Seshadri Naidu (Srihari) is an orphan who grows up by
taking care of his blind younger sister. He runs a hotel
in city which serves a meal for just one rupee. He sells
meals for one rupee so that each and every poor man
can afford it.
of AP (PJ Sharma) is an honest guy. There are four corrupt
MLAs who want to get rid of the CM, because they were
denied MLA tickets in the next assembly elections. In
a bid to strip the CM off his post, they bomb a gathering
at Seshadri's hotel. Seshadri chases the culprits and
proves that these four MLAs are criminals. Sitting behind
the bars, they hatch a plan to seek revenge on Seshadri.
blind sister falls in love with one of the MLA's sons.
Seshadri marries them off after realizing the noble
intentions of that guy. Later on, she is deceived by
her man and she kills herself. The rest of the story
is all about how Seshadri took revenge on the son of
is good as usual. He tried a peculiar dialogue delivery
during comedy scenes in this film. Heroine Nanditha
is taut. Swathi is apt for the role of sister. Jayaram
- brother of Srihari's wife Santhi - made his debut
as a villain in this film. Being short and slim, he
did not look competitive enough to face Srihari's screen
presence. Ali played a comedy oriented role. Technicians
like Posani Krishna Murali (writer) and Raju (fight
master) donned the roles of cops.
It is a typical sister sentiment story where the brother
seeks revenge on his sister's death.
- direction: Screenplay of the film is very shabby.
Direction of the film lacks clarity. Lots of scenes
in the film lack logic and common sense. The total work
looks ad-hoc. The following points in the film appalls
Hero runs a hotel in which they serve meals (roti
+ dal + buttermilk) for Rs. 1/-. The hero claims that
he makes a profit of 10 paise on each meal. The seating
capacity of the hotel is hardly 25-30. And there are
around 20 staff members (cooks and servers - all in
uniform). By running this hotel, hero is acclaimed
as a great reformer and social worker in the state
by the media. With his Rs. 1/- per meal scheme, he
is even admired by the chief minister of the state.
There are certain dialogues like late NTR could give
one kg of rice for Rs. 2/- being a powerful CM. Then
they compare the hero to NTR and try to generate a
feeling that this hero - being an individual citizen
- is greater than ex-chief minister NTR in implementing
poor-oriented schemes. With very little seating capacity,
how many people can he feed? And how can one compare
with the populist schemes introduced statewide?
There seems to be absolutely no research done while
conceiving the blind sister character. The prime characteristic
for any blind person is to recognize/familiarize/memorize
the other person by touching their face, hands etc
and recognize. In this film, the blind girl has sex
with four people (one at a time with different activities)
thinking that she is having her first night with her
husband. She comes to know about it only when her
husband tells her after 3 nights are over.
When a gang of 100 people protest at the jail, the
jailer releases four criminal MLAs without even any
Hero beatas the 4 MLAs with chappals repeatedly when
the top brass of the police and judiciary are around
them. Then he asks the police to put these MLAs into
jail and they obey it.
When the villain come to the hotel and asks for the
whereabouts of the hero, the staff do not reveal the
names. This thing goes to such an extent that the
villain strips all the workers off their cloths. If
the hero is so big and the villain is weak, why do
they strip their cloths instead of giving the whereabouts
of the hero?
Because the hero is serving a death sentence, the
police declare that he is killed in a shootout. Later
on they create another character called 'Venkatadri
Naidu' who claims to be a twin brother working in
departments: Dialogues by Posani Krishna Murali
are mediocre. There are unnecessary references to the
current political situation. Photography by Vijay Kumar
is OK. Music by Lalith Suresh is average. However, the
background music is good. Fights in the film are ok.
This film is 70% sentiment and 30% action. First half
of the film is mediocre. There is no interval bang or
interval twist. Second half is bad. Masses cannot see
a mass hero like Sri Hari crying. This film also suffers
with heavy illogical scenes. In order to cater to both
masses (action) and ladies (sentiment), the director
could not do justice to either of the departments. Over
all, 'Seshadri Naidu' disappoints you.