Updated | March 3, 2017 22:34 IST
Name: Kittu Unnadu Jagratha
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Entertainment
Production: AK Entertainments
Cast: Raj Tarun, Anu Emmanuel, Naga Babu, Raja Ravindra, Pruthvi, Raghu Babu, Praveen, Sudarshan and others.
Story: Srikanth Vissa
Dialogues: Sai Madhav Burra
Cinematography: B. Rajashekar
Editor: M.R. Varma
Music: Anup Rubens
Producer: Ramabrahmam Sunkara
Direction: Vamsi Krishna
Release Date: 03-03-2017
We use a ‘Beware of Dogs’ sign on the gates of our houses to scare off intruders. This is a film titled ‘Kittu Unnadu Jagratha’ (Beware of Kittu), to scare off dogs. We have heard of making illegal money through crime. But this movie brings forth the concept of making money by kidnapping dogs. With the new director Vamsi Krishna, featuring Raj Tarun as the protagonist, this film engulfs us in thrilling romance and comedy. This movie hit the screens this Friday. Let’s see how it fared.
Story: A sincere IT officer tries to determine whether the man his daughter has fallen in love with is in it for the money or for her love. His small effort causes a series of events which the movie revolves around. An orphan engineer, Krishna Murthy – aka Kittu, works as a mechanic with his friends in a garage they opened together. He falls in love with a girl named Janaki, falling for he caring a selfless nature. One day she forgets a bag in his garage containing Rs. 25 lakhs. But when she returns for it, the bag is lost. So Kittu and his friends loan the money and pay her. The rowdies they took the money from cause him and his friends trouble. During this period, they find a pet dog and return it to the owner. They get money gifted to them for it. They decide to get into kidnapping dogs for money to pay off the rowdies and escape the problems caused by them. Janaki finds out about this and she splits with Kittu. At the same time, the IT Department raids the house of an AR who blackmails celebrities with their secrets to make money. An IT officer, Janaki’s fahter, takes a safe that holds all the AR’s secrets and puts it in the room where they store seized items. Kittu and his friends decide to kidnap a dog from a wealthy family, and the villain AR decides to kidnap the IT officer’s daughter, Janaki, to get the keys to the seizure room. What happens next? Will Kittu and Janaki end up together? The rest of the story will answer these questions.
Analysis: The film ran smoothly throughout and did not fail to entertain. The first half concentrates on the romance between the hero and the heroin as well as the dog kidnapping parts, which adds a lot of comedic value to the film. Kittu and Janaki split up and Janaki gets kidnapped before the interval, making the film a thriller comedy. The coordination between the story writer Srikanth Vissa and the Director really worked out well. The scenes that featured the kidnap pandemonium, police chases and the heroine’s rescue were very well shot. Even though the story is not completely based on a new concept, the locations selected for the film created a smooth running screenplay. Although, the climax lasted longer than it should have. The villain’s character was portrayed as a strong personality in the beginning of the film, but later turned out to be a comedic personality. This wasn’t so good. The scene where the IT department took away the safe seemed silly. Prithvi’s character entertains well but the character was stretched more than required. Every role in the film is used to build up the story which made it more appealing. All the scenes were well connected. The dialogues Sai Madhav Burra scattered throughout the film were humorous. The songs were good. The movie showed fine production values. The cinematography by Raja Shekar and the editing as well as the music by Anup Rubens worked well in the film. The film clearly shows the director’s ability to manage all the aspects of film-making.
Actor Performances: Raj Tarun put up an energetic performance and portrayed the emotion of fear and agony very well. He also wrote the lyrics to a song in this movie. Anu Emmanuel was beautiful from the beginning to the end. Arfaj Khan did not disappoint with his acting. Nagababu, Raghubabu, Raja Ravindra, Praveen and Vennela Kishore played their roles well beyond the extent of their characters. Prithvi’s role added a lot of comedic value.
The Villain’s Character Becoming Shallow
Final Verdict: A film that upholds the image of good entertainment
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