Punchline: comedy flick sans comedy
Can kids watch this film? Yes
(no vulgarity and no violence)
Banner: Maitree Talkies
Cast: Rajesh, Sangeeta, Giribabu, Jayaprakash Reddy, Brahmanandam,
Chalapathi Rao, Tanikella Bharani, Ali, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam,
Sunil, Surya, MS Narayana, Raghubabu, Benarjee, Venumadhav,
Ganesh, Gundu Hamunantha Rao, Anant, Tirupati Prakash, Junior
Relangi, Chitram Sreenu, Ramaprabha, Kovai Sarala, Sana, Anita
Music: Mani Sharma
Dialogues: Sankaramanchi Parthasaradhi
Lyrics: , Sirivennela, Vennelakanti, Jonnavithula,
Suddala Ashokteja, Saiharsha
Producer: Maitree Talkies
Story - Screenplay - Direction: AVS
Release date: 16th October 2003
(Rajesh) is an unemployed poor youth. He falls in love
with Sangeeta (Sangeeta). When Sangeeta's father comes
to know that his daughter is in love with a poor boy,
he calls on Rajesh and puts a test. That is to carry
a suitcase of one crore rupees and protect it for a
month in his room. If he returns back with that amount
after a month, he would give his daughter's hand in
marriage to Rajesh. The rest of the story is all about
how Rajesh emerges as a winner.
Singer Rajesh made his debut as hero with this film.
He looks pretty average. And his face is not photogenic.
He needs to improve a lot in terms of acting. His dancing
skills are also amateurish. Being a singer himself,
he could not dub his voice. Raghu Kunche lent his voice
Sangeeta is pretty good in this film. Her dances are
really fluid. All the comedy artists of Telugu film
industry acted in this film. And the only comedy that
worked out well is the wife-beating comedy by Raghu
Babu. Its sad to see that laughter is being generated
by the heinous act of wife-beating by our directors
since 'Kshemamga Velli Labhamgaa Randi' days. 'Gutthi
Gurnadham' character by AVS is partly good.
The basic point of testing the hero with 1crore rupees
reminds you of a Tamil dubbed Rajni movie Arunachalam
in which Rajnikanth is asked to spend a certain amount
in certain period of time in order to inherit his father's
- direction: The story of the film starts only around
intermission. Till then the director tried to engage
the audiences with the love track between the lead pair
and comedy track among the colony crowds. Screenplay
of the film is pretty bad. Direction is very amateurish.
AVS failed to generate any comedy in the film because
of the lack of timing and punch in the comedy scenes.
departments: Dialogues by Sankaramanchi Pardhasaradhi
are average. Photography by Vasu is good. Music by Mani
Sharma is impressive.
First half of the film is very boring. Second half is
slightly better. The positive points are music and photography.
The negative points are hero, direction, comedy and
lack of gripping narration. Though all the comedy artists
of the industry are present in this film, the laughter
they created is nil. AVS has earned very good reputation
as a man of good timing and great sense of humor through
his action as a comedy star and through his performance
as anchor in film functions. By directing movies, he
is only losing all the hard-earned good will. A sincere
advice to AVS is to stick to what he is best at. Acting,