(Rajendra Prasad) runs a ladies-only driving school
that was founded by his great grandfather. Anjali (Preeti
Jingyani) is the daughter of a faction leader, Reddy
(Jayaprakash Reddy). She falls in love with Apparao.
At the same time, Apparao's marriage gets fixed with
Maha Lakshmi (Malavika). Being a timid guy that he is,
Apparao approaches Reddy and tells him that Anjali is
in love with him. Reddy reveals that his daughter is
suffering from blood cancer and pleads Apparao to pretend
love to Anjali so that she could fulfill her wishes
during the end days of her life. The rest of the story
is all about how Apparao manages to deal with two girls.
Main Leads: Rajendra Prasad
is good, as usual with his impeccable comedy timing.
He tries a few mass steps in a song wearing lungi and
nickers. Preeti Jingyani is
adequate as cancer-stuck girl towards the climax of
the film. Malavika does
not have much role to play, but manages to do her part
well. Most of the scenes in a song were picturized by
using a dupe (as she left the shooting of song midway,
on allegations of misbehavior by hero).
Others: Jaya Prakash Reddy
is OK, though he blurts out dialogues in hastened pace
most of the time. It is nice to see Annapurna in films
after a long gap. Brahmanandam
is good as 'losugula Lakshma Reddy'. Devi
Charan generates a bit of comedy with his spoof
on Siva Putrudu. Jeeva
is fair as rival of Rajendra Prasad.
It is a routine story of triangle, of husband+wife+ladylove
mixed with the sympathy factor of ladylove suffering
from cancer. The driving school just acts as a backdrop
and does not assume much significance to the main thread
of the story. This story is provided by Viswanadh who
shot to fame by his dialogues for the film Gangotri.
- direction: Screenplay by Anji Seenu is average.
Direction is good in patches. He handles well in certain
comedy situations especially the spoof on faction films
and Brahmanandam's signboard episodes. However, one
would not understand why he prolongs the ending of the
film by putting a long pathos song in the climax.
Departments: Dialogues by Gangotri Viswanath are
good in comedy section and are average in other parts.
Music by Ghantadi Krishna is mediocre, particulary the
Background music is not upto the mark. Cinematography
by Vijay C Kumar is average. Production values of the
filmmakers are of low standard.
Analysis: First half of the film
is passable. Second half is a let-down. The climax is
prolonged with a pathos song. The plus points of the
film are Rajendra Prasad and a few comedy episodes.
The minus point of the film is lack of interesting narration
that takes this film over the threshold level. The nature
of comedy in this film might find takers in B and C
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