The Movie: Aagadu (he won’t stop)
Caption: Super Star’s Craze – Squared!
Savvy’s Rating: 3.5/5
Zephyr: Super Star, Super Star and Super Star. Period!
2) Handsome hunk, Sonu Sood, is totally under-used
3) Imprudent Editing – Story can be editing meaningfully without losing the grip ; too lengthy
a) Dejavu background score in the first half – reminds of Dookudu ; hoping this will the last movie with Super Star by Thaman. With due respect, he can’t take chances like this with big heroes
b) Sonu Sood’s voice-over glitches ; looks like, too many people gave voice-over to him
c) First half was going on a jet speed pace; second half was draggy
4) Slacker job by the Director, Mr. Vytla. Remember you are working with Star actor, not an upcoming hero
a) Why such a body language for Vennela Kishore in Reality Show episode?! didn’t gel with his rest of the scenes in the movie
b) It’s his responsibility to make sure any traces for his previous movies are not repeated, he totally ignored it
5) Tamanna – a real very bad choice for Super Star ; thankfully, she had shared less screen space with Super Star, compared to his earlier movies
As I watch Aagadu, first thing popped up in my mind was, like, this time Vytla focussed more on Dialogues than any other department. Other than what has shown in the trailers, none of the dialogues really caught my attention. Everybody is aware of “Vytla vs Kona, Gopi” controversy. To cut the story short, yes, Vytla lost his battle in creating “punch dialogues” in this movie. If it is not Super Star, this movie would have been a box off dud. The Director should thank his stars on this.
For Super Star, this is surely another Box office hit. He showed improved skills in dialogue delivery and easiness in his body language. His craze has doubled from now on.
Story in a nutshell (spoiler alert):
Encounter Shankar, has a hard track record in encountering goons / bad people. At the same time, he has soft emotional personal story. As an orphan in his childhood, he ends up meeting CI Rajaram. Impressed by kid’s talent in catching the thieves, he adopts him. As things start getting better for Shankar, an awful incident makes him to go to jail. His adopted dad hates him for whatever Shankar has done and orders his not to see him forever. Shankar becomes orphan again.
Shankar does very well in juvenile home in studies and activities and ends up taking a job as Encounter Specialist. His new assignment is in Bukkapuram where has to stop a Power project and save those village people from harmful chemical pollution.
In Bukkapuram, Shankar meets his lady love, handles multiple thugs to reach main Villain, and confronts the Power project Owner (the Villain). Also, one fine day, he ends up seeing his adopted father in the same village.
Shankar is the single strong point handling many characters in the movie. If his acting meter is low at any given point, entire set of other characters’ fall like dead stars. 😦 The way Super Star handled entire movie, looks like he won’t stop or no one can stop him in Tollywood.
As an audience, if you would like to know, 1) whether Shankar met his dad again, 2) what happened to the Power project, 3) whether his lady love is alive or dead, do run to nearest theatre today.
What worked well:
1) Super Star aka acting, craze, talent and charm
2) Flashy Shruti Hasan; she looked terrific next to Super Star
3) Surprisingly, Brahmanandam’s role is worthwhile in this movie vs his last couple movies ; Nazar and Rao Ramesh did their jobs flawlessly
All complaints – that are dedicated to the Director – will hit the dust when you see Super Star onScreen. It’s a pure paisa-wasool entertainer for both pro and anti Super Star fans. Watch it ASAP!
– Super Star Mahesh Babu