Shankar Pehalvan, a.k.a ANDHRAWALA (NTR), is the leader of labor from Andhra in Mumbai. Shankar fights with the mafia don Bade Mia (Sayaji Shinde) and in the process Andhrawala also becomes a don. In the ensuing mafia feud, Bade Mia kills Shankar and his wife (Sanghavi).....
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Shankar Pehalvan, a.k.a ANDHRAWALA (NTR), is the leader of labor from Andhra in Mumbai. Shankar fights with the mafia don Bade Mia (Sayaji Shinde) and in the process Andhrawala also becomes a don. In the ensuing mafia feud, Bade Mia kills Shankar and his wife (Sanghavi). Basha (Benarjee) - a trusted lieutenant of Sankar - takes away the kid to rescue him from Bade Mia. When mafia goons follow him, Basha leaves the kid on a footpath besides a beggar and leaves. The kid, Munna (NTR), is raised in a slum area. While Basha is in search of Munna to safeguard him, Bade Mia is in search of him to avenge the death of his son in the hands of Shankar. Thanks to the similarities in appearance of father and son, Basha and Bade Mia recognize that Munna is son of Sankar. Munna gets to know his identity and the story of his father and his death from Basha. In the meanwhile, Bade Mia men descend to Hyderabad to kill Munna. Munna decides to take the battle to Bade Mia and goes to Mumbai to confront with Bade Mia face to face. The rest of the story is all about how Munna succeeds in his personal vendetta.
NTR performed well in the role of Munna as a committed youngster with loads of mass charecterization. His dance movements are as fluid as it can get and he attempted doing variety steps in 'Naire' song with good success. His comedy in first half is firstrate. However, the get up for the role of 'Andhrawala', that appears for very small time on screen, resembles that of Raja Sekhar's in Maa Annayya.Screenplay of the film lacks the proper format. Its very slow in first half and its very rapid in second half. Puri Jagan targeted hardcore masses in this film and moulded characterization of the protagonist accordingly. You can find heroine dominating love proceedings in this film in contrast to Jagan's latest films (Idiot, ANOTA, Shivamani) where hero dominates heroine. Though the direction is quite satisfactory in the first half, the things go haywire in the second half. The last 30 minutes of the film witnesses loads of gun fire and killing spree where many persons are killed at a rapid pace.
TeluguOne Perspective :
It's unimaginable to see Andhrawala taking the box office by storm. We'll tell you why, the Andhrawala style: It simply doesn't match up to the standards, We'll tell you when we remember and it doesn't appeal to junta that cannot count also. NTR Jr. has done a good job and has his moments with the masses. Masses, of course, mean Rakshita. And as said earlier, she's in there only for the masses. Or may be she's in there because Puri Jagannath thought to spice up the drag. While he was at it, he must've accidentally spilled some into his eyes. The film looks like the workmanship of a man without any clear vision.