Reddy (Jayaprakash Reddy) is a powerful mafia leader whose
right hand is Devudu aka Devadaya Sharma (Gopichand). Devudu
has a lover called Malli (Raasi). Reddy - who also like Malli
- takes her to the bed, which is not liked by Devudu. In the
process, Devudu kills Reddy and he becomes the leader of the
(Ranganath) is a fire officer. In an incident, Devudu sets
the market place afire and Venkateswarlu rescues it with his
fire fighting and at the same time Venkateswarlu slaps Devudu,
as he continues throwing kerosene at the market place. Devudu
holds grudge against Venkateswarlu and sends him to jail on
a framed charge of murder.
(Mahesh Babu) who is the son of Venkateswarlu tries to rescue
his father from the jaws of police. But in the process, everybody
starts asking him for money to do the work. At the end of
the day, the police officer kills Venkateswarlu.
rest of the story is about how Seetaram's mother (Talluri
Rajeswari) takes revenge on the people responsible for the
death of her husband with the help of her son Seetaram.
Babu: Mahesh Babu has stolen the show with his extraordinary
performance in this film. He surely deserves an award for
his histrionics. The way he says 'abaddam' at police station
before interval shows the kind of maturity Mahesh attained
with this film. This film has given Mahesh Babu an opportunity
to exhibit another dimension of his acting and he proved himself
again that he is no more just a 'prince' and he is graduated
to the level of 'king'.
She looks pretty ordinary and unglamorous in this film. This
film has very little significance for the heroine, as it's
not a love story. Rakshita did well with in her limitations.
Raasi played the role of carrot eating temptress in this film.
She looks absolutely fantastic, as she shed lots of weight
in this film. She has more role to play in this film than
the heroine Rakshita. All the people who like Raasi would
love to see her in this get up.
Talluri Rameswari has done a very good role that is pretty
instrumental to the story. She did it with command and perfect
poise. Gopichand had two get-ups in this film. He is good.
Suman Setty got an interesting role for which he has done
justice. Brahmaji did a major role in this film as a corrupt
police officer. Prakash Raj entertained the crowds in his
own style as the CBI officer. Vijaya Chandar did the role
of police commissioner. His get up for the film is good. Shakeela
played the role of married amazon who is in love with a neighbor.
Story: The basic story of the film is about how a soft
natured guy becomes a hardcore serial killer due to the circumstances
he faced. Certain part of this film reminds us of Shankar's
Screenplay - Direction: Teja who has a firm grip on the
pulses of mass made sure that he injected a few scenes that
hit hard and make an impression on the mindset of viewers.
However, Teja could not sustain the flow of narration in the
second half. You could see a few Teja brand of applause-worthy
scenes as well. Screenplay of the scenes before interval is
very effective and it builds the tempo of the film gradually.
Some of the dialogues by Teja are very good. The best one
among such dialogues is comparing Allah to Nijam. That scene
has come out really well because of this logical dialogue.
The voice over message by Teja at the end of the film is also
good. Teja has the unique ability of questioning the systems
and producers, which are blindly followed without looking
at logic or reasoning. In this film too, he penned few dialogues
of that sort.
Background music by RP Patnaik is excellent. Songs are also
good. But there is only one song - Neelo vunnadi nenegaa -
that has good situational backup. The much talked about Rathalu
song is missing in the film.
Photography by Sameer Reddy is good. The lighting effects
in the second half complement the mood of the film.
The first half of the film is OK. The second half is sluggish
at times and is weak compared to first half. The second half
lacks entertainment value. It's strange to see that even Teja
has resorted to separate comedy track in this film with Shakeela
& Lakshmipati. The initial teasing by Rakshita crosses
the limit of decency and family crowds are bound to get embarrassed.
Over all, it's an average film that has chances to become
hit because of the Teja's mass-attracting episodes and Mahesh
Babu's brilliant portrayal of the character.
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