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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 09 April 2005

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Star Cast

Allu Arjun, Gowri Munjal, Sarath Kumar, Prakash Raj

Bunny like the curates egg is good in parts. The law of averages has to finally catch up with Allu Arjun! Still V.V.Vinayak, Allu Arjun and Prakash Raj have made it a racy entertainer worth a look. Bunny is a potpourri of various ?seema faction? stories like in Aadi and Simhadri and works on the theme of ?revenge is golden?. Throw in some social issues; add glamour and glitz and you can churn out a commercial mass masala film.

A feudal landlord who has the pulse of the people Bhupati (Sararth Kumar) wants the ?polavaram? project to be implemented but when it is not possible; he decides to gift his large acres of land to labourers. His brother-in-law (Prakash Raj) does not like the idea and gets him bumped off by a hired assassin (Mukesh Rishi).

The film opens with Bhupati?s son Bunny (Arjun) a student and Mahalakshmi (Gouri Munjal) the heart throb of the college falling in love with each other. Her dad is Prakash Raj who initially opposes the love but finally relents! The twist is when Bunny asks her huge wealth as dowry. Bunny had planned all this drama to get back his father?s assets that Prakash Raj had usurped, as he wants to see that his father?s dream comes true.

The story and presentation is old wine in a new bottle, but the performance of Allu Arjun, Praksh Raj and Raghu Babu saves the film to a very large extent. Arjun has done his best within his limitations and his dialogue delivery needs improvement. Prakash Raj allows Arjun?s character to develop in the scenes they have together.

Prakash Raj is one of the few actors who believe that if other actors stand up to his performance, the film will be appealing to the audience. Raghu babu as ?Soori?, the comic goonda is brilliant while newcomer Gowri Munjal has nothing much to do.

One of the major drawbacks of Bunny is Devi Sri Prasad?s music especially after Arya music was a rage. Two numbers are rehashed from his recent Tamil songs. V.V.Vinayak needs a break from his usual formula films. On the whole Bunny is worth a watch.

Verdict: Average

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