(Venkatesh), Vishnu (Srikanth), Chinna (Siva Balaji)
and Vamsi (Sarvanand) are brothers. Raghavendra and
Anjali (Arti Agarwal) fall in love and they are relatives
as well. They get engaged with the consent of parents.
But Raghavendra's family looses everything they have
due to certain incident. Anjali's parents reject Raghavendra
on the basis of poverty. Raghavendra decides that he
should make good money, buy a house and have all comforts
before marriage. He achieves his targets. Then he marries
a good-hearted and responsible girl (Sneha). Later on,
they settle Vishnu's match with the sister (Sangeeta)
of Anjali. Vishnu's wife is a woman of jealous nature
and short temper. Due to her jealous behavior, there
are certain problems. The rest of the film is all about
how these strong-willed brothers keep the joint family
together and reap the benefits of it.
Venkatesh: The character of Raghavendra is just
perfect for Venkatesh. His character demands few dialogues
and very strong histrionics. His image as ladies man
goes very well with this characterization. The way he
expresses the sense of sacrifice with a water vapor
on his eyes is excellent and unique. He neither dominated
the role nor underplayed it. His performance in this
film is ideal.
Srikanth should be feeling lucky to get such a nice
character. If there is one character that dominated
Venkatesh's character and justified it, it is the character
of Srikanth. His role too has certain sense of stoicalness
to it and demands controlled performance. Srikanth's
performance is great (thanks to characterization as
Siva Balaji has a meaningful role in this film. He has
a duet with Rathi. And there is an excellent scene in
the climax, which elevated the role played by Siva Balaji.
He is good.
Arti Agarwal did a vital
role that has very less screen presence. It is good
to see her after a long gap. Sneha
is good as an understanding family member. Sangeeta
did a role that is driven by jealous and short temper.
She is flawless. Rathi
is OK in her small role.
is good as mother of Venkatesh. Sarvanand
is satisfactory. Prakash Raj
is impressive. Sudhakar
did a role of servant. He has gone out of shape and
seems to be finding it difficult to even utter dialogue
properly. Ravi Kondala Rao
did a different role in this film. Venu
Madhav did a spoof on Shankardada, Mass and Gharshana.
Mass's spoof is hilarious where as the spoofs of Shankar
Dada and Gharshana are ineffective.
Story of this film is based on the concept of joint
family. This story deals with keeping all the family
members together and protecting each one of them from
- direction: The best thing about this film is characterization.
Characterization of each and every character is precisely
defined. Screenplay of the film is good. Direction is
satisfactory. When you make a film with 4 heroes and
3 heroines, it is very difficult to balance the story.
Muppalaneni Siva did a fine job in doing the perfect
balancing act. He should also be appreciated for handling
the sentimental scenes with authority. The narration
of the film is done in a very systematic way without
disturbing the flow of content. Here are three best
scenes (all in second half) that touch your heart instantly
1. The scene
in which Venkatesh indirectly scolds Srikanth for
the first time.
2. The entire episode of Sangeeta finding pass book
and the scenes that followed.
3. Siva Balaji's final retort to Prakash Raj.
Music by SA Raj Kumar is average. All the situational
songs in this film are good. However, the duets appear
like speed breakers to the narration. Background music
of the film is OK. The heard-before instrumentization
makes this music mundane. The music director should
make sure that the non-Telugu singers pronounce words
in right way. I had to really put in lot of efforts
to make out 'Cheppaleni' and 'Chantipapa' words in 'Andala
departments: Dialogues by Paruchuri brothers are
very good. Their sentiment dialogues are very heart
touching. Cinematography by Bala Murugan is fair. Editing
by Nandamuri Hari is good. Production values of Supergood
banner are adequate. The filmmakers should be appreciated
for making a good film on the concept of joint family.
Analysis: First half of the film
is good and it establishes and defines each and every
character. Second half is more effective because the
director could really bring heavy emotions out and end
the film smoothly. All the scenes involving Venkatesh
and Srikanth in the same frame are great. Positive points
of the film are great characterizations, neat performances,
well-handling of emotions. On the flip side there is
less quotient of comedy. Music is average. I recommend
this film to everybody. Everybody should watch this
film along with their family members to realize what
they really miss in real life. This film also reminds
us how to behave with our family members and how to
Talk: This film got universal hit talk from
the word 'Go'. Family ladies would take this film to
a big range.
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