Naidu (Vijaya Kumar) lost his wife because he is uneducated.
Hence he wants to felicitate education in his seema
area by constructing schools. He realizes that the quarry
he owns has good quality granite deposits. Samba (NTR)
is the son of Dharmayya Naidu. Prakash (Prakash Raj)
is the son-in-law of Dharmayya Naidu. Prakash plays
the game in such a way that Dharmayya Naidu is forced
to give granite quarry as a dowry to Prakash's family,
due to which Dharmayya Naidu's daughter commits suicide.
When Samba comes to know the reason behind his sister's
suicide, he occupies the quarry and kills the brothers
of Prakash. Prakash kills everybody in the house of
Samba in retaliation.
and his nemesis Prakash take shelter in Kanchi and Amritsir
respectively as police ban them from entering AP for
a year. Samba settles as a saree manufacturer and trader
in Kanchi (Tamil Nadu). The rest of the story is all
about how he returns to Seema and takes vengeance against
Prakash and then starts serving in educational field.
NTR performed extraordinarily well in emotional episodes
that require tremendous screen presence and towering
mass persona. His dances are peppy and are full of enthusiasm,
as usual. His style of groaning when he lost his dear
ones is good. His demeanor has class orientation in
the first half and mass orientation in the second half.
However, NTR should 'seriously' consider reducing his
weight now, as it's started showing negative effect
on his grace/style while doing dances.
When NTR is the hero, the heroines do not have much
role to play unless they are related to villain. Since
both Bhumika Chawla and Genelia are not related to villain
in this film, they do not have much to perform while
sharing the screen with NTR. Bhumika is pretty good,
but has a very short role. Genelia is naughty. She looked
sexy while donning rose color outfits in the first dance
bit of 3rd song (Tagilindirabba).
There is heavy star cast in this film. Prakash Raj is
good as villain. The way he pricks on the dead body
of Dharmayya Naidu with knife is ghastly. Mansur Ali
Khan is authentic as McDowell Mani (an evil man in Kanchi).
It was Venu Madhav who created good comedy in the 1st
half and Krishna Bhagawan in the second half. These
guys are sidekicks of villains (Like Allu Ramalingaiah
for Rao Gopal Rao in old films). Vijay Kumar, Malladi
Raghava and Tanikella Bharani are adequate.
The basic point of the film is about the hero fighting
it out for establishing educational institutes in Rayalaseema
so that the land of factionists could become the land
of humanists with better education and wisdom.
- direction: First things first! VV Vinayak has
handled 6-7 episodes of the film extraordinarily. These
scenes would exhilarate the crowds a lot. He managed
enough to make the movie in such way that the audiences
would come out of the theater in a positive mood. The
direction is cool in few scenes and wild in some other
scenes. He opted for ruthless bloodshed to feast the
eyes of mass audiences. He also neglected the family
audiences while conceiving the second half. VV Vinayak
should improve his taste for the music, as music has
been a weakling in most of his films. He should also
concentrate on making movies that entertain all section
of audiences equally good than concentrating too much
on mass episodes.
Dialogues by Kona Venkat are good. Here are few dialogues
in the film
to goons (Kanchi):
Cheeralu ammukune vallu kada ani cheap gaa chooste
NTR to Mansur Ali Khan (Kanchi):
Nipputho pettukunte tagalapadi pothav. Neetitho pettukunte
munigi pothav. Sambatho pettukunte chachipothav.
(This is a very powerful dialogue and it would have
been used more than once in this film)
Bhumika to NTR: Yesey
bava! (asking NTR to hit out rowdies)
NTR to Bhumika: ardharathri
peratloki raa. Muddista. Paipai chesukundam. (when
NTR said paipaina twice there is very good response)
NTR: Chaduvuto rayalaseema
lo factionists ni humanists chestaanu.
departments: Music by Mani Sharma is average. Songs
picturization is good. Quality of photography by Ravindra
Babu is short of what we expect from films of big stars.
Luxemburg Lux Sundari song got great response as it
appears when the movie is going through great tempo.
Artwork by Srinivasa Raju is OK. But the colors used
in the sets he erected for songs are gaudy. Fights by
Vijay are good. The production values are good. However,
the cost incurred to make this film is not transferred
on the screen.
First half of the film helps as a foundation for the
flashback in the second half followed by subsequent
climax. There is suspense value. It is the latter half
of second half that unleashes the bloodbath. Second
half is too heavy for normal audiences and is exhilarating
for the mass audiences. There is comedy in this film,
but most of it is not done by NTR, who has excellent
comedy timing. The director made hero use the path of
bloodbath to achieve his goal of educating people instead
of choosing a soft method. Over all, Samba is a good
film for masses and is a definite hit. The range of
hit would be known depending on how all section of audiences
If B Gopal has chosen a convoy of white Sumo cars to
exhibit the power of factionists in Narasimha Naidu,
VV Vinayak has replaced TATA Sumos with TATA Safaris.
If villain had 4 white safaris, the hero has six black
safaris. And there is a convoy of 24 black safari in