Cast: Prabhas, Trisha Krishnan, Sanjana, Dr. Mohan Babu, Subbaraju, Ali, Sunil, M. S. Narayana, Srinivasa Rao Kota & Others
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Producer: K. S. Rama Rao
Cinematography: Shyam K. Naidu
Music Director: Sandeep Chowta
Singers: Mark Lazaro, Anaida, Sandeep Chowta, Shruti Patak, Pradeep Somasundaran, Sonu Kakkar & Nikita Nigam
Lyricist(s): Bhaskarabhatla & Kandikonda
Sometimes extra spices give rise to acidity and that’s the same case with Puri Jagannadh’s Bujjigadu. It has got mass, Prabhas and everything to entertain but it’s has serious network problems.
Bujjigadu is the story of Bujji (Prabhas) and Chitti (Trisha) who are childhood friends. Just a small fight and they end up being away from each other for twelve years. Bujji settles in the land of Thalaiva (Rajinikanth), Chennai. After twelve long years of exile, he comes back to Hyderabad to search her. During this he gets involved in a deal to murder a goon who is none other than the brother of Chitti, Shivanna (Mohan Babu). The rest follows with regular killing spree and the love birds union.
Puri Jagannadh is one of the directors who can’t make movies without the raw and the power packed action in their movies and why would they when their movies rock big time. The mannerisms and the mass-iness has always been his cup of tea and same exists for Bujjigadu. But here, he carelessly tells the tale with extremely slow fights or rather lengthy fights which bore you till death and those love scenes at places which doesn’t even make an impact on you. Not to point only bad things but yes, there are many good things in the movie like few scenes between the protagonists and some at Sivanna’s house between Bujji and Sivanna.
These days, comedy is just added to spice up things and sometimes to cover up the short runtime of the movie. Bujjigadu is full of comedy and the one-liners are an asset for this film. The telephonic calls by Bujji to Chitti and some scenes with M. S. Narayana will surely bring a smile on your face. But the flaw lies with Ali’s character; he’s unnecessarily stuffed into the movie. He forcibly entertains the audience with his not-so-funny stuff. Seriously, a talented artist goes to vain here. Sunil was good at places.
Prabhas justified his role. He was tough and comic too and outweighed everyone. If Bujjigadu has very little goodness in it then all credits to Prabhas. Trisha was fine and was restricted to songs and few scenes. Sanjana was being introduced in this movie but ended up being a side heroine as the sister of Chitti. Comedians did their job well, except Ali, but it isn’t his fault and all the blame goes onto the script writer. Mohan Babu, Subbaraju and Kota Srinivasa Rao were good in their respective roles.
Music by Sandeep Chowta is unconventional and has been proven as a grower on many. Many do feel it isn’t Puri Jagan’s style soundtrack but it does sound good. BGM work is neatly done. Coming to the visual appearance of the songs, they were vibrant although, they were obstructing the plot.
Dialogues are an asset to the film. Puri Jagannadh is a skilled craftsman in writing witty as well as appealing dialogues.
This movie has a big flaw in it i.e., why would two kids separate from each other for twelve long years for such a small thing. Come on Puri Jagannadh you got to be good at hypnotizing to impress someone with this.
The screenplay of the movie is just like your mobile network in a remote village. It keeps you connected but most of the time it’s out of coverage.
On the whole, Bujjigadu would’ve been a good one but has been wasted by lengthy fights and stereotypic love scenes. There are few scenes to look after but that just constitutes 1/3 rd of the movie. No need to watch this movie in hurry (It’s already a month now after its release), rather rent a DVD when it comes out.