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Speedunnodu Telugu Movie Review(2.5/5.0)

Cast: Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas, Sonarika Bhadoria
Directed by: Bheemineni Srinivasa Rao
Produced by: Bheemaneni Suneetha
Music by: Sri Vasanth
Release Date: 5th Feb 2016

Shoban(Bellamkonda Srinivas) is a happy go lucky guy who goes to umpteen lengths for his friends. He has a batch of five friends and one among them always tries to woo the village beauty Vasanthi(Sonarika) but ends up failing each time. Left with no choice, Shoban takes things in hand and decides to help his friend. But during this process, Vasanthi falls for Shobhan. As these situations are showcased in quite a funny way, twist in the tale arises when Vasanti's father(Rao Ramesh) fixes his daughter's marriage to one of Shoban's best friends Jagan (Kabir Singh). Rest of the story is as to how, Shoban clears all his problems among his friends and wins his love.

Speedunnodu-Star Performance

The actors have nothing much to display on screen other than what they have usually done, in most films. Bellamkonda Srinivas continues to impress with “Speedunnodu” with his effort and his histrionics are neat. In major scenes he repeats his Alludu Seenu style once again. Sonarika Bhadoria is quite good in her traditional character and also lends the oomph when required in the massy numbers. Krishna Chaitanya, Kabir Duhan Singh, Shakalaka Shankar, Madhu and Srinivas Reddy are promising in the limited roles. Prakash Raj in a cameo seems to be having a solid time, basking in the profuseness of roles that he has been flooded with of late, and is remarkably fine. Rao Ramesh, Pavitra Lokesh, Jhansi, Psani Krishna Murali, Prudhvi, Rama Prabha and Pavala Shamala have nothing much to do in their limited roles. Tamannaah Bhatia is ravishing in the item number.

Speedunnodu-Technical Team
A fair amount of amount of curiosity and expectation were generated when Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao and his team got off the blocks for their new cinematic venture, with a youthful title “Speedunnodu”. Its an official remake of 2012 Tamil Super Hit film “Sundarapandian” starring M ShasiKumar and Lakshmi Menon. The movie even got remade in Kannada as “Raja Huli”.

As melodrama and clichés go on and on, we start wondering if this one was made a few decades ago. Of course, there lies the catch. The film is modern day approach of realistic emotional drama “Raja Huli”. The major assets in the original and Kannada remake version were the lead actors, characterizations and director's realistic approach towards the issues. The way directors handled “How protective villagers can be towards their family and friends” is too realistic and runs on an emotional arc. That's where Telugu film fails to carry the emotions. There is even no proper justification given to the friends characters in the end.

Where Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao's film loses out on is that it fails to make the essential connections with the audience, that are so imperative for an emotional film “Speedunnodu” to work. On the contrary, it leaves the viewers vexed and comes to an abrupt end, when the writer/director runs of ideas. Neither the realism nor the witty repartees serve to draw the viewer into Shoban's world and had they done so, “speedunnodu” would have been a different kind of a feel good film altogether for the Telugu audience.

The story meanders without definite plan or direction most of the time and makes it all into a tedious journey to the end. The film starts and meanders along towards a meek end. It wouldn't be an exaggeration if it is said that nothing worthwhile happened in between. Half baked comic caper that the film is, in the first half, turns into an emotional drama second half, with Shoban becoming a suspect. The feel good emotional mystery that is sought to be cooked up fizzled out leaving the viewer in the high and dry. The final conversation between friends was expected to redeem the movie, but instead it looks unbalanced that it proves to be the last nail in the coffin.

Music department is handled by Sri Vasanth rather ordinarily, with no song being hummable other than “Bellamkonda” track. The Background Score by Sri Vasanth in the interval sequence deserves a special mention. The bombinating and luring locations are ably captured to frames by Vijay Ulaganath. Editor Gautham Raju could have trimmed 15-20 of the film, leaving unnecessary comedy sequences aside. Production Values Goodwill Cinema are grand.
Overall, Speedunnodu has an interesting story line which is set well in a rural set up. Bellamkonda Srininvas impresses with his all round skills and does his job pretty well. Interesting twists during the climax and lavish songs are huge assets. Barring a few dull moments during the first half and lack of emotional bond between the friends, this film can be given a shot for its overall package.
Speedunnodu- Trailer

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