Verdict: A well scripted fictional biopic that will be remembered.
Appatlo Okadundevadu starring Nara Rohith and Sree Vishnu in lead characters is directed by Sagar Chandra. This is Sagar’s second flick as a director after the critically acclaimed Ayyare. It also marks the debut for lead actresses Tanya Hope. Presented by Nara Rohith himself under Aran Media Works and produced by Harikrishna Varma, Prashanthi and Krishna Vijay, let’s see what is in store for the audience.
Railway Raju (Sree Vishnu) is a middle-class youth who is very passionate towards cricket. Imtiaz Ali (Nara Rohith) is an honest cop who leaves no stone unturned to maintain law and order. Raju’s elder sister elopes with her boyfriend and joins a Naxalite group without the knowledge of her family members. Imtiaz Ali is on a hunting spree to nab the Naxalites and maintain justice. In this juncture, Railway Raju is entangled between these forces and ends up becoming a criminal. The whole set up runs in flashback mode and is set in the early nineties. Will Imtiaz Ali be successful in his mission? Will Railway Raju free himself from the clutches of criminals? Are there any twists in the tale? To know all these and much more, watch Appatlo Okadundevadu.
This is undoubtedly the best movie till date for Sree Vishnu who is looking for a good break in a lead role. He has broken all barriers and gave a riveting performance. For Nara Rohith, this will be one of his better movies ever made in his career. He is very good as an honest Muslim cop and fitted the character to the tee. Tanya Hope as Railway Raju’s love interest gave a matured performance in her debut flick and looked glamorous as well. Brahmaji as video shop owner gave a subtle performance. Prabhas Srinu, Ajay, Rajiv Kanakala, Sreenivas Reddy, Satya Dev, Sasha Singh and Kalicharan Sanjay were apt in the roles they enacted. Rest of the cast is adequate.
Sagar K Chandra needs to be commended for coming up with a fictional biopic set in the early nineties and successfully encapsulating them, interwoven with emotions. The way he has portrayed the then Prime Minister P.V.Narasimha Rao’s policies and Telgi episodes with the story is highly praiseworthy. Undoubtedly, Sagar has some major talent and is someone to look out for in Telugu industry. Cinematography by Naveen Yadav is a huge plus and so is the music and background score by Sai Karthik. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is excellent and the run time of the movie is an added advantage.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Watch Appatlo Okadundevadu for its honesty in telling a story of a fictional character set in real incidents. This is something new to Telugu industry and you will not be bored for a moment.
— By Ajay Mudunuri