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Dhee - Kotti Choodu
EDITOR RATING
6.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
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NA
NA
NA
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Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
The father is the mother of success in Tollywood. It doesn't then really defy the odds that Manchu Vishnuvardhan Babu should get Srinu Vaitla and Genelia - at the height of her career yet - to heave him along given the enervating baggage of his 3 outings at the box-office. And it perhaps does the trick. An entertaining screenplay (read mostly the comic parts) and star power (read Genelia) finally get the crowds tolerant. Vishnu might have a future yet - moles, warts and all.

Srinivas (Vishnu) is a standard issue movie lout, who has a bunch of slack-jawed hangers-on for friends, and moral values that are, ahem, mostly under construction. His hapless father Narayana (Chandramohan) pledges Srinivas' services to Shankar Goud (Srihari), a local don, pleading with the latter to instill some work ethic in his son.

Self-respect to most goons translates to over-confidence, and Goud will not believe that Srinivas is capable of anything but unquestioned soullessness, like all his other minions. Srinivas, however, has a little more pep and verve than an average goon's accountant, or maybe even Genghis Khan. For, right in the lion's lair, he attempts to fool around with its crown jewel, in this case Goud's treasured sister Pooja (Genelia).

You could argue that the romance between Srinivas and Pooja is contrived. You could also be right. Heck, let's leave that alone. The movie keeps itself blithe with Pooja's uncalculated recklessness, Srinivas' stitches in time, and Chary's (Brahmanandam) constant mortification. It bobs about on its own now-lighthearted now-tense waters, and as you find yourself confidently giggling multiple times every reel, you're willing to forgive any flattering to deceive.

When Goud finalizes Pooja's wedding with a US-based doctor, the couple elope to get married in Yadagirigutta. However, the long arms of Goud catch up with them. To Dhee's credit, it doesn't become all drama and gore after this - the film retains a good bit of its jauntiness and creativity almost till the end.

It can be tempting to join in when you're sitting next to a bunch of guys sniggering with elaborate gumption at Vishnu's build and the attendant gaucherie. It's embarrassing when you realize that he is sitting right in the theater, 2 rows away, and can perhaps hear all that. Vishnu appears to have worked on his lisp, and is pretty expressive - he could now do something about the way he looks. He doesn't want reviewers and bloggers to erect a monument soon to the thought.

This is a romance, and Genelia has a significant role, which she brings her trademark effervescence to. On the flip side, she looks repetitive - same expressions, and sad lip-sync. A cheerless byproduct of a huge hit is that most people have seen it multiple times, and now know every twitch of your face. If you are going just to see her, it'll be like drinking warm water when you're really thirsty on a summer afternoon.

Srihari, Brahmanandam (who has a full-bodied role after a long time instead of a cameo, and is awesome), Chandramohan and Sunil are the ones who really make this one watchable. The film has a good comic side that contributes to its self-worth. The music, however, might take its time.

Dhee (and why is it called that?) is not worth 100 bucks (the show wasn't full on the first day). Or perhaps even 80. But it's worth something. At least until Venkatesh, Siddharth, Ravi Teja and Prabhas hit the BO turnstiles.
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Dhee - Kotti Choodu (telugu) reviews
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  • Cast
    Manchu Vishnuvardhan Babu, Genelia D’Souza, Srihari, Prema, Chandramohan, Supreet, Sunil, Brahmanandam, Brahmaji, Shafi, Tanikella Bharani, Jayaprakash Reddy
  • Music
    Chakri
  • Director
    Srinu Vaitla
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Sruthi on 15th Oct 2007, 8:48pm | Permalink
Movie is moderately entertaining [read comedy part]

"The father is the mother of success in Tollywood."

Um, Excuse me??
RATING
6
Name Sake on 18th Jul 2007, 1:25pm | Permalink
watch perfect stranger, spiderman-3,shrek-3,evan almighty - the basic real life story is same....
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10
Babu Rao on 3rd Jul 2007, 2:36am | Permalink
It is enjoyable movie ... only if we could watch hero's face. For a woman
Priyanka Rao's usage of language it is shameful !!!
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6
Dr.No on 12th Jun 2007, 2:01pm | Permalink
Definitely Better than AMAV,aata,munna..do watch it and have fun.
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6
Praveen on 14th May 2007, 9:51am | Permalink
every thing is fine except vishnu.
if it is done by some other hero it would have became a high voltage movie of this summer.
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6
Priyanka Rao on 12th May 2007, 10:33pm | Permalink
non stop entertainement if you bare to see vishnus face
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8
Priyanka Rao on 22nd Apr 2007, 10:10am | Permalink
This is a bloody f**king film. Beats the shit out of your brain and this claims itself to be a brainy movie...

Watch bheja fry for some laughs. Let this one pass by.
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2
Deepu on 18th Apr 2007, 6:19pm | Permalink
Is dis a review or an english composition for literature guys.
Review is for everyone to read and get to an idea on that movie.make it so
RATING
6
Ravi on 17th Apr 2007, 5:10pm | Permalink
Is reviewer showing english writing skills or giving his review on a film
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8
Kris Ray on 16th Apr 2007, 12:13pm | Permalink
I agree with "Against Odds". The movie was entertaining; but the review sucked again. I request you guys at fullHyd to stop showing-off your bombastic English. Keep it simple... and make some sense. Dont make people run for dictionaries at every second sentence. I give 3 stars for the movie and half-a-star for this verbose, pompous, grandiloquent, turgid, florid, grandiose, Bombastic, flowery, pretentious, high-sounding; high-flown; inflated, and ostentatiously lofty style of review you wrote.
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2
Mahesh Babu on 16th Apr 2007, 8:08am | Permalink
not bad
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2
Against Odds on 15th Apr 2007, 6:16pm | Permalink
movie is very entertaining. review sucked again.
RATING
8
Priyanka Rao on 15th Apr 2007, 5:04pm | Permalink
Go watch Bheja Fry if you are interested in some funny moments. If you want to see some Elephants dancing, go to the zoo park. If you want do donate money to the producer (I understand your concerns for the underprevileged) then only watch Dhee.
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2
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