Movie Name : Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu
Cast : Siddharth, Shruti Haasan, Lakshmi Manchu
Director : K.Prakash
Producer : K. Raghavendra Rao
Banner : ABODE production & Walt-Disney
Music : MM Keeravani, Koti, Salim-Suleiman Merchant, Mickey J Meyer
Rating: 3 / 5
Irendri(Lakshmi Manchu) a witch queen with exceptional black magic powers, with her powerful troops forces people of Angarajyam a tear drop shaped island with fear and deception to perform rituals to gain colossal power. Druki(Ramji) a man from Agartha village in the island starts from his village to Pushpagiri Parwatham to request a 9 year old girl Moksha(Baby Harshitha) a 9 year old girl from the asram in puspagiri parwatham to save kids in his village from unknown ills. Upon Druki’s request Guruji of the Asram sends Moksha along with Yodha(Siddarth) an extremely skilled blind swordsman, is the only one who can keep Moksha safe from Irendri and her troops comes to the rescue of the people of the island. Check out how Priya(Shruti Haasan) is related to the above and Experience this visual fiesta on screen for the left over.
Siddarth in his first ever action role as a blind warrior is fit for the role, He is good in wooing the heroine. After a disaster like Bava it’s a breath taking for Siddarth. At times we find him acting more than required.
Shruti played the role of a smart fortune teller is as gorgeous as she is, She looks awesome in songs. Prakash has taken a proper care of her attire. She is elegant through out. She is good at histrionics too.
Lakshmi is the soul of the story, she over shadows the lead pair with her performance. She has got an amazing role in her debut in the form of irendri, She is perfect. Lakshmi should be thankful to Prakash for giving such a wonderful role in her debut and Prakash is lucky enough to get an actor like her. No other female actor would have fit the role, any other male actor(with character name changed) wouldn’t have created an impact she has created for irendri’s character. Her performance is praiseworthy.
Baby Harshitha who played the role of Moksha is fine; Ravi Babu is apt as Sudigundam. Ali, Tanikella, Brahmanandam doesn’t have much footage.
With Ananganaga O Dheerudu, director Prakash Kovelamudi doesn’t just deliver solid fan-boy entertainment, he pushes the boundaries of Telugu Cinema in a manner that seems to bridge the gap between imagination and the practical limitations of the day. Though the characterization of Siddarth reminds us of Mohanlal’s YODHA(1992), But its entirely different and remarkable. He should appreciated for his vision.
Visual effects worth a special mention for this film, Visual effects are extraordinary, spectacular & ideal. We find visual effects through out Irendri’s character in the movie.
As the audio was well received in the pre release scenario, will top the chartbusters post release as every song was shot elegantly. Background score is wonderful at all the times when Irendri’s character was on screen.
Others: Cinematography by Soundar Rajan is first-rate, he did extremely well. Editing was good.
Wonderful script, awesome visual affects is AOD. The basic plot of AOD is simple and predictable even, but look out for the various allusions that Prakash sneaks in. AOD a hypnotic adventure layered with staggering visual design. AOD is an astonishing feast for the eyes and ears, with shots and sequences that boggle the mind. If prakash would have got any better star as a hero on the project, It has a strong potential to create wonders at box-office. A Must Watch!