Cast: 'Power Star' Pawan Kalyan, Samantha, Praneetha, Nadia, Kota Srinivas Rao, Boman Irani, Rao Ramesh, Brahmanandam, Ali, Mumtaz, Hamsa Nandini and others.
Music & BGM: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Prasad Murella
Fights: Peter Heins
Editing: Pravin Pudi
Producer: B.V.S.N. Prasad
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues & Direction: Trivikram Srinivas
Reviewed By: Kaushik Sharma
How Gautam helps his aunt's family to overcome the hurdles? How he changes his aunt's mind? How he check mates the baddies? And between Sashi and Prameela whom does Gautam marry? forms the plot of Attarintiki Daredi.
Plot: Gowtham Nanda (Pawan Kalyan) is an young entrepreneur and the heir of a rich business family based in Milan, Italy. He stays with his paternal grand father Raghunandan (Boman Irani). Raghunandan reveals their family's past, in which his daughter and Gowtham's paternal aunt Sunanda(Nadia) marries a guy against her father's wishes and splits from her family. Raghunandan requests Gowtham to change his aunt, who has an attitude problem and unite both the families. Now, Gowtham Nanda visits India and enters his aunt Sunanda's house as a car driver. There he meets and impresses both of his 'Maradhallu' Sashi (Samantha) and Prameela (Praneetha) and also comes to know that Sunanda's family is facing certain troubles.
Whether it is screen presence or comedy tracks or teasing scenes or fights or songs or emotional episodes.. Pawan Kalyan just mesmerized. He looked younger and energetic and carried the whole film on his shoulders. Major portion of the film focuses on Pawan Kalyan and he was great in the various scenes involving Nadia, Boman Irani, the heroines, the comedians and the villains. Once again AD shows the all round excellence of Power Star.
At this moment, keeping the stature and the craze in mind, Pawan Kalyan surely joined the category of icons like Amitabh Bacchan, Rajini Kanth and Chiranjeevi.
Samantha did a good job as Sashi. Though her character was passive in the first half, she was bubbly and her chemistry with Pawan Kalyan clicked. Praneetha has done a minor role and she was just average..
After Mirchi Nadia gave another impressive performance. She was believable as Pawan's aunt and succeeded in portraying the ego and the attitude which are much required for the 'Attha' character. Boman Irani made a decent debut in Telugu films. His histrionics were effective and his action was heart touching in the scenes, where he yearns for his separated daughter and grand daughters.
Pawan Kalyan, M.S. Narayana and Ali's comedy was rib tickling. Brahmanandam's appearance as Bhaskar was partly OK and it was funny only to an extent.
Pawan's 'Attaapur Baba' get up and the 'Ahalya Amaayakuraalu' skit were very funny and those episodes provide maximum entertainment on screen. Pawan also perfectly imitated Mohan Babu and Rajinikanth in a couple of scenes.
Rao Ramesh, Mukesh Rushi, Kota Srinivas Rao, Raghu Babu and others aptly suited the supporting roles. Kushi fame Mumtaz, Hamsa Nandini sizzled for the special song 'It's Time To Party'.
The story of the film is pretty old. Just like Jalsa, Trivikram Srinivas tried to narrate AD through hilarious comedy tracks and action sequences. He banked heavily on Pawan Kalyan's strengths and he succeeded to a reasonable extent.
The first half was very decent and it was a smooth laugh trip. But there were many fluctuations in the second half's screenplay. The director tried to include certain twists in the second half but they did not work out well. Most importantly the flash back episode was very diluted and was unconvincing and also a couple of emotional scenes seem to be forced and dragged. Trivikram could have focused in making a better second half. The climax too was OK.
The pre-release talk and the title 'Attarintiki Daredi' are in a way misguiding as the movie doesnot show the strong conflict of 'Attha - Alludi Sawaal' (like Chiranjeevi's 'Atthaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu' or Bala Krishna's 'Naari Naari Naduma Murari'). Instead, AD focusses on the struggle of a nephew, who wants to reunite two families and the emotional journey he goes through.
Once again Trivikram's dialogues deserve an applause. He wrote the funny lines and the thought provoking dialogues very well.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad was an asset yet again. The BGM was impressive too. All songs appear as a visual feast. Cinematography by Prasad Murella was very standard and he maintained high quality colour tones through out the film. As always fights by Peter Heins were excellence and suited Pawan's body language. The art work must be appreciated and the editing by Pravin Pudi could have been better as there were quite a few hiccups in the second half.
Bottom Line: Attarintiki Daredi is another clean film like Jalsa from Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram. Compared to story, the focus is more on Pawan Kalyan, his style, comedy episodes and music. And also the balance of family and the commercial elements was alright. You may watch AD for these entertaining aspects!!
Weekend Creations Rating: 3.5/5