Energetic Star Ram has teamed up with commercial film director Gopichand Malineni for Pandaga Chesko, produced under United Movies banner by Paruchuri Kireeti. The promos and trailer promised us to offer loads of entertainment. Will Pandaga Chesko provide the audiences the needed entertainment? Read Pandaga Chesko Movie Review on Justtelugu.com.
Pandaga Chesko Story
Karthik Pothineni (Ram) is one of the top businessmen in Portugal living with his family. He comes across leading Business woman Anushka (Sonal Chauhan), and this leads to their wedding, so as to expand their businesses. When everything is going smooth, one of the companies of Karthik gets in to trouble due to a case registered by Green Army headed by Divya (Rakul Preet) and he heads to India to sort out the issue. Karthik falls in love with Divya at first sight. Divya is already in family issues between her father (Sampath) and father in law (Jayaprakash). What are their family issues? How did Karthik get stuck in between them? Whom will Karthik end up with-Anushka or Divya forms the rest.
Ram played two different shade roles as top businessman in the first hour and an emotional shade role in the second hour. He looked very stylish as NRI and convinces us with his act throughout. He is as usual energetic and impressive in dances and fights.
Pandaga Chesko is high on glamour quotient, and both Rakul Preet and Sonal Chauhan are extremely glamorous. Sonal Chauhan plays an arrogant lady role and she does a decent job. Rakul Preet Singh appears in a bubbly girl role and she pulls off the act with ease.
Brahmanandam provides ample entertainment as Weekend Venkat Rao, and he is the major attraction of Pandaga Chesko. Prithvi and Shakalaka Shankar succeed in bringing some laughs. Abhimanyu Singh is wasted in poor role while Pavithra Lokesh, Surekha Vani are confined to brief roles. Others including Sampath Raj, Saikumar, Rao Ramesh, JP, MS Narayana are adequate.
Thaman’s musical scores are entertaining and the BGM is decent. Arthur A Wilson’s camera work is pretty good, and the locales in Portugal are shown beautifully. Story and Screenplay lacked novelty, while the dialogues are good in parts. Editing is fine and director Gopichand Malineni once again banked on formulaic entertainer like Balupu for Pandaga Chesko. Production Values of United Movies are rich.
Pandaga Chesko is routine commercial entertainer, which is packed with comedy, sentiment and glamour, but lacks novelty and uniqueness. You might have already watched similar story in many Telugu movies, where young NRI hero returns India and ultimately reunites family and marrying uncle’s daughter. The storyline reminds us of Govindudu Andarivadele, Sukumarudu, Greekuveerudu and Attarintiki Daredi films.
However, the characterizations of the leads and the entertainment quotient keep us glued to the screens. The interval bang has been well-shot with a twist, rising hopes on the next hour. The second hour offers large dose of comedy and sentiment, with several actors coming in to keep the proceedings lively. Brahmanandam yet again becomes the savior and his comedy works to large extent.
The highly repetitive formulaic presentation and the very predictable screenplay take away our interest. The climax is a bit dragging and lacked originality.
Overall, Pandaga Chesko is yet another formulaic entertainer that works in parts for its entertainment, glamour and dialogues but lacks novelty.
Pandaga Chesko- Offers laughs but lacks novelty