Vishwa (Allari Naresh), a conman who leads life with certain principles, was approached by Jahnavi (Eesha) with an attractive deal that’s really hard to turn down. The task is to cheat 3 High-Profile People (namely Maharandam [Tanikella], Seshagiri Rao [Rao Ramesh], Bhale Babu [Posani]) in the society. Why Jahnavi wishes to take revenge on these three powerful people and How does Vishwa deceive the trio using his tricks forms the rest of the story.
Allari Naresh: ‘Bandipotu’ marks the makeover of this Comedy Hero. Apart from trying new avatar, attempting different body language and giving settled performance when required, Naresh uses his trademark comic timing to create more impact throughout the course of the movie.
After making debut with ‘Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha’, This beauty waited for over an year to sign her second Telugu flick and she does justice to her role.
Saptagiri as TV5 Reporter entertains. Srinivas Avasarala does a pretty good job. Sampoornesh Babu as Naresh’s Friend is completely wasted. Tanikella Bharani uses his years of experience to good effect. Posani as politician and Rao Ramesh as businessman are impressive. Shraddha Das sizzles in the Item Number. Rest of the cast does a fine job.
Director Indraganti Mohana Krishna carved a niche for himself with his choice of film. When a filmmaker of his calibre teams up with a hero like Allari Naresh who has got a terrific comic timing, Audience expect the film to be an out-and-out entertainer but ‘Bandipotu’ is upto the mark.
Kalyani Konduri’s music is pretty good. PG Vinda’s Cinematography is laudable. Dialogues are well written. Editing is decent enough. EEV Cinema Banner’s rich production values are an asset.
Allari Naresh banked heavily on the track record of Indraganti Mohana Krishna (Grahanam, Astha Chamma, Golconda High School, Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha) as a filmmaker. Although ‘Bandipotu’ starts on a slow note, The momentum picks-up from the pre-Interval and it entertains to some extent from thereafter till the very end.
Allari Naresh hasn’t scored a hit after ‘Sudigadu’ (2012) and hence Openings willn’t be too good for ‘Bandipotu’. Audience in B and C centres willn’t embrace this movie which
lacks mass comedy. Success of ‘Bandipotu’ largely depends on A Centres