Movie: Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali
Banner: Benchmark Studios
Form: Sudheer Babu, Krithi Shetty, Vennela Kishore, Rahul Ramakrishna, Avasarala, Srikanth Iyengar and others
Music: Vivek Sagar
Cinematography: PG Vinda
Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh
art director: Sahi Suresh
Producers: B Mahendra Babu, Kiran Ballapallic
Director: Mohana Krishna Indraganti
Publication date: Sep 16, 2022
Director Indraganti Mohana Krishna and Sudheer Babu have joined forces for the third time after “Sammohanam” and “V”. Their latest film also featured the latest sensation Krithi Shetty. Amid withheld promotions, the film hit theaters.
Let’s find out its pros and cons.
Naveen (Sudheer Babu), a film director known for delivering blockbuster movies, stumbles upon a video of a beautiful girl. He decides to cast her in his next film and goes in search of her. She turns out to be a doctor.
Dr Alekhya (Krithi Shetty) has little interest in acting. Her family is terrified of the film industry and movies.
Why do Alekhya and her family have such aversion? Why is Naveen so persistent about casting her in his next movie? How does he change Alekhya’s mind?
Performances by artists:
In the role of commercial film director, Sudheer Babu has shown confidence and arrogance. He put in a decent performance, but his act in the emotional sequences in the second half is not up to par. The film is about ‘ammayi’ and Krithi Shetty manages to get it right.
Vennela Kishore as co-director of a Sudheer Babu brings some laughs. Rahul Ramakrishna does it nicely. Srikanth Aiynger as Krithi Shetty’s father is okay.
PG Vinda’s camera work learns with the theme. Vivek Sagar’s music is weak. Lately he’s been playing monotonous tunes. He also fails with the background score. The editor should have been determined to cut out the length and slow pace.
The last half hour
Uneven first half
Like director Indraganti Mohana Krishna’s previous film “Sammohanam”, “Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali” (AAGMC) tries to dispel certain false beliefs about the film industry.
Against the Telugu film industry, AAGMC is off to a slow start. The first hour is devoted entirely to Sudheer Babu’s attempts at directing and his attempts to convince heroine Krithi Shetty to become the lead actress in his film.
The first hour is filled with a few comedic stints, two songs and a boring romantic song. Until the intermission, the film tests patience.
With a flat and thin premise, the director did his best to hold our attention, but only a few parts do the magic, the rest is pretty boring.
The film has an interesting twist in the interval regarding the character of the heroine. That’s a bit surprising. Again, the emotional drive of the film comes to the fore when Sudheer Babu reveals his flashback. These two episodes – the twist and Sudheer Babu’s flashback – stand out in the movie.
Indraganti’s slow story kills the mood after Sudheer Babu’s flashback story ends. The heavy sentiment in the climax leaves us with mixed feelings.
Towards the end of the film, there is a fight scene with a film journalist and a senior film producer. Such series are not only out of sync with the current trend, but also add length to the maturity. The movie needs a lot of cropping. The script writing and editing are not sharp in many places.
All in all, “Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali” has some servings that work. But all in all, it turns out to be a boring affair. With few entertaining portions and a lack of catchy songs, the film makes a fat watch.
Briefly: Too boring