Yevadu Postmortem Analysis!

Posted : January 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm IST by ManaTeluguMovies

Story: Revenge dramas are done to death in Tollywood. Yet again Vakkantham Vamsi has offered one such story. Loosely inspired from 1997 Hollywood film Face/Off , Vamsi added a love track and revenge touch-up. This forms the first half of the film. While penning the second half, Vamsi would have seen Chatrapathi DVD in his rack. And it must have tempted him to copy-paste it to form second half. Now, he tries to establish a connect between both the halves. Thus Vamsi completed the task with ease and there is no need for him to have a brainstorm. After all, this is a copied stuff!

Screenplay: The screenplay of Yevadu is similar to Jr NTR’s Ramayya Vastavayya as another story begins after the intermission. Incidentally, other resemblances– both are revenge dramas; has Shruti Haasan as one of the female leads and appear in the latter halves.


Direction: Brindavanam director Vamsi Paidipally has recruited good cast who fit the bill. Keeping aside the originality of content, what works further against the film is a host of loopholes in the script.  The makers hasn’t have any idea about his protagonist Satya and what he does for living. Chandramohan episode has less connection to story compared to Allu Arjun’s. Yet auteurs try to focus on the former. One of Satya’s dialogue indicates that Deepthi wants to marry him fearing from baddie. Makers here fail to clear this doubt raised by them. One wonders why Kajal Aggarwal often restrict Allu Arjun in resorting to violence even when their both lives are in danger.

There is a scene where Satya meet ill-fate circumstances and shifted to hospital. Interestingly, neither police nor media have any clue or information about the solo victim of a much-hyped bus tragedy. When a patient is brought in critical condition and is in coma, the team of doctors who need to treat him calls for a leisure boardroom meeting! Story swiftly moves forward. Ram Charan makes his entry. Charan-Brahmanandam- Amy Jackson episode imitating a film rehearsal is dumb.

After many such loopholes in first half, scene shifts to second half. Charan is a college student who rarely goes to college and please don’t ask us the details about his course and college. What follows in college politics and outside college is predictable. While few episodes between Charan and villain Dharma Rao (Sai Kumar) are good, rest are overplayed. Since it’s predictable (rip-off of Chatrapathi), it disconnect us. Finally, movie ends on disappointing note with too routine climax.

Dialogues: Writer Abburi Ravi has remixed all the dialogues in previous films and revamped them to suit for Yevadu. At times, the lazy writer uses the similar dialogues.

Music: Devi Sri Prasad has done a fair job as music rendered by him is peppy, fun and soulful. Visuals captured by Shyam K. Naidu add the beauty to the music.

Stunts: Charan’s fight sequences are normal. Composition of Allu Arjun’s fight sequence needs special mention.

Technical aspects: Shyam K. Naidu cranks the camera well. He offers a visual treat to audience. Editing is slick and good.

Thumbs up:
1. Cast
2. Few hilarious moments
3. Music
4. Cinematography

Thumbs down:
1. Predictable scenes, twists
2. Rip-off scenes, cliche dialogues
3. poor script
4. Expected climax

Punchline: Yevadu misses to hit the bull’s eye. It’s just another passable film.