JD, associate of Ram Gopal Varma, who earlier starred in hit films like Satya, Siva is now back with his latest film 'Money Money more Money'. JD's earlier films such as Homan and Siddam catapulted him as a director, but never to mention or acknowledge that both these films were ripped off from other films (Ab Tak Chappan and Departed). With his new film JD proves that he falls into a category of directors who'd like to take a film and in the name of inspiration completely ruin it.
Four unemployed men (Chakri, Raghu, Gogi and Abbas) decide to make money the easy way out. Thus kidnap Maggie and put her under Khan Dada's supervision. Due to unavailability of Maggie's father, Chakri and his friends have to wait a little longer before they could get the money. In the meanwhile, at Khan Dada's house people start coming by as though invited for a marriage, one after another. In an
effort to keep their identities intact they begin kidnapping everybody who knocks on the door. Do they
succeed in getting money or not forms the rest of the story?
Money 3 is no way connected to its prequels. JD picked few characters and used them in the story of his choice. And that hardly seemed to have made any difference and fails to entertain as the earlier installments. RGVs 'Khan Dada' was a character people even today remember and reminisce its cheerful moments. While, JD's 'Khan Dada' is more like a reincarnation of a clown who is desperately trying to
make his audience laugh.
The plot was lifted from a Hindi film 'Darwaza Bandh Rakho' that apparently didn't do so well at the box-office. But, out of sheer gut, JD felt he had the knack to make this film reach out to Telugu audience. Only to have failed in this attempt, JD would learn now that he is just another director trying to reproduce a film, frame-to-frame without putting any effort in to it. According to Quentin Tarantino,
who once said, copying is an art wherein one has to bring together mountain of effort to make his output better than original. Only then will audiences acknowledge and appreciate it.
Money 3 marks the tragic demise of a long-lived character, Khan Dada. Brahmanandam tried his best to keep the film alive but unfortunately due to pathetic script, he failed. This is another reminder that films are no one man show, it takes a team to make a successful film. Gajala, returning after a hiatus only managed to annoy everybody than never before. She could've rather not opted for this film.
Technically also this film lagged behind. Music by Chakri was no difference at all, as it failed to make any impact on the audience. I don't even remember one good song which I can hum while walking out of the theatre.
Critic: Haricharan Pudipeddi
(1 / 5) : Poor