From formerly reputable director E V V Satyanarayana comes yet another movie. Elite fullhyd.com readers will realize that that sentence completes the review. If you are not an elite fullhyd.com reader, please read on.
Evadi Gola Vadidi is E V V Satyanarayana's attempt at the toughest of comic genres - a comedy of errors. The first error occurs when you walk into the movie. Now if you have been an avid watcher of E V V Satyanarayana's films, then you will know that his movies can generally be far better, especially if they are not made. Since Evadi Gola Vadide is already made, there is no point discussing that possibility. Besides, we have successfully finished 125 words of an entirely avoidable 500-word review.
So there are a lot of characters that land up a Bangkok hotel. If we put their screen names followed by their real names in brackets when we introduce them like we do in all other reviews, and then continue with the review using their screen names to refer to them leaving you to use your own memory to keep visualizing the real character every time you see a screen name in this review as we narrate the story (or whatever there is of it), then you will eventually feel exactly the same way as you will by the time that you finish reading just this one sentence (which, to compound your misery, even has 2 parenthesis in it, one of them being nested in another (like this)) - completely discouraged. So we will use their real names only.
Aryan Rajesh is a broken-hearted young man who lands up at this hotel to blackmail his parents to get them to trace the woman of his dreams and marry him to her since he can't find her himself - else he will not return home. Yes, this is the hero. His crush is a poor girl who decides to sleep with a rich man, also lodged in this same Bangkok hotel of all places, so as to earn money to get her mom treated. Yes, she by mistake enters Rajesh's room.
There is also a female Seema factionist, a contract killer and his assistant, the killer's client, his quarry, a runaway Seema faction leader, a movie producer and his scriptwriter, a housekeeper in the hotel, and a lot more people than the director knows what to do with. And the tale plods relentlessly on, trying desperately to make you laugh.
First things first - this attempt was much more than the director could handle. A comedy of errors requires genius in conceptualizing completely plausible situations that are simultaneously hilarious. E V V is no comic genius, and does not even try hard. What he delivers is a pot pourri of idiosyncratic characters, which is far simpler than creating plot-generated comic situations. The plot is completely deliberate, not a Wodehousian Mclange of inevitable coincidences.
The performances are good since these are all accomplished comedians. The music isn't all that grisly considering the movie it is in, and a sing called Thai Thai Tha Tha Thai is actually decent. But it is best not to watch this film or read reviews on it. Oops.