Balakrishna dons a triple role in the film, an old man ‘Harishchandra Prasad’, a middle aged ‘Ramakrishna Prasad’ and a young ‘Bobby’. Harischandra Prasad is a popular leader in Rayalaseema and always at the behest to help his people. He decides to build a steel plant which will provide employment to all his people. ‘Ramappa’ (Pradeep Rawat), and his assistant (Kota Srinivasa Rao), are against this and plan to hinder the construction. His son ‘Ramakrishna’ thwarts the plans of bad men and takes the reins of his father. In order to get their ambitions fulfilled, they bring in Bobby, a hit-man from Mumbai, into the picture. How they use Bobby, and whether he succumbs to their pressures or realise what is best for him, forms the rest of the story.
Balakrishna, Lakshmi Rai, Jaya Sudha, Sukanya, Brahmanandam, Pradeep Rawat, Kota Srinivasa Rao, MS Narayana,Venu Madhav, Charan Raj
ML Kumar Choudhary
Music Director :
M L Padma Kumar Chowdhary
Balakrishna’s triple role film Adhinayakudu hit the screens today amongst the claims that this film exhibits the political ambitions of the actor, but turned out to be yet another masala entertainer and has nothing much to offer except for violence, skin show and powerful dialogues. Overall the film does not live up to the expectations it has created.
Performance by Balakrishna in three roles is convincing but not really the best. He has the potential to perform better, but unfortunately some of the scenes make him perform hurriedly which is not good. Most of his acting skills seem to be aimed at front benchers. Lakshmi Rai exhibited her full potential as a glam doll, while Saloni was not capable of even that. Brahmanandam, MS Narayana and Venu Madhav bring some smiles, while Pradeep Rawat and Kota were at their usual best.
There is an interesting twist to the story in the second half, but until then nothing novel comes up.
Technically too, the film has nothing applaudable to offer.
Overall, only die-hard fans of Balakrishna might enjoy this film.