Chandu is a kickboxing student and aspires to become the champion.
He has a caring mother (Jayasudha) and no father. His father
leaves them long back to achieve his goal, as he felt that
his family is becoming hindrance to his career growth. Chandu
loses his mother in due time. His mother asks him to go to
Vizag and stay with his father Raghuveer (Prakash Raj) for
the rest of his life.
travels to Vizag and finds that Raghuveer married another
lady called Shalini (Aishwarya) and they have a daughter as
well. Raghuveer is a kickboxing coach. He invites Chandu with
both hands. But his wife and daughter are not comfortable
with Chandu. The rest of the story is about how Chandu wins
the love of all family members and also the kickboxing finale.
Teja: Characterization of hero in this film is a logical
extension of Puri's earlier film Idiot. Ravi Teja did well.
His strength lies in his dialogue delivery and reckless body
Sudha: Jaya Sudha did a very good character of mother
of hero. She lived each and every moment of her presence on
the screen with perfect lighter vein histrionics.
Raj: Prakash Raj played a character of a irresponsible
husband who leaves his wife for his personal career goal.
His characterization in this film is confusing and aimless.
She does not have any role to play in this film. Most of the
film revolves around hero and his relationship with his mother
(first half) and father (second half). She looks beautiful
and tender and does act well. But she is not used in the right
way in this film.
Ali did another comedy cameo where he does 'role-play' with
Alphonsa. Dharmavarapu Subramanyam acted as father of heroine.
The guy who played the role of villain is impressive.
Story - Screenplay - Direction: Puri Jagannath has taken
a story that has lots of sentiment. But he did not do justice
to the screenplay. There is no continuity in the narration.
However, the sentiment scenes in this film are heart touching.
Puri Jagannath is known for his aggressive dialogues. That
aggression sounds convincing and romantic if the conversation
is made aggressive between hero and heroine. In stead, the
hero speaks in the same vein with his father and mother, which
looks embarrassing. On the top of it, the heroine would be
conversing in Tamil, which Telugu audience have no clue about.
Music and songs of the film is good. The best song of the
film is 'Neeve Neeve' picturised on Jaya Sudha and Ravi Teja.
The song that got best applause was the mass song 'Chumma
Chumma'. However, the timing and picturization of the last
song 'Jhum Jhumare' is a let down. In this scene Prakash Raj
is coaching Ravi Teja for kickboxing. In this backdrop 'Jhum
Jhumare' song comes which has montage shots of Prakash Raj
training Ravi Teja and Alphonsa dancing with Ali. If we look
at the past songs like Traveling Soldier (Tammudu)
and Okate Jananam (Bhadrachalam) are pictured
to get the audience prepared for the climax in a serious mode.
But in this song the director mixed a serious issue with a
funny thing like Alphonsa-Ali comedy track and diluted the
very much-needed spirits for the climax.
Photography by Shyam K Naidu is good. Fight sequences by Ram-Lakshman
First half of the film is average as it gives the foundation
to the characters. In the second half, the characterization
of Prakash Raj is so confusing that he is not justified in
leaving his wife Jaya Sudha and at the same time getting married
to another girl Aiswarya. With that unconvincing point as
the backdrop, the narration appears quite unbelievable. If
we have the 'Idiot' film as the parameter, this film is a
let down. If you see this film without any expectations, it's
an average flick. On the second thought, this movie should
have been titled as 'amma nanna o koduku' because there
is no justice to the role of 'Tamil Ammai' and the
love track between the lead pair in this film.