By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Friday 02 April 2004
Ravi Teja, Sneha, Ashutosh Rana, Raasi
Seenu Vytla?s Venki has been inspired from an old Malayalam film Number 20 Madras Mail, Hollywood films like Training Day and Police Academy. But Vytla has mixed all these films in the right proportions and made this kichidi as a mass entertainer, which does not fail to impress.
Venkat (Ravi Teja) and his boisterous friends board a train from Vizag to Hyderabad where they are going to join the police academy after being selected. They meet Sravani (Sneha) who is travelling with her dad to Hyderabad. Venkat likes her and it is love at first sight for him. But when she refuses to reciprocate, Venkat picks up a fight with her father in an inebriated condition and threatens to kill him.
Ironically when the train reached Hyderabad, Sravanthi?s father along with another lady passenger is murdered. Fearing that the blame would fall on them the friends rush to the police academy and soon realize that Yogendran (Ashutosh Rana) their superior is responsible for the murder. How Venky solves this complicated case forms the rest of this action suspense drama.
The trouble with Venky is that Seenu has mixed three films together without a natural flow of one leading to another. Actually the comedy part in the first half is the big plus point for the film, as Ravi Teja does exactly what Mohanlal did in the original. Ravi is excellent and he has proved his immense flair for comedy once again. Ashutosh Rana is menacing and convincing as the villain but Sneha has nothing much to do. Devi Sri Prasad?s music is average. However the second half drags as the mystery is solved before the climax.
Verdict: Time Pass
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