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Andarivaadu
EDITOR RATING
6.0
Performances
Script
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NA
NA
NA
NA
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Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
A Chiranjeevi release is a festive event in town. The city's map looks different on the day, the campus circuit is classified into those who have tickets and those who will, there are rambunctious "mass" crowds even outside the multiplexes, TV reporters are queuing up outside assorted theaters for the evening's most anticipated story, and the cut-outs are more omnipresent than the Lord himself.

And if you are inside a theater for the opening show, you realize a whole new meaning to the word frenzy. The hysteria engulfs all in its wake, as a mass of humanity transforms into one homogenous entity that's unanimous in its raucous ecstasy, and shows it through zillions of shredded paper billowing into the hallowed air as The Man does his thing. Sometimes, life is all about blending. If you're still feeling like your own man, God help you.

Yes, there's a world out there.

Andarivaadu is almost perfunctory Chiranjeevi fare - a mass entry, big bad wolves who want more money and are willing to bite for it, 2 (two) heroines, a warehouse of family sentiment, glitzy dances, riotous comedy and charged stunt sequences. Govindaraju (Chiranjeevi) is a boorish mason who can kick ass real bad, and is quite the man in his community. A brash yet soft-hearted widower, he's raised his son Siddharth (Chiranjeevi again) through enormous hardship, and the latter is now a celebrity TV anchor with his own show, and opulent in love for his father.

Siddharth pisses off a big local don when he exposes him on his show, and coincidentally Govindaraju gets the same guy's kid brother in jail on a murder rap. That's obviously going to entail payback, since big local dons don't celebrate these things.

A parallel thread of the film encapsulates a romance between Siddharth and Shweta (Rimmi Sen), which doesn't meet its logical end since Shweta herself despises Govindaraju - he is the reason that Siddharth insults her rich dad Virendra (Prakash Raj) at their engagement ceremony, even if Virendra invited it. She then marries Siddharth, deciding to use that as a means to split the father and son.

Most of Andarivadu deals with the relation between Dad Chiru and Son Chiru, and is well-done simply since Chiranjeevi is such an evolved actor. His portrayal of Govindaraju shows just why he is amongst the finest of Tollywood. From comic timing to tear-jerking scenes, he has a range that lends everyone else a benchmark.

Tabu as the demure, poised second wife of the elder Chiranjeevi does a good job, too. The film has a generally riotous comic track with the Big C himself leading it, though there are some unfortunate exceptions (like when Chiranjeevi drives with Sunil on a Bullet). Venu Madhav and M S Narayana support him pretty well. The music by Devi Sri Prasad is average, and none of the songs particularly lingers, except to some extent the title track.

Andarivadu is not among the sleek, trendy kind of movies that increasingly hit the screens these days - it is more a throwback to the '80s, with its sentimental theme and its rustic look. Chiranjeevi has more-or-less painted himself into an image that's increasingly not going to help with the urban youth, thereby restricting his appeal as an ongoing process. He also looks too painted, literally, and needs to lose weight and try different genres to sustain his position.

On the whole, though, this one entertains, and is worth a watch.
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Andarivaadu (telugu) reviews
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  • Cast
    Chiranjeevi, Tabu, Rimmi Sen, Prakash Raj, Satyanarayana, Venu Madhav, M S Narayana, Sunil, Rakshita
  • Music
    Devisri Prasad
  • Director
    Seenu Vytla
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Mahesh Prasad on 12th Sep 2005, 4:24pm | Permalink
no one can cross chiru chiru is ultimate
RATING
10
Chiru Chiru on 5th Aug 2005, 6:08pm | Permalink
Hey, Mr Romeo. Why ru comparing Chiru to NTR. Don't forget Chiru is high above the sky where as NTR is still on the earth.
RATING
6
Abhi Shiktha on 30th Jun 2005, 4:26pm | Permalink
IT WAS SO SO FENTASTIC
RATING
10
Ammaji M on 29th Jun 2005, 5:25pm | Permalink
as usual chiranjeev has hit the bull,s eye with his expertise .hats off to the legend!!!!
RATING
10
Gireesh Kumar .Alla on 24th Jun 2005, 8:27pm | Permalink
The chiru movie is like a deewali festival of colourfull collections and full entertainer like Palakova just see and enjoy it
RATING
10
Kiran Babu Mandava on 24th Jun 2005, 12:34am | Permalink
$10 and 3 hours of most valluable time down the drain. I think is Chiranjeevi is spent force and should retire or join politics like all other filmi people.
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2
Chiru Fan on 17th Jun 2005, 1:37pm | Permalink
Out and out MASS movie, so pls class audience stay away from this movie and avoid rating this movie below average hope u understand!!!!!!!!
RATING
10
Gandhi Rao on 11th Jun 2005, 2:52pm | Permalink
Worst Chiru movie ever!!
RATING
2
Manoj on 10th Jun 2005, 2:42pm | Permalink
yeh guys what's happening, why's so much difference between review rating and hyderabads verdict, let there be some
RATING
10
Saradhi on 8th Jun 2005, 5:21pm | Permalink
I feel the reviewers publish only good comments. Yesterday I wrote that the movie is worst. It is a frank openion and would advice people to be careful while selecting a movie to watch. why Chiru prefers to take movie with his hero image. It is better for him to involve in the character of the film as he did in swayamkrushi and rudraveena.
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2
Rajeev Chowdary on 8th Jun 2005, 12:06pm | Permalink
good
RATING
10
Romeo Echo on 8th Jun 2005, 3:40am | Permalink
Chiru's good movies are bombing while his crappy ones are going for a hit. bad trend. This will burn him out.H ewill turn into yet another pot bellied NTR who doesn't think at all but thinks whatever he is doing is the right thing.
RATING
6
Nnn Kkk on 6th Jun 2005, 9:11am | Permalink
naam me kya rakha hi bhai. come on tell ur doubts
RATING
10
Murali Mohan on 4th Jun 2005, 10:49pm | Permalink
Please mention the name of reviewer, i do have few doubts about review.
RATING
10
Trollunderthebridge on 4th Jun 2005, 4:32pm | Permalink
rating based purely on what i've read. this sounds like a good film to watch for someone who's trying to decipher the chiranjeevi magic, i.e. me. a crisp, effective review.
RATING
6
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