Actually I felt cheated after watching this movie, since it's
a dubbed version of a 5-year old Tamil film. We could see
baby Shamili in a kid role. This film is a dubbed version
of Tamil film "Thayin Manikodi" released
in 1997. The producer Surendra cleverly duped us by releasing
it in the end of year 2002. If it were released in 1997 in
Telugu, our TV channels would have shown it on TV for at least
10 times. Hence I recommend the visitors to view any other
Tamil/Malayalam dubbed film for free on TV channels (where
you have an option to surf channels) than paying hard cash
and watch it in an empty theater. I wanted to skip writing
review of this film. But again, if I could stop one idlebrain.com
visitor from getting temped and watch this film, it would
be a great achievement.
Arjun (Arjun) is a sincere and most efficient CBI officer.
He rescues a kidnapped lady Rani (Tabu) from the clutches
of Pak based terrorists. But in the process Rani looses both
of her parents. Arjun takes Rani to his house, as she is vulnerable
and could be kidnapped by the terrorists again. With the help
of Rani, he makes a sketch of the kingpin of terrorist organization
and publishes it in major newspapers. The kingpin summons
a local don to eliminate Arjun. In the process Arjun arrests
the local don. Then it is revealed that the local don is none
other than the father of Arjun's deceased wife. With the help
of that relationship Arjun makes the local don an approver.
The film ends with Arjun fighting it out with the terrorist
kingpin and saving the secret documents that are about to
be sold to foreigners.
Arjun appears redundant with his histrionics. Right expression
for right moment gives maximum impact (like the ones in Shankar
films like Gentleman and Oke Okkadu). But giving those kind
of expression when they are not needed in films like 'Jaatiya
Pataakam' is bound to arouse negative response. Tabu looks
ok. Second heroine Nivedita looks lanky and shown good amount
of her leg. : Goundramani's comedy is good. He acted as a
hero who comes down to Arjun's place and observes him for
the portrayal of the role of a CBI officer in his next venture.
- Screenplay - Direction: Story of the film is pretty
simple and predictable. A small kid, having seen umpteen such
films, can come up with a far better story. Screenplay is
bad and the scenes jump from one emotion to another. Direction
of the film is mediocre.
departments: Music by Vidya Sagar is cacophonic except
for a melody song. Hence we will not have a chance to listen
to lyrics by Bhuvana Chandra as they were eaten up by loud
music. Editing of this film is pretty bad. Photography is
word: You can safely ignore this film.