A hot-blooded hockey-playing youngster (Ajju) challenges the
corrupted CM (KC Sekhar Babu) and becomes a CM to make the
state clean and bring the culprits to the book.
movie has lots of news faces in the youthful roles. Among
the main star cast, the guy who played the role of naxalite
leader makes an impact. Hero Ajju is decent in this performance.
The heroine Akruthi looks like the dusky version of item song
'Janda' is inspired by lots of sensational events that
took place in the recent past including Musharaf Agra Visit,
Pratyusha's mysterious death, Printing of fake currency notes,
Naxalite talks with government, Tehalka tapes, Making of fake
branded products, YS Raja Sekhar Reddy antics, Satyagraha
dramas at Tankbund, Umesh Chandra episode, recent attacks
on Parliament etc. The storyline is inspired by 'Oke Okkadu'
film and the characterization of heroine is a take off from
Hindi film 'Gadar'.
- direction: Kodi has a unique style of making political
movies. And this one belongs to that genre. But, the days
have gone where his style of directing and narration is appreciated.
The direction is very old fashioned. He also tried to insert
all the latest news events into the storyline irrespective
of their significance to the story.. This film has the protagonist
becoming Chief Minister by the interval time and viewers would
be wondering what director is going to do in the second half.
Music by Vandemataram is average. There are two patriotic
songs in this film. 'ekkadaraa' song is good. Most
of the songs in this film are 'dappu' based ones.
departments: Dialogues by Poosala are good. There are
occasional comedy oriented dialogues in the first half that
clicked well. Photography by Kodi Lakshman is pretty average.
Dr. Kotamraju Satyamurthy - a successful NRI from USA - made
a commendable attempt of making a patriotic movie. But the
efforts did not materialize into appreciation as the narration
and direction lacked the punch. Movies are primarily meant
for entertainment, but not for preaching.
First half of the film is average and second half is boring.
The director strayed aimlessly in the second half by dragging
it beyond the limit. After watching 'Oke
Okkadu', where director Shankar made a smiliar film with
a sophisticated approach of changing the political destiny
of a state with under current strong mass touch, Janda looks
contrived and stale inspite of having many recent events imbibed
into it. This film is also loosely based on the same story
line and Kodi Rama Krishna resorted to the age-old method
of narrating the film crudely. The director got confused thoroughly
about the hero's characterization in the second half and confused
the audiences with the turn of events that lead to the climax.
Over all it's a bad film made with good intentions.