Thursday 1 November 2007
Uday Kiran, Srihari, Neha Julka, Sayaji Shinde
A hairstylist Vamsy (Uday Kiran) rescues a girl Nandini ( Neha Julka) from the clutches of some rowdies. The girl immediately starts loving him and convinces him about her pure and selfless love. The boy sets out to convince the girl's brother Bhupati Rayudu (Srihari), a good-hearted factionist in Rayalaseema. Vamsy wins his confidence after much struggle. He also saves the life of Bhupati on two occasions, when the attacks are engineered by one Vengal Reddy (Jayaprakash Reddy), another factionist. Later, Bhupati enters the scene to convince the parents of Vamsy. But, Vamsy's dad ? an honest judicial officer Padmabham (Sayaji Shinde) says `No` to the proposal. How, the task is achieved by the lovers form the remaining story.
After a long gap, Uday Kiran strikes back after that debacle called `Abaddam` (a Telugu dubbed version). Though he has put on some weight, he looks handsome and energetic. He might get back his field day once again. Neha Julka, is also back after `Okadunnadu` and she is glamorous and cute though the girl lacks Telugu nativity.
Srihari is the most important character in the film. It is not an exaggeration to say that he is the real hero of the film, considering his dominating role in the second half and climax. Jayaprakash Reddy did the usual villainy as a Rayalaseema factionist. Venu Madhav, Lakshmipathi, Dharmavarapu, LBS have come out with adequate comedy. Telengana Sakuntala has a single scene of action, and this gives a feel that her potential is not exploited, though taking a movie in the backdrop of Rayalaseema faction cult.
The movie takes off promisingly but peters out to a predictable end as the story is clearly a message-oriented. E. Sattibabu's direction requires more polished treatment. It seems that he had done it in a hurried manner, without caring much for natural flavor. Most scenes are artificial. The scene in which Uday Kiran comes to stab the rival of his father-in-law is very dramatic. Similarly, several scenes intended to evoke sentiment have failed. There is no depth in them. Songs and background score by Ramana Gogula are good.
Stunts by Ram Laksham deserve special mention. The audience might think that there would be no stunts as the movie's title is homely. You do have serious stunts and even bloodshed on par with any other violent movie. It might even compete with the recent films like `Tulasi`, `Chiruta` and `Atidhi` when it comes to violence. But, the plus point is that it is toned down to tolerable levels.
Verdict: Above average