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Story: Ajay IPS (Mahesh Babu) is a young guy who takes decision in few seconds, he also loves his family equal to his profession. Ajay's father Shankar Narayana (Prakash Raj) Ex MLA, who is in coma form fourteen years after meeting with a accident. Shankar desires to see his son as politician but Ajay turns as cop.Prashanti (Samantha) is a fashion designer, who is looking to do a fashion show in Turkey where Ajay falls in love at first sight with her.
Nayak (Sonu Sood) is notorious goon in that city and also he is the one who made Ajay's father accident. After Shankar Narayan got sense of current state doctors adviced Ajay to take care of his father's health without giving any shocking news to him and finally Ajay came to knowthat the person behind his father accident is Nayak. Rest of the story forms how he over comes all the hurdles in his life. The character of Mahesh is very entergetic and is the highlight of the film. Rest of the story we have watch on big screen.
Punch dialogues of Dookudu:
"Nenu Narakatam Start Chesthe Narakam lo Housefull board pettestaru"
"Bhayaniki meaning teliyani blood raa naadi...", "Mind lo fix ayithe blind ga dhoosuku potha" etc.
Others: M.S Narayana's he is one who steals the show with spoof on Magadheera, Yamadonga, Simha, Robot gets big laughs. Brahmanandam got very good role after Dhee and Ready movie and also he did his best in that. the emotional scenes between Mahesh and Prakash Raj came out very well. Mahesh Babu’s performance in the film is remarkable. The last thirty minutes is hilarious, Mahesh Babu is at his humorous best in the film and other cast did thier respective roles perfectly.
Techinical Department: K V Guhan who did already worked in Mahesh's movies like ‘Naani’ and ‘Athadu’ is handling Cinematography and Dialogues by Kona Venkat is good, Thaman's background music is okay and Four songs would be highlight on the screen and the action part will be loved by the masses. Thier is special attraction of the film is an item song by Parvathy Melton but its not so impact on film as choreography is average.
Analysis : Watch Dookudu with out any comparison with Pokiri movie and its full action drama based entertainer movie it has having all the elements action, romance, comedy and sentiment in this movie. Mahesh Babu will steals the show with his various dialogues accent in this movie. As Dussara hoildays preponed movie can get good collections
Banner : 14 Reels Entertainments
Cast : Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivas Rao, Sonu Sood, Shayaji Shinde, Nazar, M S Narayana, Tanikella Bharani,Giridhar etc.
Story: Gopi Mohan
Camera: K V Guhan
Editing: M R Varma
Co-producer: Ramesh Babu
Presenter: Krishna Productions Pvt Ltd.
Music Director : S Thaman
Producer : Achanta Gopichand, Achanta Ram & Anil Sunkara
Director : Sreenu Vaitla
Release Date: 23/09/2011
Censor certification: U/A
Movie Ratings: 3.5
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We guessed it right. Dookudu is really a big leap in Mahesh brand entertainment. There is, delightfully, a bonus. The film is a big leap in Vytla brand entertainment as well. To put it in a nutshell, this awesome film has got everything which you might have expected to see in Khaleja (2010) but did not find in it. Dookudu has got everything - comedy, action, romance. On the top of it, there is an intelligent screenplay that coalesces adrenaline punches with comic drama and sentiment. And when the sentiment involves a superstar like Mahesh Babu and an ace like Prakash Raj, who strike a perfect chemistry on screen, you cannot ask for more. It would be far-fetched to even suggest that Dookudu is a classic, as the hero had wanted it to be, but it is indubitably a must-watch film.
Shankar Narayan (Prakash Raj) is a people's man, a Godfather for the inhabitants of Shankar Nagar, Hyderabad. Some villains (Kota Srinivas Rao and company) conspire to eliminate him and get rid of him successfully (though it turns out to be a temporary success). As it happens in every other film, the do-gooder father's son Ajay (Mahesh Babu) grows to be a heroic cop and is based in Mumbai. He and his team (headed by the inept Nasser) are on a hunt for the dreaded underworld don Nayak (Sonu Sood looks old but his performance is routinely fresh). Team Ajay head to Istanbul, Turkey, to nab Guru Talwar, Nayak's aide, to eventually catch hold of the big fish.
Twenty minutes into the film, uninterrupted action and edge-of-the-seat drama gives way to a pleasant romantic track involving Mahesh and Samantha (as the wannabe fashionista Prashanthi). As Ajay and co prepare to outsmart Talwar, Shastri garu (Vennela Kishore as Mahesh's junior cop) makes us laugh by gushing about his Bamma, who has got a talent for predicting things as they will happen. This goes to show that Vaitla never rmisses an opportunity pepper the proceedings with humor).
Some dialogues (Kona Venkat) show traces of Trivikram-style satire and humour in Istanbul. While Mahesh goes verbose (well, he says he has got noti doola), displaying much more maturity as an actor than he did in Khaleja, Samantha adds the glamour quotient. The monumental beauty of Istanbul, resplendent with magnificent buildings which form the backdrop in a duet, lends a rich feel. (Thank the camera of Guhan).
It is not long before Ajay completes his Operation Istanbul and returns to Hyderabad. It is at this stage that Vaitla introduces his brand of comedy. The film is now set in the house in which Shankar Narayan lived. Shankar is back in the house but his return is kept in the dark. Ajay wants to make his father, who had lived in coma for years, happy by creating a make-believe world of lies around him.
The rest of the film is all about how Ajay accomplishes the task of annihilating every villain who had backstabbed and wanted his father to be dead. Thankfully, the drama and action are not routine. They are laced with rib-tickling comedy and touching sentimentality. Vaitla blends all the commercial ingredients in his inimitable style and makes Dookudu an enjoyable fare for all and how?
Well, here it is how he does it. Much like Dhee, Ready and King, this film too sees the the hero making everyone live in a fool's paradise: things go as the hero wants them. Nayak marvels at old Telugu classics and Ghantasala's rendition of the Gita; Brahmanandam, who believes that he is part of a reality show (this one, believe us, is top class), has you in splits as he is fooled around without a respite; MS Narayana's spoofing of Magadheera and Simha is superb; Prime Minister NTR, speaking on the ramparts of Red Fort in chaste Telugu, promises to bring black money back; Master Bharath participates in multi-crore land dealings and brings smiles. Even a get-to-gether of Mahesh, Samantha's families becomes an occasion for comedy of lies and bakras. Episodic treatment keeps your interest alive. Every murder comes with a touch of humour. Welcome to the world of Srinu Vaitla.
As for the performances, Mahesh delivers one of his career bests. He can now safely claim, without inviting ridicule, that Dookudu is a slap on the face of those who declared that he is not good at comedy. He shows verve and energy in action scenes. He is convincing in the khaddar get-up. He is remarkable at spouting one-liners as the super-efficient cop. He is trigger-happy, but is immediately funny in taking digs at his stupid senior Nasser.
All comedians and character artists do justice to their roles. On the flip side, however, Samantha is not seen much in the second half. But when she sizzles on the screen in Itu Raye number, you swoon.
Tehnicially, it is proof what a Digital Intermediate finish can make a film look like. It is visually rich.
Post Script: Babu land aithe opposition ku bande, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam says to a frightened Sonu Sood. Prince proves he is Numero Uno. The fight for top slot is over. Cool.
Released on: 23rd Sep, 2011
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Jeevi rating: 3.5/5
Punchline: Comedy is the king
Banner: 14 Reels Entertainment
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Parvati Melton (SA), Sonu Sood, Kota, Sayaji Shinde, Vennela Kishore, Shravan, Ravi Prakash, Ajay, Suman, Nassar, Chandra Mohan, Supreet, Tanikella Bharani, Sudha, Pragati, Sonia etc
Music: S Thaman
Cinematography: MV Guhan / Prasad Murella
Dialogues: Kona Venkat
Story: Gopi Mohan
Editing: MR Varma
Story - screenplay - dialogues - direction: Seenu Vytla
Producer: Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara
Release date: 23 September 2011
Theater watched: screen 1, Prasads, Hyderabad
Shankar Narayan (Prakash Raj) is a political leader and a man of masses. He wants his son Ajay (Mahesh Babu) to become a political leader. Shankar Narayan is hurt in an accident and goes into coma. Meanwhile Ajay grows up and goes onto become an aggressive cop. And suddenly Shankar Narayan comes out of coma. The rest of the story is all about how Ajay manages to keep the changes under wrap for his father, and takes revenge on the villains at the same time with some unconventional ploys.
Mahesh Babu: Mahesh Babu proved himself again that he is a director’s actor. He has a big heart to allow Brahmanandam to take center stage for a few minutes, though it is Mahesh who creates such situations. One should have a flair to time the comedy of Seenu Vytla and Mahesh does it effortlessly. Mahesh is one of the comedians when he is with Brahmanandam and MS Narayana. Mahesh Babu has also excelled in dialogue delivery by mixing Telangana accent in villain confrontation scenes. Mahesh Babu’s trade mark teasing romance works big time in Turkey episodes. You see Mahesh being cheerful and smiling in most of the parts of the film.
Others: Samantha has a limited role in this movie and she does justice. Brahmanandam has a dialogue in the film - nannu vaadukondi saar. Seenu Vytla is one of very few directors who utilizes the talent of Brahmanandam to the maximum extent. All those Brahmanandam lovers will have another feast in this movie in which he acts an actor of a fictitious reality show. The way Brahmanandam keeps expressions for ‘bheebhatsamaina humanity’ dialogue and the scene in which he appeals to Nagarjuna Akkineni using his camera pen is priceless. MS Narayana who has excelled as fire star in Dubai Seenu does another similar role in which he wants to make his debut as hero opposite Genelia. Prakash Raj is seen in a positive role (inspired by PJR) and he is excellent. Vennela Kishore does the role of Sastry whose grandmother is a fortuneteller. Nassar has done a comic role for a difference..
Story - screenplay - direction: The basic concept of a person going into coma and that person’s son creating artificial atmosphere around is inspired by a German film titled ‘Goodbye Lenin! (2003) ’. That German film is a serious film and somewhat boring (for me). The story writer Gopi Mohan used that plot and moulded it to make an entertaining script. Seenu Vytla’s main strength has always been entertainment and he made sure that there are ample characters to create humor. He used Brahmanandam and MS Narayanara effectively to create ample humor. Characterization of Mahesh Babu is done well and the director has also shown Mahesh Babu in new light with better comedy timing. Though the entertainment and action orientation is good, there are ups and downs in the narrative graph due to runtime and number of characters. Screenplay of the film is good. The screenplay techniques used on Prakash Raj taking revenge without knowing about it and Brahmanandam’s crazy realty show will surely generate more commercial appreciation. Among all the characters, I feel that the character of Suman is not properly etched. It would have been more powerful if hero is introduced through the words of some other character, not through Suman’s. And the death of Suman is also not justifiable. The following aspects of Seenu Vytla’s trademark
1. Mahesh Babu: heroine teasing in Istanbul n Making Brahmanandam and MS Narayana Bakras.
2. Brahmanandam: SMS voting appeal and appeal to Nagarjuna Akkineni
3. MS Narayana: Showreel (Yamadonga, magadheera, Robo and Simha) and nalukapaina macha episode. Incidentally the same MS Narayana did a photoshoot comedy episode in Seenu Vytla’s Sontham in the past.
Other departments: Dialogues penned by Kona Venkat and Seenu Vytla are good. They are humor dialogues and masala heroism dialogues. Music by Thaman has already become a chartbuster and background music is nice. Cinematography by KV Guhan and Prasad Murella complements to story. Editing by Varma is adequate. The producers trio (Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara) have spent a lot of money and the entire film is shot in extravagant style.
Analysis: First half of the movie sets the plot up and it is entertaining. There are ups and downs in the second half, but the entertainment provided by Mahesh Babu, Brahmanandam and MS Narayana takes care of it. The plus points are Mahesh Babu’s charm, Seenu Vytla’s comedy timing and a workable script. On the flip side, there is a bit of redundancy in villain characterizations. Mahesh Babu delivers an universally acceptable entertainer in the form of Dookudu after a gap of five years. Go and watch it.
Trade talk: It’s been ages since a Telugu big star’s film got positive talk on the day one. It is a good omen for Telugu film industry that is literally feeding on Tamil dubbed films in this year so far. With Mahesh Babu’s star power, there is no limit for a movie can achieve with a positive talk. Wait and watch as the records smash in the days come.
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Cast: Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivas Rao, Sonu Sood, Shayaji Shinde, Nazar, M S Narayana, Dharmavarapu Subrahmaniam, Tanikella Bharani, Subba Raju, Vennela Kishore, Rajeev Kanakala, Chandra Mohan, Master Bharath, Sonia, Supreeth, Shafi, Aditya Menon, Izaaz Kahn, Vinod Jevanth, Bharath, Sudha, Pragathi, Satyakrishna, Rajitha, Vinay Prasad, Baby Shreya Varma, Senthil, Giridhar, Prabhakar, Sravan
Story: Gopi Mohan
Dialogues: Kona Venkat
Music: S S Thaman
Lyrics: Rama Jogaiah Shastry, Bhaskara Bhatla, Viswa
Director of Photography: K V Guhan
Editing: M R Varma
Art: A S Prakash
Presented by: G Ramesh Babu
Banner: 14 Reels Entertainments
Produced by: Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara
Screenplay and directed by: Sreenu Vaitla
Release date: Sept 23, 2011
CBFC Rating: U/A
What's it about!
A great political leader Shankar Narayana (Prakash Raj) is attacked by group of rival politicians (Kota Srinivas Rao, Shayaji Shinde) and a mafia leader Nayak (Sonu Sood). Severely injured, Shankar Narayana falls into a coma. His son Ajay (Mahesh Babu) becomes an IPS officer and wins the name of an efficient police officer. On a mission in Turkey, he meets a beautiful girl Prasanthi (Samantha) who happens to be his immediate boss's (Nasser) daughter. He proposes to her but she thinks he's playing games with her. Meanwhile, Shankar Narayana comes out of state of coma. Now Ajay IPS hatches plan to take revenge on the guys who traumatized his father.
Dookudu is the first film in the combination of Mahesh Babu and director Sreenu Vytla. While Mahesh Babu is known for his action movies, Sreenu Vytla is popular for making comedy-oriented movies. Though there are plenty of action elements, Dookudu is primarily made as an entertainer and it scores in big way in providing hilarious moments. Sreenu Vytla has stuck to his strength and that is the main strength of the film too.
Basic aim of the story (written by Gopimohan) is to portray the beautiful relationship between a father and son; to show that a beloved son can go to any length or to keep his father happy. Towards the end of the movie, this angle is brought out clearly but the more enjoyable part of the movie, obviously, comedy scenes and Mahesh Babu's impeccable performance.
The concept of reality show is novel idea for a movie and the corresponding scenes with this reality show evoke good laughter. Though Prakash Raj's character is inspired by Germany movie Goodbye Lenin! (2003), the film delves more on indigenous comedy and action elements.
Scenes like - M S Narayana's showreel as a hero, Brahmanandam asking people to vote for him for a reality show, Brahmi confessing to hero Nagarjuna through a pen camera, Mahesh Babu's dialogues delivered in Telangana accent - stand out in the movie.
Remembering Late NTR, ANR, Superstar Krishna and liberal usage of Nagarjuna's name in the movie is also good.
On the down side, the film takes plenty of time to come to the main story, giving more prominence to heroism and romance between the lead pair and also has excessive run time for this kind of story.It needs some trimming. In a nutshell, audiences get paisa vasool entertainment from the movie.
Mahesh Babu comes out with knockout performance - from his diction, to his body language, to his energy, everything is perfect in the film. As always he looks damn handsome but in this movie, he looks better in every frame. Mouthing dialogues like "Police" with force, delivering Telangana accent with perfection are examples of his fine performance. He is the best star-actor in today's Telugu film industry and this film proves once again.
Samantha looks beautiful but she hardly has any role in the movie. Prakash Raj as good-natured political leader is perfect. The film has plenty of actors but Brahmanandam and M S Narayana steal the show. They actually are strength. Both their scenes are howlarious. Sonu Sood as villain is okay. Sonia plays as a friend to Samantha.
Among the technical members, dialogue writer Kona Venkat wins all the laurels. His dialogues - both comedy ones and one that elevate heroism - are simple superb. Simple dialogues like - Nuvvu Hero Avudamani Ela Anukunnavu Ra..Aa Kallakinda Carry Bags tho - make you laugh out loud.
Taman's music is not that effective on the screen though - De Thadi and Chuli Buli songs are good. His background score is also very loud. Cinematography by K V Guhan is decent but the quality is not consistent. Editing by M R Varma is not smooth. But the film has rich production values.
Gopimohan's script has this angle to showcase father-son relationship but like always Srinu Vytla's touch of comedy dominates the movie and the director once again shows that he can deliver best in entertainment. After Ready, Gopimohan has written a script that suits well for a hero's image. Srinu Vytla's success lies in bringing out comedy. But if a director wants to convey message through the film, he/she has to create the scenes that audiences can easily understand it (like in ' 3 Idiots') rather than telling them with an end card. That is where Srinu Vytla fails but his core of strength of comedy makes the movie a winner.
Dookudu is a good action entertainer that compliments the spirit of this festive season. Contentwise, the film offers nothing new but it provides enough entertainment to keep you engrossed. Mahesh Babu's riveting performance, M S Narayana and Brahmanandam's hilarious comedy, and fine dialogue writing are highlights of the movie. Despite many blemishes, you can enjoy the movie. Go for it.
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Release Date: 23 September 2011.
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Director : Srinu Vytla
Producer : Achanta Gopinath, Achanta Ramu, Anil Sunkara
Music Director : Thaman S
Starring : Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Brahmanandam, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood, Abhimanyu singh, Nazar, Sayaji Shinde and others...
When an actor as capable as Mahesh Babu joins forces with a director as clever and wily as Srinu Vytla, fireworks are expected. Dookudu is not only a colorfully packaged entertainer, but also is a cracker with laugh out loud comic scenes. It has all the elements that have worked for both Srinu Vytla and Mahesh Babu so far in their respective careers, and is a perfect recipe for a fun outing.
What’s it about : After a messiah of the poor, Shankar Anna (Prakash Raj), meets with an accident, his family members move to Mumbai. Shankara Anna’s son Ajay (Mahesh Babu) grows up to be a daredevil police officer who rises amongst the police ranks handling crime in his own unique way, which is otherwise considered rash. When he is assigned to bring down internationally wanted criminal Naik (Sonu Sood), Ajay cleverly sets the trap for Naik. However, when Shankar Anna wakes from the coma, Ajay is forced to put a veil of being an M.L.A. for the sake of Shankar Anna’s health. Soon Ajay realizes that Naik, along with Shankar Anna’s former trusted aides, had plotted against Shankar Anna. Ajay now has to get rid of each of them, without hurting his father’s health. What kind of methods Ajay employs, and how he fools all the criminals becomes the rest of the story.
What is Good : Dookudu is an out and out Mahesh Babu’s film all the way, with dialogues and scenes conceived to portray his abilities as an actor. That he looks ‘smoking hot’ irrespective of what he wears is a huge asset to the actor. Even dialogues in Telangana dialect sound pretty sweet when he delivers them. If anyone forgot to see how good his comic timing was in Khaleja, he reiterates it in Dookudu like a pro, matching scene on scene with seasoned actors like Brahmanandam or M.S.Narayana. Also watch out for those scenes in Brahmanandam requests SMS like kids in a reality show or M.S.Narayana’s monologue, spoofing the likes of Balakrishna, Ramcharan Teja, Jr.NTR and even Rajnikanth!
Samantha is pleasing on the eyes, though her role is pretty limited. Prakash Raj and Sonu Sood come up with reasonable performances and the huge support cast that includes Nazar, Sayaji Shinde, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Dharmavarapu Subrahmaniam, Supreeth, Masther Bharat all perform well too.
The entire first half passes away breezily, like any other Srinu Vytla movie, aided with some funny dialogues, hilarious scenes and neatly choreographed fights.
What is bad: While no one can take away the credit from the many comic situations, they go on expected lines for those who have watched Srinu Vytla’s earlier films like Dhee and Ready. The main emotional content of the film, featuring Prakash Raj and Mahesh Babu, falls short of expectations. Slow second half too plays spoil sport to an extent. However, the pre-climax is again saved by unparalleled comedy that can be seen only in Telugu movies.
Technical Departments : Director Srinu Vytla manages to surprise his audiences as he weaves comedy, scene after scene, but never forgetting that he is dealing with a star like Mahesh Babu. Yet again he got some hilarious punch dialogues from the writers and extracted strong performances from his key performers. Cinematographer K.V.Guhan’s efforts are top notch, be it in chase sequences in the streets of Istanbul or fights or songs. Thaman’s rerecording is decent in parts, but his already hit compositions have been shot well, though one would have expected more from Parvati Melton’s item number. The fight choreography is top notch, and the art department too does a decent job.
Final Point : Dookudu is a typical Srinu Vytla film with high fun quotient. It is not only a must watch for all Mahesh Babu fans, but will also be a good watch for all the Telugu families, who love going to the cinemas with families, especially in the festive season.
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