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‘Adhurs’ is just about fine

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Jr. NTR in a scene from ‘Adhurs’
Jr. NTR in a scene from ‘Adhurs’

Film: Adhurs

Cast: Jr. NTR, Nayanatara, Sheela and Brahmanandam

Director: V.V. Vinayak

It was supposed to rock, but didn’t quite get there. But sure, NTR’s super levels of energy were surely visible, be it in the fights or dances. And there were two femme fatales -- Nayanatara and the sizzling Sheela!

That’s ‘Adhurs’, the film directed by V.V. Vinayak for you, produced by Vallabhaneni Vamshi Mohan. The film attracted so much publicity that people were looking forward to seeing it, despite the ban on its screening imposed by the TRS.

Familiar line

It’s the familiar story of twins who get separated at birth. Narasimha (NTR) gets raised by a single mother and he becomes an undercover agent to a top cop. Chari (NTR) is brought up by a family of traditional Hindu priests. A gang of baddies (Ashish Vidyarthi and Mahesh Manjrekar) are in search of the family of a top scientist.

The rest of the story is about the relationship between the scientist and the twins and the comedy generated by switching between the characters. NTR in two roles is pretty easy with the diction. His dances are amazing and accord the ‘mass kick’ in the title song that comes before the climax.

The humour component is adequately handled by Brahmanandam who hogs the limelight as a Hindu priest who ‘maintains’ the family of Nayanatara. In combination with NTR he ensures that there is enough entertainment. Mahesh Manjrekar is wasted due to poor characterisation. Nassar, Sayaji Shinde and Asish Vidyarthi are alright.

SURESH KRISHNAMOORTHY


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