and has played her role to perfection. Rajendra Prasad’s character keeps the movie moving forward. Raja Ravindra as Babji is the antagonist and has done a wonderful job. Sayaji Shinde plays Nethra’s father and an IPS officer Dharma to perfection. The rest of the cast was adequate in their respective roles.
Veligonda Srinivas’s writing and screenplay are good, though the direction could have been better. His story needs special appreciation and is the soul of this movie. Shekar Chandra’s music and Rajashekar’s cinematography are average. Production values are excellent.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
You can watch Andhhagadu for a decent storyline with several twists and turns. It has all commercial ingredients of a formulaic Telugu flick.
– By Ajay Mudunuri