Starring: Gopichand, Tapsee, Sraddha Das, Rajendra Prasad, Roja, Naresh
Director: Krishna Vamsi
Producer: Nallamalapu Srinivas
Banner: Lakshmi Narasimha Productions
Music: Babu Shankar
Bujji (Gopichand) is the son of wealthy farmer and social activist Anjaneya Prasad (Rajendra Prasad). The family is a joint family where Anjanneya Prasad has three daughters, three son-in-laws, and grand children besides his son. Bujji comes across RajaRajeshwari alias Raji (Tapsee) and after few happenings he falls in love with her. Raji is the daughter of Chamundeswari, a powerful political leader (Roja). The families are happy with their love and agree for marriage and the wedding takes place on a grand manner. However, unexpected happenings cause problems between both the families and the couple gets separated then and there. How the issues get solved and how Bujji wins back his wife forms crux.
Gopichand looked dashing in the movie and he did his role effortlessly with good histrionics. Gopichand went topless in few scenes and he is impressive overall.
Tapsee looked gorgeous and she is a visual feast to the audiences. This is in fact the best role she was offered but she needs to work on her expressions. Her dubbing is not going well with her instead she should have preferred a professional to dub for her role.
Shradda Das added the spice with her bikini stuff and she has done justice to the role. Rajendra Prasad once again delivered a powerful performance as a matured father. Naresh and Roja were perfect. Ahuti Prasad and Venu Madhav are fine. Geethanjali is passable. Others were adequate.
Babu Shankar’s music is catchy and almost all the songs were captured well. Cinematography is top-rated, editing is slick and production values are rich. Dialogues were good. Screenplay in the second half is poor though first half was good. Direction was okay.
Mogudu could have been a good family drama with Krishna Vamsi’s strong script. But, too much melodrama and overtone scenes played a spoilsport. The film takes off decently and the first half builds an interesting story with good pre-interval twist. The first half raises the expectations on the next hour but sadly it failed in convincing. The second half was dealt quite badly with forced sentiment and melodrama. The second hour moves with illogical proceedings while the climax is horrifying and a killjoy. All in all, the second half was a let down though the first half was pretty decent. Mogudu has less chances to survive at the box-office.
Too much melodrama and sentiment played a spoilsport!!!