Banner: Manchu Entertainments
Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Manchu Manoj, Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna, Deekshaseth and others
Dialogues: Lakshmi Bhupal
Music: Bobo Shasi
Producer: Lakshmi Manchu
Story-Screenplay-Direction: Shekar Raja
CBFC rating: U/A
Release date: 27-07-2012
Narasimha Rayudu (Bala Krishna), the heir of Gandharva Mahal makes his sister wed Bhoopathi (Sonu Sood) and gives away the half of his wealth and the Gandharva Mahal to them. But Bhoopathi, who is already in love with Amruthavalli (Lakshmi Prasanna), a prostitute’s daughter kill his wife for the former. Narasimha Rayudu tries to stop the cruelty of Bhupathi by killing him as he feels Gandharva Mahal should be respected but in the process he leaves his life. Coming out of the flashback, Prabhu is the son of Narasimha Rayudu, who wants to give away the Gandharva Mahal to his elder daughter’s husband as dowry gift but the issue is Bhoopati’s soul lives in the mahal and causes problems. How do these problems gets solved forms the crux of Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padathara.
UKUP suffers with slow pace and screenplay. Editing could have been much better especially in the first half. Second half starts off with good pace and the climax episode has shaped up well and it plays crucial in UKUP success. Manoj and Lakshmi Prasanna along with Bala Krishna delivered good performances in the climax episode.Music by Bobo Sashi is pretty average and the choreography is not up to par.
1. Nandamuri Balakrishna’s characterization and acting
2. Performances of all the main characters Manoj, Lakshmi Prasanna, Sonu Sood
3. Grandeur of Gandharva Mahal
4. Visual effects and BGM
5. Good climax
1. Poor screen play and narration.
2. Director’s failure in using Balayya
3. Songs are not up to the mark
4. Too much of bloodshed and gore in the first song.
First half of the film moves at a slow pace with few boring scenes though manages to create curiosity before the pre-interval block. The pace picks up with Bala Krishna’s entry in the movie. Bala Krishna’s character was the real highlight of the film.The movie is not convincingly narrated. New director had failed to exploit good subject and big star like Balayya. Chances of Box office success are too bleak.