Cast: Nara Rohit, Jagapathi Babu, Darshana, Brahmanandam and others
Director: Paruchuri Murali
Producers: Vaasireddy Ravindra, Vaasireddy Sivaji, Vaddapudi Jithendra
Music: Sai Karthik
Release date: 24th August 2018
Irrespective of hit or flop, Nara Rohit has been busy with back to back films. Though the success rate is quite disappointing, he draws the audience for the unique content in his movies. Next in line is his new film Atagallu which also has Jagapathi Babu in a powerful role. The murder mystery has hit the screens today and let’s see whether Nara Rohit can score a hit with this or not.
Siddharth (Nara Rohit) is a famous movie director who gets arrested on the suspicion of killing his wife (Darshana). During the course of the case, a Veerendra (Jagapathi Babu), a renowned public prosecutor fights Siddharth’s case and sets him free of the criminal charges.
But, the twist in the tale arises when Veerendra finds out that the murder mystery has a different angle. What is this angle and who actually killed Darshana and how does Veerendra solve this murder mystery? That forms the rest of the story.
Jagapathi Babu who is on a roll with interesting roles gets yet another powerful role as a prosecutor. All the scenes in the courtroom are quite interesting.
Nara Rohit seems thrown out of place in his role during the first half but catches up well as the film and his role take different turns.
Subbaraju gets an interesting role as a negative cop.
Darshana makes a decent debut and looks good in her emotional role. Looks wise, she is decent and manages to make an impact. The confrontational scenes between Jagapathi Babu and Rohit have been designed quite well in the second half and create some interest factor as long as they are on the screen.
Though the movie’s storyline is good, the way it narrated seems too old and the movie falls flat right from the word go. A little girl is shown coming out of a coma just for two minutes which looks silly and over the top.
Senior comedian Brahmanandam irritates you to no extent with his silly comedy which does not evoke any laughs but also sidetracks the film completely.
The director failed to establish the plot properly and as a result, the first half goes for a toss completely. Barring Subbaraju, the supporting cast is horrible and look over the top with their acts.
The writing is amateurish and a few scenes are so old that we have already seen them in hundreds of movies earlier. Nara Rohit’s character is not justified properly in the second half. The lead up to the climax is dull and the way the film is ended leaves a lot to be desired.
On the whole, ‘Aatagallu’ is an insipid murder mystery which can be forgotten easily.