rating: 4 (Four)
Banner: Flying Frogs
Cast: EVV Naresh, Swetha Agrawal, Nilambari,
Sanjay, Chalapati Rao, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Tanikella
Bharani, Sudha, Lakshmipati, Apoorva, Baby Satya
Gayatri and Subhashini
Editing: Marthand K Venkatesh
Story - Dialogues: Nivas
Music: Paul J
Lyircs: Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry
Screenplay - Direction: Ravi Babu T
Presented by: Suresh Movie Distributors
Producer: Ravi Babu
Release Date: 10th May 2002
18-year old Ravi (Naresh) is the son of Swagruha
Home Foods owner (Kota Sreenivasa Rao). He has a
sweet childhood friend Aparna aka Appu (Swetha Agrawal),
who also stays in same apartment complex in which
Ravi lives. Appu's mother is a widow. Appu's father's
ambition was to see Appu as a doctor. Ravi's father
is a miser and doesn't give pocket money to Ravi.
Appu helps him by giving money and sponsoring all
his activities outside.
(Nilambari) and her parents live in the flat opposite
to Ravi's flat. Ruchi is a major flirt, who uses
her boy friends to have lavish lifestyle and expensive
gifts. Ravi falls head over heels on Ruchi. Though
he starts admiring Ruchi, she hates his presence.
Ravi attempts giving a love letter to Ruchi, but
in vain. Hence, he requests Appu to pass on the
love letter to Ruchi, without telling the source
from which the love letter has come. Appu opens
the letter and finds that it's a silly love letter.
She writes a good and sensible love letter and passes
it over to Ruchi. Ruchi starts loving her secret
fine day, Ravi introduces himself as the one who
has written the love letter and starts dating her.
The love letter he wrote to Ruchi changes hands
accidentally and as a result love blossoms between
Ruchi's father and Ravi's mother. Appu starts feeling
bad that her best friend loves a girl whose character
is not good. At the same time, she also has some
unknown feelings towards Ravi.
invites Ravi to her place saying that she is all
alone and she wants to give a 'special gift' to
him. If you want to know what happened next and
the wonderful scenes that followed later, you must
watch the film on the silver screen.
Naresh is a natural actor and he suited the role
perfectly. His character is totally identifiable
by all the youngsters and elders alike. The experiences
and happenings of his character in the movie are
sure to make all the men nostalgic reminding them
of their experiences in life. His dialogue delivery
is perfect and has very good timing in doing comedy.
He has a bright future ahead, if he chooses his
future projects carefully.
Agrawal: She is pretty cute and suits her character
to the tee. She brought out the essence of pure
friendship with her histrionics.
She is hot and glamorous donning the role of a practical
girl, who exploits guys to the maximum by tapping
Screenplay - direction: Ravi Babu has done a
fabulous work as the director and screenplay writer.
He introduced each and every character very carefully
and established them in the minds of visitors. After
20 minutes of duration of film, the audience become
well versed with the way each character behaves.
There is a thin line between sensibility and obscenity
and Ravi Babu made sure that he did not cross that
thin line. Though the trailers might hint that it's
an adult cheap comedy, Ravi Babu made sure that
it's a film that can be watched by one and all without
getting embarrassed. His shot-making style is very
novel. And he narrated the story with good situational
comedy. Ravi Babu started a new trend in film making
without bowing to the commercial considerations.
We can only hope that this film encourages new filmmakers
to come out of the shell and do some innovative
Dialogues in this film are very good. There is one
hilarious dialogue that takes a dig on Raghavendra
Rao. It is - 'Ravi! Mee inti mundu intlo manchi
figure digindi. Aa ammai boddu K Raghavendra Rao
BA chooste urgent gaa velli oka kilo draksha pallu
konukkostaadu'. There are also subtle humorous
dialogues in the film that can be understood by
only educated people. Dialogue writer Nivas has
done a great job.
Music for Songs of the film is very good. Background
music is also very different as the music director
used offbeat instruments (like Tabla, flute etc)
in the background.
There are five songs in the film. Three of them
are situational songs and two of them are dream
songs (duets). The canning of duets is in MTV song
This film is a 35mm film. So it takes around 5 minutes
for audience to understand that a Telugu film is
made in 35mm in the present scenario, where even
the lowest budgeted film is coming up with 70mm
and DTS format. The moment they saw a 35 film, they
realize that it's a different film. As the number
of characters of the film is less, this format worked
out well. The camera angles are very different and
the places where camera is focused at times would
give you a different feeling.
Ravi Babu must be commended for the kind of risk
he has taken in producing such a kind of film on
his own. Suresh Babu also deserves an equal pat
for funding this daringly different movie.
Allari takes a good peek into the Apartment life
in cities and into the heart of a 18 year old innocent
guy. The first half of the film is very hilarious.
It has the entire theater in raptures. The second
half is equally good. Since, the narration of the
film is very different from regular Telugu cinema
format, it might take some time for the audience
to understand and appreciate it. The strengths of
the film are - Ravi Babu's taking, Naresh's acting,
Paul's music and dialogues by Nivas. This film is
aimed at intermediate and degree students. Unbane
viewers who appreciate suave films would also like
this film. Allari is a good film and it should be
appreciated well so that we can see new talent making
films with innovative themes rather than aping the
latest hits and churning out the already chewed