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STARRING : Balakrishna, LakshmiRai, Saloni, Jaya Sudha, KotaSrinivasaRao

MUSIC :  Kalyani Malik
DIRECTOR : Paruchuri Murali

RELEASE DATE : June 1st, 2012

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Title : Adhinayakudu
Starring : Balakrishna, LakshmiRai, Saloni, Jaya Sudha, KotaSrinivasaRao
Story, Screenplay, Director : Paruchuri Murali
Music Director : Kalyani Malik
Producer : M L Kumar Chowdary
Cinematography: Vijay C. Kumar
Editing : Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Banner : Sree Keerthi Creations
CBFC Rating : A

Adhinayakudu is yet another powerful film for Nandamuri fans releasing this summer after 'Dhammu'. Balakrishna's 'Adhinayakudu' has finally hit the big screen. The release date has been postponed several times due to some financial reasons. In this film, Balakrishna will be seen in three different roles in three different age groups.


Harish Chandra Prasad (Old Balayya) is a man of masses who dedicates his entire life for the people. He strives for an international funding for a iron ore project. He gets it and starts acquiring Government lands illegally occupied by factionists. In the process, gets killed. His son Rama Krishna Prasad (Middle-aged Balayya with beard) is no less than his father in serving people. Fate separates Rama Krishna Prasad and his son, Babi (Young Balayya). And after 25 years, Kittu AKA Bobby meets his family but interestingly, his father does not accept him. What is the reason behind? How is the peace restored in the family and the regions forms the actual story.


Balakrishna's 3 characters:
-->Old Character: He is peace loving leader, who lives for his people. He is seen in one song.
-->Middle aged character: This is most powerful character of all the three. He will be seen with beard. This role has more violence. He is seen in one song. His dialogues, with political touch, would fetch good response. His character name is Ram Krishna Prasad.
-->Young character: Besides being romantic and more of songs presence, this character turns violent at times too. He is Software Engineer. His character name is Kittu, AKA Bobby.

Lakshmi Rai sizzled with her oomph glamour and skin show in her role-Deepu. Saloni is good looking in her role-Sravani, but she looked very much younger than Balakrishna.

Kota Srinivasa Rao is apt as JC Diwakara Reddy. Jayasudha essayed well the role of wife of Old Balakrishna character.

Brahmanandham is hilarious as Brahmam, a fishing enthusiast and brought much needed laughs and Venu is funny.

-->software engineer lu bhoomulu konakoodademitiraa.....malli valla jolikosteee..
-->Pure business trend needhi, perfect bhajana trend naadhi
-->Nenu matladedappudu gonthu lo sound perigina, matalo maryadha taggina, (balayya warns baddie with his finger and folding his tongue)
-->Ee abhimananni recha godithey tattukolevu..
-->Manchi naayakudu prajala gundello vundaale gaanee, roddu meeda bommaallo kaadu. Vunnattundi ee vigrahaala raajakeeyam enduku modalu pettaavo chebuthaavaa? Cheppinchamantaavaa?

Technical aspects:
The story is this flick is out-dated, but the director Parchuri Murali has put in many commercial elements to cover up that. He sketched the three different roles of Balayya in an outstanding way and this is one of the major assets for this film and extracted powerful mass performance. Screenplay is foreseeable and direction is very good in parts. Inducing the movie with political dialogues having indirect references to current day politics will fetch good response from audience. Though Second half has reduced commercial elements, it is compensated by the gripping family drama and emotional content, to make this movie attract different sections of audience.

Kalyani Mallik's Rerecording deserves special mention. The song he had composed for the movie suited Balayya's image but to normal audience, they might be a bit outdated. Sameer Reddy's cinematography technique is good. Art by Chinna is good even though he had commercial constraints. Costumes designer and Wig designer for Balakrishna are real culprits. They are totally mismatch for Balayya.


1st half:
-->Most of the first half has Young Balakrishna and this role is more for songs and a couple of action sequences
-->Heroines are there just to sizzle in songs and extreme skin show
-->Good comedy by Brahmanandham and Venu, but not outstanding
-->Among all songs, only one song is catchy in entire first half
-->Director conceived the Interval episode well, which is the main highlight of first half, apart from some commercial elements
-->Overall 1st half is poor in content with unimpressive scenes, though director included some comedy, romance, a couple of massive fights and other commercial elements. First half reveals the key roles and story is set up for second half.

2nd Half:
-->Story main plot line starts and creates much needed interest in the movie. Flashback episode is the real highlight of this film.
-->Some heavy sentimental scenes with family drama and strong emotional scenes make audience involved to some extent
-->Slow paced narration at times tests audience patience
-->Tile song and one more song are good among all songs in second half
-->When movie runs towards climax, 30 mins of film has some emotional treat to fans and commercial movie lovers


-->Movie opens with stylish titles and followed by a shocking twist showing old Balakrishna.
-->The movie is completely one man show. Balakrishna plays key roles and he took care of carrying the movie on his shoulders.
-->The first half of the movie has good commercial aspects, which includes entertainment drama, comedy, and romantic scenes.
-->The main lead role of the Movie Adhinayakudu enters in second half, who is the old man of Balakrishna.
-->The action sequences and dialogs of the movie are awesome.
-->The old character of the movie nearly 20 min flash back episode.
-->Balakrishna old role is excellent at times. The middle character is full of mass and violence.
-->The title song is excellent and two more songs with Lakshmirai, Saloni are good.


This is a commercial emotional flick with political and faction backdrop, which might appeal to Nandamuri fans just like the film Dhammu. As the film is on Political backdrop, this bi-election season might fetch good response for this flick. Though this flick in no way meets the range of Simha, it has some good commercial elements to pull the mass audience and some emotional and family sentiment to pull family audience. Though some scenes came out very well, this film has the capability of becoming only above average. Overall, this film might strike the right chord of Nandamuri fans and B, C centres audience only!

Rating: 2.5/5 - Average



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