(Prabhas) and Lakshmi I (Asin) are foreign-returned
medicos. They want to get married with the consent
of their parents. When their marriage is on, Chakram
writes a note that he doesn't want to marry Lakshmi I
and runs away from his home town. He resurfaces back
in Sahara Colony of Hyderabad. There he finds around
25 people with 25 different problems. He finds the root
cause for each and every problem and solves all the problems.
In the process, Lakshmi II (Charmy) falls in love with
Chakram. Lakshmi I traces Chakram back and finds that
he is in love with Lakshmi II. Chakram breaks the heart
of Lakshmi I by telling her that he would be marrying Lakshmi
II. The rest of the story is all about why Chakram became
insincere to Lakshmi I.
Doing this kind of role is really a blessing for any
actor as it gives them a wider scope to explore plethora
of histrionics. Prabhas performed extremely well. He
is looking good with changed hair-do. However, the contact
lens used for a few scenes of the film are not appealing
enough. His costumes are good.
Charmi got more footage
in this film compared to Asin. Charmy is good, but she
dubbed her voice in Telugu herself. She is not yet ready
for self-dubbing. Asin
is impressive in her role and half the time, you see
her sobbing. SP Sailaja has dubbed her voice.
It is nice to see veteran artist Padmanabham
back on the screen. He is good. Prakash
Raj supplied Oxygen into the emotional scenes
towards climax by giving a credible and controlled performance.
MS Narayana is cool as
drunkard and his style of approaching Prabhas with newspaper
is hilarious. Brahmanandam's
cameo towards climax is excellent. Among the colony
mates, Raghu Babu excelled
as the conman with his typical personification.
The story of this film is said to be inspired by the
amazing song - Jagamanta Kutumbam - written by
Sirivennela way back in 1977. But the basic concept
of the film appears to be based on Kal Ho Na Ho
(which in turn is inspired by old Hindi classic Anand).
Hero wooing the applause of colony mates resembles us
about the 1st half of Kal Ho Na Ho. Prabhas trying to
break the heart of Asin using Charmy resembles us of
the Premabhishekam concept (ANR, Jaya Sudha &
- direction: Screenplay by Satyanand is ineffective.
Narration of the film is very slow. It is very repetitive
in the first half. Identifying problems for colony mates,
solving them and preaching colony mates about importance
of life are redundant in the first half. The preaching
should have been used selectively to make better impact
on the screen. Direction of the film is good in parts.
Krishna Vamsi should be appreciated for making such
a different film, but he should treat such subjects
with balance by mixing entertainment into heavy emotions.
and songs picturization: Music by Chakri is good.
Here are the sequence of songs and picturization details
of the same -
peru chakram: This is the song that introduces
Prabhas to kids. Prabhas gets friendly with kids and
by the song completes, he changes those spoilt brats
into well-mannered kids. Picturization of the song is good
and the selection of kids is brilliant. Chandrabose's
lyrics are peppy.
2. Konchem Karamga: This
song is picturized on Prabhas and Charmy in the beaches
of abroad. Charmy unveiled her charm in the song as
poor Prabhas gets literally reduced to a statue.
3. Rangeli Holi: This
is a typical colony song where Prabhas dances with the
entire colony mates.
4. Oke oka mata: This
song is the best song in the film and has Krishna
Vamsi's signature in it. This song is shot on Prabhas
and Asin in the icy hills of Rumania. Krishna Vamsi
has choreographed this song.
5. Sony cell phone: This
is a typical masala song of Asin imagining the romance
between Charmy and Prabhas. This song is done in flashy
modern sets with unusual camera angles and lenses.
6. Jagamantha Kutumbam:
This song holds the gist of the entire film and it
brings feel into the climax of the film. Lyrics by
Sirivennela are extraordinary. This song comes when
Prabhas opens orphanage to be run by Padmanabham.
departments: Dialogues of the film are adequate.
But too much of preaching makes you feel uneasy, as
we come to films for entertainment. Cinematography Ram
Prasad, Arvind Krishna and Om Prakash is good. The only
fight composed by Stun Siva is excellent. Graphics of
the film are good and natural. Production values by
Geeta Chitra International banner are good.
First half of the film is a bit boring with many redundant
scenes. Second half is very heavy. Climax of the film
is heart touching. Screenplay of the film is ineffective.
The focus is blurred in the first half as the director
tried to dilute the main thread of the story by involving
too many characters. The Director who tried giving solutions
to each and every problem in this film did not explain
the reason behind Charmy's father having two happy wives.
You can see the intensity of Krishna Vamsy's thoughts
in emotional scenes and preaching scenes. But because
of the lack of good script, the intensity of the director
went futile. On the whole, Chakram disappoints.
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