Professor Tagore (Chiranjeevi) takes up the mission
of eradicating corruption in unlawful society by unlawful
means. He creates ACF (Anti Corruption Force) with a
gang of his ex students. He selects 15 corrupt officers
from each department and kills the most corrupted one
so that others would fear the death and do their job
with honesty. Likewise he kidnaps MROs (mandal Revenue
Officers), SPs (superintendents of police) etc and kills
the top corrupted ones. The police is on the prowl to
identify the mysterious killer. In the meantime, he
exposes the hospital authorities greediness by taking
a corpse there. He makes those greedy corrupt doctors
(who pretend that the patient is alive) operate the
corpse. He there by exposes the system. A police driver
Suryam (Prakash Raj) makes an independent enquiry and
gets all the clues that lead to the killer under cover,
Tagore that is. The film is all about how Tagore created
awareness among the public about corruption and how
he became the most adulated demigod in the state with
his noble mission.
Chiranjeevi is at his best, be it in histrionics or
looks. The performance of Chiru in emotional scenes
(when his wife dies and when his ACF members die) is
awesome. He is looking very glamorous in this film and
last time when we saw Chiranjeevi so glamorous was in
the film 'Master'. His dialogue delivery in this film
is very controlled one, yet very effective. The comedy
mannerism in the flashback is also interesting. It goes
without saying that he is best, as always, in dances
Shriya played an unimportant role in the film as a girl
who falls for hero. Jyotika is pretty good in her short
role of hero's wife in the flashback.
Sunil played the role of a cook in hero's house who
feels that heroine is in love with him. His comedy is
OK. But his 'Veena Step' really created laugh riot in
the theater. Prakash Raj played the role of a cop who
is on prowl to uncover the killer. He is apt for the
role. Sayaji Shinde made his debut in Telugu with this
film. He is effective. He dubbed his own voice in Telugu.
Punit Issar played an impressive role in this film like
he did for Indra. K Viswanath did the guest role of
chief minister. VV Vinayak gave a special appearance
as one of the ex students of the hero. The scene involving
him has emotional touch with lots of sentiment attached
to it and he performed it very naturally. He should
consider acting on a big scale in the future. Kota Srinivasa
Rao acted as a top police officer who is pretty lazy.
Actor Jeeva is reduced to set property. The comedy generated
through Narsing Yadav through a couple of fights is
Story: The basic storyline of the film has striking
similarities to Shankar's Genre of social films. There
is one small drawback in the film. The police seems
to be giving protection to the bribe-takers from ACF
instead of sacking tainted officials. That's too when
these officials admit that they took high amount of
money as kickbacks.
- direction: VV Vinayak proved his mettle in directing
big stars with this film. His taking is very stylish
and rich. Though he maintained very high standards in
taking, he made sure that the screenplay is gripping
enough to tell a simple story in a powerful way. Vinayak
seems to have mastered the art of narrating climax in
an interesting style with a logical conclusion. He did
perfect characterization to the hero role. He elevated
the hero's greatness through the words uttered by the
people around him. Its definitely the best work till
date by VV Vinayak.
Music by Mani Sharma is good. The background music is
excellent. But it dominated some crucial dialogues in
Here is the sequence and description of 6 songs in this
Kodithe Kottalira: It's a fast paced set solo song.
The steps performed by Chiranjeevi are slow yet stylish
and graceful. Some of the steps by Chiru were performed
in such a way that one would start wondering if computer
graphics were used.
2. Chinnaga Chinnaga: This song is a melody canned
in Polacchi on Chiru and Shriya. Chiru performed slow
steps. This song is good
3. Vanochenante: This is a set song on Chiranjeevi
and Shirya with fast steps.
4. Gappu Chuppu: This song is another melody pictured
on Jyothika and Chiranjeevi in Ooty.
5. Manmadha Manmadha: This is the highlight song of
the film. Chiranjeevi modified Veena step and performed
it in a variety style.
6. Nenu Saitham: This is an emotional montage song
that helped the narration of the lead towards climax.
Dialogues: Paruchuri brothers have done superb
job in dialogues department, if you omit the dialogues
written for heroines and Sunil. The dialogues written
for Chiranjeevi and the police officers are very apt.
The film starts with a dialogue - prabhutvam tho
pani cheyinchukune mee hakkuni lancham dwara konukkokandi.
Paruchuri brothers have given terrific statistics about
the current affairs in Andhra Pradesh. And this film
ends with the same dialogue. There are quite a few good
Nayakulandaru Parties lo pudataaru. Itanokkade prajallo
- Fans naaku praanam. Vaaru vaste kalavali. Avoid
- Samanyudi aavesam kanna, Vedanti mounam chala pramadakaramainadi
- Telugu prajalu abhimanam evaru marchaleru.
Cinematography: Cinematography by Chota K Naidu
is first rate. His camera angles, lighting schemes and
blur effects are very innovative. The credit of showing
Chiranjeevi so handsome should go to Chota K Naidu.
Master Vijayan composed fights that would strike a balance
between classes and masses. The fights would appeal
to audiences of all strata.
departments: Editing by Gowtam Raju is fine. Set
work by Anand Sai is appropriate. The production standards
of the scenes that received claps:
Scene in which Chiranjeevi says the stats of AP to
2. Comedy by Narsing in first 2 fights
3. The hospital scene (the main highlight)
4. The scene in which hero kidnaps villain. The dialogues
uttered by the hero to villain in that episode are
good. Actually, this episode has given some relief
to the mass dialogue loving crowds to listen to Chiranjeevi's
5. The scene in which parents ask their kids being
beaten up by police, not to reveal Tagore name.
6. The scene in which Punit Issar offers chair to
Chiranjeevi and asks for the autograph.
7. The climax scene where Chiranjeevi is presented
Analysis: The first
15 minutes of the film is simply superlative in the
scenes where titles role as the hero kidnaps the MROs.
This introduction sets the right mood for the rest of
the film to follow. The first half of the film is OK.
The second half is good with interesting episodes. This
film has some political dialogues that were nicely injected
into the film without disturbing the flow. Chiranjeevi
should be commended for choosing film that provides
a social message. Over all this film is a must watch
for everybody. But it's a serious film that has some
heavy stuff in the second half. Don't expect entertainment
in terms of comedy. Due to this fact, the repeat value
of the film might be ruled out for a common mover goer.
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