January 13, 2010 Y. Sunita Chowdary
Cast: NTR, Nayanatara, Sheela, Brahmanandam and others.
Action: Stun Shiva, Ram-Laxman.
Art: Anand Sai.
Banner: Vaishnavi Arts (P) Ltd.
Cinematography: Chota K. Naidu.
Lyrics: Chandrabose, Ramajogaiah Sastry.
Editing: Goutham Raju.
Music: Devisri Prasad.
Story: Kona Venkat.
Presenter: Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao.
Producer: Vallabhaneni Vamshimohan.
Director: VV Vinayak.
Release Date: January 13, 2010
Adhurs has NTR playing timid guy and the other twin brother is a violent man on a bike with a gun and a girl friend. The first thing on your mind when you watch the movie is to wait for the hero to dance, to find out whether all his bones are perfect, in sync and if he is the same old NTR before the accident occurred. Well, he is more or less perfect. Coming to the story, it's just another old wine in a new bottle. Though NTR dresses up like a priest and speaks like one, the emotional connect is missing.
Rajyalakshmi a Brahmin, had lost her children earlier so when the third one dies during birth, her mother-in-law arranges for a lift of a baby from a woman who had delivered twins and keeps it a secret. Now (Chari) NTR grows up in the priest's family while the other as anticipated is behind ruffians. The main focus is on Narasimha who is out to rescue his father Nasser who is held captive by a don Mahesh Manjrekar. Nasser is out to invent a weapon that can kill people from a laptop. When the mission is accomplished the don wants to finish Nasser but a confusion follows as Chari and his Guru Brahmanandam arrive and he cannot figure out who the real son is Chari or Narasimha.
The film has nothing novel to excite the viewers, the dialogues lack the punch, the lingo is not colourful, it does provide an occasional laugh but that's about it. Infact there are no stand out scenes. Whenever you tend to slip into boredom a song props and seeks your attention.
Adhurs is an old-fashioned story, disguised as cerebral comedy, just cleverly packaged to pass your time. Nayanatara looks pretty, but she is too tall for the hero. She looks equally good in a willowy back in western outfits as well as half sarees. Sheela too, like Nayanatara has nothing much to do, except pout, sulk, or look cheesy. The producer seemed to have spent quite a bit on the cast but the story on paper doesn't quite transform into wholesome entertainment.
In short it's just a fair cocktail. Such films might still ring cash registers if the budget is curtailed. But if one expects the movie to be a hit then we need dialogue and script writers whose aim is to chase excellence. Editing is sound, cinematography is good but the film falls short of expectations as the wordsmith has taken his work for granted. Not a bad film, but not a good one either.