::: Dookudu Curtain Raiser :::

  • G. Ramesh Babu presents
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Dookudu - Daring & Dashing

Run Time : 2hrs 45min

Cast : Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Prakash Raj, Suman, Dr Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivas Rao, Sonu Sood, Shayaji Shinde, Nazar, M S Narayana, Dharmavarapu Subrahmaniam, Tanikella Bharani, Giribabu, Subba Raju, Brahmaji, Ajay, Chandra Mohan, Master Bharath, Sonia, Supreeth, Shafi, Aditya Menon, Ijaaz Khan, Vinod Jevanth, Bharath, Siva Reddy, Sudha, Pragathi, Satya Krishnan, Surekha Vani, Rajitha, Vinaya Prasad, Saranya, Baby Shreya Varma, Senthil, Giridhar, Prabhakar, Sravan, Parvati Melton, etc.

Art: A. S. Prakash

Editor: M R Varma

Costumes: Mamata Anand, Roopa Vytla

Choreography: Raju Sundaram, Dinesh, Shobi

Stunts: Vijay

Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry, Viswa, Bhaskarbhatla

Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Rahul Nambiar, Karthik, Rita, Ramya N. S., Navin Madhav, Ranjith, Divya, Ramajogayya Sastry, Koti, Megha, Ranina Reddy, Vardhini Thaman

Camera: K V Guhan and Prasad Murella

Story: Gopi Mohan

Dialogues: Kona Venkat

Music: S. Sai Thaman

Producers: Anil Sunkara, Achanta Gopichand, Achanta Ram

Screenplay - Direction: Sreenu Vytla

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# Sreenu Vytla has so far been known for comic family entertainers, but with Dookudu, he decided to shift gears given the lackluster performance of his previous two outings. Keeping Mahesh's image in mind, this time Sreenu concentrated on an action packed sentimental family entertainer with the relationship between father and son (Prakash Raj and Mahesh) forming the crux of the plot. Sreenu, however, took care not to miss his usual comic entertainment with the likes of M S Narayana, Dr. Brahmanandam and Mahesh contributing hugely to those elements. Also, after a long time, one will see full fledged family episodes in a Mahesh film, ingredients that have been missing since Athadu. Samantha, opposite Mahesh, will be a fresh combination and the teasers and print publicity material already attest to a good pairing. Buzz is that Parvati Melton's retro item number will bring the audience to their feet.

# K.V. Guhan's photography is expected to be a highlight of the film. S. S. Thaman's tunes are already popular and will increase in popularity as the audiences flock to the theaters. Vijay's stunts are another highlight of the film. Kona Venkat's dialogues have already received ample publicity, but there is more than has been revealed. Gopi Mohan's story has plenty of twists and surprises in store. Mahesh has been instrumental in supporting and encouraging the team of Sreenu Vytla, Anil Sunkara, Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta, Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan in getting out of their comfort zone and attempting a big canvas extravaganza.

# Mahesh has already raised expectations sky high on Dookudu by tweeting that Sreenu Vytla has given him the best film in his career. The producers have also raised expectations by retaining distribution rights in major territories. Releasing on September 23 worldwide with the highest number of prints for a Telugu movie and tremendous pre-release publicity not seen before for a Mahesh film, Dookudu is all set to take in record openings if the opening day word of mouth spreads positively across the state. Privately, Mahesh has been opining that after Dookudu, Sreenu Vytla can be referred to as "Super Director." September 23 will reveal whether Sreenu will rightfully earn that moniker.

Writeup By COOL CAT for www.princemahesh.com