This movie starts with a variety titles clipping. Instead
of giving importance to the star cast, EVV has made all his
technicians (including light boys and clap boys) introduce
themselves to the audience.
(Naveen) and Subadra (Raasi) are lovers and they decide to
elope as their parents have other plans for them. They fix
up bus stand as the venue and decide upon 11 pm as the time.
But due to some reasons Praveen could not come to the bus
stand and an embarrassed Subadra is caught red-handed by her
is a colony called prem nagar in Hyderabad and there lives
a beautiful couple Jagdeesh (Srikanth) and Subadra. Jagdeesh
works in a car showroom as a marketing manager. He tries all
the ways to impress his wife, but to no avail. She does not
let him touch her body and makes his life miserable with her
indifference towards him.
joins the company where Jagdeesh is working. They become friends
quickly and Jagdeesh finds a house just beside his house.
Praveen along with his wife Kanaka Durga (Laya) joins the
house. It took no time for Praveen to realize that his pre-marriage
lover is the wife of his new friend Jagdeesh. And the strong-hearted
Subadra was initially unhappy with Praveen for the way he
left her in lurch at the bus stand. But later on realizes
the real story behind Praveen not coming (he was beaten by
his father and was forcibly put in unconsciousness for ten
days till Subadra got married).
Subadra feels that a woman can love only once in her life
time and cannot continue the relationship with her hubby and
she asks Praveen to take her away and marry her. Praveen tries
to explain her how good Jagdeesh is. Subadra is aware of the
kindness and greatness of Jagdeesh. But she is not wiling
to accept him as her husband as she could not forget Praveen.
fine day, both of them whisk away to Goa by informing their
spouses that they are going on a trip for different reasons.
After staying in a hotel, the guiltiness in Subadra starts
growing. They get to know a couple, GV(Prakash Raj) and Avanti(Abantika)
who are ex-classmates of Praveen. Incidentally, this couple
too has the similar background. Only difference is that Avanti's
husband resorts for suicide after her elopement with GV. Subadra
slowly starts realizing the importance of her husband Jagdeesh
and suspects her lover Praveen of materialistic motives behind
eloping with her. After a few days of stay in the hotel, Subadra
leaves back to Hyderabad by leaving a note to Praveen that
she prefers staying with her husband then eloping and remarrying
time, Kanaka Durga comes to know that her hubby has eloped
with her neighbor's wife. She starts treating Praveen nastily
after his journey of Goa. Subadra resorts to a sudden suicide
after the critical remarks on her by the neighboring society.
Kanaka Durga decides to go for abortion as she feels her child
should not be the son of an evil minded Praveen. As we travel
to the Mediciti hospital for climax we come to know that the
docs out there are none but GV and Avanti.
you have some cinema sense, you must have guessed what actually
happened in the film by now. Even if you know the entire story,
you must watch this film for its gripping screenplay on bigger
screen for better feeling.
Srikanth got used to play this kind of 'maha manishi' characters
in the past too. And he did he part with consummate ease in
Naveen did his role with same ease. But his dancing ability
was given a back seat as the songs he danced have less scope
Raasi is the pillar of this film. She has done her schizophrenic
lover role excellently. All the negative shades of the character
are projected well by her with out attracting too much of
hatred ness towards her by the viewers.
Laya did well as an innocent wife.
- Screenplay & direction: Story of the film can be
told in 3 lines. But what made the viewers glue to the seats
through out 2 and half hours without squirming their butts
is the gripping screenplay. EVV stitched all the scenes with
perfection and injected the heavy sentiment compensated by
adulterated comedy. You do know what's going to happen in
the next scene. But, still you get amazed the way he conveyed
the gripping series of scenes to the audience using his innovative
director's brush on the celluloid. EVV made sure that story
is hero for his film.
A special mention should go for the dialogues in this film.
Janardhan Maharshi, along with his team of writers, made the
viewers clap for his powerful dialogues on 'Thaali' in this
film and at the same time he could attract uncontrollable
giggles from the viewers with his adult comedy dialogues.
Srinivasa Murthy grabbed the opportunity given to him with
both hands. But, like many other films, his music got elevated
only in the situational songs like 'Rama Chilakamma' and 'Gatame
Jayaram's photography is good as usual.
This film is made with simple story and super screenplay.
Only drawback of the film is the adult comedy injected in
this film. But I could notice a thunderous applause from the
audience for the comedy strips in a B center like Hindupur.
But, the strength of the film is shown in the EVV's handling
of the subject 'Thaali' and treating the character of 'Subadra',
married women who eloped with her lover, with utmost sanctity
through out the film. This film is a must watch one for all
the EVV movie lovers. Otherwise too, it is strongly recommended
if you can enjoy(or bear with) the adult comedy.