Director S Mohan's Telugu movie Sachin Tendulkar Kadu (Kadhu), which released in theatres on 13 March, has received mixed reviews and average ratings from the film critics.
"Sachin Tendulkar Kadu" revolves around the story of Sachin, a mentally-retarded boy suffering from brain Tumor. He is a die-hard fan of cricket and Tendulkar. He wants to participate in Inter-school tournament and his sister Swathi, who is an industrialist, approaches cricket coach Venkatesh to train him. He is hospitalized before the match day. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
Master Snehit, Suhasini Maniratnam and Venkatesh Prasad have played the roles of Sachin, Swati and Venkatesh, respectively. They have delivered good performances, which are the main attractions of the film. The producers have managed to have decent production values in the movie, say the critics.
"Sachin Tendulkar Kadu" has an interesting concept, but the director has failed in narrating the same in a convincing way, opine the critics. The film has rated an average of 2 out 5. We bring you the film critics' verdict on "Sachin Tendulkar Kadu". Continue to read the same below.
Sachin Tendulkar Kadu had a perfect set up for a good message oriented flick. But the way it has been narrated leaves a lot to be desired. This film will be liked by the children because of their interest in cricket. Regular audience who are looking out for some fun can give this film a miss.
Sachin.. Tendulkar Kadhu story has the potential to strike vibes with cinegoers of all ages, but the script hovers between convincing and least convincing mode. For a film that is supposed to tug at your heartstrings, this one hardly manages to touch them and except for few moments, it hardly had any of the characters or situations to make an impact on you. Overall, Sachin Tendulkar Kadhu could have been about dream, inspiration and aspiration, instead it is plain mawkish.
The first half of the movie is quite interesting and second half moves with slow pace. Editing of the movie is below par. Background music is okay. Verdict: Cricket fans can watch Sachin Tendulkar Kadu movie one time...Others may neglect it...