Narayana (Venkatesh) is an elder son in a family with
3 brothers and 2 sisters. Lakshmi owns a factory that
is worth 100s of crores. Janardhan (Sayaji Shinde)
- an former employee of Lakshmi Industries - plans to
take revenge on Lakshmi by creating difference in his
family and succeeds in it. The rest of the story is
all about how Lakshmi unites his family members and
wins back his lady love Nandini (Nayana Tara).
Venkatesh has donned a role with two shades. The first
one as too-good-to-believe and self-sacrificing brother
and the second one as an angry young man. He did very
well. He excelled a lot in the sentimental scenes. He
is good as the lover in the flashback episode too. Venkatesh
danced with gay abandon in Lakshmi Bava song.
Nayana Tara did the role of main heroine. She got an
ample footage in the flashback episode and she did well.
Charmme is limited to 3 duets and does not have any
importance in the storyline in this film. Sayaji Shinde
is good as the main villain. Pradeep Rawat is adequate
as Calcutta don. Sunils comedy is OK. The comedy
thread of Venu Madhav and Telangana Sakuntala is partly
good. Rajiv Kanakala, Sharvanand, Satya Prakash and
Revathi are adequate.
- direction: Screenplay by VV Vinayak is OK. He
has his unique way of elevating heroism of the hero
through the dialogues of other characters. There are
fights in the beginning, climax and flashback episodes
of the film. But what raises the heroism are the dialogues
uttered by various characters (sisters, mother and Sunil)
in critical scenes of the film. However, Vinayak should
have taken care of second half well where the tempo
seem to have gone down.
Departments: Story of the film is routine and has
resemblance to various old Telugu films with brother-sentiment.
Dialogues are average. Songs by Ramana Gogula are very
good when you listen to them on the stereo. Lakshmi
Bava song is a highlight in the film in terms
of picturization and placement. Mani Sharma provided
background music. RaNa Daggubati supervised the fx in
this film. The cartoon version of Venu Madhav - Sakuntala
fight and car-robo animation in Andhra Mirchi song are
good. Production values are neat.
First half of the film is OK and the scenes before interval
are good. The second half divulges into a entirely different
flashback episode. There are certain good moments in
the film and has got orientation towards masses and
family crowds. However, the VV Vinayak could not blend
in Venkateshs family image and Vinayaks
mass taking in a smooth way. The biggest advantage of
this film is that Lakshmi is the only mass film for
the entire season of Sankranthi which gives good market
penetration in C and D centers as well in the first
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