Sujatha are Raghu are kids. Sujatha is the sister-in-law (maradalu)
of Raghu. They always fight with each other. The parents of
Sujatha and Raghu decide that they should be married off to
each other when they grow up. Father of Sujatha shifts his
house to city to look after his business. Sujatha and Raghu
vow not to see each other again after a bitter argument. All
this happened when they are hardly 7-8 years of age. Raghu
(Gopi Chand) grows up and turns out to be a dangerous brat.
(Sada) grows up. She joins a college. She has to travel to
her college through a train. There she meets another student
Venkat (Nitin), who is studying in the same class. Venkat
is the son of a poor widower. He does all odd jobs to earn
money for his living while studying. Sujatha and Venkat fall
in love. When Sujatha parents come to know about it, they
put a stop to Sujatha studies and arrange her engagement with
Raghu, who is her brother-in-law (bava). Raghu comes
to know about her relationship with Venkat. Still, he does
not mind, as she is a pretty beautiful girl.
arrange marriage in 10 days. Meanwhile, Venkat terrorizes
Raghu by writings on walls of Raghu's place with blood that
he would foil their marriage and take away the bride with
him. At the time of marriage muhurat, Venkat takes away Sujatha
along with him. The entire gang of Raghu and his buddies are
after the run-away-couple. The rest of the story deals with
how Raghu and Sujatha emerge as winners.
Chand: Gopi Chand, who acted as villain in this film gave
a splendid performance with his controlled emotion. Teja has
done a terrific characterization to this role.
Nitin suited the role of Venkat to the T. He is very smart
with his boyish looks. At the same time, he expressed the
tenderness and innocence through his emotions.
She is the find of the film. She is simply amazing. Again
50% of the credit should go to Teja for his characterization
of heroine role. She is lovely with her simple attire of 'voni
and langa'. There is lot of poetic sense (bhavukatha)
to her characterization. Her 'povayya' mannerism worked
out well for the film. She completely justified the role of
innocent ladylove in the first half and inspirational lady
in the second half.
The male fantasy of Malayalam - Shakeela - acted in an insignificant
role of 'Bala Saraswati', a lecturer cum physical training
teacher in this film. She has two classroom scenes and one
physical training scene in this film.
Story - Screenplay - direction: Story of the film is routine.
Direction and taking of Teja is fabulous. But, it's the screenplay
that played fowl in the film. The film is not compact. It
has got lots of gaps and loose ends, which makes viewer lose
interest on the proceedings of the film. He has shown his
finesse in developing and establishing them well. All the
characters in the film make an impact. There are a couple
of scenes in the second half that really excites the audience.
The way Teja reflected the feelings of the lyrics in canning
the songs is very impressive.
Dialogues of this film are soft except for a dialogue for
Shakeela where she threatens a student by mouthing 'Pisikeshtaa!'
(pun intended?) There are two powerful dialogues in the second
half (one each by the mother of hero and the heroine). He
tried using pun dialogues to maximum effect in a couple of
scenes. But, the over all impact is missing.
RP Patnaik's music is good. All the songs in film are situational
and they are stitched into the movie so well that after watching
the film you would realize if all songs that are presented
in audio album are there in the film or not. Jayam music pales
out in comparison to the music of Nuvvu
Nenu. All the best songs in the film come in the first
half in the form of 'Sabbasi',
Raanu' and 'Priyatama'
(in which teja successfully adapted the 'Mission Impossible'
Sameer Reddy's photographic work is extraordinary. Being a
cameraman himself Teja made best use of Sameer's talent.
First half of the film would be liked by class people as the
style of narration is very poetic. Second half would be liked
by masses compared to first half as it has got good action
scenes. Over all, it's an average film. Main draw back is
the loose screenplay. The second draw back of the film is
slow narration. A film would workout well if the director
gets the audiences in his grip while narrating a story, be
it a class film or a mass film. This film started off on a
placid style and the director got grip on audience by the
time of interval. But in the second half, he failed to maintain
that grip. We have to wait and see how the youth responds
to this Jayam.