Yamudu:Telugu Movie2010Cast:Surya, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Vivek, Nassar, Manorama Director:Hari Producer:K E Gnanavel Music Director:Devi Sri PrasadRelease Date:2/7/2010Genre:Action – Romance Language:Telugu story: Narasimha (surya)plays a role of a Sub-Inspector at Rajolu located in East Godavari. He is a good and dedictaed police officerwho settles downs his family feuds in the village and with due respect and punishes cops with powerful fights. He is predominantly a guy who loves his family. Purushottam, isa real estategoonda in Vishakapatnam, who earns money by extortion, and unknown to the world, through his kidnapping activities. With a twist of misdeeds to his name, Purushottam is forced to go to Rajolu, where his attitude makes him collide with the straightforward cop. AsSuryarises in cadre, their enmity grows into a full blown war between the two. How it happens and how it ends is the story of ‘Yamudu’, and of course there is a love story between Narasimha and Kavya (Anushka)!
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Positive Points : The movies completely showcases Suryawho excels as Narasimha. From the beginning to the end, the script, the dialogues, the song and dances, the fights are tailor made for him to just come and perform.Prakash Raj performed well in another role as the villain. He too, like the hero of the film is given equal mileage and elevatesSurya’s character!Anushka as the love interest and female lead for Suryadoes good job. Her acting skills are pretty evident, and she has more than just songs and dance sequences.Though the film is a completely straight narration, the way each separate thread comes and merges to the climax is an interesting way of dealing with a screenplay. And yes there are few scenes that evoke good laughter. The shift from rural atmosphere to the urban, and the clever leads to the climax are the highpoints of ‘Yamudu’.
Negative Points: Like most Tamil movies, this flick too is a bit too loud for our comfort. It drags long because of atleast one or two unnecessary fights, too many unnecessary comedy situations and atleast one song! The parts done by people like Nazar, Nilalgal Ravi, Manorama etc. could have easily been done by anyone else. The way the stuntmen keep flying off or falling on furniture, one wonders how much percentage of the film ’s budget was catered in shooting them! What really works against ‘Yamudu’ is that its good parts are just good and the bad parts are really bad and predictable!
Technical performances : Devi is a master in using percussion instruments, and he uses them to get the mass beat going. Songs are shot well and sing-able too! Fights are good, and the wire removal team should be appreciated for their touch ups. V.T.Vijayan’s editing is fast and complements the pace of the movie. The angles used to captureSurya’s histrionics are outstanding, as they keep elevating him each time as the hero of the film. Priyan’s cinematography in fighting scenes is worth watching too.
Conclusion : As mentioned earlierSuryais a wonderful actor. Film Maker Hari should be lauded for keeping his target audience in mind all the time, and catering to them almost in every scene. Taking the movie from rural set up to urban set up and then finishing it off on a completely different climax is the basic outline of the setting of the film . It’s a thorough action entertainer and no wonder this movie is a huge hit in Tamil Nadu. However, Telugu people are used to high quality comedy and it is this part and few predictable situations that bores us in ‘Yamudu’. Watch it forSurya, or if you love some thumping action sequences.