Behind the Movie Pappu: Krishnudu is one of the safest prospect for budding producers and directors. With success marks of ‘Vinayakudu’ and ‘Ye Maya Chesave,’ Krishnudu this time joined the team of debutants director Sapan Pasuparthi, heroine Deepika and muscle man Subbaraju. Except Krishnudu, there is nothing an element worth to be highlighted for this ‘Pappu.’ Let us taste, how delight was this ‘Pappu’ dish?
In the Movie Pappu: Pappu (Krishnudu) is the most unlucky man in world who is born with an iron spoon. It is his fate and ‘Janma Kundali’ which shocks even top of the top astrologers for running of ‘Shani’ all round his life. With no luck factor in his life, Pappu works for Tata Indicom outlet owned by multi millionaire Lingaraju (Benarjee). It is routine for Pappu, that his colleagues make fun of his hefty body and bad luck. On one fine day, Lingaraju’s daughter Radha (Deepika) takes over the charge of office and is impressed by the innocence of Pappu.
At a time when Pappu starts to fall in love with Radha, twist in the story is that Radha is kidnapped by a gang of strangers who demand Rs.100 crores from Lingaraju. With assistance from his PA Chidambaram (Uttej), Lingaraju ropes in private detective Ram (Subbaraju) to investigate the case and trace his daughter. Lingaraju believes in one of his family guru, a Swamiji hints to choose one of the most unlucky persons in his office to help Ram in this investigation which would result in safe return of his daughter. It is none other than Pappu who will now teamup with detective Ram and start their search for Radha.
As their detective jounrey progresses a strong bond of friendship develops between Ram and Pappu which leads to easy catching of Radha. During their return journey to home, this kidnappers gang headed by Singaraju (Surya), brother of Lingaraju will kill detective Ram. What happened later? Did Pappu save Radha? How did Pappu take revenge on the death of his best friend Ram? What was Radha’s reaction to Pappu’s bravery? will form the climax part.
Values of the Movie Pappu: Krishnudu is not just a mere innocent (Pappu) as what you have seen in his earlier movies. There was a little of heroism, romanticism, action, dances involved in his characterisation. In the end, Krishnudu passes in every department but not in distinction. A sigh of relief is that, Krishnudu is not again the same expressionless, sympathy genertaing face as what we see in his past movies. Subbaraju steals the show with his good body language and movie picks up only after his entry. Heroine Deepika has very less to perform and she is not that beautiful. Deepika’s body structure and face features resembled that of TV and big screen artist Vidya (Arya fame). Others Benarjee, Surya, Uttej, Sangeetha, Shiva Reddy were just okay.
Technicalities wise story, screenplay, dialogues and direction were handled by Sapan Pasuparthi. Story wise, Sapan concentrated much on friendship element between Pappu and Ram which worked out well. Screenplay wise, we find too many loose ends in first half. Dialogues wise, just mediocre and more of a casual work yet impressive by a debutant. Direction wise, Sapan impressed in second half by generating enough melodrama and comedy with the string of friendship which actually is life saving ship for ‘Pappu.’ Music by Phani Kalyan was okay including the background. Last song was well picturised and best in the movie. Photography by Rajendra Kesani was good and looked economical. Production values of Aarya Entertainemnts were well planned and serving to the starcast and story.
Out of the Movie Pappu: Better point of entire movie is that, it doesn’t bore you much (except first half an hour). On one hand ‘Pappu’ doesn’t leave any mark upon you after the completion, on the other hand even it doesn’t disappoint you to the core. There are entertaining moments in second half like Krishnudu speaking in Hindi, dancing to mass beats and few more. Krishnudu looked better and refreshing with enegry than his old and subdued dumb movies. Again, the same mistake is why are directors making fun of his physical appearance. Comedy is entertaining when it is situational and timely, one must not encourage this kind of foul play with hero’s physical appearance. Hope that, Krishnudu comes out of this insulting trap very soon. Movie takes off intersting with Allari Naresh’s voice over then first half an hour runs pale with directors failing attempts to generate comedy. Later when heroine and Subbaraju comes into game, movie picks up and suddenly Krishnudu’ character gets an identity with an interval which promises good second half. Director hasn’t missed it and second half of ‘Pappu’ was cooked better than first half with enough ingredients. Krishnudu, Subbaraju, friendship element in the story, two songs make ‘Pappu’ tasty; then its boring first half, non impressive and failed comedy bits (taken from SMS jokes), slow narration make ‘Pappu’ rotten.
Cinejosh Verdict of the Movie Pappu: A Timepass dish.
Reviewed by Srivaas