Babu (Jagapati Babu) is the village head. He stays alone
and away from his mother (Suhasini) who is staying in
the same village along with Peda Babu's father and siblings.
The entire village respects Pedababu as village head.
But why is Pedababu staying away from his mother. He
has not spoken a word to her for the past 25 years.
What is the reason? That exact flashback has the major
interest part of the story.
Babu: Jagapati Babu did the role of Shiva devotee
in this film. He looked appropriate for the role. He
has fewer dialogues in the film. Macho men do not fantasize.
Hence all the songs in the films are picturized as the
dream elements from heroine's point view where Jagapati
Babu has to just walk around and heroine does the rest.
Kalyani played the role of the girl who is after the
hero. She played serious kind of roles in the past.
But in this film, she did the role of naughty girl who
teases Jagapati Babu relentlessly.
Suhasini is incredible as mother of Jagapati Babu. She
is very unglamorous in the mother's role. You can see
the yearning for her son in her longing eyes all the
times. Sunil is the only entertainment provider in this
film with his cell phone comedy. Kota is underutilized.
Ponnambalam is handicapped after the first fight. Vizag
Prasad is fair. Vijayachandar did a guest role of astrologer
in this film.
The story has got flavor of typical Tamil flicks. It
is also rumored that this film is inspired by a Tamil
flick starring Prabhu which came around 15-20 years
back (copyrights expired). However the following two
points look little uncomfortable.
Suhasini getting married to her servant after the
death of her 1st husband, though she has a 5 year
2. Suhasini coming back to life from her deathbed
when Jagapati Babu calls her 'Amma' for the first
time in 25 years.
- direction: Paruchuri Murali did a decent job
as the director though he lacks clarity of narration
in quite a few scenes. He is an expert in getting the
sentimental scenes right. The screenplay of the film
is pretty average. The narration is quite old-fashioned.
He would have a good future if he can overcome the weakness
of lack of clarity in narration.
Music by Chakri would create a feeling of déjà
vu. All the songs in this film would make you feel that
you have listened to them before. The same feeling goes
with background music as well. He conveniently picked
up 'nayakudu' (evaru chepparu song) tune as background
music for the scenes between Suhasini and Jagapati Babu.
He also used Chiranjeevi background score for Indra
character as the background beat for Jagapati Babu in
departments: Dialogues by Ramesh - Gopi are neat.
Cinematographer S K Bhupati exploited the village scenery
beautifully. Action by Ram Lakshman is impressive.
The first half of the film is not up to the mark. The
second half has got some substance. The movie goes in
to firm grip as the tear-jerking climax approaches.
'Pedababu' has got high quotient of sentiment. It's
aimed at ladies and B-C center crowds. It is also a
clean film sans any vulgarity or obscenity. If the sentiment
catches up with the ladies, this film would have a good
run at box office and fetch decent profits as it is
made with limited budget.