Director: Veligonda Srinivas
Cast: Raj Tarun, Hebah Patel
Producer: Anil Sunkara
Release Date: June 02, 2017
Assistant Director turned actor, Raj Tarun, is back again with one more release in this year, Andagadu. He is pairing with his lucky charm Hebah Patel for third time after “Kumari 21 F” and “Adorakam Edorakam”. This movie created buzz among the moviegoers with all new characterization of Raj Tarun as a blind person. Let’s see how the movie is.
Gautam (Raj Tarun), a blind person, works as an RJ and entertains his listeners as Love Doctor. He falls in love with Nethra (Hebah Patel) but tries to hide his blindness in front of her with the help of his friend.
Once she comes to know about his disability, she helps Gautam by arranging an eye operation. After the operation, he starts seeing the soul of Ranjith Kulkarni (Rajendra Prasad), whose eyes were donated to Gautam. The soul of Ranjith wants to take revenge by killing two criminals.
Who is this Ranjith Kulkarni?, why he wants to kill those two people? and will Gautam kill them on behalf of Ranjith? forms the rest of the story.
Writer, Srinivas Veligonda had debuted as director with this movie. He had also provided the story and screenplay for this film apart from directing it. The curse for writer turned directors is that the writer will show complete dominance whereas the director will be restricted to the backseat, the same had happened here. The director didn’t know when to put brakes on the writer part of him which led to messy and boring second half.
Raj Tarun played the role of attractive blind DJ convincingly and Hebah Patel had nothing much to offer than her glamour. Rajendra Prasad as the soul Ranjith was Ok. The way he enters into Gautam and fulfil his wishes is depicted in an exciting way. Raja Ravindra played villain after a long time, and he was comfortable in exhibiting his villanism. Sathya as the sidekick supported Raj Tharun when needed. Shiyaji Shinde and Ashish Vidyarthi played their part in their roles
On a whole, the film is good in parts and pieces. The focus of the story was more on comedy and twists than creating the characters that can take you in to the story of the blind protagonist who helps a soul to take revenge.
Result: Falls Flat On Its Face