The film opens with a riots-scene where Arti and Mahesh Babu
would be running aimlessly in search of each other. The merciless
bullets hit them straight in heart as they finally found each
other. Director Sobhan has prepared the viewers psychologically
about what the film is all about.
storyline of the film goes like this. Yadagiri (Prakash Raj)
and KR (Raghuvaran) are the mafia leaders in Hyderabad. Bhagamati
is the daughter of Yadagiri. Bobby is the son of KR. The story
of this film deals with what happens when these two kids fall
in love with each other.
Babu: Mahesh Babu is at his charming best. He entertained
the crowds with his cool and underplayed comedy. But his mannerisms
and diction is like the extension of his Murari character.
His 'nautica' shirts and half pants in this film are really
cool. He also shown guts in doing a film that none of his
contemporaries dare to attempt.
Agarwal: Arti Agarwal suited the role well. She is looking
pretty chubby in her modern outfits and she is looking pretty
sensuous in those sarees in the second half. She needs to
shed few pounds in order to stay in this industry for more
Raghuvaran did a role in Telugu films after a long gap and
he did his best. Prakash role of Yadagiri as a handicapped
mafia leader is pretty good. He portrayed the emotions in
a very controlled manner. Ramesh, who played the role of Mahesh's
pal, imitated Sunil to the tee. Posani Krishna Murali stole
the limelight with his comedy. Brahmanandam did a little cameo
as the village head of Amalapuram who is on tour to North
India. The actress who played Mahesh Babu's mother looks pretty
- Screenplay - Direction: Story of the film is an age-old
clichéd one. Screenplay of the film has fallouts. Direction
of the film is good. Sobhan's taking of family scenes and
romantic interludes in pretty good. But he failed in adding
mass and commercial elements. He did very well in elevating
the character of hero in the second half.
The director has failed to can the first three songs properly.
The first song is an item song (Ee
Jenda) that preaches patriotism. The second song (Lokam)
is a straight lift from J Lo's musical video album. The special
effects made for this film are very mediocre. It's very disappointing
to see that the best song of the film (Adugadugu)
is marred by the utterly amateurish graphics work. Bad graphics
and unimaginative choreography has spoiled this good song.
All three songs (Vaa
Darwaja) in the second half are good with mass beats and
Mani Sharma's background music and songs are OK.
Sobhan has done fantastic work as a dialogue writer. All these
dialogues are pretty natural and are in lighter vein. Mahesh
Babu's naughty dialogue of 'Tappu Cheddama?' is a hit
with the matinee crowds. There are a few thought provoking
philosophical oriented dialogues like "bratukuki bratukuki
madhya chavu ante .. rojuki rojuki Madhya nidra laantidi'
Photography of the film is pretty average. That's probably
because of the lighting scheme adapted and sets erected. The
futuristic set of 'Youth Joint' is not impressive except for
the live screen where they show the spy cams.
effects: If there is one reason that makes the photography
looks absurd and substandard, it's the special effects. The
special effects done for this film are not up to the standard.
They tried showing the bike-riding scene in the climax similar
to that of MI-II (Mission Impossible Part 2). Because of the
bad graphics, the climax shots of Mahesh Babu bike riding
scenes look jaded. Only good special effects scene in this
entire film is the one that has Arti singing the lyrics "chukkalu
kosi fry chesi, merupulani noodles chesi .. tinipinchudam
3. Good Second Half
2. Picturization of songs in the first half
3. Substandard and unnecessary use of Graphic work
First half of the film is little dull. It forms the base for
the second half. The first 45 minutes of second half is very
entertaining with comedy. The next 15 minutes has got some
good sentiment scenes. For the viewers of Andhra, hero dieing
in the climax is a big taboo. The tragedy-oriented climax
is a let down for the masses (though it does not matter for
anybody as the director prepared the audience by showing climax
as the opening shot). But again the director tried to do damage
control by getting Mahesh and Arti married in heaven to prove
the proverb 'Marriages are made in heaven' right. The highlight
scene of the film is the one where Mahesh Babu comes to Prakash
Raj's house and humiliates him. In spite of all its minus
points, this film has chances of becoming a minimum guarantee
film and decent hit. A must watch for the movie lovers who
wants to see that sweet magical smile and super comedy timing
of Mahesh Babu.
Sreya Audio Review