Director: Vishwanath Maganti
Tholubommalata which has Rajendra Prasad in the central role had garnered decent buzz in recent times. At a promotional event, Rajendra Prasad hailed the movie as one of the best in his career increasing the curiosity of the film. The family drama has hit the screens today and let’s see how the audience received it.
Somaraju aka Sodalaraju (Rajendra Prasad) is a respected man in his village and who passed away all of a sudden. His last wish is to see his granddaughter (Daughter’s Daughter) and grandson (son’s son) get married. He stays in the house until his eleventh-day ceremony only to find his family member obsessed with money. He takes the help of Santosh (Vennela Kishore) who is able to see the spirits and instill some good sense in them.
Rajendra Prasad does a good act in the emotional scenes even though he gets overboard in some comedy sequences. Vennela Kishore is the major highlight of the film and evoked good laughter as Angry One-Side lover and the man who is able to see the ghosts. Devi Sri Prasad (Director turned Actor) and Narra Sreenu are good in character with a negative touch. Hero Vishwant and Heroine Harshitha are decent.
Director Vishwanath Maganti took an age-old story and tried to embed commercial elements like comedy and love track. The movie’s subject is very much similar to Aa Naluguru but the director confused himself traveling on two boats. The dialogues of the film are good here and there. The songs have been decent while the background score gives a déjà vu feel. Editing is a big disappointment and a good 20 minutes could have been easily trimmed. The Production Values are appropriate.
As said earlier, Tholubommalata gives you a feeling of Aa Naluguru. The first half has been decent. While we expect some heart-touching scenes of the old man changing their children, the director dedicated most of the second half to the romantic track in office and Rajendra Prasad’s flashback. Vennela Kishore is the major highlight of the film and will bring so much relief to the audience. The makers should be appreciated for their honest intent but the director got confused. The film is not bad but lacks the novelty of the current generation audience
Cast & Crew: Rajendra Prasad, Vennela Kishore, and others.
Producers: Maganti Durga Prasad
Release Date: 22nd November 2019