Behind the Movie Yamudiki Mogudu: Coming fresh with super hit 'Sudigadu,' the mania of Allari Naresh is still sustained in market. Director Saththi Babu picked a socio fanatsy subject for this comic entertainer which also has Richa Panay, Ramya Krishna and Sayaji Shinde in key roles. Let us see, what is this Allari of Naresh in Yamalokam?
In the Movie Yamudiki Mogudu: By a mistake of Lord Brahma (Chalapathi Rao), one man Naresh (Allari Naresh) is born on earth without any 'Thala Raatha' (Fate). This means, Naresh has equivalent powers to almighty and he can win anything and everything in this universe. Unaware of these god given super powers, Naresh fails to crack 12th exam even after 12 attempts working as a drama artist.
Naarada (Senior Naresh) sketches a plan on Naresh to realize his capabilities and makes him fall in love with Yama's daughter Yamaja (Richa Panay). To take his daughter back to Yama Lokam from Earth, Lord Yama (Sayaji Shinde) sends his son Yama Ganda (Master Bharath) and Chitraguptha (Krishna Bhagawan) but fails before the Love of Yamaja and Naresh. Finally, Yama himself arrives on Earth to kidnap his daughter but Naresh also follows him to Hell by holding the tail of Yama's Buffallo.
What kind of drama did Naresh play in Yama Lokam to frustrate Lord Yama? How and when Yama realized the power of Love? How Yama's wife Ayyo (Ramyakrishna) help Naresh forms the rest.
Values of the Movie Yamudiki Mogudu: The real entertaining comedy stuff of this socio fanatsy ends mostly with interval. Director Saththi Babu's hold on dealing the time-pass episodes was worthwhile. Once story enters into crucial main plot of Naresh in Yama Lokam, director has shown hollowness in taking the momentum forward. Screenplay and Narration becomes monotonous like any of the old Yama movies. By climax and pre-climax, entire drama becomes boring as Saththi Babu stood clueless. Ravindra Babu's cinematography is mediocre while editing by Gautham Raju was absurd in second half. Writer Krantireddy Sakinala was best on sharp oneliners. Koti's music is also average. Art Work and VFX are appreciable. Production values of Chanti Addala and Friendly Movies are high when compared to an Allari Naresh movie.
Performance wise Allari Naresh was at his usual best in comedy timing. He also tried to showcase family emotions in climax portions which did not actually work out. Richa Panay is sexy and slender to match the skeleton body of Naresh. But, she knows no basics in acting. Voice dubbed for Richa was so tortorous. However, chemistry between Naresh and Richa is developed well. Sayaji Shinde as Lord Yama is just okay. It is Master Bharath and Krishna Bhagawan who steals the show with lot of fun. Ramya Krishna has got meager screentime which becomes key for climax. Chandra Mohan as father to Naresh and Tanikella Bharani as villain Royyala Naidu did their portions. Jyothi and Raghu Babu epsiodes were filthy.
Out of the Movie Yamudiki Mogudu: For any project coming next to 'Sudigadu,' obviously expectations will be high. Saththi Babu and Naresh were almost on target from the very first scene. Mixed with double meaning dialogues and making fun of Hindu Gods, time passes off easily till interval. Audience go out for a coffee with satisfied first half. Instead of getting into top gear, Saththi Babu just copies 'Yama Gola, Yama Donga, Yamudiki Mogudu' episodes. However, Cricket match of Master Bharath Vs Raghu Babu and Lord Yama secretly hidhing his daughter in his own Mace are interesting.
Overall, 'Yamudiki Mogudu' remains as a below average product failing to entertain till the end. Though there are some highly enjoyed comedy scenes for mass audience, director was unable to keep the graph sustained.
Cinejosh Verdict of the Movie Yamudiki Mogudu: A Better Second Half Could Have Saved Us from Hell.
Reviewed by Srivaas