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Movie: Shankardada Zindabad(☼☼☼)

Cast: Chiranjeevi, Karishma Kothak Srikanth, Sadha, Sayaji Shinde, Raja, PawanKalyan (SA)

Music: Devi Sri Prasad

Producer: Ravishankar and Gemini Kiran

Direction: Prabhu Deva

Likes : I made a strong note to myself before watching the movie that 1) This movie should not be compared with Lage Raho Munnabhai and 2) Also not to expect young Chiru performances as he used to do in Gang Leader or Gharana Mogudu.These two thoughts I believe by themselves dilute the whole movie experience.”Shankardada Zindabad” , the sequel in the Shankardada series is perhaps the most eagerly awaited Chiru movie of the year .This one was supposed to be a sequel like Lage Raho Munnabhai it has a story of its own and its refreshingly original and no connection with the first movie except the Chiru and Srikanth and their gang.First half was like a cool breeze with light comedy and Chiru steps.The title song does have some mega star steps with surprise appearance of few known actors in the song.Devi did a good job with couple of songs by matching the beat required for Chiru. As always Chiru excels in the role of Shankardada and he is well companioned by Srikanth. I felt director Prabhu Deva did justice to Srikanth in the movie by making him appear in most scenes of the movie,The first of the sequel (MBBS) had Chiru for entire length of the movie on the screen.

Dislikes : Second half is a drag and a bit boring with poor editing. Music is also some what weakest link of this film. Though couple of songs by themselves did not blend well with the story and songs are not that catchy that you want to throw CD in your car to listen multiple times during your commute. I believe that is inherent problem with Devi’s music that you always feel that you have heard this tune before which makes the song uninteresting.The actress ‘Karishma Kotak’ did not suit to Chiru as well as to the story.Being a radio jockey , Kotak looked dull and I felt the chemistry between Ciru and Kotak bombed and traditionally knowing only few actress blend well with Chiru style and steps, directors repeatedly do this mistake.Trisha and Aaarthi Agarwal cannot match where as Sonali Bendre or Radha (yeah our old Chiru Radha) combination is what makes Chiru movies golden and platinum jubilees.The actress is biggest disappointment to the movie.

The emotional scenes of Chiru during press conference of chemical imbalance is not directed and edited properly.The whole movie I felt fell apart during these scenes.I expected Chiru to do ‘Apathbandawadu’ style emotional performance.Knowing the director ‘Prabhu Deva’ probably every one expected there will be some unique chiru steps but hardly we noticed any in this movie.Also looked like Chiru did put on some weight in this movie.

On the whole “Shankardada Zindabad” is okay movie to watch. If you are a die hard fan of Chiru like me then you will enjoy every chiru moment of the movie.


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Posted By: Kalyan | Date: August 1, 2007 | Categories: Movies

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