|Anukokunda Oka Roju|
|Chandra Sekhar Yeleti|
|Charmy, Sashank, Pavan Malhotra, Harsha Vardhan, Narsing Yadav, Pooja Bharati, Jagga Rao|
|Gangaraju Gunnam & Venkat Dega|
There is a Ramgopal Varma touch to the film especially in shot compositions. However the film lacks a convincing storyline and is difficult to fathom what really the director wanted to convey.
A young aspiring chorus singer Sahasna (Charmy) accidentally ends up at a typical booze and drugs party due to pressures from a close friend. She gets into a fix after she has drugs unknowingly and loses track of what happened that dreadful night. Next day a taxi driver (Sashank) confronts her and demands money back. More bizarre things starts happening and she feels that her life is in danger.
Soon a cop who always sips fruit juice (Jagapathy Babu) enters the scene and is on her trail to unravel the truth. The build up to the climax is ok but the mumbo-jumbo tantric spoils the end. The story falters in the first half itself with songs spoiling the tempo though Keeravani’s music and background score is good.
Technically Anukokunda Oka Roju is superior to recent crop of films and the camera of Sarvesh Murari is super and his lighting has a top notch look. However, it is Charmy sans any make up who steals the show with a top class performance. Her costumes are chick and so is her body language. Sashank is impressive while Jagapathy Babu as cop is in top form.
On the whole Anukokunda Oka Roju is worth a look and augers well for the future of small budget movies.
Verdict: Above Average