Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam - Review

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 15:30
Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam (2016)
Cast & Crew: 

Film: Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam
Vishnu Manchu, Raj Tharun, Rajendra Prasad, Posani, Sonarika Bhadoria, Hebbah Patel, Ravi Babu, Satya Krishna, Geeta Singh, Vennela Kishore, Shakalaka Shankar and others
Dialogues: Diamond Rathnam
Music: Sai Kartheek
Cinematography: Siddarth
Editing: M R Varma
Produced by: Rambrahmam Sunkara
directed by: G Nageshwara Reddy
Release Date: April 14, 2016
CBFC Rating: U/A

What's it about?

Two friends Arjun (Vishnu) and Ashwin (Raj Tharun) are as different as chalk and cheese. Arjun (Vishnu) is educated and on the other hand Ashwin barely completes 12th standard. Still they maintain friendship and hangout with each other. At a wedding, Arjun happens to meet Neelavani and he falls for her beauty. But the problem is that she will only marry an orphan. To impress her, he lies that he is also an orphan. This leads to a big problem though she accepts his love.

They marry at a registration office and he assumes that he can lead life secretly but Neelavani rents a portion upstairs in a big house which turns out to be Arjun's house. Ashwin is brought in by Arjun to act as Neelaveni's husband in front of his family members. This leads to chaos and some fun.

Director G Nageshwara Reddy earlier made a hit movie 'Denikaina Ready' with Manchu Vishnu as hero. In that film, Vishnu enters into the house of heroine Hansika as pujari to unite their two families. Then fun factor begins. In 'Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam', heroine Sonarika comes to Vishnu's house without knowing that it is his house and drama starts.

While 'Denikaina Ready' is remake of a Malayalam movie, 'Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam' is based on a Punjabi hit drama. Like most of similar comedy movies, 'Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam' also begins promisingly with good supply of comedy sequences and this goes on till the interval without any major issues. As the movie's storyline is thinner than a Putareku, the writer and director have repeated the same scenes post interval. Repetitiveness is major issue in the second half.

The movie is intended for mass audiences. So the director has liberally used double-meaning dialogues. Also heroines have exposed their assets without inhibitions. All these for commercial reasons. Regarding content, some jokes have worked. Rest are clichéd ones.

Manchu Vishnu looks very good in this film. He has now acquired more confidence in this kind of movies. Surprisingly Raj Tharun is relegated to playing the second fiddle to Vishnu. His role and his performance are not good. Rajendra Prasad has given another good performance. His episodes involving Ravi Babu, Satya Krishna and Geeta Singh have generated good laughs.

Both Sonarika and Hebbah have nothing to do except indulge in glamour show.

Regarding technical values, music by Sai Kartheek is okay. One song is catchy. Cinematography has standard value. Art work is not good. Movie is largely shot in one or two locations. The production values are substandard.

Director G Srinivas Reddy has not done much work on this script. He has tried to assemble all scenes to give a passable comedy movie.

Bottom-line: 'Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam' is a movie based on a Punjabi comedy. The movie has some good comedy scenes but it is largely repetitive as the story is wafer-thin.

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