(Venu) has a legal consulting firm titled 'Sada Mee
Sevalo'. This firm deals with solving legal based problems
off the court by playing tricks and mind games. Tilak
believes that there is no harm in doing tricks as long
as they help society in a positive way. Tilak falls
in love with Suryakantham (Shriya) at the first sight.
He makes Suryakantham fall in love with him too. She
marries Tilak against the wishes of her parents.
marriage, Suryakantham realizes that there are many
legal hassles and threats from goons for the firm run
by her husband. She even fights with her husband to
close 'Sada Mee Sevalo'. The rest of the film is all
about how Tilak convinces Suryakantham that one should
care more for the society than for one's personal benefits.
characterization and body language has a bit of similarity
to that of his character in 'Chirunavvutho' film. He
is good. Shriya steals
the show with her sarees and long free-flowing hair.
She wears sarees throughout the film except for a couple
of songs. She smiled a lot in this film. Sunil's
comedy is entertaining. Tanikella
Bharani is impressive as panic-struck father
of Shriya. Subbaraju is
adequate in a small villain role. Single scene cameo
by Prabhu is hilarious.
The first half of the film deals with Venu making Shriya
fall in love with him and their marriage. The second
half deals with Shriya getting insecure about Venu's
profession and Venu convincing Shriya about the nobility
of it. This storyline is definitely a different one
for Telugu films.
- direction: Screenplay by National award winner
Neelakanta is adequate. It should have been more compact.
Direction is just OK. Neelakanta wore a thinking cap.
He backs up the story and scenes of his films with convincing
logic (which are very rare in commercial Telugu cinema).
However, the narration of the film is pathetically slow
and emotional graph of the film is very inconsistent.
Neelakanta should have scrutinized the following two
points more closely -
1. Tilak claims
that he is doing social service. But he is doing service
for a price. It is not a free service. And he buys
a house and car with the money earned through 'Sada
Mee Sevalo'. Hence the nobleness of the character
goes down a bit because he takes risks in his life
not only for social service but also for the money.
2. When there
is a hero who can play good mind games and gets his
tricks work for everybody, there should be another
competent person who could match the wits of the hero.
By having no competitor to hero, the drama gets diluted.
departments: Music by Vandemataram is a let down.
The concepts chosen for songs are good, but they are
not backed up well by sound and visuals. Cinematography
by Prasad is average. Dialogues written by Neelakanta
are good. Dialogues written for court-scene are thought
provoking. The one-liners like 'Mooda nammakam strong
gaa vunte vivekam weak avutundi', 'mogudini konguku
katte aadadi & pellamtho abaddam cheppanani feel
ayye magavaadu naaku nacharu' are good.
First half of the film is OK. The tempo in second half
goes down a bit. The format of the film is very different
from the regular films. Plus points of the film are
noble storyline and Shriya. The main drawbacks of the
film are inconsistent graph of emotions, slow narration
and music. As this film has the background of middle-class
family values, it would have more reach to the family
crowds. On a whole, it is an average flick.
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