Jodi No.1 is a dubbed version of an unreleased Hinglish film
'Mysterious Girl'. The producer Pratani Rama Krishna
Goud bought the Telugu dubbing rights and added the dubbed
version of 'Mysterious Girl' as the flashback in this
film. The producer canned 6 songs without Uday Kiran participating
in any of them. He used Uday's close-up clips from Holi
film and inserted in a song using graphics.
Gowtam (Uday Kiran) is a youngster who joins in a computer
institute to learn Oracle. There he meets a girl called Anju
(Venya) and falls in love with her. Gowtam is too shy and
afraid to express his love to her. Anju is also a men-hater.
Gowtam gets hold of a common friend called Preethy and asks
her for more information on Anju. She says that Anju has a
pen friend called Pinky, whom she never met. Pinky is supposed
to visit Hyderabad. Later Preethy gets hold of an unopened
letter addressed to Anju and opens it to find that Pinky has
postponed her trip by months. Preethy gives Gowtam an idea
to dress up like a girl go to Anju's place as her pen friend
Pinky. Gowtam - dressed like the girl - stays with Anju for
few days. Meantime, the real Pinky lands up at Anju's place.
The rest of the story is about what happens next.
[Note: The above mentioned story is from the flashback
of the film, which is also the dubbed version of 'Mysterious
Girl'. The rest of the story is not worth talking about]
Kiran : Uday Kiran acted in this before his 'Chitram'
days. He looks pretty raw. Recently he did few scenes for
this film with girl get-up. He looks good. But Uday's fans
are in disappointment as we could see the real Uday Kiran
only after one hour after the starting of the film. Somebody
else did dubbing for Uday Kiran.
Venya looks sensible in the flashback. Otherwise, she is just
average. Ayesha is good in parts. Kaushal (who acted as Uday's
friend in Sreeram) got a better role in this film and
he did well. Sumeet character is hilarious. There is a comedy
track by Gowtam Raju, where he is shown imitating Sai Kumar
in an irritating style. Most of the actors in this film are
unknown faces. Some of the actors do not even know how to
face the camera.
Story: The story of the film is senseless. There are so
many loopholes and illogical turns in the movie.
- Direction: Pratani Rama Krishna Goud - the producer
- takes the credit for directing the film. Somebody else directed
the flashback part of the film. Rama Krishna Goud's direction
is amateurish. Screenplay of the film is bad and there is
no continuity in narration.
Dialogues by Tirupati Srinivas are just average. However there
are some rhythm-oriented dialogues like 'Shalinitho pettukoku.
Salthi lechipothundi' - 'Kaali! Nee pani inka khaali'.
Music by Vandemataram is average. He used many of the popular
tunes from Hindi pop albums. Chandra Bose has penned good
lyrics for 'Nuvvu naaku telusu' song. There is another song
in this film that describes Uday Kiran's dimples with referring
to him as 'Uday Kiranamma' (Uday Kiran in lady get-up). Siva
Reddy did a guest song that is inspired by 'Aata kavala' from
This film is made just to cash in the craze Uday Kiran has.
The audiences are clueless about what's happening on the screen
for the first one hour. There are some vulgar scenes in the
flashback. This film opened with decent crowds on the morning
show of release day, mainly because of Uday Kiran. Audience
are very much disappointed as Uday Kiran is not seen on the
screen for the most of the time. You can safely avoid watching