Chandram (Venkatesh) is a great follower of Subhash
Chandra Bose and joins Bose Sainyam (Army of Bose) and
protects the patriotic interests of village Chintapally
by defending the rule of British Empire in 1946. Chandram
destroys the administrative offices and police stations
of British Empire. Bandodu (Prakash Raj) is one of the
members of Chandram's gang. He betrays Chandram and
kills him. While dying, Chandram warns Bandodu that
somebody would rise up to the occasion and make sure
that national traitors would not be spared. Ashok is
a restless youngster in the present day. When he observes
Venkata Ratnam (Prakash Raj) in a function, he suddenly
gets agitated feeling. One fine day, he is forced to
dawn on the village of Chintapally. The rest of the
story is all about how he realizes the past and takes
revenge on Venkata Ratnam.
Venkatesh did well in both roles of Chandram and Ashok.
However, the characterizations of these two characters
are not good enough to exploit the histrionics of Venkatesh.
He has shown variation in the get-up of both the characters.
Shriya is cute in the role
of innocent patriotic village belle. Her costumes are
very simple as they represent the culture of 1940s.
She is sensuous and at the same time voluptuous in the
song of 'Neredi Pandu'. Genelia
did a run of the mill character. A white
woman did an important role as the sympathizer
of Indian Freedom Movement.
Prakash Raj is OK as the
main villain. Gulshan Grover
did the role of British Collector. Tom
Alter donned the role of white Governor. Kota
Srinivasa Rao did the role of assistant to Gulshan
Grover. Tanikella Bharani
is good as father of Venkatesh. Among the comedians,
Krishna Bhagawan is successful
in creating some comedy.
screenplay - direction: The basic storyline provided
by Satyanand offers some variety. But it is not developed
in a convincing way. Screenplay of the film is not interesting.
K Raghavendra Rao disappoints us with his work. The
emotions in the period part of the film are not brought
out well. Narration of the film is old-fashioned.
Music by Mani Sharma is adequate. Visually 'Neredi
Pandu' (Venkatesh & Shriya) is excellent and
aurally Jajiri Jajiri song is cool. Chandrabose
was forced to write crazy lyrics like 'mokka jonna
thota lo kukkalochayi' because the situation demands
Venkatesh to make fun of British people in vernacular
language by performing in front of them.
Photography by Bhupati is good. Dialogues by Paruchuri
brothers are adequate. Artwork (palace set) by Ashok
is good. The location chosen for period episode is very
appropriate. Fights by Vijayan are ok. Production values
of Vyjayanthi banner are excellent as always.
First half of the film is mediocre. Second half is routine
and boring. The period episode of the film is not executed
well. The tactics of hero in getting the truth out of
villain towards climax are unappealing. On a whole,
the most competent team of Venkatesh - K Raghavendra
Rao - Aswini Dutt disappoints the audience with Subhash
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