Review - Kodanda Ramudu
(Two and threefourth on a scale of five)
Rambha, Laya and Surya
Choreography: Narayana (Debutante) and Tara ('Kodanda
Music: SV Krishna Reddy
Dialogues: Divakar Babu
Story, Screenplay & Direction: SV Krishna Reddy
Producer: Rama Krishna Reddy
is a tour guide at Araku Valley, who is deeply in love with
Mounika (Rambha). Mounika is a citybred 'practical' girl.
She thinks love is a tool that people use to fulfill their
materialistic needs. She believes that Ramu is faking her
with his artificial love.
Ramu loves Mounika sincerely. Mounika encourages Ramu to love
her overtly and makes a fool of him covertly. Fueled by the
encouragement Mounika gave him, Ramu expresses his love to
her. She deftly rejects him and insults him. Enraged Ramu
challenges Mounika that she will come back to him and beg
him to marry her.
Annual celebrations are going on in Araku and a dance troop
consisting of 'Latha'(Laya) come to Araku to exhibit their
song/dance talents. Latha starts liking Ramu. Mounika comes
to know that Latha is the daughter of one of the richest Indians
on the earth. As Latha gets emotionally closer to Ramu, Mounika
starts repenting about her decision to reject Ramu.
Mounika comes back to Ramu and begs him to accept her love
and marry her. Ramu rejects Mounika with uttermost professionalism
of a lover. A dejected lover she is, Mounika resorts to the
last ditch attempt. That is to go for a suicide. If you want
to know what happens in the climax, you gotta watch this film
on a big silver screen.
Chakri: Chakri acted with ease in a role that demands
sensibility of an innocent lover and mass image that is projected
by a typical telugu hero. Chakri's image as a mass hero enhanced
with this film as this role has a lot of punch dialogues that
got raving applause from the front benchers.
Rambha: She did her part with zest. Her body language
is a treat to watch in songs.
Laya: Being a dark horse in this film, Laya stole the
show with her excellent performance.
Surya: His character is a straight take off from 'Premakuvelayara'.
His action is a big plus point to the film as it gives us lot
of comic relief.
Direction: Though his touch of sentiment and comedy is
intact, SV Krishna Reddy seems to have taken more time to narrate
Dialogues: The biggest plus point for this film are dialogues
by Divakar Babu. His dialogues in second half are very good,
especially the comedy section.
Music: Music of the film is very melodious and purely
Choreography: Narayana, a debutante choreographer, has
injected lot of body language into dances. Choreography for
the first song('Mounika
Mounika') and the second song of the film ('kannejaaji')
is excellent. Tara's choreography for the song 'Kodanda
Ramayyaku' is very good.
Production: Rama Krishna Reddy, a first timer and a Nizam
distributor, did produce this film on a lavish scale without
compromising on the production cost and quality.
is the weak point of the film. The director tried to induct
the comedy track(by Brahmanandam and Ali), in vein. First half
of the film is dull, sans superb songs. Second half is entertaining,
especially the Surya's episode. On a whole this film is a watchable
one for the lovers of SV Krishna Reddy films and comedy films.
We have to wait and see how the viewers script the box office
fate of 'Kodanda Ramudu'.
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