Can kids watch this film? Yes
(no vulgarity and no violence)
Banner: Meghana Productions
Cast: Adarsh, Santhi Rao, Bhagya Raj, Bhagya Sri, Kota
Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, M.S.Narayana, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam,
A.V.S., Surya, Sana, Apoorva, Sudeepa, Anil Kumar, Abhijit,
Dinesh, Anandraj, Sriraj, Sishanthkumar, Vikas, Ajay Raj and
Music: Bhavatharini Ilayaraja
Lyrics: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, Bhuvana Chandra,
Dialogues: Aasam Srinivas
Producer: Dr. K. Ramana Kumar
Story - Screenplay - direction: C. Uma Maheswar Rao
Release date: 12th December 2003
(Adarsh) is a meek youngster who falls in love with
his collegiate friend Akhila (Santhi Rao). He comes
to know that Akhila likes basket ball sport a lot. Hence
he wants to win the heart of Akhila by becoming a sports
champion. He seeks the help of a basket ball specialist
(Surya) in coaching him. In the process, they comes
across the hurdles like foul play in sports and resistance
from parents regarding love. The rest of the movie is
all about how they win both!
Adarsh looks very meek
and has an uncertain body language. Santhi
Rao looks very unglamorous. Her expressions are
very tentative. The only positive aspect in the casting
of this film is Surya,
who acted as the basket ball coach. He is terrific in
a few scenes. MS Narayana, Dharmavarapu,
Brahmanandam and Apoorva
had nothing to do except for settling for a cheap comedy.
Bhagyaraja and Bhagya
Sri acted in a song.
- Screenplay - direction: Director C Uma Maheswara
Rao who directed national award winning film like 'Ankuram'
has taken 1000 steps backward to direct this film. Otherwise
how can you find routine teen scenes like minor girl
eloping from her house and her brother going for head
hunt in jungles. In addition to there is cheap comedy
like students degrading professors etc. The director
failed miserably in terms of both direction and screenplay.
The love/sports ratio should have been 20/80, but the
director choose to make this film with 20% sports and
80% love and love stories is not the forte of Uma Maheswara
Rao. The comedy in film is inane.
departments: Photography by Madhu Ambat is OK. Songs
scored by Bhavatharini are mediocre. Background music
is ok. Dialogues by Asam Srinivas are so so.
However passionate you are about the films, there are
certain films that makes you run away from the theater
in the middle of screening. But since I have to review
the film I sat in the theater till the end. Except for
a few inspirational quotes uttered in a couple of scenes
by Surya, the entire film is a boring one. After watching
this film, you are bound to loose the good will you
have for 'Ankuram' fame C Uma Maheswara Rao.