Director Anil Ravipudi’s Telugu comedy franchise, although uneven, elicits ample laughter, and Venkatesh shines

Director Anil Ravipudi’s Telugu comedy franchise, although uneven, elicits ample laughter, and Venkatesh shines

F3: Fun and Frustration is extra of a franchise than a sequel to F2: Fun and Frustration. Anil Ravipudi, who has written and directed the film, embarks on one other fun journey with the characters from the primary film, some of their character traits intact, in a special story. This is an unapologetic leave-your-brains-at-home-and-go-have-a-laugh film. There are beneficiant references to up to date Telugu cinema and the fourth wall is damaged time and once more. Some of the occasions are inane and the tone is uneven; the film oscillates between being completely boring and hilarious. However, F3 is an enchancment on F2, with extra laugh-aloud moments.

Venky (Venkatesh Daggubati) works on the RTO workplace and is in search of shortcuts to earn money. His is a stereotyped world the place his stepmother (Tulasi) and siblings anticipate him to be an ATM, nothing much less. Meanwhile, there is Varun Yadav (Varun Tej) who does nothing in specific, accompanied by Sunil (who returns to his forte of comedy), desperately attempting to earn money. The males have a face-off with streetsmart ladies – performed by Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Pirzada, Pragathi, Annapurna and Y Vijaya. There’s additionally Pradeep who sticks to anthega anthega and pulls a shock in the direction of the tip.

There are a number of different characters — Rajendra Prasad and Sampath Raj as law enforcement officials with their very own agendas and tales, Ali because the moneylender who worships ladies and will do them no hurt and Vennela Kishore because the pan-India junior artiste.

F3: Fun and Frustration

Cast: Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah, Mehreen

Direction: Anil Ravipudi

Music: Devi Sri Prasad

The preliminary half-hour is slightly bland. The fun begins, in a small method, when an unsuspecting couple does a Vishwaroopam

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Kamal Haasan type of a flip to Varun and Sunil. Ravipudi progressively pulls out a number of tips from his hat. The occasions that occur round Venkatesh’s evening blindness set the course for a curler coaster fun journey. Varun’s stutter and the style in which he and these round him break right into a gig works on some events. The solely character who has no intention or time for lame jokes is Murali Sharma because the industrialist. 

When the story shifts to a palatial residence, it’s a hark again to the acquainted comedies of the Eighties and 90s the place a number of characters attempt to outdo each other in a setting. 

Some snort aloud segments come from surprising characters, like a rowdy sheeter who enters the palace, and Satya who stumbles upon… let’s not reveal it right here and spoil the fun. 

Sonal Chauhan and Pooja Hegde are roped in so as to add to the glamour quotient and Tamannaah finds herself in surprising conditions. The gags surrounding the taming of a ferocious bull, as a take a look at, work. The one involving Venkatesh is a riot. Ravipudi capitalises on Venkatesh’s family-friendly picture and the actor is effortlessly spectacular at each flip.

Though the second half feels bloated and the music, too, provides nothing particular, extra hilarious gags are served up in the outlandish climax. F3 ideas its hat to the superstars and blockbusters of up to date Telugu cinema; the humour that rides on the rise of OTTs takes the cake. 

There shall be an F4 too and hopefully, that shall be an extra improved franchise.

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