Dhanalakshmi Talupu Tadithe Review, What’s Behind: Comedian Dhanraj turning into a producer with this film is seen as major attraction by media people. With no big star cast and great technical crew, Dhanraj took on gamble with a crime thriller story mixed with friendship. Let us see, how good Dhanalakshmi can knock his door?
Dhanalakshmi Talupu Tadithe Story: Starting from title cards, the interest is well built introducing dangerous kidnapper Ranadhir (Ranadhir) and his co-partner Sri Mukhi (Sri Mukhi) blackmailing MP Vasundhara (Sindhu Tolani) for 1 Crore ransom to release her little nephew. As Vasundhara agrees for deal, a happy Ranadhir along with his batch on journey to collect the money faces a deadly accident with the little boy missing in forest. In parallel, Kodi (Dhanraj) and his close group of friends (Manoj Nandam, Anil Kalyan and Vijay Sai) passing through this same jungle en-route attending their friend Tanish’s birthday celebrations catch the little boy. Vasundhara picks the boy and handovers 1 Crore cash assuming the four as kidnappers. As Kodi and his gang begin their celebrations with the 1 Crore, greedy attitudes between them result in betrayals and separation. Meanwhile, an injured Ranadhir and Sri Mukhi also join the hunt for 1 Crore while Vasundhara desires to take the vengeance. How all of them are caught by forest tribes? When did all the four friends re-unite? What is the role of CI Srinivasulu (Naga Babu) is rest of climax.
Dhanalakshmi Talupu Tadithe Artists & Technicians: Just not being a producer, Dhanraj also stole the show as an artist. He took liberty to explore on various emotions within self, right from comic sense to working on sentiment and drama. Dhanraj did not disappoint us with his performance. Sri Mukhi is a little of pepper and little of salt. Ranadhir’s physique suited well in negative shade. Manoj Nandam, Anil Kalyan and Vijay Sai tried extra bit to make a strong impression. Overall, all three have done a decent job. Naga Babu comes by climax ushering in a load of jokes. There is a big crew of Jabardast batch taxing us on fun. Sindhu Tolani is elegant. Tagubothu Ramesh showed media power. Rest may not need a big mention.
Into technicalities, Bhole’s music has spread the magic. One Lakshmi Sthothram is profusely used for almost entire film. Songs are although on below average side, his BGM is gripping. Shiva Kumar’s camera used natural lighting for much of the film shot in outdoor. Shiva Prasad’s editing could have saved the movie by still few more minutes pulling the length to 100 minutes. Being a debutant Sai Achyut Chinnari is worth appreciable for showing strong competence in best utilization of scarce available resources. He dealt the opening 30 minutes and closing 15 minutes very effectively. Sai Achyut hasn’t missed to fill the excitement in narration. His writing is even not that bad. Production values of Rama Sathyanarayana are fairly average.
Dhanalakshmi Talupu Tadithe Rating Analysis: Straightly speaking, except Dhanraj none of the artists really have market attracting abilities. If a film has to work at ticket counters based on casting factor, Dhanraj’s efforts should have to be poured in vain. Yet, his belief in Bhole and Sai Achyut resulted surprisingly in fairly an average film. There are quite many areas where Dhanraj can be called a brave producer. After an impressive take-off, the team successfully tied audience in sufficient satisfaction till pre interval block introducing forest tribes. It’s Jammaku Jajjara for us till then. Into second half, it’s Jajjara Jammaku and Nandaareyyy (only those who watched the film can understand this Kilki new version). Sai Achyut bogged down continuously adding up overtly melodramatic content based on friendship un-checking the strength in his artists to emote. This is the area where, Dhanalakshmi Talupu Tadithe Ratings would take a back-beating. Entry of Naga Babu in last portions and small twists there off steer towards a happy ending. Film lacked in strong comic quotient.
Taking into account, the positives in Bhole’s music, artists’ performance, debutant director’s promising skills and hard work of whole team, Dhanalakshmi Talupu Tadithe Rating can be liberally worth 2.5. Definitely, this film can fetch better in theaters and satellite rights too.
Dhanalakshmi Talupu Tadithe Verdict by Cinejosh: Surprising Thriller from Dhanraj.
Dhanalakshmi Talupu Tadithe Rating by Cinejosh: 2.5/5.0
Reviewed by Srivaas