Krishnudu is entering the league of heroes now. 'Vinayakudu' series made him a performer and now along with debutant director Sapan Pasumarthi, he has come out with 'Pappu'. The movie is produced by NRIs - Praveen Reddy Nalla & Nagesh Yada who are film buffs wanting to make quality cinema.
As the title goes 'Pappu' with the tagline Mr. Intelligent, it gives you that 'feel good movie' feeling. And here it is, Sapan Pasumarthy has tried his best to get a motion picture out. Being his first movie, the director has made a movie from the audience's point of view - a neat entertainer without vulgarity and violence. He has made sure the audiences have a healthy laugh.
Has he succeeded? This review will take a positive note and give the positive answer. He has done a fair job and has been successful in making the audience laugh plenty of times in 'Pappu'.
The Gist of the Movie
'Pappu' the title role is played by Krishnudu. We know him, at least physically! He's stout and besides the physical factor, the character in the movie, he is the not-so-lucky guy. Funny incidents in the movie show him as an unlucky guy whose activities are proven lucky to others but not to him. The heroine Deepika plays Radha, daughter of Pappu's boss. Pappu loves her but can't shed his inhibition and tell it to her.
Circumstances lead to the kidnapping of the heroine. You know our Telugu cinema police, they're helpless, so the clever director introduces intelligent CID officer Ram played by villain in many movies but the gentleman in this movie, Subba Raju. Advice from a Godman that an unlucky guy should join the detective in finding the heroine , makes Krishnudu accompany the detective. How they find the heroine, the funny misadventures and the entertaining screenplay forms the rest of the movie!
Quality of Film Making
'Pappu' is an entertainer. It is a time pass. Watch this movie to entertain yourself rather than finding illogical movie flaws. It is fun in bits and parts. Director Sapan Pasumarthi along with his technicians including cinematographer Rajendra Kesani who's done a decent job capturing nature with his lens; music director Phani Kalyan, from the school of A R Rahman composing quite a few decent numbers, etc have done a good quality movie.. This is not that under rated low budget movie, 'Pappu' passes the muster comfortably giving the audience satisfaction end of the day!
Director Sapan Pasumarthi has tried a formula that has worked. Highlight of the movie is the background scores of hit movies in the background reminding you of a formula tried in old movies yet it still is effective in making the audience giggle.
Krishnudu dancing and fighting? Firstly appreciation to the young man to dance boldly and even fight, thanks to Amma Rajasekhar and Ram-Lakshman respectively for making him to do what he's not used to. Krishnudu's improving by the day and his bubbly innocent looks are his USP. Subba Raju has also done a decent performance. He's come out his shell of being a villain and his chemistry with Krishnudu in the movie is anything but great.
Other actors like Uttej, Shiva Reddy and Gundu Hanumanth Rao chip in with their regular does of contributions that rather looked clichéd. Comedy is the backdrop of this movie! Dialogues by the director himself makes him receive extra appreciation.
'Pappu' is made by a debutant let us not forget the fact. He has tried to make the audience laugh in every scene but doesn't quite do it but tries to for a large extent. It is an entertainer but minor flaws exist primarily being the choice of the heroine, who doesn't really suit for the character - a Telugu girl. Secondly, her dubbing doesn't sync with her lip movement. Editing could have been better in the first half nevertheless the debutant director deserves praise.
Bored of cars flying? Bombs? Care for a healthy laugh? Watch 'Pappu', the kids might have a better time than the adults, a few jokes might look amateur but what's life all about, just to laugh it out! Go watch it!
Released on : 25th June, 2010