‘Pelli SandaD’ movie review: Done and dusted old school romance – The Hindu

With a wafer-thin plot and an outdated storyline, ‘Pelli SandaD’ has little going for it

Twenty-five years since director Okay Raghavendra Rao’s Pelli Sandhadi (1996) rocked the field workplace, Gowri Ronanki wields the megaphone to pay a musical tribute to that movie with the veteran director making his performing debut together with debutant Roshan Srikanth and Sree Leela within the lead roles. You may’t miss the trademark scenes of fruits and flowers thrown on the heroine’s navel, this time with water sprinklers as effectively. There the similarity ends, although it’s nonetheless previous wine in a brand new bottle.

Pelli SandhaD

  • Solid: Roshan, Sree Leela
  • Path: Gowri Ronanki
  • Music: M M Keeravani

Filmmaker Maya (Shivani Rajashekar) aspires to make a biopic on Dhyanchand awardee and veteran basketball participant Vasishta (Raghavendra Rao). She even threatens suicide if her dream isn’t fulfilled and sends her father (Rajendra Prasad) to talk to Vasishta. By no means thoughts why she will be able to’t method Vasishta herself. Each the lads go for an extended stroll when Vasishta narrates his story. What emerges is simply a love story and nothing in regards to the sport.

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Within the flashback, younger Vasista (Roshan) meets Sahasra (Sree Leela) at a marriage and it’s love at first sight for each. Nevertheless, their relationship bears the brunt of a choice taken by Sahasra’s sister as Sahasra guarantees her father (Prakash Raj) that she is going to marry a person of his selection and never convey ignominy to the household, like her sister. Her father units up her alliance along with her dimwit cousin (Vennela Kishore). Can Vasista cease the marriage?

There are not any highs and lows even because the hero is blinded by the chalk powder thrown by the opponent workforce in a penultimate match. Almost set to lose the match, he all of a sudden washes his face with water and goes on to save lots of the workforce. Completely predictable climax.

There’s not a lot to advocate on this foolish and outdated transfer, neither an enticing story nor fascinating narration. Does the director presume {that a} wafer-thin plot with an archaic screenplay will draw audiences of at the moment to the theatre? There are umpteen juvenile jokes and over-the-top performing by an ensemble forged that additionally contains Rao Ramesh, Shakalaka Shankar, Pragathi, Hema and Raghu Babu.

The roles of Prakash Raj and Rao Ramesh undergo because of a poorly written script. Roshan and Sree Leela look contemporary and effervescent however wrestle to strike chemistry. Given a great story, they’re positive to shine.

It’s a Manmohan Desai type of ending with a battle between the divine and the evil the place a younger, small-built Roshan has a showdown with big-bodied males amidst spears, color and a Hanuman idol. The movie will be touted as a expensive showreel for Roshan and Sree Leela.

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