Movie: Silly Fellows
Direction: Bheemaneni Srinivasa Rao
Behind the Screens:
Allari Naresh who is out of form for a long time and Sunil who began his second innings as a comedian after running out of luck with hero roles have pinned all their hopes on their next film, Silly Fellows. Let us see how the audience receives the movie releasing Today.
MLA Jacket Janakiram (Jayaprakash Reddy) and his men (Allari Naresh and Sunil) are loyal followers of a State Minister who passes away. The Minister amasses huge money through corrupt means and leaves all that to Jacker Janakiram, who loses his memory in an accident. Coming to know this, the Minister’s Brother-in-law (Posani Krishna Murali) is angry and is after Jacket and his gang to grab the riches of the Minister. What happens next in his pursuit forms the rest.
Allari Naresh and Sunil have got the roles they have been doing ages and needless to say, they walked through them effortlessly. Heroines – Chitra Shukla and Nandini Rai are just okay. Jayaprakash Reddy plays a vital role in the movie and he stole the show with some excellent show. Brahmi is good in a limited role. Posani Krishna Murali, Raja Ravindra, and others are okay.
Bheemaneni Srinivasa Rao is okay as a director with this remake project. He tried to add comedy here and there in his own style. The movie basically has no story whatsoever and is focused only on entertaining the audience. He is a success to that extent. The songs scored by Sri Vasanth are disappointing and the background score has been decent. Camera work by Anish Tharun Kumar is adequate while editing by Gautham Raju is okay. Production Values are okay.
Silly Fellows is the Remake of Tamil hit ‘Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran’ is a formulaic comedy movie. It is passable with decent comedy here and there without not much of substance in the form of a story. The second half works better while the romance gives you a forced feeling. JP is hilarious especially with that episode of narrating a story from 5 o’clock multiple times. Finally, Silly Fellows is an average fare.
Silly Fellow: Formulaic But Passable Comedy
Cast: Allari Naresh, Sunil, Chitra Shukla, Nandini Rai, JP, Posani, Brahmi, and others
Producer: Kiran Reddy and Bharath Chowdary
DOP: Anish Tharun Kumar
Music: Sri Vasanth
Editor: Goutham Raju
Banner: People Media Factory
Release Date: 7th September 2018