Having a hit in kitty is every actor wants. Without a hit they feel insecure and chances for medium and small range heroes go down. They work so hard and follow formulaic and minimum guarantee subjects which are easily received by audience. Vishnu Manchu is one hero who has not any hit in his kitty in the past years. He is trying his best to entertain but not getting hits. He is following formulaic subjects and is coming with Luckunnodu, which is directed by Raaj Kiran of Geethanjali and Tripura fame which is produced by MVV Satyanarayana on his MVV Cinema banner. It is being co-starred by Hansika Motwani for the third time with Vishnu Manchu after Dhenikaina Ready and PPT. Let’s see how it works on us as it is releasing today.

Story

A still from Luckonnodu
A still from Luckonnodu

Lucky (Manchu Vishnu) is a guy who never experienced what luck is and always befriend bad luck as his fate. He falls for Positive Padma (Hansika Motwani) at first sight and decides to marry her which is “Marriage at first sight”. He follows her, teases her and finally makes her fall for him. He is branded as a unlucky guy by his friends, family and anyone who know him. He is ready to do anything to turn his bad luck into real good luck and comes across a situation which changes his life and makes him lucky. What is that situation? How he turned lucky? forms the rest of the story.

Cast and Performance

Manchu Vishnu is good in his role and he is nice in comedy timing. Hansika Motwani is gorgeous in songs and good in her okayish role. Vennela Kishore is good as boss of Manchu Vishnu and Prabhas Seenu is also good in his role. Posani Krishna Murali is humorous in his role. Thanikella Bharani, Raghu Babu, Satyam Rajesh and others artists are good in their roles.

Writing Department

Story of Luckunnodu is simple and good. Screenplay is mediocre with some twists in between. Dialogues are full of rhyming tone and punching.

Technical Departments

Music composed by Achu Rajamani and Praveen Lakkaraju are good. Background score is okay and do not help the movie for it’s content. Cinematography is good and some visuals are well shot. Editing could have been a lot better. Art work is good and production values are good.

Highlights

  • Hansika Motwani in songs
  • Some interesting twists

Minus

  • Screenplay
  • Pale Comedy

Verdict
Luckunnodu begins with a bank robbery and revolves around the money involved in it. This half goes on with some comedy scenes which fail to make audience laugh and some teasing scenes of Vishnu Manchu and Hansika Motwani and songs in between. This half is so boring and do not have anything to entertain and even small guest appearance of Mohan Babu in a song do not save it. Only positive thing about this half is the twists that come up at the interval. These twists have created necessary curiosity for the second half. With an interesting twist at interval point audience get curiosity to watch more such interesting moments in the second half but it disappoints except for some twists. It runs with the comedy of Posani Krishna Murali, Fish Venkat and others. For audience who expect some relief in second half after seeing boring first half, it becomes more pathetic. Director Raaj Kiran who entertained us with his Geethanjali is in a disappointing spree with then Tripura and now Luckunnodu. He made a mediocre movie with an interesting line. Diamond Rathnababu who wrote the screenplay and dialogues for this movie focused more on punches rather than situations which at times dilutes the emotion of the scene. To sum up, Vishnu’s luck should save this Luckunnodu.

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