Rambabu (Jagapati Babu) is a 30+ unmarried youth, who spends
most of his time with a gang of friends from different age
groups. Kaveri (Kalyani) is the sister of village head (Surya)
in Sakhinetipally, a neighboring village of Venkannapalem,
where Rambabu lives. Rambabu loves Kaveri at the first sight.
And both of them are in love. Brother of Kaveri objects to
their love as Rambabu is a wayward youth. Rambabu challenges
to defeat the Kabaddi team of Sakhinetipally and asks marriage
with Kaveri as the prize. Kaveri's brother agrees to it. The
rest of the story is about how the team of Rambabu wins the
Jagapati Babu: The best thing about Jagapati Babu in this
film is that there is no build-up or unnecessary scenes for
his character to show heroism. He is given just enough exposure
to establish himslef. He did pretty well. The Rambabu character
is of 35 years old and Jagapati Babu's age is not an issue
in this love story.
She epitomizes the adjective of 'padahaaranala telugu pilla'
with her shyness, mannerisms and dressing sense. 99% of her
wardrobe in this film includes sarees and half-sarees with
plain colors. She is a delight to watch on the big screen.
Bhagavan: The second hero of Sravanthi Movies 'Maharshi'
had come a long way to establish himself as a familiar face
now. With 'Avunu Valliddaru Istapaddaaru' (AVI), he
has surprised many with his impeccable comedy timing and typical
Godavari slang. His character in this film is just as an extension
of his mannerisms from AVI. He is the best entertainer in
The actor Jeeva - who is known for deadly portrayal of evil
characters - has donned a comedy-oriented role in this film
and he entertained crowds with his neat performance.
Rao (AVI fame): His character in this film is a natural
extension of his character in AVI. He is pretty entertaining.
Tanikella Bharani donned the role of Jagapati Babu's father.
Surya played the brother of Kalyani. Preeti Nigam played sister-in-law
of Kalyani. Chinna acted as a mad fellow. Raghu Babu also
did a good role. MS Narayana and Brahmanandam provided comedy
in their typical style.
Story - Screenplay - direction: The story of the film
is very simple and has a streak of it inspired from Lagaan
film. The Venki's style of taking is pretty similar to that
of Vamsy. The comedy timing of the director is very good.
He is good at injecting nativity. However, he should have
worked more on the screenplay aspect. He took 30 minutes to
introduce the gang of hero to audiences. The heroine is shown
only after 30 minutes. His directorial abilities are worth
a commendation. But he failed at drawing logical conclusions
to the odd characters in this film on which he has spend 30
minutes to establish in the first half.
Dialogues by Satish are well written. The dialogues written
for Krishna Bhagavan are extremely hilarious. However, there
are few vulgar dialogues about the extramarital relationship
between Jeeva and Rajitha.
Music by Chakri is good. Background music also gels well with
the mood of the film. Among the songs, the title song got
good response as it's the only situational song and it is
placed at the right moment. The picturization of 'Jaabili'
song is pretty good and the director has shown his creativity
(bhavukata) in picturization.
departments: Photography by Bhupati is very good. He captured
the greenery of Godavari districts pretty well. Paidy Reddy's
editing is crisp.
Valluripally Ramesh Babu has made this film on a shoestring
budget with the apt cast and efficient technicians. He should
be making good money provided that he promotes the film well.
This film is a love story with kabaddi backdrop. But the entire
film is having an undercurrent comedy. The director cleverly
used the comedy characters created by Vamsy for AVI and established
those characters to a greater deja vu in this film. You would
not get bored, though the film has sluggish moments. However,
the climax of the film is not up to the mark. They followed
the regular pattern of making Jagapati Babu a hero in Kabaddi
competition than making the odd characters (the remaining
six people in team) contribute towards the success of the
match. The highlights of this film are the comedy and heroine.
You can watch it once without any hesitation.
Office prediction: The morning-show talk of this film
is encouraging. As per the initial predictions this film is
expected to have a run for 50 - 70 days depending on the center.