A Popular Film Director, Siddharth (Nara Rohit) stands accused of the murder of his wife (Darshana Banik). Public Prosecutor Veerendra (Jagapathi Babu) takes up the case and gets him acquitted. But later, Veerendra uncovers some discrepancies with the evidence. The rest of the story is how Veerendra solves this murder mystery.
Nara Rohit and Jagapathi Babu are capable performers and they delivered what they are expected from them. However, Nara Rohit did not look at ease somehow in the first half In her debut film, Darshana Banik is pretty ordinary and does not make much impact. Subbaraju as a Bad Cop. Rest of the Supporting Cast is ordinary.
Aatagallu is supposed to be a Crime Thriller with Mind Games and Twists which looks good on the Paper but the director, Paruchuri Murali defeated the actual purpose with poor narration and boring sequences. The first half is totally boring while the second half is partly better with some twists and the motives being revealed. The climax is another dud. The comedy track by Brahmi is an outright disaster.
The Camera Work by Vijay C Kumar is a huge disappointment. Sai Karthick's music is totally out of place. In fact, all the songs can be easily removed from the film. Editing could have been a lot better. The entire track of Brahmi should have been mercilessly trimmed. Production Values are Poor as well.
Finally, Aatagallu is a disappointing Crime Thriller right from the start to the end. Even though the story sounds good, outdated narration and poor comedy make it a lot shallow. Nara Rohit's wait for success continues!
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