I love Manchu Manoj. I've made no secret of the fact that Tollywood's Jackie Chan is an extremely guilty pleasure of mine. He's not a particularly great actor, but he is most definitely a Class-A ham and hands-down the most entertaining action performer in Andhra Pradesh these days.
Rocking Star Manoj's latest is Potugadu, a remake of a Kannada film called Govindaya Namaha, a film in which a man (Manchu) falls in love with four different women. A couple of months back we gave you the first 45 seconds of footage, but this new trailer triples that amount, focusing a lot of dialogue (which I can't understand) and romance (which I'm also a bit at a loss for). However, there's a decent chunk of new action as well, which is what I'm looking for.
Manchu's career has been a pretty underwhelming bag of middling films and complete failures, but I just think that the guy hasn't found material that caters to his particular set of skills yet. My fingers are crossed that Potugadu gets a little bit closer, though I think he'll have to stray a little further from the mainstream to find his real niche. The really good stuff starts in around 1:45, so if you just want to see him doing his own stunts in typical gravity-defying Tollywood style, that's where to go.
As a bonus, I'm throwing in a song clip from last summer's Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padathara for the song Prathi Kshanam Narakam. The song tells an incredibly violent backstory to his character in that film and was BY FAR the best part of the entire film. I've been waiting for a reason to share it with ScreenAnarchy readers for months, and this is the first opportunity, so I hope it gives you as much joy as it gives me.
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