Emaindi is just another film to the list of Tollywood films that is neither entertaining nor worth talking
1 out of 5 (Poor)
| Haricharan Pudipeddi (NOWRUNNING)
Is it true that low-budget films need not be good because they have very little scope of becoming a super hit? If that's what the directors seem to be thinking today, then let me tell you that they've got it completely wrong. This film also reminds me of the fact that many directors seem to ignore low-budget films and thus put in meager effort in filming it. Why make a low-budget film in the first place when you don't intend to put in any effort to make it look presentable.
When a common man finds it hard to convince his lady love, God himself pays him a visit. Lord Krishna obliges to Sivaji's request and lends a supporting hand in an effort to unite him with love of his life. What happens between Sivaji and Lord Krishna, played by Rajendra Prasad? Does Sivaji succeed in sharing his feelings to his love interest forms the rest of the story?
The story seems very similar to 1995, Rajendra Prasad starrer 'Kannaya Kittaya'. Anybody who has seen the original will dust off this film and mind their business, without even having to worry about wasting money on a film not even worth talking about. All the characters appeared non-natural performance- wise and the script is handled poorly. Further, being an old production, every actor looked younger. The whole flick is shot in Ramoji Film City and seems like a promotional documentary. In all, it lacked in content, quality and style in execution. I suppose the film was released with hardly any expectation and the output proves it all. Long gone are the days; this socio-fantasy is completely outdated in terms of
technical aspects and storyline. Even God can't save it from sinking at the box-office since it lacks luster.
Direction is aimless and it is clearly on-screen. I don't know what must have gotten into the director, he seem to have completely lost it all. I reckon he didn't have a clue of what he was attempting or may be was not bothered to know at all. Sivaji and Rajendra Prasad are actors with potential, passion and above all immense commitment. Unfortunately, both of them were underutilized and made to look like complete fools to have accepted the film in the first place. Dialogues by very talented 'Thanikella Bharani' were hard hitting and many dialogues resonate for a while after you walk out of theatre. Music is just another form of torture in this film. None of the songs were worth listening to. Cinematography reflects old- fashioned. Finally, the film looked old, in presentation and as well as in appearance. It looked as though it was made for the audience of yesteryear, not today.
Critic: Haricharan Pudipeddi
1 out of 5 (Poor)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good