Jan 2, 2009

2008 Headache Telugu movies

2008 has started on dull note but is finally ending with good results. Small films like Nachchavule brought cheers to the industry and there is hope that Tollywood still can provide us some gems occasionally. Yet, this year has been a very disappointing one. Except a few movies like Gamyam, Kotta Bangaru Lokam, Vinaykudu, Ashta Chemma and Nachchavule, none of the movies (including the blockbusters) are good content wise. Not a single trend-setting movie released this year. More than the blockbusters, Telugu audiences this year suffered with pain-in-the neck movies. Here is the list of movies that gave us headaches.

1. Aapada Mokkula Vaadu
(One wonders Posani really does know what direction is. There is a scene in the movie where hero Naga Babu cuts off genital of a villain and puts it in a freezer. That is the height of perversion. Such absurd scenes are aplenty in the movie).

2. Okka Magadu
(This much-hyped film not only brought bad name to director YVS but also the film’s hero Balakrishna. After the release, NBK confessed that he started the movie without hearing the script, as he blindly believed the director. Not that there are no other disasters in NBK’s career but this one takes the cake.)

3. Krishnarjuna
(On any day, we can watch Bruce Almighty any number of times than this big bore.)

4. Kathanayakudu
(This is biggest flop in Rajni’s career after disaster Baba. This film showed that P.Vasu urgently needs to bid adieu to direction!).

5. Baladoor
(Why did producer Suresh Babu make us to go through this torture? What was the director thinking when he made this film that no Telugu channel is airing '70s movies, so he wanted to offer such movie?)

6. Salute
(New director Rajashekar must have not known that a film has only one climax, not several ones. Like Buy One Get free, the movie offers two movies on one ticket.)

7. Mallepuvvu
(Perhaps this is only film that takes the credit for running only two days in the theatres. Joke is that when Bhumika went to a theatre with her gang of friends to watch the movie, audiences started shouting at Bhumika for selecting such insipid flick.)

8. Three
(This is most eccentric, absurd movie that released in 2008. Verdict: Don’t dig your own graveyard.)

9. Keka
(2008 showed that the so-called magic of Teja is finally and completely ended.)

10. Neninthe
(After Bachi and Andhrawala, Neninthe is biggest dud in Puri’s career.)

Following are also deserve to be in the list..

1) Andamaina Manasulo (It proved that music director R.P.Patnaik should stay away from acting and direction too.) 2) Nee Sukhame Ne Korutunna (TV soap operas look better than this) 3) Adi Vishnu 4) Sangamam 5) Ankith Pallavi Friends 6) Kousalya Supraja Rama 7) Deepavali 8) Dongala Bandi 9) Ek Police 10) Chedugudu.