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Adhineta Review

Deepa Garimella /
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Adhineta is a movie about nauseating politicians and their cronies stooping to any level for power. That's revolting. For help, the angry common man turns to the Parachuri brothers for their lines - which include "Dabbu ekkuvaithe 7 saarlu thinandi, 6 saarlu vellandi". That's worse.

Let's keep revolutionary dietary habits aside for a bit, anyway. Adhineta's lead is Suribabu aka Suryanarayana (Jagapathi Babu), a degree-fail young man who prefers to spend his time settling local injustices using his fists. So when prospective brides cruelly reject him because he is neither employed nor well-educated nor rich nor a looker, he doesn't mope around or get a makeover at Habib's. He becomes the Chief Minister of the state.

But as you realize, such a man becoming CM is no piece of cake. Not for Suribabu, since he thinks politics is for low-lives. And not for the audiences either, since they would have to go through at least half of the movie first. Indeed, it all starts with him first becoming the PA to the CM, Tirupati Rayudu (Ahuti Prasad).

There, he sees government apathy towards those who come to it for help. Suri personally intervenes, thus helping hordes of people, including a medical student Rajeshwari (Shraddha), who he then starts seeing. He soon becomes so popular that everyone wants him to contest the elections. He declines, saying that he hates politics.

One day, his mentor, the honest local MLA Sri Ramulu (Parachuri), is killed by the CM's men. Suri is forced to contest against the criminal Bhupathy, as a result of a promise he makes to the dying Sri Ramulu. He wins as an independent, and Sri Ramulu's wife demands that he be made CM in exchange for the support of her 2 dozen independents. Rayudu is forced to agree.

Once he becomes CM, Suri changes many things, wins the hearts of everyone, and decides to marry Rajeshwari. Usually CMs finish getting married before they become CMs, because if they were to get married while in office, they'd have to spend 5 times Bangladesh's GDP on the security. Suribabu however must have spent about Rs. 20,000, since Rayudu & Bhupathy almost blow him up at his wedding. However, his and his bride's parents die instead.

The fuming Suri then gate-crashes Rayudu's house-warming ceremony, and uses his living room to answer nature's call, and thus showing him how ‘pissed-off' he is. Much gore bores you after this, and, in the end, a severely stabbed and bullet-ridden Suri is airlifted onto the dais of a vast public gathering, from where he makes a bombastic speech for about 2 hours entreating people to choose their leaders with care.

Adhineta is just another B-list effort setting out to spread its cautionary social messages to the masses. Its intent is in place, but the execution is crude enough to make you wonder if the makers thought the masses were a different species altogether. The Parachuri brothers' dialogues get hammy in places, even if they're probably the one factor that prevent this film from becoming more mind-numbing than it already is.

The editing is so choppy, they might as well have handed out photocopies of the script to us instead of making a full movie out of it. The performances are, on the whole, sub-standard. Jagapathi Babu looks over-aged and so unconvincing for his role, you'd have to watch Siddham thrice to wipe out memories of this one, using its vocabulary in the process. Ahuti Prasad is however good, as are a few other major actors including Chalapathi Rao, Annapurna and Krishna Bhagawan.

The heroines are there mainly for the songs. As for the songs, only one of them is slightly entertaining, but only if you've always wanted to watch Jagapathi's body painted all over.

Jagapathi, please stick to slick - this one's a major, major mistake.
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  • Cast
    Jagapathi Babu, Shraddha Das, Hamsa Nandini, Neelima, Ahuti Prasad, Anand Raj, Paruchuri Gopalakrishna, Chalapathi Rao, Annapurna, Sivaparvathi, Krishna Bhagawan
  • Music
    Srikanth Deva
  • Director
    V Samudra
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
Siva on 29th Apr 2009, 2:26am | Permalink
"they might as well have handed out photocopies of the script to us instead of making a full movie out of it"... lol..good one
pavan12 on 25th Apr 2009, 10:24am | Permalink
worast movie i have ever seen..this movie was made to become super duper flop.... pls pls dont go.. horrible.. jagapathi babu shld not sign this kind of movies...

Pros: nothing
Cons: bad.. bad.. direction
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