Movie: Achari America
Direction: G Nageswara Reddy
Behind the Screens:
Manchu Vishnu’s career is being battered by back to back disasters. The actor’s market is eroding with every flop. He has pinned high hopes on G Nageshwara Reddy’s Achari America Yatra as the director delivered a couple of hits in the past. Let us see how the movie releasing today fares with the audience.
Appalacharya (Brahmanandham) is a reputed Brahmin who performs Homams and Vrathams. Krishnamacharya (Manchu Vishnu) is a member of his troop who falls for an NRI, Renuka (Pragya Jaiswal) while performing homam in a house. But an incident there lands the Brahmin Troop in trouble. To save themselves, Krishnamacharya and Appalacharya go to the United States. What happens next in their story forms the rest.
Vishnu and Brahmanandham have donned such roles previously and they walked through the roles effortlessly. They did a fine job with the expressions and dialogue delivery. Pragya Jaiswal is beautiful. Posani, Prudhvi, Surekha Vani, Satya Krishnan, Praveen, Prabhas Seenu and others have performed to the level of expectations. Pradeep Rawath, Thakoor Anup Singh are okay as Antagonists.
G Nageswara Reddy is proven to be a master in handling comedy films but failed in this movie. The movie is decent in technical fronts. Siddharth’s camera work is good as he captured some good locales of India as well as the USA. Thaman came up with decent songs particularly the song of Srinivasudu is very impressive. Production Values are good.
The story has ample scope for comedy but somehow the execution is a bit let down. Even though there are some laughs here and there, as a whole, the film is pretty ordinary. Many episodes in the film are devoid of logics. Almost every scene you see give you a feeling that you have already watched it previously. The story starts slow and the comedy sets in when the story moves to America. The scenes in which the villain gang are after them are funny. The second half is a bit funny when compared to the first half but not great. The climax sequences are again disappointing. As a whole, Achari America Yatra is a below average entertainer due to poor execution of a decent story.
Achari America Yatra: Poor Execution of A Decent Product
Cast: Manchu Vishnu, Pragya Jaiswal, Brahmanandham, and Others
Writer: Diamond Swamy
Screenplay and Direction: G Nageswara Reddy
Producers: Kittu, Kirthi Chowdary
DOP: R Siddharth
Music: SS Thaman
Editor: MR Varma
Banner: Padma Pictures
Release Date: 27th April 2018