Raj Madiraju's Telugu movie "Andhra Pori", which marks the acting debut of filmmaker Puri Jagannath's son Akash, hit screens on 5 June. "Andhra Pori" is the remake of superhit Marathi romantic entertainer "Time Pass".
"Rushi" fame director Raj Madiraju has taken the plot from the original version and tweaked it, keeping in mind the needs of the Telugu audience.
Newcomers Akash Puri and Ulka Guptha play the lead roles, while Eswari Rao, Arvind Krishna, Dr.Srikanth and Purnima appear in supporting cast.
It is a cute, teenage love story of Class 10 dropout Narsing (Akash), who falls in love with a schoolgirl Prashanthi (Ulka). "Andhra Pori" deals with innocence and funny moments between the young lovers. Every viewer who has crossed teenage, will be able to relate to at least one of the two characters.
In his first attempt, Akash has been successful in impressing the audience as well as critics, who say his performance is the main highlight of the film. Ulka Gupta's glamour and music by Josya Batla are other big attractions of "Andhra Pori".
Here is the "Andhra Pori" movie review roundup by viewers and film critics.
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Done with Akash Puri's #AndhraPori Premier show last Night! Enjoyed watching it along with Akash sitting Next to me last night at PrasadImax If i have to say up about #Andhrapori in just one work then "Brilliant" is the right word! Outstanding performance by Akash & Ulka Gupta!❤ Akash & Ulkha Gupta were Just brilliant with their matured level of acting especially in Emotional scenes they stole the Show❤ #AndhraPori
A faithful remake that has some worthy content in the form of writing and performance. Ignore the drag, watch out for the sanguine note on which it all ends.
Andhra Pori marks for a decent debut for Akash Puri. This young actor has a bright future and would be good if he takes a break and comes back well trained in all departments. A boring first half and dragged out narration are the biggest drawbacks of this film. All those who like teenage love stories might end up liking it, but for the rest it is strictly a below average affair.
Raj Madiraju has chosen a sensitive subject that deals with teenage love and pure emotions. Except for the snail-paced narration, There is nothing much to complain about 'Andhra Pori'. Give it a try if you could bear with its pace...!
Andhra Pori is supposed to be an innocent love story and aimed at providing a feel good entertainment. But makers invariably fail to capture the soul (Innocence in Teenage Love) of the original while replicating the content with our nativity. Those who found promising elements in Raj Mudiraj's debut film "Rushi", will be surprised to see "Andhra Pori". He not only fails as a writer but as a director as well.