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Babu - A review
V Srinivasa Reddy
Jeevi Rating: 4.5/5
(Four and half on a scale of five)
Raasi, Meena, Abbas, Chandra Mohan, Ramireddy
Director: Muthyala Subbaiah
Art - Story - Producer: Chanti Addala
Editor: V Nagi Reddy
Dialogues: Madhu Thotapalli
Cameraman: V Srinivasa Reddy
Choreography: Laurance, Tara & Kala
of a kind hearted man who is been crucified through out his
life for the faults he is not responsible for.
Babu (Balakrishna) is the man of jamindar clan in Krishnapuram,
who is considered as the most important man in that village.
Vijay Babu (Abbas) is his brother doing his graduation in
Hyderabad. Chandra Babu (Chandra Mohan) is the maternal uncle
of KrishnaBabu who stays along with him to take care of him.
Krishnapuram is getting ready to celebrate the festival Ugadi
under the aegis of KrishnaBabu. There is some dance program
and the dance troop is awaited. As the new head master enters
village with his family and his harmony box the servants of
krishna Babu mistakes him to be the dance master and engages
them to their guest house. There you go!! Krishna Babu meets
the sensuous damsel Rama (Meena), the daughter of the new
Sarvarayudu (Ramireddy) is another maternal uncle of KrishnaBabu,
who has a family feud with Krishna Babu. Sarvarayudu has a
daughter, whom he want to get married to KrishnaBabu. But
she is in deep love with their servant Sivaji Raja. KrishnaBabu
takes an instrumental role in getting her married to Sivaji
Rama and KrishnaBabu fall in love over the period of time.
Meantime Vijay Babu is in love till his neck with his classmate
Shilpa (Raasi) in Hyderabad. Rama and KrishnaBabu are all
set to get engaged to each other. Enter the jailor (Narra),
who interrupts the engagement to reveal that KrishnaBabu is
a murderer and was in jail for his criminal offense.
*Then Krishna Babu elaborates his flashback.*
KrishnaBabu is the only son of Ranganath and Rajeswari. Ranganath
becomes a flirt and started having a lady as a keep
in his own house. Rajeswari keeps mum and pretends as if she
is sick as she don't want to get the name of Ranganath Spoiled.
Chandrababu is the brother of Rajeswari and Sarvarayudu is
the brother of the keep. Enter the new kid in the block
from Ranganath-Keep combination .... Vijay Babu.
Keep along with Sarvarayudu plans to get rid of Rajeswari
by sending a cup of poison adulterated coffee to Rajeswari
through KrishnaBabu. Ranganath accidentally drinks it and
expires. The blame is put on Krishna Babu as the murderer
and Rajeswari as the conspirator. KrishnaBabu is taken to
police station and Rajeswari dies of heart attack seeing the
death of her husband and plight of her son.
Meantime Sarvarayudu murders his own sister and sends Vijay
Babu to the orphanage. KrishnaBabu instructs Chandra Babu
to take good care of Vijay Babu by sending him to city and
giving good education. He makes sure that Vijay Babu believes
that Krishna Babu is his own brother.
The kid Krishna Babu is sent to jail and after hibernation
away from society of 14 years, he returns back to his village
to take the reigns of the kindhearted leader of Krishnapuram
by winning the goodwill of village men.
*End of the flash back*
Everyone sheds tears listening to the sad flashback. Engagement
is over on a happy note. Meantime the ex-warden (Sutti Velu)
of KrishnaBabu comes and meets him. Upon enquiry ex-warden
tells him that he is having a daughter and he saved his 3
lac money in a chit fund jointly owned by his friend for her
Sarvarayudu is on fire seeing Krishna Babu, who arranged the
marriage between his daughter and the servant, getting engaged
to Rama. He kidnaps Rama. He soils the eyes of KrishnaBabu
who came to rescue Rama. In that process Krishna Babu, whose
vision was temporarily impaired due to soil, murders Rama.
KrishnaBabu is again sent to jail for murdering Rama for 7
years. Sarvarayudu is sent to jail for 3 years for instigating
KrishnaBabu and causing the murder. By this time Vijay Babu
completes his graduation and secures MS admission in USA.
KrishnaBabu asks Vijay Babu to go to states and do MS.
When Vijay Babu meets Shilpa, he explains the plight of his
brother and confesses her that he cannot get married to her
for the next 7 years as he wants his brother to get married
first. At the same time Shilpa say that his father might not
allow her to be unmarried for 7 years. Then they arrive at
the practical solution and decides to leave as friends and
to live their own lives forever.
For his good conduct in his jail Krishna Babu is released
much earlier than Sarvarayudu. When he is returning home,
Krishna Babu watches his ex-warden being beaten up thoroughly
by the investors as the owner of chit fund fled with their
money. Krishna Babu joins the ex-warden in hospital. Ex-warden
dies of wounds asking Krishna Babu to take care of his daughter
Shilpa. Krishna Babu pays up all the debts of Chit fund company
and takes Shilpa to his house.
As Krishna Babu is mentally wrought with the agony of struggles
he is going through, Shilpa makes him the man with the smile
by helping him to regain the composure of a normal man. Village
men starts questioning the relationship between Krishna Babu
and Shilpa. Upon Chandra Babu's request Krishna Babu starts
searching for a suitable guy for Shilpa, only to be questioned
by cynical probable candidates about the relationship between
Shilpa and Krishna Babu.
Chandra Babu makes Shilpa and Krishna Babu agree to his proposal
and arranges the marriage of convenience between Krishna Babu
and Shilpa. Krishna Babu arranges his marriage to coincide
with the Vijay Kumar stay in India. Krishna Babu is aware
of the love story going between Vijay Babu and his lover during
his graduation days.
Vijay Babu lands up home as Shilpa is getting ready to married
to Krishna Babu in a couple of days. Vijay Babu and Shilpa
gets shocked looking at each other. All the friends of Vijay
Kumar are invited to marriage. Chandra Babu overhears the
conversation between Shilpa and Vijay Babu.
As the stage is set for Grand Finale, we are left with a few
unanswered questions? Will Chandra Babu tell the truth to
Krishna Babu? Do any of Vijay Babu and Shilpa scarifies their
life for Krishna Babu? Will the friends of Vijay Babu come
for the marriage and tell Krishna Babu about the college love
between Vijay Babu and Shilpa? We should also notice a fact
that Sarvarayudu is waiting in the wings to take revenge on
Krishna Babu and implicate him for the third time!!!. Will
the hell break loose?
To know the right answer to this nail biting climax, on has
to watch this exhilarating film sitting on the edge of the
seats on a silver screen.
Balaiah: This role has the undercurrent emotional struggle
and at the same time it has shades of an omnipotent good doer
. Balaiah gave an award winning performance with this film.
He got molded in to the character with Úlan. He did the perfect
balance act between expressive soft, yet powerful emotions and
undercurrent psychological burning. He looks slim, very soft
and tender in this film.
Meena: She is her role with naturality.
Raasi: She did a role of jolly nature in the first half
and serious nature in the second half. Her character was created
with such a craftiness that she need no do any emoting. The
characters of Balaiah and Chandra Mohan elevates all the scenes
of Raasi in second half. This is a memorable character in her
Chandra Mohan: He deserves a special mention for his
powerful action in this film. As Balaiah character under goes
the active part of the immense struggle, the character of Chandra
Mohan goes through the passive part of emotional struggle of
Balaiah. He got a very important full length role in this film.
And he impresses everyone with his acting prowess.
Abbas: Of late Abbas seems to be getting roles that
have scope for emoting. He did his bit with precision.
Direction-Screenplay: The total credit for the smooth execution
of scenes and story narration with slick screenplay goes to
Muthyala Subbaiah. He knows how to show the sentiment in different
films in different ways. This story takes right turns all the
time and springs up a few surprising twists. This sensible story
needs to be handled sensitively and with the right team behind
him he directed this magic film with his hallmark ability.
Story: Producer Chanti gives a very touching story.
Its very heartening to see a original, genuine and powerful
story coming from the Telugu man when most of our people of
hovering on Tamilnadu for stories.
Production: Chanti and Sreenivasa Reddy showed what
a technical producer can do for a film. Each and every frame
in this film looks rich and meaningful. They worked with proper
planning to release this film on the date planned at the start
of film, without losing the quality.
Dialogues: This department needs special commendation.
Its a welcoming change to listen to Madhu soft dialogues uttered
by Balaiah. Madhu gave a perfect balance in the film with his
dialogues. He gave the comedy and sentiment in right proportion
and at the same time he made sure that the on screen powerful
persona of Balaiah is intact.
Music: Listeners were not be pleased with the songs
of this film when the audio was released. But watching it on
screen is a different experience all together. Koti gave a good
music for this film.
Camera: Very good camera work by Sreenivasa Reddy.
Editor: Nice editing by the producer brother V Nagi
Dances: All the steps by Balaiah, Meena and Raasi are
very sensible and of wide variety. Very good choreography by
Laurance, Kala and Tara. Its a treat to watch Balaiah shake
his leg with the Australian blond dames in the back drop of
Opera House and Sky Scrappers of Sydney in 'Sakhi Mast' song.
team of Balaiah - Muthyala - Chanti made sure that they hit
the bulls eye this time. Full credit goes to all these three
people for choosing a sensible story line and sticking to story
than preferring to the towering mass persona of post-SSR Balaiah.
You can see only characters in this film, not artists. There
are a few loopholes in the story and the credit goes to Muthayala
for narrating story in such a fascinating style. This film is
going to do wonders by getting full marks from critics as well
as from box-office. A must see for everyone. Lets see how the
viewers of AP will carve the commercial success of 'Krishna
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