(Ravi Teja) is one of the top notch performers in Indian
military. Chanti visits his hometown for the funeral
of his father Madhava Rao (Ranganath), an ex-military
officer. Chanti has a blind sister (Revathy) to take
care of. He decides to stay for a while and marry off
his sister. He has a land of 5 acres. This land would
become a block in the proposed road leading to the sugar
factory that the local MLA (Atul Kulakarni) acquires.
Chanti refuses to sell off his land as it has sentimental
value; since his father was buried in that place. This
incident leads to a war between Chanti and local MLA.
Chanti marries off his sister to his colleague at military
(Raja Ravindra). Chanti's brother-in-law gets killed
by the MLA. Then it is revealed that Chanti's father
was also killed by the same MLA. The rest of the story
is all about how Chanti takes revenge on him.
Leads: Ravi Teja is
good as the man who is caught between the tug of war
with MLA and the responsibility of being a big brother.
Charmy's character in this
film is an extension of what she has done in 'Sri Anjaneyam'
film. She is good as 'naatu' lady with her peculiar
mannerisms. Sunitha's (nobody guessed that dubbing was
done by Sunitha) dubbing also complements the roughness
in her characterization. The debutant actress Anjali
is adequate. She does major exposing in this film as
if to dominate aggressive characterization of Charmy.
Atul Kulakarni is competent
for the role of villain, but his characterization is
not strong enough to exploit his histrionics. Revathy
is fair as the sister of Ravi Teja, except for her accent
of calling her brother as 'Anya' instead of 'Annayya'
all the time. Subba Raju
imitates Ravi Babu (from Murari film) to the core. Raghu
Raja Ravindra and Malladi
Raghava are satisfactory. Ranganath
is ideal for the role he did.
Story of the film is old fashioned. It is about a son
taking revenge on the killers of his family (father
and brother-in-law). Hero coming to know about the cause
of his father's death just before the climax has come
in earlier films like Gang Leader. The format of villain
accompanied by a Police officer, a MRO and a Lawyer
goes back to the era of 70's and 80's when Rao Gopal
Rao was at his peak.
- direction: Screenplay of the film is flat. Direction
leaves a lot to be desired. The director fails to narrate
the film with objectivity. There is confusion about
hero's objective and goal, right from the beginning,
to the scene before climax. This entire period is utilized
for the romantic interludes of hero with two heroines.
The establishment of animosity between villain and hero;
the villain's soft orientation towards hero does not
jell with the establishment of main point of the film.
Sobhan followed the style of Krishna Vamsi in doing
characterizations for heroines.
departments: Music by Sri is average. Cinematography
by Prasad Murella is adequate. Dialogues are so so.
There are many double entendres mouthed by Charmy in
this film. Costumes by Brinda are fair. Editing of the
film is ordinary.
Analysis: First half of the film
is flat. Same goes with second half as well. The climax
is bit different compared to the rest of the film. The
main drawback of the film is the lack of clarity in
narration and screenplay. This film is a disappointment
from Ravi Teja who is branded as minimum guarantee hero
for giving ample entertainment to audiences and decent
profits for producers.
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