MOVIE NAME: “Adhugo“
Boxoffice70mm RATING: 1.25/5 (★★★★★)
Starring: Ravi Babu, Abhishek Varma, and Nabha Natesh
Directed by: Ravi Babu
Produced by: Suresh Babu
Banner: Flying Frogs Production, Suresh Productions
Music by: Prashanth Vihari
Release Date: 7th November 2018
A piglet having a place with a child in Gannavaram in Andhra Pradesh is taken by a group. It, in the end, arrives in Hyderabad.
Six-pack Shakti (Ravi Babu), Gutka Gangaraju and Sharjah Shankar (RK) are looking for this piglet for different reasons.
How piglet escapes from them and achieves the child shapes whatever is left of the story.
‘Adhugo ‘is a disappointing fare. This 110 minutes short duration film fails to make audience laugh. However, with no other engaging elements, ADHUGO is a skippable film.
Direction & Written: Director Ravibabu is known for Hatke films, audience are open to accept some crazy stuff here and there – given other aspects are properly handled.
Exhibitions of the considerable number of on-screen characters are terrible to more regrettable. Nabha Natesh of “Nannu Dochukunduvate” has assumed senseless job. Her beau Abhishek Varma truly resembles a doltish as Nabha continues saying in the film. Ravi Babu as Shakti is aggravating.
Ravi Babu is known for making different and interesting movies like ‘Anasuya’, and ‘Nachavule’. At the same time, he has also made inane, quirky comedies like “Ammayilu Abbayilu” and “Party” that have put off the audiences.
His comedy is not palatable for regular moviegoer as he generally tries to generate entertainment from yuck situations. His latest movie “Adhugo” falls in the latter group.
The film begins with a pig narrating (Rajendra Prasad’s voiceover for this pig) a moral story to its kid. It tells how a piglet caused havoc when it crossed the road. Then Bunty the piglet is introduced. But before coming to the main point, we get to see the story of a young couple (played by Abhishek Varma and Nabha Natesh).
Then various characters like Energy Benarjee, Six-pack Shakti, Gutka Gangaraju, Sharjah Shankar, Anger Apparao, Double Agent Damu, Key Kumar are introduced each one having a back story.
Six-pack Shakti is in search of this Bunty to slice her to get the chip that she swallowed. Gutka Gangaraju and Sharjah Shankar are searching for Bunty to win a race as it the pig has three tattoos on her body which is a good omen. All these threads are interwoven.
Till the interval, we don’t get to see the Bunty’s action but the silly comedy scenes on various gangs go on. Post-interval, focus shifts on Bunty’s escapades but those sequences have failed to generate laughs.
Instead, Ravi Babu has come up with his brand of inane comedy: Gutka Gangaraju spits on his assistants, Sharjah Shankar’s wife always badmouths him, a guy is chased when he’s having bath and he runs naked, etc. And a piglet poops on the face of Gangaraju. It turns even clumsy later.
All in all, “Adhugo” is bore to the core. The film is full of chaotic sequences with over the top comedy, bad jokes. It is totally avoidable for good of your health. Adhugo Review