Prema Leela Pelli Gola Review
'Prema Leela Pelli Gola', the dubbed version of 'Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran', stars Vishnu Vishal and Nikki Galrani in lead roles. Here is our review of the same.
Murali (Vishnu Vishal) is the loyal assistant of the local MLA Jacket Janakiram (Robo Shankar), who is close to the senior minister of his party. The minister dies after revealing the secret place where he has stored his ill-gotten wealth, to Janakiram. On the same day, Janakiram meets with an accident and starts behaving like a ten year old after being in unconscious state for some days.
The minister’s greedy brother-in-law (Ravi Maria) chases him to know the place where the minister has stored his wealth. Murali wants the MLA’s testimony to prove to his lover Archana (Nikki Galrani), that he has not defrauded her of Rs. 10 lacs. His friend Karakkai (Soori) cannot marry the girl he loves without the help of the MLA, as he was accidentally hitched to a popular record dancer.
How the problems of Murali and his friend are solved with the help of the MLA and who gets the minister’s wealth? These form the crux of the second half of this oddball comedy.
Director Ezhil has stuffed the film with screwball humour and eerie characters.
Soori's travails are sheer entertainment. Soori is as important as the hero. He steals the show with his hilarious expressions and dialogues when he is called as ‘Pushpa mogudu’ by everyone, much to his embarrassment and shame.
Although Robo Shankar's comic timing is inconsistent, the pre-climax episode where he harangues Ravi Maria by repeating the same story again and again brings the roof down.
Among the Kollywood actors we get to watch, Vishnu Vishal has no popularity in the Telugu States. He is just about OK and one can't watch those boisterous songs even on the most pleasant day. To a good extent, he has succeeded in making his role likeable.
Nikki Galrani gets to perform stunt sequences as she is a 'basti mein sawaal' queen who is otherwise full of make-up. She looks fit as a young police officer.
Reshma Pasupuleti as Pushpa ensures she looks glamorous, but who is aware of her? Motta Rajendran (the bald-headed comedian. Remember?) who appears as the comic guru of aspiring ghosts in the pre-climax and climax sequences manages to elicit a few guffaws.
C Sathya’s RR is just about OK. Shakthi’s cinematography and Ananda Lingakumar’s editing are adequate.
The story would not pass the test of logic. An MLA being affected by memory loss is cool stuff, but why is it that no effort was made to show why nobody in the town is aware about this mind-blowing development?
The script has too many convenient turn of events. The comedy is almost entirely slapstick, and full of Tamil nativity.
If you love oddball, slapstick comedy, you may want to give this film a try. More than the lead pair, it's the comedians Soori and Robo Shankar who can help the matters.