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Cast: Nara Rohith, Jagapathi Babu, Subbaraju, Brahmanandam, Darshana Banik, Priya and others
Dialogues: GGVK Chiranjeevic
Music: Sai Kartheek
Cinematography: Vijay C Kumara
To process: Marthand K Venkatesh
Producers: Vasireddy Ravindranath, Vasireddy Shivaji Prasad, Makkena Ramu and Vadlapudi Jitendra
Story and direction: Paruchuri Muralic
Date of publication: August 24, 2018
A movie by Nara Rohith is always looked forward to by movie buffs because he has tried to come up with some interesting movies.
The trailer for this movie looked promising. Although it has been on the editing table for many months, the film has nevertheless aroused some interest.
Let’s find out the pros and cons
The wife of a film director Siddharth (Nara Rohith) is murdered and he is arrested on murder charges. However, he claims to be innocent and prosecutor Veerendra (Jagapathi Babu) believes his version when his wife’s mother tells their love story. Veerendra proves that Siddharth did not kill his wife.
But was Veerendra really right in his conviction? Who really killed Siddharth’s wife and why?
Performances by artists:
Nara Rohit is totally wasted. He looked out of place and had no idea. The only saving grace of the film is Jagapathi Babu, who has done his best despite silly characterizations, all round nonsense. Subbaraju is just okay.
Newcomer Darshana lacks glamour, but her acting skills are decent. The most annoying actor in the movie is Brahmanandam. Like the movie, his comedy is stale and outdated.
The film has low production values. Even the technical aspects are so substandard. Music is terrible except for a romantic song “No Valle Nee Valle”.
Sai Kartheek also appears in a rap song that further tests patience. Writing dialogues is at pedestrian level.
Regardless of hits or flops, Nara Rohith has made a name for himself for trying out different concepts or scripts. Lately, though, he’s been heading in the wrong direction.
With “Balakrishnudu” he tried mass films. His last movie “Aatagallu” is even worse. Perhaps it is the lowest in his career.
“Aatagallu” is a murder mystery inspired by a Korean or Chinese movie. No prosecutor in India would take such steps as shown here. We can excuse this fundamental flaw if the narration is right.
A lot of poorly made movies have come out in recent times, but this one takes the cake. It’s a perfect example of sloppy filmmaking. Director Parachuri Murali’s narration is so dated.
Watch this scene: At the beginning of the film, a doctor takes a girl in a coma to the bodies of her deceased parents to pay her last respects. How does she see them? The doctor puts a pink tablet in her mouth and lo and behold, she wakes up. Minutes later, she swallows a yellow tablet to slip back into a coma.
Sounds so pointless right? This is one of many such idiotic scenes in the movie. You can imagine how silly procedures would get later.
After the basis for murder is established, the film will tell the story of Nara Rohit and Darshana. Nara Rohit is presented as a top director in Tollywood. Darshana is the creative head of Disney Studio. Brahmanandam as Mr Go Go, head, Asia-Pacific region of Disney comes to India to make Mahabharat in Hollywood at the direction of Nara Rohit, the top director of Tollywod. Brahmanandam as Hollywood studio executive! The thought alone brings terror, right? His comedy would drive us crazy.
Paruchuri Murali’s narration is stuck in the 70s or 80s. Even B-class TV series makers come up with better narration or direction.
Overall, “Aatagallu” is one of the underpowered and poorly made Telugu movies this year. Better Nara Rohit stay away from this kind of idiotic stuff.
Bottom line: Test the patience
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