Allari Naresh, who is going through a lean phase, has teamed up with Indraganti Mohan Krishna for the first time for Bandipotu, under his home banner EVV Cinema. The unit is confident that Bandipotu will end up as a grand success. Did the film impress Telugu audiences. Read Bandipotu Movie Review on Justtelugu.com.
Vishwa (Allari Naresh) is a conman yet follows some principles. One day, a young woman Jahnavi (Eesha) meets him and comes with a proposal. She makes a deal with Vishwa for cheating three filthy rich men Makarandam (Tanikella Bharani), Seshgiri Rao (Rao Ramesh) and Bhale Babu (Posani). Vishwa who comes to know the strong reason behind her act decides to do it for free. How does he do the job successfully is the rest of the plot.
Allari Naresh had opted for a complete different avatar from his typecasted comedy roles with Bandipotu. He has given a subtle performance, with a different style of body language, yet not losing on humor.
Eesha looks apt for the role, and she performs with confidence. She ably supports Allari Naresh throughout the proceedings.
Posani Krishna Murali does yet another effective role and impresses the audiences, while Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani prove to be talented actors. Sapthagiri and Sriniva Avasarala are hilarious and ChandraMohan, Subhalekha Sudhakar are classy. Sampoornesh Babu makes his presence felt. Others are adequate.
Cinematography by PG Vinda is neat, music by Kalyan Koduri is ear-pleasing and the background score is impressive for the emotional scenes. The songs could’ve been placed well though. Dialogues are witty and pleasing while editing is okay. Story is simple and screenplay is predictable while narration is interesting. Production values of EVV Cinema are good.
Bandipotu is a feel-good entertainer, with a revenge element. Unlike Allari Naresh’s previous films, Bandipotu is quite classy, impressive in narration with clean dialogues. Those who would expect mass comedy alike Naresh’s previous films would be disappointed.
The story is simple, but narrated in an interesting way with twists unfolding in regular periods. The first half of the movie has quite a few engaging moments. The proceedings only excite you from the pre-interval episode and till then, the film moves at a snail pace. Although the twists are predictable, they make a good watch, thanks to the apt casting, very impressive performances, and clean entertainment.
However, on the flipside, the logic has gone for a toss, and many scenes lack clarity though the narration keeps you glued. Shraddha Das’s item song is misplaced and hinders the flow of proceedings.
All in all, Allari Naresh sheds his mass image, and tries out a classy sensible comedy. Bandipotu although has its flaws, still makes a decent watch.
Bandipotu- Allari Naresh in new style!!!