(Pilla Prasad) is the dreaded landlord of Lanka. He
forcibly grabs the lands and farms of farmers in Lanka.
In the process, he grabs the land of Ravi's father.
Ravi (Uday Kiran) grows up in a nearby village. After
growing up, he returns to Lanka to claim his land. He
gives dappu performance on the birthday of Mangaraju
and impresses him. When Mangaraju asks him what gift
he wants, Ravi asks for his rightful land that was grabbed
by him 20 years ago. Mangaraju in trying to keep his
word, gives back 5 acres of land. Ravi starts ploughing
this land. He also falls in love with a village belle
Aravinda (Sadaf). And incidentally Aravinda happens
to be the grand daughter of Mangaraju. Mangaraju who
disapproves of this love, separates them. The entire
second half is all about how Ravi and Aravinda reunite
to get married.
Kiran: Uday Kiran improved his histrionics by leaps
and bounds in this film. There is an enormous amount
of authenticity in the portrayal of his role as a village
lad. His dialogue delivery is perfect in this film.
He worked really hard on every aspect of his role and
excelled in it.
Sadaf is pretty charming as village belle. Dubbing by
Sunitha went well with the expressions of Sadaf. Her
way of saying 'ayyo rama' is cute. She wore vonees
in this film all the time. Probably Teja is the only
director who could bring the best out of Sadaf.
Pilla Prasad (of Sri
Anjaneyam fame) is adequate as villain, but too
much of dialogues and monotonous performance makes him
redundant. Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
is good with his consistent timely comedy. Rallapalli
and Duvvasi Mohan are adequate.
Suman Setty and the other
guy (introduced through Jai) are appropriate.
Sangeeta and Rama
Prabha are satisfactory.
- screenplay - dialogues - direction: Story of the
film is routine. Screenplay by Teja is OK and is in
the style of Jayam. He could establish the characters
well and set a mood for the film with first half. But
he could not sustain interest in second half as it runs
with the single objective of hero-heroine reunion. The
movie is dragged in second half and narration is uninteresting
for that part. Teja's work as dialogue writer is adequate.
Teja who used rope technique from Mission Impossible
for Jayam film has used an episode from 'Robinhood:
Prince of Thieves' in this film (the scene of hero
and heroine jumping out of fort using box).
Music by RP Patnaik is an asset. All the songs in this
film are situational ones except for Suvvi Suvvi.
Picturization of the songs is good. Background music
is OK, but sounds heavy at times. The following tunes
are inspired from Ilayaraja's work -
Gundelo - Mabbe masakesindile (Vayau Pilichindi)
Suvvi suvvi - Minneti Suryudu (Seetakokachiluka)
departments: Camerawork by Sameer Reddy is very
good and he used different lighting schemes to elevate
character/subject as per the scene's requirement. Choreography
by Shankar is commendable. Fights by Horseman Babu are
bit repetitive. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is OK.
Production values by producer Atluri Purnachandra Rao
First half of the film is satisfactory as it sets mood
for the film. The single point of hero trying to fetch
heroine from the house of villain could not sustain
interest in the second half. Second half of the film
is weak. On a whole, Avunanna Kadanna is a typical Teja's
film that is comparatively better than his past two
flops - Jai and Dhairyam. We have to wait
if Teja could repeat the magic of Jayam or not
with this film.
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