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Orey Pandu Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, February 12, 2005 • Telugu ]
Orey Pandu Review
Sachin, Sandali Sinha
Anand Raj Anand

When a successful film is remade in another language, one has to carefully weigh in who is doing what. The real success of remade films lies in its casting.

Orey Pandu, a loose take off on Koi Mil Gaya, falters precisely on that. The lead pair is too shaky in the film for it to carry any conviction with audience.

The film is all about Pandu (Sachin) who has a mental affliction due to an accident he had in his childhood. Despite well past his teens, he studies in school where his mother (Bhanupriya) is a teacher. Pandu has a thing going for the svelte Priya (Sandali). But she doesn't like him and is also, anyway, engaged to Vicky (Rajiv Kanakala).

But Priya realizes that Pandu was indeed a childhood friend and had been reduced to this mental condition due to an accident that had been orchestrated by her father and Vicky's to bump off Pandu's dad. So she has a change of heart.

In the meanwhile, Pandu gets special powers thanks to an apple given by a baba. The rest, if you can't guess, well, you can go to the same school where Pandu studied.

It is a corny story made cornier by the acting of Sachin. He isn't simply the man to play this role.

Sandali has a better screen presence and looks cute. Sayaji Shinde goes over the top. Bhanupriya is dignified in her simple role. The comedy track, especially that of Venu Madhav, is one of the saving graces of the film.

The others being Anand Raj Anand Bollywood style music and Ajayan Vincent's camera work.

The direction of S V Krishna Reddy has just no focus or a seamless approach. Everything is a hotchpotch. The result is, however, not: It is a clear disaster.

Rating: 0 / 5.0


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