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Andhrudu Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, August 20, 2005 • Telugu ]
Andhrudu Review
Cast:
Gopichand, Gowri Pandit, K Viswanath
Direction:
Paruchuri Murali
Production:
ML Kumar Chowdary
Movie:
Andhrudu

With his mien and general image, Gopichand can only be an action hero. So in that sense, his range is constricted. But within his short ambit, gopichand can be good. And he is in Andhrudu, though hamstrung by some unimaginative screenplay and story.

The story is a typical one. He is a honest-to-goodness cop (Surendra). After some typical misunderstandings, he and Archana (Gowri Pandit) fall in love (she learns music from Surendra's father).

But the twist in the plot is her father (Pawan Malhotra) takes her back to their native Bihar to firm up an old alliance.

So, our hero lands up in the big bad world of Bihar and crosses all the hurdles (including the menacing uncle Shayaji Shine) that come his way.

It is a typical and almost trite story. But Gopichand's gusto and gumption save the film from sinking in a mindless morass.

He is splendid in action sequence and pretty steely in other situations. Gowri Pandit looks cute and she hasn't nothing much else to do.

Shayaji Shinde, in a role that is tailor-made for him, is good. He comes up with the necessary menace for such a character. The comedy of Sunil and Laximipathy provide guffaws.

The film takes time to get into its stride. Director Parchuri Murali comes into his own in the second half when he manages to thread a viable tapestry of events.

Kalyani Malik's music, especially the songs, is splendid. The camerawork is adequate.

On the whole, Andhrudu is a passable mass entertainer.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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