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Vijayadasami
EDITOR RATING
3.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
NA
NA
NA
NA
Suggestions
Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
The best time to watch Vijayadasami is 20 years back. The only flip side is, we do not know if Saridon was invented then yet. On the positive side, sleep was.

Vijayadasami is so clichéd, you know what happens next 3 hours before it happens. When Kalyan Ram went all over the promos claiming that this was a hardcore commercial movie, he wasn't kidding - they seem to have made the movie from a checklist rather than from a script. You feel sorry for yourself so often as you watch this one, you become perfect at it.

Sivakasi (Kalyan Ram) is a welder who can beat up a dozen macho armed men single-handedly - something only Telugu and (to a lesser extent) Tamil films still show in the whole wide world. When he's not doing stupid things like cutting up his own shop's shutter to show off his machismo to a bunch of goons, he's lecturing young girls on how they should dress, mouthing such horrible clichés, the air in the theater is thick with the collective embarrassment of an entire audience.

The girl Devi (Vedika) however is too dumb to realize that this doesn't work in impressing girls, and gets impressed by it. She even offers to sleep with him. Really, it's a long shot, don't try it.

Anyway, when Devi's rich family find out that she is seeing a welder, they try to kill him. You too are more or less okay with it given how Sivakasi is terrorizing you with his overacting. Which really is unjustified - we at fullhyd.com are close friends with several welders, and we can vouch for the fact that not all welders are terrorists. Sheesh, not even all terrorists are welders.

However, Sivakasi survives the attack, and reveals to Devi's family how he is not an orphan with unknown lineage, but is the grandson of NTR and nephew of Balakrishna and cousin of NTR Junior. Okay, so he doesn't actually say that, but if you miss the point from all the incredible amount of vamsam plugs, you really deserve to sit through this one.

So Sivakasi is actually the son of Rajeswara Rao (Suman), a rich patriarch in a village in interior Andhra, and gets thrown out of home at a very young age due to the machinations of his evil elder brother Durga Prasad. In order to get married to Devi, however, he has to get his family to formally participate, and so, after 15 years, goes back to his village. However, he notices that Durga Prasad has turned a complete tyrant now following the death of his father.

Contrary to the norm, Vijayadasami bores you more in the first half than in the second. There are perhaps about 20 minutes worth watching in the second half in the battle of wits between Sivakasi and Durga Prasad, but for that you have to survive the first half, which is really not worth it - neither the first half, nor surviving it.

Kalyan Ram looks a little foolish in the attempts to be stylish. He does make an impact, and is fairly expressive, but it certainly cannot save the film. Vedika is impressive, and while Sai Kumar is not the scariest of villians, he delivers what is written for him. Suman and Jayasudha are seasoned performers.

The film doesn't score either on music or on any visual parameters - the graphics are actually pretty cheesy. And there's nothing much by way of comedy either, adding to the screenplay woes.

Stay away from this one - else, it will stay with you for a long while.
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Vijayadasami (telugu) reviews
USER RATING
3.4
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  • Cast
    Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Vedika, Saikumar, Suman, Jayasudha, Brahmanandam, Lakshmipathi, Suman Shetty, Simran, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao
  • Music
    Srikanth Deva
  • Director
    Samudra
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
VIJAYADASAMI USER REVIEWS
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3.4
31 USERS
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Can watch again - NA
Good for kids - NA
Good for dates - NA
Wait to rent it - NA
Joseph Raj on 4th Oct 2007, 6:01pm | Permalink
Damn boring movie.Request everybody not to watch this movie any more.Please convey the message to your friends,dear ones and relatives
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2
Jay on 29th Sep 2007, 11:51pm | Permalink
Considering the type of scripts Andhra pradesh govt. banned telugu movies.Many complaints are received from various sources. telugu films are copied, anti gravity,hero bashing 100 ppl with single hand,old heroes trying to romance heroines of their daughters age,mind boring music,2 type of stories either it may be college love story or hero success over villain and marrying heroine whose main part is to nach gana that too in her dreams cos hero never tries to woo her while heroines dying for romancing heroes,no drama from hero and heroines,heridity rights of our young generation heroes,heroes shitty glamoured faces, filthy words as dialogues,countless heads lifted into air{villain or his right hand} by our great heroes. So GOVT. called for a ban on telugu movies instead impressed by their guts our telugu movie heroes are send to replace BSF as GOVT. they would serve the purpose better infact best. NO terrorist ever enters into indian soils fearing our beasty heroes.kudos to GOVT. for their action.The desicion is welcomed from all parts of the community and it is surpsising to note that even the opposition parties have welcomed it. Our heroes are seeing packing their luggage.3 heroes tried to attempt suicide but its not officiaL
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2
Ramone Raja on 23rd Sep 2007, 11:56am | Permalink
When will these idiots stop plugging their f*****g 'vamsam' in each and every movie as if their entire identity solely and desperately lies in NTR! Pathetic losers with a major identity crisis!
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2
Kj on 21st Sep 2007, 11:23pm | Permalink
Hindi stopped long back wat is dhoom2 bhai perfect mix of japanese karate and jujitsu. Believe me this telugu films are lot more better than hindi film where we can see lot of kisses,bedroom scenes,bath room scenes u name it they show u.This days hindi film are too much low standard.please dont bring old hindi films to comaparision. Hindi films are becoming sick day by day. To bollywood sex is life.
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2
Portuguese Man-Of-War on 21st Sep 2007, 10:03pm | Permalink
Hindi stopped long back. And Chini does in martial art films where it still seems logical.
RATING
4
Karan Johar on 21st Sep 2007, 8:44pm | Permalink
"a welder who can beat up a dozen macho armed men single-handedly – something only Telugu and (to a lesser extent) Tamil films still show in the whole wide world. " U forgot HINDI, CHINI Films
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2
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