- A review
Jeevi Rating: 4/5
(Four on a scale of five)
Urmila and Anthra Mali
Producer and Director: Ram Gopal Varma
obsessive fan gets to win his matinee idol's heart.
(Aftab) is a teenage guy. He is very fond of Mallika (Urmila),
the reigning lady super star. He would be watching her films
continuously. Pasting her posters all over his room. Nisha
(Anthra Mali) is Kittu's classmate who loves Kittu unconditionally.
As Kittu concentrates more on Mallika films than studies,
his progress reports take a beating. Kittu's father restricts
Kittu's movements. But Kittu's obsession reaches new heights
when he says his sister that Mallika has come to his room
and danced with him. Kittu's father gets wild and tears up
all the posters in Kittu's room.
Kittu takes the train to the city of Film Making where Mallika
lives. A kind hotel owner gives him a job and Kittu meets
his matinee idol at a studio and slowly realizes that Mallika
is being exploited by her uncle. One night when Mallika is
getting beaten up by her uncle mercilessly, Kittu rescues
her and flees to his hometown along with her.
Kittu keeps Mallika in his room and slowly he lets his family
members and Nisha know about it. Mallika misinterprets that
Nisha and Kittu love each other madly. Nisha fears that Mallika
may snatch Kittu away from her. Kittu never considered Nisha
as a lover. He loves Nisha as a friend. Nisha is his best
friend. That is it. Mallika ponders over how good it would
be if Kittu loves her instead of loving Nisha. Kittu gets
a few feelers that Mallika might be loving him. As these three
characters are getting confused about the relationships among
themselves, police arrest father of Kittu on an allegation
of kidnapping Mallika.
Mallika is taken back by her uncle to the Film Capital and
Mallika does not even acknowledge Kittu before leaving. Kittu
is obviously disappointed for the cold treatment meted to
him by Mallika. After much dilly dallying Nisha and Kittu
goes back to Mallika and asks her about what went wrong. But
Mallika talks curtly. When they are leaving Mallika, Mallika
wishes them (Kittu and Nisha) a happy married life.
All of a sudden, Kittu start smelling what Mallika has in
her mind. Then story takes a few twists and turns before leaving
one heart broken and two hearts taken. To know whose heart
is broken, you must(MAST) watch this wonderful movie on the
Aftab: He is a sweet, cute and a chocolate hero. He is the
latest teen sensation. Acted extremely well. He can be a potent
threat to other chocolate heroes if he chooses his films selectively.
Urmila: Urmila is good as usual. But her Rangeela charm
is slightly missing.
Anthra Mali: Anthra is the 'feminine sensuality personified'
in this film. She acted with such an ease that by the time the
film is over viewer falls in love with her character. She completely
dominated Urmila in this film.
Direction: Its just the deftness of Ramu that has
made this simple story into an amazing film. He narrated each
and every scene delicately. But some of his pet themes like
'couple on run' (Kshna Kshnam, Govinda Govinda), Anaganaga Oka
Roju, Daud) and pet scenes 'theater humor' (Shiva, Rangeela,
Govinda Govinda, Satya) are repeated. Story looks so simple.
But its craftiness of Ramu to make this film the most lovable
one with the use of extravagant characterization and high technical
Story: It is inspired by a telugu film of yesteryears
Screenplay: Screenplay is very slick.
Photography: Photography of this film is simple great.
Luster locales, sand dunes, snow hills, rocky meadows are captured
extraordinarily in the songs.
Music & Backdrop Score: Sandeep Chowta gave a scintillating
numbers and excellent backdrop score for this film. But the
backdrop score reminds us of various English films.
Choreography: Farah Khan composed very attractive and
catchy choreography for the songs
film is like the old wine in a new bottle. There are ten songs
in the film. All the ten songs are knitted in the film with
such a skill that you do feel like you are watching scenes,
not songs. The casting for this film is very appropriately done.
But this film might not appeal to the rural viewers. Comparison
is inevitable for this film with Rangeela. If you compare them
Rangeela scores high. Treatment is given more importance than
to the story. This film is worth taking your three hours of
precious time out and watching with your family.
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