Ashima is looking out for a bike-expect model to star in an
advertisement. She gets hold of Raj Kumar (Chiranjeevi) and
makes him act in her ad apposite her and she falls in love
with Raj Kumar. When Raj Kumar rejects her love, she opts
for a suicide. When she is admitted in the hospital, Prasad
(Rejendra Prasad) tells her the flashback of Raj Kumar.
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Kumar runs a dance school and an audio manufacturing company.
His dance school is meant to satisfy his zeal for dancing
and audio company is meant for earning his bread and butter.
He falls in love with Shanti (Simran) and gets married to
her. Shanti gives birth to Akshaya (baby Akshaya). Akshaya
is very fond of her daddy. Raj Kumar is very fond of his friends.
He gives surety for the Chit Fund Company of his friend. His
friend ditches Raj Kumar and his entire property is confiscated.
Later on, it is revealed that Akshaya is having a heart disease.
Raj Kumar needs 4 lakhs to get Akshaya operated and all his
friends hesitate to help him with the money.
Raj Kumar lands up in jail after confrontation with a friend
who ditched him. Meanwhile, Akshaya at hospital expires. Santhi
claims that Raj Kumar is responsible for the demise of their
kid. Santhi leaves Raj Kumar and decides to live alone.
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Kumar builds a hospital on name of Akshaya and lives an anonymous
life as volunteer in that foundation. After coming to know
the pathetic flashback of Raj Kumar, Ashima decides to help
on, to his amazement, Raj Kumar finds another girl who is
Akshaya look-alike (baby Akshaya again) and comes to know
that she is the daughter of Shanti. Shanti was pregnant when
she left Raj Kumar and Raj Kumar was unaware of that fact.
Shanti does not want the kid to know about her father. Raj
Kumar wants to get back the kid along with Shanti.
rest of the film is about how all the ends well.
Chiranjeevi did an excellent job as Daddy in this film. He
shed some weight compared to Mrigaraju. His new looks are
good. But his character lacks the heroism one expects from
Chiranjeevi. His role in this film is much more softer than
that of 'Iddaru Mitrulu'.
Akshaya: She is very cute in this film and all the scenes
involving baby Akshaya hit well with the audiences. Baby Akshaya
must be commended for her sweet action in this film.
Simran looks weary. She did wonderful job as the protagonist
in this film.
Bhalla: Ashima did a small role which confines to two
songs and she did well within the limitations.
Prasad: Rajendra Prasad's talent is wasted in this film.
There is absolutely no scope for comedy for his character.
The main drawback of this film is inane story. One would wonder
why Chiranjeevi has accepted a story that has striking similarities
to Mrigaraju. In both these films, the second half is concentrated
more on Chiranjeevi trying to win the heart of Simran and
and direction: The touch of Suresh Krishna is conspicuously
missing in this film. The direction of the film is not up
to the expectations. The screenplay is shabby. The scenes
does come one by one, but what they lack is the screenplay
that makes the viewer attentive and inquisitive about what
is coming in the next scene. The master of flashbacks, Suresh
Krishna, could not render his successful narration for this
Songs of the film sound good after a repetitive listening.
The background music of the film is good.
Photography by Chota K Naidu is a big asset in the film. Each
and every frame of the movie looks rich and refreshing.
The dialogues lack the substance. Satyanand, who has written
witty dialogues for Annayya, has disappointed the audience
with plain dialogues in Daddy.
The main drawback of this film is lack of comedy. Only the
scenes involving the combination of Akshaya and Chiranjeevi
in the second half provides some comic relief. The comedy
artists like Rajendra Prasad, Kota and MS Narayana are not
The songs in second half are good. Here is the sequence of
songs. Like Kushi, this film too had three popular English
song bits for which Chiru dances in the first half.
Adinchu: This song comes as the beginning of the flashback.
It's a solo song canned in sets on stunningly dressed Chiru.
He has done some excellent steps for this song. This song
evoked very good cheers from the crowds.
Praanama Suswagatam: This slow song is shot in abroad on
Simran and Chiru.
Gummadi: This slow song comes in parts for three times in
this film. All these three scenes do have three different
moods and different lyrics.
Vana: This song is the highlight of the film. It is shot
in sets on Chiru, Ashima and baby Akshaya. The sets done
for this song are really good. This songs reminds the viewers
of rain song in 'Gharana Mogudu'
Pakkinti: This song is shot on Chiru, Ashima and Simran.
It's an imagination song canned on a set.
Buggallo: This final song is a masti song shot on Chiru
and Simran in abroad.
There is only one fight in this film. That's too a fun fight
composed by Pawan Kalyan. But it is not up to the hype that
was created during prerelease days. Another chase scene composed
by Pawan Kalyan is pretty interesting and evokes lot of response.
First half of this film is average. The second half is good
in the beginning. It's high time for Chiru to sign the films
with good script rather than going for the famed directors
like Suresh Krishna, who seems to have lost the ammunition
in his direction. Have no expectations and watch this film,
you might like it. This film is better than Mrigaraju and
not as good as Annayya. We have to wait and see how the viewers,
especially the family ladies, like this film in the weeks
to come as this film is heavily banking on the 'sentiment'
afterthought: Chiranjeevi should ponder over encouraging
new directors with fresh thoughts. New directors can concentrate
more on the script with devotion as they have a thing to prove.
Going after seasoned directors can only jeopardize his career.
Chiranjeevi is always known for his humbleness and has a willing
attitude to face criticism, admit mistakes and learn from
the past experiences. May be he would accept films with good
scripts in the future.
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