(Ravi Krishna) is a teenager staying with his parents
in Brindavan Colony, Hyderabad. He is the perfect example
of how any parents would not want their son to be like.
He is bad at studies, ill-disciplined, good at irritating
the neighbors. He has a listless gang that consists
of fellow irksome teenage students from his neighborhood.
fine day, a beautiful Punjabi girl by name Anita (Sonia
Agarwal) joins Ravi's neighborhood in 7/G numbered flat.
She steals his heart at first sight. Ravi falls for
her immediately. But he is too shabby, uneducated and
low for the tastes and standards of Anita. Moreover,
she has a rich Punjabi boyfriend who also financially
supports his father's business. But this does not deter
the determination of Ravi loving Anita. He follows her,
teases her and irritates her. In one such situation,
she even slaps him with her sandals.
with the hard reality, Ravi stops following Anita. And
Anita starts observing Ravi and she slowly realizes
how good Ravi is at heart and how materialistic her
boyfriend is. But by then her marriage is already fixed.
She wants to break the convention and want to make Ravi
a socially-respectable guy. She realizes that he is
very good at assembling parts of motorbikes and motivates
him to obtain a job at Hero Honda. In the process, they
fall in love. When everything is going smooth, Anita's
mother realizes about Anita-Ravi affair and breaks their
they manage to get to meet each other on the eve of
a friend's wedding. They stay in the same room of the
hotel. Anita has a problem. Her father is a heart patient
who believes that she is a good obedient daughter, whereas
she falls in love with a guy, against his wish. She
is very concerned about her ailing father, but at the
same time could not evade her love for Ravi. She makes
a decision. That is to give her lover, a one night sexual
pleasure. However, the next day a gruesome incident
happens. Police are in search for Ravi? Would they arrest
Ravi for this? Would Anita's father suffer his impending
3rd heart attack? You should watch this true life story
yourself to know about it!
Krishna: Casting the right person for the right
role brings accolades not only to the actor (histrionics)
but also to the director (characterization). The trade
secret of success of any artist lies in the kind of
character he/she choose play as per his/her strengths,
looks and body language. And Ravi Krishna is the best
actor to play the role of Ravi in this film. He did
so well that people would think if he grew up in those
kinds of flats and that kind of psychology. It is an
author-backed role. And Ravi Krishna did it with great
poise. He is not good in looks department. He is not
good at dances as well. But suited the character and
that's what matters. His dialogue delivery, though has
some Chennai-bred Telugu boy's accent, is decent.
Leads: Sonia Agarwal made her Telugu debut a couple
of years back in D Rama Naidu's 'Nee Premakai' film.
Her role in 7GBC has lots of complexity and goes through
different moods. Sonia Agarwal did exceptionally well
to carry those subtle expressions. Looks wise too she
Suman Setty gets a major
share in entertainment section of this film and manages
to carry the entire show with confidence. This film
probably the best role he has got after Jayam and Yagnam.
Chandra Mohan, Sudha
and Sudeepa are fair. Manorama
did a cameo in this film.
- screenplay - direction: Story of the film is realistic.
It is also said to be based on true story. Direction
of the film is sensible. Screenplay is slick. The characterization
of Ravi and Anita is simply terrific. The narration
is bit slower. It needs guts and commitment to have
tragic climax in films. Kudos to Sri Raghava for his
bold attempt! However, the director went overboard in
certain scenes by making the vulgarity to creep in (though
most of those scenes replicas of are real-world incidents).
The director Sri Raghava (known as Selva Raghavan in
Tamil) has the element of sex in all his films - be
it Tulluvatho Illamai (Juniors in Telugu), Kadhal Konden
(Nenu in Telugu) or 7/G Brindavan Colony. This film
also shows a scene involving premarital sex (initiated
by the girl). But the credit of making this scene not
an obscene one goes to the director himself. Here are
few episodes that were brilliantly executed by the director
1. The scene
in which Ravi meets Anita for the first time on the
terrace of the apartment. (Post slapping-with-sandal-episode).
2. The interval block scene in which Ravi explodes
and tells his heart's content in a very understanding
manner to Anita.
3. The song (1st song in 2nd half) which consolidates
the budding love feelings of Anita towards Ravi.
4. The scene in which Ravi's father (Chandra Mohan)
secretly repents for scolding his son all the while
after seeing the employment letter from Hero Honda.
5. Ravi scarifying his reputation by lying to police
that he forcibly took Anita away. (to save Anita's
father from heart attack)
6. Ravi desperately carrying the bed, mattress and
pillow in climax. (This shows how much Ravi loves
(played by Suman Setty) doing Bavalu Sayya song with
friends for colony celebrations.
2. Ravi climbing up the window of Anita and pleading
for a chance.
Ravi and Anita bothering Lakshmi (Suman Setty) throughout
the night by waking him up at regular intervals.
The biggest plus point of the film apart from screenplay
and direction is the background music by Yuan Shankar
Raja (son of Maestro Ilayaraja). The background music
rendered for this film is the best in recent years.
And it reminds us of the standard of the background
music scored by Ilayaraja for Geetanjali film. The songs
scored are also good, but were not used in the film
effectively enough. 'Thalachi thalachi chooste' is the
best song in terms of melody, content and situational
Dialogues by AM Ratnam are colloquial. The pre-interval
dialogue is pretty good. There is lots of response from
crowds for the bit - Aiswarya Rai ante andariki istame.
Kaani andariki Aiswarya dorakadu. Andukani pelli kaani
abbailu vere ammailani preminchadamledaa. Pelli aina
vallu pellalatho samsaram cheyyadam leda?' (A dialogue
that reinforces the willingness of Ravi to befriend
Anita though she is getting married to another guy).
Photography by Aravind Krishna is good. Artwork is authentic.
Editing by GG Krishna Rao is adequate. Stunts by Peter
Hyne are satisfactory. Production values of prestigious
banner Sri Surya Movies are excellent.
Analysis: First one hour of the
film is devoted for youth entertainment about how boy
gets desperate with the girl. The emotion catches up
from the moment boy is slapped by the girl. The interval
block is great and the climax is very impressive. This
film starts with light-hearted entertainment and ends
up with heavy emotions. This film showcases the scene-weaving
abilities (screenplay) of Sri Raghava who narrated the
first two hours of film with a mundane subject. Doing
a tragic climax and making it commercially acceptable
is one hell of a task. And Sri Raghava succeeded in
it. This film would become a good hit and the acceptance
of tragic climax by the masses would determine the range
of this film. I would add this film to the dare-to-be-different
genre of commercially successful love stories released
this year - Arya and Anand. You must watch it!
Brindavan colony links
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