Reviews Counted: 33
Total Reviews: 36

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Average Rating: 3.75/5
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starring Sundeep Kishan and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. The film's Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Direction are handled by Merlapaka Gandhi while Gemini Kiran produced this film on Anandi Art Creations Banner. Ramana Gogula provided the Music while Chota K. Naidu and Gautham Raju handled the Cinematography and Editing Departments Respectively

Release Date :29/11/2013

Critic Reviews (36)
Rating: 4.0/5
The biggest plus point of this movie is its taut screenplay. Never letting go of the tempo for a second, Merlapaka Gandhi ensures that every scene has something that carries the story forward. Aiding this journey is the incredible camera work of Chota K Naidu.I am going with 4/5 for Venkatadri Express. It might not be a path breaking movie, but it sure does not break your patience. Watch it and enjoy the ride! Three cheers for those who made this film happen!
Rating: 3.5/5
Go for it guys its clean entertainer with no double meanings or vulgar jokes which were ruling the roost these days
Rating: 3.5/5
asting and budget wise, Venkatadri Express might be small or medium. But it is huge in terms of content and quality. I’m scared to state is as an entertainer because you may misunderstand Venkatadri Express as another masala entertainer. It is a path-breaking entertainer which doesn’t bore you at any point. Go and board Venkatadri Express with your friends and family. I bet you are going to have a Happy Journey.
Rating: 3.5/5
Merlapaka Gandhi who is a short film director provided the successful screenplay which makes you stick to your seats throughout the film. His narration didn’t let the audience take their own breaks. He balanced the entertainment and emotions well.
Rating: 3.25/5
Debutant director Merlapaka Gandhi comes up with a movie that has right gradients (entertainment and family emotions) in the right mix. He has got decent screenplay/story writing skills. You might feel that movie is over once Sundeep reaches the marriage venue in Tirupati. But the movie picks up after a brief lull to give a perfect 'happy ending'.
Rating: 3.25/5
Overall, Venkatadri Express is a time pass film. With lots of laughs and little thrill audience can enjoy this film!
Rating: 3.25/5
This venkatadri express movie is Good it is directed by M.Gandhi this is his Debut movie but he has given extra ordinary output and proved his stamina coming to sundeep kishan he performed well and improved a lot but he can do better in Dances Rakul preeth singh done female lead role in thismovie she look stunning and performed well chota k naidu camera work is good Tagubothu ramesh ,sapthagiri entertained audience with their performance
Rating: 3.25/5
Akkadakkada pattalu tappina its an interesting experience travelling on ‘Venkatadri Express’
Rating: 3.25/5
Venkatadri Express Verdict Overall, Venkatadri Express is a decent fun-filled family entertainer and debutant Merlapaka Gandhi has done brilliant work in his first attempt. This film will surely give a big break to him, Sundeep and Rakul.
Rating: 3.25/5
We would like to begin with our analysis part with special appreciation to the director for choosing variety concept and blending it with the good family emotions. Movie’s pace in the first half is as good as the title sounds, but second half is bit dragging. Sundeep Kishan must thank his uncle Chota K Naidu for effective cinematography. It is a big asset and is consistent throughout the movie not to deviate the mood of film.
Rating: 3.2/5
Sundeep Kishan did the same performance like his previous flicks. Nagineedu one again has portrayed a good character and did justice to his role. Tagubothu ramesh and Sapthagiri have done absolutely good job with their comedy performance. Debutante Rakul preet is okay. And rest did their job well.
Rating: 3.0/5
‘Venkatadri Express’ has a good and entertaining first half. This part is backed up by good pace and nice comedy. However, what looks like a promising ride starts going downhill in the second half. The film loses pace and it starts becoming very predictable. In the end, ‘Venkatadri Express’ becomes an okay watch. If you go in without any expectations, you may enjoy the ride
Rating: 3.0/5
The plot of the movie appears quite simple but a good screenplay and comedy did the trick. First half of the movie is good with well timed humour. Things seem to have hurried up in the second half and the climax seem to be cliched making the movie average. A time pass flick for this weekend!
Rating: 3.0/5
Director Merlapaka Gandhi's story revolved around small point on hero's 100th mistake and forgotten thali. With such thin concept anyone will crack during the duration of the film and the same thing happened with him. The first half is highly entertaining but the entertainment quotient decreased in the second half. Some dragging scenes in the first and second half along with the climax undid the film. However with Tollywood witnessing entertainment trend, movie lovers may not be bothered about this misses. Lack of romance between hero and heroine is another drawback. But director Gandhi floors all with his fun element in the film.
Rating: 3.0/5
Venkatadri Express has wafer thin storyline but director’s treatment worked well and it doesn’t go off the track. Screenplay is racy and the situational comedy works well in the first half. Debutant Merlapaka Gandhi proves his mettle with the debut film. Emotional scenes and father-son plot were handled quite well.
Rating: 3.0/5
Most of the directors fumble in handling a road film. Director Gandhi clearly knew what he was dealing and made sure that the film doesn't go off track. Whenever the proceedings seemed monotonous he has cleverly banked upon comedy and this tactic has worked in favor of Venkatadri Express.
Rating: 3.0/5
A new wave of filmmakers is emerging in Tollywood and it must be said that they are putting a good level of focus on the content and the plot. However, it is also essential that along with subject the sensibility to tap the box office pulse should also be developed. This is something the director of this movie failed to catch.
Rating: 3.0/5
"Venkatadri Express" movie have good entertainment and small twists. Paisa vasloo movie , the movie will increase the sandeep kishan market share in the boxoffice.
Rating: 3.0/5
'Venkatadri Express' is easily a one-time watch for its decent comedy and crispy narration. The movie will not disappoint, if you watch it without expectations. The dearth of films might boost the solo release 'Venkatadri Express' at Tollywood Box-Office.
Rating: 3.0/5
All in all, it’s an family entertainer. But in the 2nd half some scenes bit dragged and emotional not connected to the audience. As a debut director GANDHI made his Best. It’s a Worth watch-able movie with full filled comedy and family elements.
Rating: 3.0/5
In a nutshell, Venkatadri Express provides smooth journey, despite some speed breakers along the way.
Rating: 3.0/5
Good subject, could have been energetic
Rating: 3.0/5
Merlapaka Gandhi on debut handled the film quite well but he failed in the second half. His treament and screen play went for a toss in the second half. His entire plot like catching a train in auto, bus is quite unconvincing. But he loaded the film with good comedy which makes the day for the movie lovers.
Rating: 3.0/5
Cinematography is a big asset for the film. The frame looks very rich and colourful. Ramana Gogula music and background score help the movie. Editing is good in the first half, but it should have been sharper in the second half. Director Merlapaka Gandhi efforts are commendable. His handling of the film is good in the first half but he has tried to play a safe game in the second half. Production values are good.
Business Of Tollywood
Rating: 3.0/5
A light-hearted romantic comedy that gives you a much needed break from all the routine and heavy tollywood films.
The Times Of India
Rating: 3.0/5
The filmmaker has packed the movie with enough gags though. We have characters like Thagubothu Ramesh playing a drunk auto rickshaw driver, Sapthagiri playing a nerdy PhD scholar who's blackmailed to act like a railway hawker, MS Narayana playing an old man looking for thrills...that keep the entertainment quotient running.
Rating: 2.75/5
This is not a regular romantic flick. Narration of each and every scene were clearly compiled and pictured. Comedy by Sapthagiri and Tagubothu Ramesh are funny enough. Conversation in the pre-climax between Nagineedu and Sandeep Kishan will remind you Bommarillu climax. Ramana Gogula is back with his music. Chota K Naidu's camera work is the major highlight of the movie. CG work in a song is really eye catchy.A different story. A single time watcher.
Rating: 2.75/5
Director Merlapaka Gandhi chose a simple point and kept the audience interested for most of the film on whether gets caught committing his 100th mistake. He created situation comedy scenes quite well and Tagubotu Ramesh along with other actors didnot fail the director. However the story dragged a bit in before the interval and even the climax is not worked out perfectly. Lack of commercial elements like item songs and mass elements is the drawback in the film.
Rating: 2.75/5
Frankly, a movie which could have wrapped in less than two hours is dragged by at least 30 minutes. A neat second half like the entertaining first half should have worked wonders both for Gandhi and Sandeep Kishan. Even then, this is a novel attempt which can be appreciated because movies based on journey subjects tend to get bore.
Rating: 2.5/5
Sundeep Kishan's performance is good he did very well, Ram Murthy's performance also good, thagubothu Ramesh and Sapthagiri have done absolutly good job they are plus for this flick. their comedy performance is good, Debutante Rakul preet is good and beautiful.
Rating: 2.5/5
The movie can be watched once as a time pass one spending it with some laughs.
Rating: 2.5/5
All in all, with a story that feels like a pastiche and a narration that lacks the ability to keep us guessing (save one twist toward the climax), the 'express' falters with everything from creaky infrastructure, stinking toilets and, above all, fuel shortage!
Rating: 2.0/5
First half of the Venkatadri Express is average. Second half is dragged, but the things got straightened as the movie approached climax. Positives of the film are Thagubothu Ramesh – Sapthagiri comedy, lead performances and Music. On the flip side, loose script, climax and narration in the second half mars the film. On the whole, You may watch Venkatadri Express in your leisure time.
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Overall, Venkatadri Express is a decent fun-filled family entertainer and debutant Merlapaka Gandhi has done brilliant work in his first attempt. This film will surely give a big break to him, Sundeep and Rakul.
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When all the film subjects these days are revolving around love and romance, the director,&nbsp; Merlapaka Gandhi and Sunddep Kishan made a difference by choosing a unique story.Though you can find few flaws during the establishment of story, the film is made with good amount of entertainment, twists and emotions. We should appreciate the director, who is a debutante, for making this film without working under any one. <br><br>Introduction of all the characters in the movie with the voice over of Allari Naesh is quite interesting
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The acting is well goofy at best but it works largely. The stand out element is the cinematography albeit seeming a little too inspired in places. It's a kind of comedy that isn't entirely original but works nevertheless, largely at least. To sum it up, it's one of those movies that do more things right than wrong and ends up somewhere in between "not a bad film" to a 'good film."
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  • Anirudh Anirudh
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    December 26, 2013
  • Satyapawan Kumar
    Satyapawan Kumar
    clean and neat screenplay .. nice comedy.. perfect climax
    December 07, 2013
  • thatikonda yogeshwar
    December 03, 2013
  • Film Gola
    Film Gola
    Director has written good screenplay and this does wonders.Good movie.Do watch it!
    November 29, 2013
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