Our family watched Dookudu this weekend at CinePlanet, Kompally. We booked our tickets a few days in advance and hence opted out of some of the personal obligations for relatives. To our surprise, my brother’s family also booked their tickets for the same movie, same place and the same show.
Right from the word go, we enjoyed the movie’s subtle comedy. Kudos to the timing of Mahesh, Brahmi and M S Narayana. Rest of the cast did their bit too, to ensure that there is continuous dose of comedy in the otherwise routine screenplay and/or movie. Mahesh carried the movie in its entirety on his shoulders. Samantha looked like an on-demand cloud computing instance – she is there only when needed by a song or a scene with the lead actor. A couple of songs looked better on screen than while listening to the audio. I really liked the choreography of the title song Nee Dookudu. So is the song Chulbulee. I personally felt Itu Raaye song could have been pictured better.
Final verdict from four of us: Two called it above average. Two called it thoroughly enjoyable. I personally started waiting for the DVD.