Venkatesh and Anil Ravipudi’s F3 Movie Review

Cast: Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Prizada, Murali Sharma, Rajendra Prasad, Sonal Chauhan, Pragati, Y. Vijaya, Annapurnamma, Raghu Babu

Crew:
Written by Anil Ravipudi
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography by Sai Sri Ram
Directed by Anil Ravipudi
Produced by Dil Raju and Sirish

F3 is the second film from comedy film franchise designed by Anil Ravipudi for Dil Raju productions. Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Prizada, Rajendra Prasad, Annapoorna, Y. Vijaya, Pradeep. Pragati from first movie appear again in this sequel with Sonal Chauhan, Murali Sharma, Suneel, Ali. First film had us in splits with relationship based problems and comedy. Now, money has been the central problem for all the characters except Murali Sharma. So, what will these characters do for money and what kind of plans will they try out forms the story of the film. Let’s see how fun and frustration worked out.

Story:

Venkatesh is a small time business man with a middle class family who performs any task for money in shortcuts. Varun Tej is a conman who plans to make a film and for that tries to impress a girl whom he believes to be rich. Venkatesh falls for Tamannah but knowing that family does anything for money tries to adjust with their demands. On the other hand, Varun gets to know that Mehreen belongs to Manga Tiffin Center family and decides to pull off a big con to return 35 lakhs loan. SI (Rajendra Prasad) joins them but SP gets to know their plan and while they look to escape, they save a kid.

After that they watch an ad showcasing that business tycoon Murali Sharma has a missing kid and doesn’t know how he would be as grown up. Venkatesh, Varun, Rajendra Prasad and Tamannaah (in a disguise) decide to go in front of him. He gives them a challenge to raise his TOY Store sales to convince him that one of them is telling truth. What plans do these con artists come up with to increase sales forms the rest of the story.

Analysis:

Venkatesh owns the comedy scenes given to him in first half but second half did not work with him too. Varun Tej tried his best for what he has been offered. Tamannaah went over board to convince as a man and her track with Sonal Chauhan is cringe fest. Mehreen looked glamorous. Annapoorna and Y. Vijaya, Rajendra Prasad, Pradeep, Pragati scenes felt like we have already seen them as they follow F2 pattern. Suneel, Ali scenes don’t impress much.

Anil Ravipudi took easy route with this sequel trying to make a Housefull type comedy franchise. But Housefull makers did not try to repeat jokes or use similar patterns for most part of their films. Some recreations from 90’s movies and few star homages work but most of the jokes don’t either feel fresh or lack novelty. If you can sit through the dejavu factor then few genuine laughs are here and there, on offer. But after F2, one expects more from the team.

Positives:

Venkatesh’s comedy timing

Few scenes in first half

Negatives:

Dejavu factor

Lack of novelty in second half from F2

Writing could have been far better

Rating: 2.5/5

Bottomline: Frustrates a bit more than being fun!

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