(Srikanth) and Dhana Lakshmi (Kalyani) are childhood
friends. They love each other and never express it.
As the fate has it, Dhana Lakshmi gets married to another
guy. Raju gets married to a rich girl called Bhanu (Gopika).
Later on, Dhana Lakshmi encounters a tragedy and becomes
a poor widow. She starts doing daily labor to feed herself
and her kid. Raju comes across her on a road one day
and feels pity after realizing her fate. He gives her
a job as a maidservant at his house by hiding the fact
to his wife that Dhanalakshmi was his childhood friend.
The rest of the film is about what happens if Bhanu
comes to know that Raju and Dhanalakshmi were childhood
friends and had crush for each other at one point of
Srikanth appears in a nostalgic
mood half of the time and in a pensive mood in the remaining
half. He is OK for that role. It is a typical role for
Kalyani. She wins the sympathies
of everybody, though it is very hard to see and digest
Kalyani doing the role of a labor worker and servant
maid. Gopika is fair as
the wife of Srikanth. Sivaji Raja
is adequate as the friend of Srikanth. Raghunatha
Reddy and Siva Parvathy
did the roles of Gopika's parents.
Basic storyline is good. A remake of a critically acclaimed
and hit tamil movie "Azhagi", it is a story
about a child-hood love and the moments of lingering
memories later in life. It is a tender and sensitive
story, which would do wonders if handled deftly.
- Direction: Screenplay by SV Krishna Reddy
is flat. Direction of the film is placid and is devoid
of any excitement and entertainment. Narration of the
film is pathetically slow. However, SV Krishna Reddy
succeeded in keeping a bit of sentimental feel throughout
the film in tact. However, the director fails to narrate
the sensitive storyline in an interesting way.
departments: Music by MM Keeravani has a few variety
and mellifluous tunes. But these tunes are not properly
placed and not properly picturized in order to strengthen
the feelings and situations of the film. Dialogues by
Ramana Chintapally are adequate, but his strength of
writing witty one-liners was not used at all. Photography
by Sankar is average. Editing by Muthyala Nani is so
The basic story has the feel of a thread from 'Naa Autograph'
film and pairing of Kalyani as hero's friend gives it
a bit resemblance to Vasantham film. A story with this
kind of scope is ineptly handled by SV Krishna Reddy.
The village nostalgic episode is handled authentically.
The positive point of the film is the sentimental feel
that is carried throughout the film. The negative points
of the film are lack of entertainment, lengthy narration
and TV serial kind of taking. This film's fate would
depend on how ladies encourage it.
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