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Jeevi rating: 2.75/5
: for B and C centers
Banner: Supergood films
Cast: Jagapathi Babu, Sivaji, Venkat, Hari Krishna, Monica, LB Sriram, Brahmanandam, 'Pyramid' Natarajan, Poonam, Anand Raj, Laya, Sijju and Varsha
Music: SA Raj Kumar
Photography: Shyam K Naidu
Producer: RB Chowdary
Screenplay - Direction: Samudra
Release date: 1st November


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Sivaramaraju (Jagapati Babu), Rama Raju (Venkat), Raju (Sivaji) and Swathy (Monica) are siblings. They belong to a royal dynasty and at present they are orphans. Sivaramaraju takes the onus of raising his siblings. In such a situation, Sivaramaraju happens to marry off his sister to a guy whose family is on the mission of taking revenge on him. The rest of the film deals with how the sister and brothers travail hard to unite.

Artists: Jagapati Babu played the role of a responsible big brother and he is quite good in that role expect for a few scenes where he delivers mass dialogues and does a bharata natyam in front of Goddess Kalimata. Venkat suited the character well. Sivaji is also good, but he should trim his tummy to continue as hero. Monica looks OK but her expressions and dubbing do not seem to gel well. Hari Krishna played the role of Jagapati Babu's father that comes in flashback. He looks little odd in that getup and his characterization and mannerisms are not impressive enough. Poonam played an insignificant role of Jagapati Babu's wife. Laya's role is a pretty small one. Kanchi Kaul is limited to couple of college scenes and a duet. Sijju suited the role of revenge seeking sadistic husband. Brahmanandam played a character actor role in this film that has a tinge of mass comedy. LB Sriram did the role of trusted lieutenant to hero's family.

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Screenplay - Direction: Sumudra's screenplay and direction is aimed at the masses and ladies. He tried capturing ladies territory with the sister sentiment and targeted masses with lots of forced mass elements. The way he projected these elements in the first half is sensible. But he could not handle the second half properly. At the same time, he tried encashing the L3 success by casting Hari Krishna in an extended flashback scene where Hari Krishna is shown for 25 minutes.

Dialogues: Dialogues by Paruchuri brothers are mass oriented. A few dialogues are lifted from other films like 'Nenu aalochinchi chebutanu - cheppina tarvata alochinchanu' (from Rajni's Baba), paina a brahmadevudu sasistaadu, ikkada ee ananda bhupati paatistaadu (from Rajni's Arunachalam), 'mee intlo pani vaadu takkuvakulam vaadu (just like the famous dialogue of 'mee intlo pani vaadu bharateeyudu … by NTR to Mohan Babu in Sardar Papa Rayudu). There are some sensible dialogues as well. And also a couple of cheap dialogues like 'Face choosi padakapothe base choopinchu'.

Other Departments: hotography of the first half is good. But it's not impressive in the second half. Music by SA Raj Kumar is partly good. His background music for fights and style effects is cacophonic. Fights in the film have too much of mass orientation. The position and movement of camera in fights remind us of recent low-budget action films directed by Sagar. The producer seems to have spent lots of money as the film requires lots of junior artists present in most of the scenes.

Analysis: First half of the film is decent. Second half is dragged a little bit. The extended flashback with Hari Krishna as Ananda Bhupati is not impressive. And the light hue given to flashback episode makes it look jaded. Over all, it's an average flick targeted at masses and ladies. Though class people might not like it, it has fair chances of reaching audiences at B and C centers.

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