is a sugar factory in a village. The entire village
depends on that sugar factory for living. The local
political leader wants to earn millions of dollars by
selling that government factory to a multinational company.
The political leader makes that factory a sick unit
and then auctions it. In the process, a farmer leader
(Murali Mohan) and a labor union leader (R Narayana
Murthy) give a tough opposition. The rest of the film
is all about how these leaders become martyrs laying
down their lives for their fellow village men.
Narayana Murthy had a lesser role in this film
compared to his films that came in recent years. He
did well with his typical style. Actress Prabha
had an important role in this film. R Narayana Murthy
always keeps a prominent lady character in all his films
and this is no exception. Murali
Mohan played the role of farmer leader and he
is extremely good. LB Sriram
got a role that has frankness laced with comic outlook.
He is good. Devdas Kanakala
did the role of a corrupted IAS officer.
- screenplay - direction - music - production: The
story of the film is aimed at discouraging India's efforts
of globalization. This film tells how World Bank is
remotely controlling the economy of India and how it
directly affects the life of farmers and labors in India.
It also tells us in a primitive way how the politicians
in conjunction with the government officials convert
a profit making organization into a sick unit so that
they could privatize it. R Narayana Murthy has a typical
style of directing the film and he followed the same.
The screenplay of the film is not consistent. Music
is mediocre except for the song that is attributed to
explain 'child labor'. R Narayana Murthy tried incorporating
vital incidents in the film in the form of songs. Dialogues
'Veguchukkalu' explains the effects of India having
agreements with WTO and how World Bank controls the
policies of Indian government. This film also showcases
the problems of farmers and labor. Though R Narayana
Murthy selected an appreciable storyline, he should
have used some entertaining elements while executing
this point. The audience always likes a sugarcoated
tablet than the bitter truth. Cinema is a media of entertainment.
The movie appears more like a documentary. The target
audience might appreciate this film.