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Mayagadu  (2011)  (Telugu)
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Mayagadu Review

A mighty dud 1 out of 5 (Poor) Mayagadu NOWRUNNING REVIEW | Haricharan Pudipeddi (NOWRUNNING)
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Venu and Charmi, both of late have been struggling a lot, adding to it is their new film 'Mayagadu', which becomes yet another dud in their list of unsuccessful films.

Now, let's see what makes this film a dud and what could have made it better. Before that let me quickly run you through the story. The story isn't noteworthy, not even like what I expected it to be.

The story revolves primarily around two characters, Venu and Charmi. The former is a con artist, who cheats people and makes living out of it, while the latter is a rich man's daughter who is yet to be married. If you're smart enough you would've guessed the story by now, if you didn't then may be you're not as smart as I assumed.

Now, our hero comes to know about the rich man's yet-to-be-married daughter. Yes, you guessed it right, he soon sketches a master plan to woo and marry her. The only reason he wants to marry her is that he could inherit her wealth.

What was administered as a brilliant plan goes haywire when Charmi bids Farwell to her dad, and walks out without a penny. Rest of the story is how our hero reunites his wife with her family and reforms to live happily ever after.


The film is inundated with so many flaws that I could write a review to emphasize them. Nevertheless, let me bring forth few important things that went completely off beam.

Firstly, the plot, I mean when you are aware that you have a simple plot, you need to be extra careful while executing it. I could barely see any effort taken to make the plot look better or convincing. There have been several films in the past, of the same genre which were as silly as this film but were supported by a strong plot.

Secondly, the actors, someone like Venu and Charmi, such talented actors shouldn't be brought together to portray something insensible. Come on, think it through, with versatile actors such as Charmi or Venu on board, is this best you can do. It was like sabotaging the image of two highly regarded actors by making them do something they shouldn't have done at all.

The comedy was insensate, slap stick for most part of the film. Barely could you even laugh, seeing Venu and Ali try desperately to make audience laugh and enjoy the film. It was a chaotic execution.

One more thing that irks me to the core is music. Yes, I love to hear some good songs which go hand in hand with the story of a film. But, never will I enjoy if songs were added to a film just to make it longer, boring precisely. There were six songs in the film, not even one made me realize that I'm actually listening to music. They were like loud noises accompanied by mini-skirt women dancing as though they've found the significance of life.


Like I mentioned before it was sheer craziness that was thrown on screen. The cast constitutes few brilliant actors, who were not just let down by the script but were made to look as fools in front of the camera.
Critic: Haricharan Pudipeddi
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