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Dookudu Movie Review

Film: Dookudu
14 Reels Entertainment
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood, M S Narayana, Brahmanandam
Music: S S Thaman
Dialogues: Kona Venkat
Cinematographer: K V Guhan
Editing: M R Varma
Story, screenplay, direction: Srinu Vaitla
Producers: Anil Sunkara, Achanta Ram, Achanta Gopichand
Release date: 23/09/2011

The much delayed and most awaited movie has finally arrived. It has brought Mahesh Babu along with Samantha under the direction of Srinu Vaitla. Let us take a plunge into the details.
Shankar Narayana (Prakash Raj) an honest man with ideals who does a lot for the poor. His good deeds find enemies (Kota, Supreeth, Sayaji). Shankar’s son Ajay (Mahesh Babu) grows up to be an honest and tough cop.
While the whole world thinks Shankar Narayana is dead, he is actually recovering in a hospital. Meanwhile, unaware of all this flashback Ajay sets on a mission to hunt Nayak (Sonu Sood), a dreaded mafia don. In this process, he comes across Prashanti (Samantha) and falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Shankar Narayana recovers but he is not supposed to go through any sort of stress.
For this, Ajay starts doing all sorts of things to keep him happy. The story takes a turn when Ajay discovers about the attack on his father and decides to take revenge. How does he do that? Whether he is successful or not forms the rest of the story.

Mahesh Babu gives a powerhouse performance. His versatility in acting and emoting of various expressions is impressive. As usual, he rocks with his style and handsome looks.
Samantha looks sweet. She manages to do justice in songs and the light romance track. However, she must reduce her dose of makeup and start focusing on adding few extra pounds, that will make her double sexy.
Prakash Raj was matured as usual. Though he doesn’t have intense scenes in it, he maintains a contained act and does his bit as required.
Sonu Sood looks stylish as a villain but his characterization is not that powerful. This time, he was not able to create the required impact.
Nasser was natural, Brahmanandam was hilarious, M S Narayana was fantastic, Vennela Kishore brought few extra smiles and made his presence felt, Sonia was alright, Subbaraju made his presence felt, Kota was effective, Sayaji Shinde was standard, Aditya Menon was apt, Tanikella Bharani was elegant, Supreeth was okay. Special mention must be made of Parvathi Melton. Her item song and her oozing sex appeal is a visual delight. The others did their bit as required and added value.


  • Mahesh Babu’s performance
  • Brahmi, M S Narayana comedy
  • Second half
  • Parvathi Melton’s item song
  • First half
  • Length
  • Routine Vaitla formula
  • Weak romance track
  • MLA get up Mahesh Babu got wasted
The two names, Mahesh Babu and Srinu Vaitla, are enough to set high expectations for the film. But the best way to enjoy this film is to go with an open mind. As such, this is a typical Srinu Vaitla film and his formula and pattern is the same from start to finish.
Subba Raju’s character resembles Jaya Prakash Reddy in ‘Dhee’. Brahmanandam’s character resembles what he portrayed in ‘Ready’.
Only difference is, the commercial elements are high and for a change he has shown villains as villains and not converted them to good beings.
As usual, Vaitla relied on his strengths ie comedy and dialogues. During the first half, things are quite erratic and it is hard to connect. Many were looking at their watches for the interval bang. During the interval many gave thumbs down reactions and somewhat negative vibes.
The much hyped Mahesh Babu’s MLA get up is wasted in the film. The purpose of raising curtain for a reality show by Mahesh Babu is not at all convincing but boring. Taking the bigger risk of reality show to keep father happy is like a cock and bull story. The entertainment graph falls down suddenly due to that. Audience gets disconnected to the film at that moment for about 20 minutes. Although the purpose of that reality show is not convincing, the pattern in which it goes with other artistes brought the humor.
But second half covered up the entire thing and no one looks at the watch anymore. There are few points which are worth mentioning here:
  • When Dharmavarapu faxes a celebrity photo to the villains. All are shocked. You must watch the film to enjoy that.
  • The scene between Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj. It is a straight lift from ‘Sarkar’ scene between Amitabh Bachchan and Zakir Hussain, but a weak imitation.
  • Last twenty minutes comedy and the dialogues of Brahmi and M S Narayana
Overall, the film has the right ingredients to appeal the family audience and though most of it is expected, it is the pace and ability with which the audience is engaged and the entertainment value they get.

At the box office, with no other film in sight and the hype created, the film will be invincible.

Aarakshan - Movie Review

Just back from Aarakshan, cant believe there was controversy on this film..second half looks like a totally different film, the director is so confused.
i feel like telling prakash JHA aur koi achi picture bana..

I wish people would see Aarakshan and instead object to Jha's vision, the execution of his muddled script, which half way through forgets its purpose, and varying degrees of unimpressive performances. Yes, Jha tries to highlight the complicated caste-based reservation system, attempting to look at the situation from all angles. But that is only until the first half of the film.

After intermission, Aarakshan is a completely different film -- essentially an argument against the expensive private tutoring schools, reflected by the very obvious good (represented by Amitabh Bachchan's [ Images ] character Prabhakar Anand) and the equally obvious evil (represented by Manoj Bajpayee's [ Images ] Mithilesh Singh).

Jha -- who takes up social issues and gives a controversial flare to his films, is at his most confused self in presenting Aarakshan to us. Perhaps the issue of caste-based reservation is too complicated and yet has the potential of flaring up (as it has happened before the release of the film) and so he simplifies it in a paint-by-number style until he runs out of ideas.

Bubble Gum Movie Review

Bubble Gum Rating: 3/5

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Bubble Gum Movie Reviews

Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama
A film like BUBBLE GUM also takes you back to those years when Facebook, Twitter, internet, TV and cell phones didn't exist. Sure, a film like BUBBLE GUM will not set the box-office ablaze, but a genuine effort needs to be encouraged. The difficult phase while one is stepping into teenage and the problems one encounters then -- however trivial they may appear today -- seemed so enormous then. One cannot go back in time, but films like BUBBLE GUM make you recall those years with a lot of love and positivity. On the whole, BUBBLE GUM has its heart in the right place. A film that arrives with zilch expectations, but succeeds in taking you back in time when life was simpler and sweet. Recommended!
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia(TOI)
No high drama, no pubescent hysteria, no artifice, no guile.... Yes,Bubble Gum is a sweet and sensitive ode to growing up in an age when there was no Facebook, no internet and no mobiles.Bubble Gum may not score high on the entertainment quotient and is definitely not meant for the popcorn guzzlers. But the film has a piquant charm to it, spilling over with mood, sentiment and message. Add to this, the life-like performances by almost all the actors, including the two teen actors (Delzad and Sohail as the hearing-impaired), and you have a film that offers a satisfying experience.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Ankur Pathak Site:Rediff
what makes Bubblegum an entertaining watch is the absolutely realistic & mature treatment to adolescent issues generally discarded as frivolous. Also it doesn't become a victim of Bollywood's fast and fabricated version of teenage crisis.But if you understand the film just as a story of blossoming romance, set within a teenage structure, you might only be partly right.
That's because the film is essentially a sweet tale of two loving yet bickering brothers
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:IndianExpress
There are several nice things about the film. The let-the kids-be-kids tenet is adhered to strictly : adults come in only when they need to.Bubble Gum’ gets it to the rights, with its life-like portrayal of a couple of small-town teenage brothers experiencing the first stirrings of young adulthood. 'Bubble Gum’ suffers from some amount of narrative drabness, and some strange too-quick transitions. But it is a film that needs to be noted for its appealing cast and being true to itself.
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Ratings:0.5/5 Reviewer:Komal Nahata Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: A couple of emotional scenes; acting of Sachin and Tanvi.What’s Bad: Lack of light scenes; lack of emotions. Verdict: Bubble Gum is well-meaning but that’s not enough for a film to make a mark at the box-office.
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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Rachna Site:Glamsham
The coming of age teenybopper, BUBBLE GUM, which is set in the backdrop of Jamshedpur, is a film that revolves around first romances, friendship, parent-child relationship and peer pressure. The best part about the film is its engaging performances and perfect casting and characterization. BUBBLE GUM is a refreshing, heart-warming tale that makes us nostalgic of the good old days. This 'Bubble Gum' must be blown! A must watch
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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Daily Bhaskar Site:Dainik Bhaskar
Bubble Gum is surely about parenting. The story of the film Bubble Gum is very realistic, but it would have created more of an impact if it was set in today's time, the teens could have related to it in better way. The film has children as actors, but it is not a children's film. Few of the fight scenes look pretty unrealistic. Parents of teenage kids can give the movie a shot.
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