(Raja) weds Satyabhama (Shriya) after falling in love.
Murthy is an NRI and Satyabhama is a village belle.
During their first night, Satyabhama enters the room
at 10 pm and tells him that muhurat is at 12 midnight.
A first-time thief (Brahmanandam) enters the room without
the knowledge of the couple. The story of the film is
about how they spend those two hours.
Raja is terrific. He has
shown wide array of expressions. Shriya
is gorgeous in first night attire. Brahmanandam's
comedy is a big relief in this monotonous film. Though
there are only three characters, you can hear the voice
of Ramaprabha a couple times in the background.
- screenplay - direction: Story of the film is wafer
thin. Story appears more suitable to stage play that
to film as it involves limited locations and very limited
characters. Direction is adequate in parts. Screenplay
of the film is bit sluggish. The way director compared
Shriya to Guitar in a song is pretty imaginative. There
are quite a few moments with subtle comedy which makes
you laugh. We should appreciate Venky's intention of
making a film with just three characters. But it needs
tremendous screenplay skill to make such theme work.
departments: Photography of the film is good. Music
scored by Kabuli, who worked as a keyboard player with
AR Rehman in the past - is neat. Most of the background
music appears to be inspired by popular tunes in various
languages. The songs placement in second half is not
good. Artwork is adequate. Dialogues are OK.
If we look back at the film and try to understand what
director wants to convey through this 3-character film,
we realize the objective to be heroine making hero realize
that first night is not about sex but about understanding
each other. That very basic point was not effective
conveyed through the film. You also find clueless about
the intention behind creating the character of thief,
except for telling the couple that each one of them
are good in their own way. When one attempts a different
film with novel theme, one need to be very good at fundamentals
and should weave impeccable screenplay to make the viewers
glued to screen. This film also makes you feel bored
at times, because there is only one thread in the narrative.
The plus points of the film are cast and music. The
negative point is uninteresting screenplay. Duration
of the film is 1:45 hrs. On a whole, Mogudu Pellam O
Dongodu slightly disappoints.
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