Movie : Mogudu
Director : Krishna Vamsi
Producer : Nallamalupu Bujji
Cast : Gopichand, Tapsee, Rajendra Prasad, Roja, Shradda Das, Ahuti Prasad and others
Krishna Vamsi claims Mogudu is also inspired by a real incident during his childhood. Surprisingly, Krishna Vamsi roped macho man Gopichand to play a family drama, mixed with mass entertainment.
Ram Prasad alias Bujji (Gopichand) is son of Anjaneya Prasad (Rajendra Prasad). Anjaneya Prasad holds the Hindu marriage institution in high esteem. His three daughters along with their husbands stay with him leading a happy life in Hyderabad. They are now desperate to see Bujji married.
After rejecting a series of alliances, Bujji fall in love with Rajeshwari (Tapasee), daughter of a fiery politician Chamundeshwari (Roja). The green signal is given instantaneously.
At the climax of the wedlock, misunderstanding crops between both sides. The ego results in breaking the relationship between Bujji and Rajeshwari and they file for divorce. What happens next forms the crux of the film.
The film is a slipup in the career of Gopichand, at a time when he is set to establish his image of sorts as a macho man in the industry. His role is not carved out well and it utterly lacks the punch. The action episodes are merely wasted as they give a comic look, robbing the seriousness from the audiences.
Tapasee could bag sumptuous footage compared to her recent roles in recent movies. Like in her debut film Jhummandi Naadam, she did a bit of overacting, dampening the audiences. Her dubbing is disgusting.
Shradhdha Das appears in a brief role and brings some oomph onscreen. Her bikini act adds to the commercial strength of the film to some extent.
Rajendra Prasad`s role is disappointing. Roja is adequate and looks eccentric sometimes. All others did justice to their roles. The comedians played their part without evoking the required laughter.
The story sounds insane, despite Krishnavamsi`s claim that it is a true story. The screenplay and narration fails to entertain.
Music by Babu Shankar is average. Srikanth Naroj handled the camera in a superb manner, coming as a grace to the film. Dialogues by Bheem are drab. Editing is jarring. Comedy department sounds artificial from the start to finish.