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Vasthadu Naa Raju Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, February 11, 2011 • Telugu ]
Vasthadu Naa Raju Review
24 Frames
Vishnu, Tapsee, Brahmanandam, PrakashRaj, Tanikella Bharani, Pragathi, Shiyaji Shinde, Jeeva, Ajay, Sivareddy, Ramaprabha and Satya Krishna
Hemant Madhukar
Veronica Reddy
Vasthadu Naa Raju

Vishnu Manchu's previous film Saleem was a box office dud.Determined to bounce back, Vishnu produced Vasthadu Naa Raju on his own 24 Frames Factory banner with Bollywood director Hemanth Madhukar.The team declared that VNR is a laugh riot and sure to outdo Dee in comedy.


Narasimha( Prakash Raj) is a goon in Hyderabad who is a supporter of Home Minister Aadikeshavulu(Shiyaji Shinde).Narasimha is an MLA ticket aspirant and Aadikeshavulu is willing to give make him one provied he gives his sister Pooja(Taapsee) in marriage to his son Ajay( Ajay) to which Narasimha readily agrees.However, Narasimha finds Pooja eating ice cream with a youngster Venky(Vishnu) and starts suspecting them.Coincidentally,Narasimham finds Venky at a couple of more occassions.Besides, Venky's family too is under the impression that he is in love with Pooja.The rest of the story is on what does Narasimha do to Venk inorder to get his sister married to Home Minister's son and how Venky confronts him.


Vishnu has certainly learnt from the mistakes of Saleem and looks uber cool in his new slim sportsman avatar.His comic timing is an asset to the film.He danced moving every bone in his body to all the mass beats.Taapsee however is depressive and needs to up her acting skills.There are scenes where she failed to potray emotions well and it takes away the seriousness of the scene.Bramhy delivered an all time best performance as old bachelor Rajesh who failed in love.Tanikella Bharani and Ajay have short roles and did justice to their charecters.Prakash Raj demonstrated his mettle in this film as the champion of villainism.Shiyaji Shinde is fine but his north Indian accent smacked Telugu is sure to put you off.Shivareddy,Satya are convincing in their acts.

Clap Worthy moments

Vishnu's lengthy dialogue on greatness of Telugu people, culture and achievers drew huge applause from audience.

Bramhanandam's flash back episode recalling his love failure makes one choke with laughter.

The music from the song 'Anjali Anjali Anjali' from Maniratnam's 'Anjali' used on Bramhanandam breaks you into splits.

Satya going to pub with Ajay wearing a Burqa is hilarious.

Vishnu's reason for not visiting temples brings a smile on the faces of the audience.

Avoidable moments

Visual effects look evidently artificial and could have been better.

Taapsee's costumes are not upto the mark.

Climax could have been more comical.


The movie was shot completely on red camera and sheds the apprehensions of film makers on the quality of the visuals. The songs are melodious and earsoothing. ' Bade Miya', 'Kalagane Vela' are fresh and make this album worth buying a CD. The track 'Hello Pilla Honeymoon Ki Veldham' shot in Venice on Vishnu, Prakashraj and Taapsee is well choreographed.The locations of Venice, Vienna are visual splendour.The cinematography is not outstanding.Screenplay and narration are praise worthy.The story is slightly different and not easily predictable.The fight sequences are impressive.Bramhanandam comedy with Vishnu is fresh and well treated.Vishnu surely seems to have put in his sweat and blood into this film and is seen honestly trying to entertain the audience in every frame. Unlike many existing heroes, he has no qualms about being beaten by the comedian or being shot by the villain.It is surely a comeback film for the actor.


Good music, enjoyable comedy and decent performances make this film worth your money at theatres this weekend.

Released on: 11th Feb, 2011

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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