Murthy (Chiranjeevi) is a good hearted man in Amalapuram.
The sudden death of his niece comes as a rude shock
to him. But later on, he realizes that it was not a
natural death, but died due to a careless shootout.
He visits Hyderabad in search of the culprit who killed
his niece. The rest of the story is all about how he
accomplished it with the help of divine intervention
and Neelima (Bhumika Chawla).
Chiranjeevi is in his elements again in this film by
playing it to the galleries in comedy department. 70%
of the scenes involving Chiranjeevi are dealt in humorous
way. The way Chiranjeevi performs while kidnapping Sunil,
making bakra out of Brahmanandam and church marriage
scene is just perfect. His portrayal of affection towards
his niece in flashback episode is also good. Dances
performed are satisfactory.
Sameera Reddy is the glamour
doll of this film. She is nice and did Shakeera trademark
dances. Bhumika Chawla
who enters into the film in the second half plays a
pivotal role. But her characterization is passive. Arbaz
Khan is adequate as villain. Rahul
Dev and Jaya Prakash Reddy
are OK. Pingpong gave a
commendable performance in an author-backed role of
Rasool. Sunil is entertaining
as innocent son of Jaya Prakash Reddy. Brahmanandam's
episode in USA is nice. Tanikella
Bharani as visa agent is hilarious. The child
actress who did the role of niece is extremely
cute. Venu Madhav is adequate.
- direction: Vijaya Bhaskar is known for directing
films that blend love, humor and sentiment in the right
proportions. For the first time he has dealt with revenge
story in this film. But the comedy in the film is given
lot of footage. Screenplay should have been better.
Though the comedy is entertaining, the purpose of the
lead man taking revenge was not projected in an effective
way. The divine intervention aspect and parallels to
Ramayana are also not well established.
But his style
of cooking up scenes laced with humor is intact. The
following episodes in the film put you into splits
1. Ten Downing
Street pub humor
2. Comedy episode in Delhi Public School
3. Sunil kidnap episode
4. Comedy of Marriage in Church
5. Brahmanandam in USA
episodes are impressive in terms of sentiment
2. Hero caring for the girl suffering as child labor
3. Pingpong episode
films seem to have inspired certain scenes
Phone bomb planted by goons is being cleverly used
by hero to assassinate them.
2. Fatal attraction: Boiling a puppy.
- dialogues: Story of the film is pretty strong
one if emotions could be brought out in an effective
way. Dialogues by Trivikram have his trademark punches
and sensible humor. The way he makes lighter vein comedy
out of seemingly general things is excellent.
Here are a
couple of scenes that shows how Trivikram plays with
words and situations to generate neat humor
a lady in the train
Hero: Emi Chaduvutunnavamma
Hero: Bandi lo kaadamma, ballo!
to USA in Hyderabad airport
MS Narayana: Eevida evarandi?
Chiranjeevi: Maa Aavida
MSN: Mari eevida evaru? Frienda leka neighbora?
Chiranjeevi: Naaku kaboye pellam
MSN: Abbo nuvvu Americalo vundalsina vaadivi!
Chiranjeevi: Avunu. Akkadike Veltunna.
Music by Mani Sharma appears better on screen compared
to listening on the audio tape. Cinematography by Venu
(NVNV fame) is OK. Production values by Vyjayanthi banner
First half of the film is satisfactory with entertainment.
There is lag in the second half. Sunil, marriage and
Brahmanandam episodes are dealt well in the second half.
Climax should have been handled better. The plus points
of the film are Chiranjeevi and comedy dialogues by
Trivikram. On the flipside, the main revenge objective
of hero was not efficiently projected. We have to wait
and see how Jai Chiranjeeva! fares at the box office!
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