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Mogudu Pellam Review :
'Mogudu Pellam' an entertaining experiment
By B. Anuradha, Indo-Asian News Service
Banner: Sri Ramalayam banner; Producer: Anathkumar; Director: Venky; Music: Kabuli; Cast: Raja, Shreya, Brahmanandam
Director Venky brings together in "Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu" handsome Raja and pretty Shreya to play a newly-wed couple faced with an intruder at home. It is a unique plot revolving around only the three characters.
The film is an experiment by producer Ananthkumar since it is devoid of clichéd ingredients of Telugu movies. It would be good for Telugu cinema if it wins audience appreciation.
Young Raja, after doing a few insignificant roles, came into limelight as a 'lover boy' in "Anand". Now, he has picked a unique plot displaying his taste for variety. He plays a US-retuned guy who marries a village girl.
Shreya, once a hot contender for the top slot, hit a lean patch with flops like "Naa Alludu" and "Subhas Chandra". But she proves her mettle here as a teasing wife.
Ace comedian Brahmanandam, recently honoured with a doctorate by the Nagarjuna University, evokes laughter as a petty robber. He unknowingly hides in the nuptial room and witnesses the petty quarrels of the couple.
Venky showed promise by blending sport with love in his earlier film "Kabbadi Kabbadi".
This time he relies on realism. It is difficult to engage the audience with just one location and three characters, but he manages to succeed.
Young producer Anathkumar intends to make his mark with experimental films and his maiden attempt is entertaining and encouraging.