(Sandhya) is a rich adolescent girl. Murali (Bharath)
is a poor uneducated boy who works as bike mechanic.
They fall in love and Aiswarya's parents want to marry
her off to a rich NRI. Aiswarya forces Murali to take
her away from hometown Madhurai. They reach Chennai.
The rest of the story forms the crux of the film.
Bharat is good. He did
a deglamourized role in the initial parts of the film.
His dancing abilities were exploited in the only duet
of the film that comes in the second half. Sandhya
is a complete revelation. She is terrific with her natural
performance. Her girl next-door looks and adolescent
magnetism added lot of believability to characterization.
Sukumar - who acted as
buddy of Bharat - is competent. Arun
Kumar who acted as aide of Bharat is very hilarious
with his cowboy attitude. Dandapati
and SK Murthy fit the bill.
Story of the film is based on a real story of a man
who narrated an incident to director Balaji while traveling
on a train. Story of the film is very realistic and
the later part of it is too hard to digest. The point
of a rich girl falling in love with an ugly dressed
youngster appears bit too filmy.
- direction: Screenplay of the film is good. And
direction has certain brilliant moments. There is originality
and honesty in his work. He touched the right chords
in the flashback episodes of the first half of the film.
But he dwelled into too much of reality in the second
half which is too serious stuff for entertainment-loving
Telugu people. Certain scenes of the film are pretty
maturing on the same day when Murali speaks to and
2. Aiswarya opening the tap unconsciously when she
is about to get matured.
3. Aiswarya's father getting a call from home that
his daughter is missing when he is beating a lower-caste
guy who got married to upper-caste girl.
4. The gesture of Murali's aide when Murali leaves
his shop forever
departments: Music of the film is adequate. Background
music is very good. Photography is an asset. Art work
of the film is natural. Dialogues by Sri Rama Krishna
are OK. But he could not get certain vital poetic dialogues
right in Telugu. Lyrics by Veturi are good (especially
janma needele. Maru janma neekele).
First half of the film is good with lots of entertaining
moments. The second half is too serious and realistic
for a regular Telugu film goer to take in. Climax of
the film is heart touching. Producer Suresh Kondeti's
taste should be appreciated for choosing some art kind
of film instead of run-of-the-mill stuff. Raw portrayal
of Madhurai would have nativity problems for Telugu
audience. It is like watching a Tamil film. The commercial
success of the film depends on how Telugu film lovers
receive the second half of the film.
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