Irfan Khan is a major mafia guy in Mumbai with Andhra background.
He is on the most wanted list of Police with prize money of
50 lakhs put on his head. He is in desperate need of going
out of India to settle in Dubai and remote control his operations
in Mumbai. He designs a plan of hijacking a plane that starts
from Hyderabad and take it to Khatmandu.
need a gang of 4 clean guys - who does not have any crime
records - to participate in this hijack operation. They got
hold of 4 needy and efficient guys who are in dire need of
money to survive. The flight is all set to leave from Hyderabad.
What happens next forms the crux of the film.
Sashank, Janardhan, Mohit, Abhishek & Sindhu Tolani form
the protagonists in this film. They all have the lovable characterizations
of boy/girl next door. They all did their part with élan.
The guy who acted a villain did a good job. Sivaji acted as
an IB (Intelligence Beauro) guy. The dubbing voice given to
villain is very inconsistent (in the beginning of the film,
this guy speaks broken Telugu and by the end he speaks good
Telugu). It is also not convincing to see somebody else doing
dubbing for Sivaji Raja in this film (may be the producer
had difference with Sivaji Raja as he started 'Alasyam Amrutham
Visham' in the lines of 'Amrutham').
Story - Screenplay - Direction: This story is a very authentic
story without any surrealism or traces of inspiration in it.
Screenplay of 'Aithe' is terrific. The debutant director Chandra
Sekhar Eleti proves himself as the new generation director
with a good technical knowledge. His narration of the film
is a fast paced one and there is no dull moment. His direction
skills are praiseworthy. He injected lots of subtle humor
and situational based comedy in the film.
Dialogues of the film are pretty good, though the dialogues
written to gangsters are in broken Telugu. There is good amount
of entertaining comedy in the dialogues.
Music by Kalyani Malik is pretty impressive. The single song
in this film carries lots of mood and has a soul in it. The
background music is very apt.
Photography by Senthil Kumar for 'Aithe' is one of the bests
in the recent times. The texture and continuity of the film
is maintained throughout in a uniform scale. Photography is
technically very high.
Editing of the film is crisp. It's difficult to sustain interest
in such a 2 and half-hour adventurous drama. But good screenplay
and crisp editing made it possible.
'Just Yellow' that made a wonderful film titled 'Little Soldiers'
in the past has come up with another brilliant film. This
film reflects the good taste of Gangaraju Gunna.
First half of the film is superb with tight screenplay. Second
half's pace has slackened a bit. But this film is a very good
entertainer. But unfortunately, the producer has chosen to
place this product in wrong market segment. The publicity
given to this film gives an impression that this film is only
meant for the elite crowd. Actually, this film can be enjoyed
even by masses. By drawing a border for the film that it is
meant for elite crowd, the producer is distancing the masses
from watching this film. A well-made film should not suffer
at box office because of the wrong publicity. Nonetheless,
as the caption of the film suggests this film is really a
different film (anni cinemalu okelaa vundavu). 'Aithe'
is a film that is definitely worth watching!!