Bangaru Kodi Petta ended up as a damp squid. The first half of the movie totally keeps you uninterested with interval sequences slightly looking promising.
Vamsi (Navdeep) and Bhanumathi (Swathi) work at a same place under a lecherous boss (Harsha Vardhan). Vamsi keeps trying for Bhanu but the later ignores him. Situations force them to a trial to steal a truck of their company having gold coins. Will they succeed in heist? And who are the new characters that crop up in their lives forms the rest of the story.
Navdeep comes up with an impressive performance despite a poorly written character. Swathi entices the audience in the role of an innocent village belle who just comes to the city. Harsha Vardhan is too good even though a limited role. Twin Fight Masters, Ram-Lakshman surprises in their roles as brothers - Errababu and Dorababu. Santosh is decent and rest of the characters is okay.
When every a director failed in his debut is making a comeback with his second movie, you expect a better effort and result. But in the case of Raj Pippalla, his second effort proves to be far behind than his debut project, Boni. The story of the movie is good but the way the script is written and the characters are etched portrays the heights of bad writing. However he does a decent job in the direction department.
The back ground score is decent. Camera work is vibrant. Editing is a complete let down with a good 30 minutes left unattended. Production values of Guru Films are too good.
Finally Bangaru Kodi Petta ended up as a damp squid. The first half of the movie totally keeps you uninterested with interval sequences slightly looking promising. However, the promise soon disappears and the second half nosedives in to complete boredom. The last 20 minutes is a bit better but is not a game saver. You can safely give it a miss!
1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Okay
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good