By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Saturday 09 April 2005
Uday Kiran, Sada, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Suman Setty
Teja and Uday Kiran are back and they barely manage to survive with Avunanna Kadanna. It is a typical Teja formula of love blossoming and nourishing under all odds seen in almost all his films including Jayam. Well, in commercial cinema every successful director has a winning formula which he refuses to change.
The story looks similar to many old films. It takes place in some fictitious la- la land, an island near to East Godavari which looks remote. The place is run by a Jamindar Mangaraju ( Pilla Prasad) who is evil, dark and dreaded by the villagers. He grabs other people?s land and in the process kills the hero?s father. Now it is the time for the young hero to take revenge on the viilain!
Ravi (Uday Kiran), our hero impresses Mangaraju who gives him some land to cultivate and hero and also falls in love with Aravinda (Sada) his rival?s grand daughter. All this leads to the climax till Ravi triumphs and gets the girl. Avunanna Kadanna is a typical potboiler which is tolerable in the first half but post interval the film moves at snail pace. Patnaik?s music saves the film and camera of Sameer Reddy is eye catching.
Uday Kiran and Sada are earnest in their performance and look youthful. Like in Jayam Sada has a one-liner ?Ayyo Rama?, which is going well with the audience. Pilla Prasad hams outrageously while Bharmavarapu?s comedy is good. On the whole, Teja tries his best with a sugar-coated love story that is fun to watch.
Oh Manapenne team has replicated the magic of the original in their own way!
The film is a young adult rom-com designed in the vampire-thriller genre
Bommarillu Bhaskar's film looks interesting on paper
Director Shoojit Sircar manages to arouse patriotism in each viewer