Lucky (Manchu Vishnu) is a happy-go-lucky guy from Chitoor. He gets into good situations which ultimately tend to go Kaput. For this reason his father (Jayaprakash) is averse towards him. Lucky relocates to Hyderabad and there he falls in love with Positive Padma (Hansika). Meanwhile JK (MVV Sathaynarayana) is a supposedly dreaded don who hatches a plan around Demonetization. How Lucky gets involved in it and what happens to his relationship with his father forms the rest of the story.
How is this movie different?
- Nothing much. Hansika is back to Telugu films after a 2 year hiatus.
Starcast – Manchu Vishnu, Hansika, Prabhas Seenu, MVV Sathyanarayana, Shravan, Jayaprakash, Posani Krishna Murali, Sathyam Rajesh, Vennela Kishore etc
Music – Praveen Lakkaraju, Achhu
Cinematography – PG Vinda
Art – Chinna
Dialogues – Diamond Ratnababu
Story and Direction – Raaj Kiran
Producer – MVV Satyanarayana
How did the Actors Perform?
Manchu Vishnu acted as per the template he created with Doosukeltha movie. His objective appears as if he wants to take Allari Naresh’s slot mixing it with some action scenes. He fitted well in the role of Lucky. Being back to Telugu films after a break, there is a distinctive change in Hansika’s looks. Hope it is just a Styling issue. Prabhas Seenu and Satyam Rajesh contributed very well in the first half. Vennela Kishore had a brief role.
The Producer M.V.V.Satyanarayana himself played the Villian role. Despite having a background track, strong dubbed voice, dark sun glasses and expensive suits as props, there still is a Junior Artiste feel about him. Mohan Babu made a doze and miss appearance in one song.
How did the Technicians fare?
Director Raaj Kiran started off on a very good note. In fact for the first 30 mins the film almost appeared to be at ‘Express Raja’ level. But the script meandered out completely in the second half. The Sets and Cinematography were impressive in the first half. Music is Bad. They even went as far as 1998 to rip off a Remo Fernandez song called ‘O Meri Munni’. There is not much lag though, run time of the film is just 2 hours on Day 1.
Release Date – 26th Jan, 2017
Super Telugu Take –
Luckunnodu is not as good as Manchu Vishnu’s recent films, at the same time it is not a headache inducing movie. It comprises of an entertaining first half and a bland second half. People who watch most Telugu films can go and watch this film without fear. People who are selective in movie viewing lose nothing by skipping this.
Super Telugu Rating – 2.75/5