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Asthram Review

Asthram
EDITOR RATING
3.0
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
Asthram is a faithful remake of Sarfarosh. Only, it violates certain cardinal rules of remaking:

1. You do not remake a film that originally starred Aamir Khan
2. ...putting Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu in Aamir's place (repeat twice with increasing emphasis on "Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu")
3. ...and then actually make him dub for himself
4. ...and, worst of all, show him in sleeveless tops (Oh Sweet Lord)

Sarfarosh was a big pan-Indian hit, so the logic in remaking it was perhaps that people in interior Andhra would not have seen a Hindi film. By that logic, next they should remake Black with Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu. Oh my God, did I actually say that out aloud?

Now all of us know that any decent reviewer evaluates a movie on its own merit and its appropriateness for the audiences it was made, instead of blindly comparing it to the movie it has copied. But since we at fullhyd.com are not decent reviewers, we present the following questionnaire comparing the two films.



1. Which of the following is the original movie: a. Sarfarosh b. Asthram

a. a
b. b
c. c
d. None of the above

Answer: The correct answer is (a), of course. If you ticked anything else, you are unbelievable for two reasons: 1. for not remembering what you read 3 paras back, and 2. for thinking anyone would remake Asthram. Then again, who knows. (If you are wondering about the "c" there, well, we can't directly put "d" after "b", right?)


2. Which of the two films above starred Aamir Khan?

a. Sarfarosh
b. Asthram
c. The one that was much better

Answer: The correct answer is (a), again. To all those who ticked "c", you are being judgemental. Look at us - so far, have we said even in one place that one of the two movies is better than the other? (The correct answer to that is, of course, "yes". Have we said anywhere that being judgemental is wrong? The correct answer to that is "no".)


3. Is Aamir Khan a better actor than Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu?

a. What
b. What do
c. What do you
d. What do you think
e. What do you think, you
f.  What do you think, you dumb
g. What do you think, you dumb moron?

Answer: The correct answer is (g). Anything else, as you can see, is incomplete.


4. Which of the following looks overweight, does not have the build required for an action hero while still aspiring to be one, and wears sleeveless shirts to show off his biceps when he has none?

a. Aamir Khan
b. Akshay Kumar
c. Pooja Bhatt
d. None of the above

Answer: The correct answer is (d). That is because we have not listed the correct answer in the options above. We feel a joke is a joke, and a lawsuit is a lawsuit.


5. Which of these movies is likely to come closest to Asthram in box-office collections?

a. Sarfarosh
b. Jajantram Mamantram
c. Nashtam - The sequel to Asthram
d. Any streaming movie on freelivewebcams.com

Answer: The correct answer is (e). We know there is no "e" there, but you get the general drift from "a" to "d".



Now for every correct answer, give yourself 20 marks. For every wrong answer deduct 1/3rd mark. That way, at least this exercise will get you more marks than CAT, if not anything else.

As for watching Asthram, well, there's Anushka. She even says "Don't mind," by the way. She's certainly not the main thing you'll mind about this movie. Vishnu Vardhan Babu has millions of miles to go and billions of expressions to pick up before he catches up with his illustrious father. To start with, he could hit the gym - getting to be hero is a stroke of luck in Tollywood, and if it comes on a platter, the least you can do is take it seriously.

The ticket price for this one is Rs. 100 at Prasad's, by the way. It's what they call the proverbial last nail in the coffin. There were 5 rows with people when we went. The reason you'd have to watch this would have to be purely philanthropic.
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  • Cast
    Vishnu Vardhan Babu, Anushka, Jackie Shroff, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, Rahul Dev, Sarath Babu, Sumalatha
  • Director
    Suresh Krishna
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Akash dwivedi on 4th Sep 2012, 6:10pm | Permalink
Dear Reviewer,
Though it makes less sense replying you 6 years later but I would like to add that your review sucks !! I saw the movie with subtitles (i dont speak telugu, had to tell you that otherwise you'd come up with some silly joke) and I must say the movie was not as good when compared to John Matthew's original one. The thing that bugs me is your way of writing reviews, at first sight it looked like some kindergarten kid wrote it. The jokes were so silly that I could not even smile. The questionnaire was the worst attempt. I don't know if you still write reviews, but please, don't write anymore. That was the worst review ever !! Also I pity those poor guys who thought it was funny (???), get a life guys.
gmd on 8th Oct 2014, 1:23am | Permalink
may be the reason u liked the movie is ... there r even worst actors from ghorakpur! stupid have a life than watching subtitled telugu movies!!!

the review is to the point comical and exposing the blunders of telugu film industry.
Manchu Babu :D on 22nd Jul 2006, 2:19am | Permalink
holy sh*t...couldn't stop laughing while reading the review :))
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2
GV on 20th Jul 2006, 7:12pm | Permalink
I went to bangalore on vacation. I have seen this movie in bangalore. Bangalore velli mareeeee dobbinchukunnanduku chaalaa baadhagaa vundi.
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2
Shankar Dada on 14th Jul 2006, 8:01am | Permalink
I think Mohan Babu don't like his sons, why he keep on make his son to scold by people, what is the use of making useless buffaloes as heroes.
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2
CR CR on 12th Jul 2006, 9:31am | Permalink
Yes, they did Mr Jaggu Dada
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2
Jaggu Dada on 11th Jul 2006, 7:20pm | Permalink
have you written review of shankar dada mbbs.
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10
CR CR on 8th Jul 2006, 3:51pm | Permalink
whats wrong with fullhyd why dont they reviewed "Pandem Kodi" which is a good movie.
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2
Tollywood Well Wisher on 8th Jul 2006, 9:35am | Permalink
what happened to Suresh Krishna who directed the great movie "BASHA", is he gone mad that he made the movie with black Bull (Vishnu)
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4
Hyd on 7th Jul 2006, 7:26pm | Permalink
I guess u r review is good. My bro'r is back from move within 45mts.
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10
Kris Ray on 6th Jul 2006, 2:15pm | Permalink
No, my dear Manchu Mohanbabu (collection King), if 'Black' movie in Telugu should star this black fat thing called Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu, then that film should not be called Nalupu, but 'Balupu'. Or else 'Nalla Balupu' also would do.
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2
Sriram on 6th Jul 2006, 1:47pm | Permalink
More than the picture, I enjoyed your review. Keep the good wotk fullhyd.com and save telugu audience from the useless star sons.
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2
Pranav Kumar on 6th Jul 2006, 1:26am | Permalink
I saw this movie in Prasad and i totally went mad. Manchu is a big fat ugly stamerring... I am big Aamir fan and it was the most gruesome thing to compare Manchu's performance (if you can call it in the first place!) with Aamir's.

Manchu cannot even pull off a villain. Serious advice to Manchu Vishnuvardhan Babu - Quit Acting.
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2
Sallu Bhai on 4th Jul 2006, 7:48am | Permalink
this gay (sorry guy) will not fit for hero role, i think he should try for villain roles like his father did in starting days.



He is exposing himself like heroines, is he guy or gay.
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4
Raj on 3rd Jul 2006, 10:16pm | Permalink
I would rate 'no star' if it were there. Guys, you are the best when it comes to reviews... The last line of your review is what you guys are all about... hilariously true.

"The reason you'd have to watch this would have to be purely philanthropic."



Keep the reviews coming...

-Raj
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2
Movie Freak on 3rd Jul 2006, 9:19pm | Permalink
Hee Hee, I am giving ***** for your review of this movie.



BTW, you people write great movie reviews. Keep up the good work. All the best.
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2
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