Movie : Bandipotu
Cast : Allari Naresh, Eesha, Sampoornesh Babu
Director : Mohan Krishna Indraganti
Producer : Rajesh Edara
Banner : EVV Cinemas
Bandipotu is the story of Vishwanath aka Vishwa [Allari Naresh], who does the justice to the injustice by cheating the corrupted people and helping the needy. One day, Jahnavi [Eesha] meets Vishwa and blackmail him to convict Makarandam [Ta?ike?la Bhara?i], Seshagiri Rao [Rao Ramesh] and Bhale Babu [Posani Krishna Murali]. Vishwa along with his friend Sampoornesh Babu succeesfully con Makarandam and Seshagiri. Twist in the tale is when the two ex friends know about one another’s position and keep tracking about Vishwa.
Will Vishwa be able to complete the task given by Jahnavi? Why did Jahnavi plan to convict them? What made Vishwa accept Jahnavi’s demand? Forms the crux of Bandipotu…
Allari Naresh looks younger and charming as Vishwa. He has delivered a subtle performance compared to his earlier films, yet entertaining in its own way.
Eesha looks beautiful and her photogenic features have been excellently utilized in songs. She doesn’t have much scope for performance.
Tanikella Bharani, Rao Ramesh have done their parts excellently. Among others Posani and Sampoornesh tried to evoke few laughs. Chandra Mohan and Subalekha Sudhakar cherished in small roles.
Mohan Krishna Indraganti seems to have planned to showcase Naresh in a never seen before new avatar. Putting aside Naresh’s trade mark comedy touch, Mohan Krishna has come up with a different script and well supported screenplay. Characterization is good too.
Songs by Kalyani Konduri are well choreographed and exceptionally shot. Except, Shaddha Das’s item number all the tracks are accordingly placed.
Cinematography is good. Dharmendra Kakarala has decently captured all the frames in good light.
Aryan Rajesh has lavishly produced Bandipotu on EVV Cinemas banner without compromise.
Like Naresh did ‘Justice to the injustice’ in this Mohan Krishna Indraganti’s film. Audiences get to see the unexpected thing. Bandipotu is technically sound and less or very low comedy wise.
Director has wasted Sampoornesh Babu and portrayed Naresh’s role in rejuvenated way with a well weaved play between characters.
First half of the film is pretty decent and has some engaging moments such as Naresh cons Tanikella Bharani and Rao Ramesh. Comparatively, second half looks like deja vu type.
Final Verdict: Bandipotu steals the show, but un-returns comedy…