Ibrahim (Rahul Dev) rules the menacing mafia world
in Mumbai. His main business is extortion. He collects
extortion money from construction companies, film
producers, hoteliers and other distinguished wealthy
fellows. He demands 2 crores from the chairman of
Andhra-based engineering college in Mumbai. And
he kills the chairman and his brother for their
refusal. The last inheritor in management closes
the college to save his skin. The closure of college
results in suicide deaths of few needy students,
whose only hope for survival is education. The students
force the reopening of college. The story of the
film is about how a student Kranthi (Ramesh) saves
the college from the jaws of mafia by killing Salim
Ibrahim and his notorious gang of contract killers.
Ramesh is the latest
addition to the heirs of Telugu film personalities.
He is the son of RB Chowdary (producer of Supergood
Films). He is flexible in dances. His body language
is OK. But he does not hold enough charisma to grab
the attention of Telugu film lovers. Aditi
Agarwal is adequate and she has a very passive
role to play in this film. Prakash
Raj is good, but the characterization by
director is ineffective. The comedy track involving
Brahmanandam and Kovai
Sarala is routine. Rahul
Dev excelled in the villain role. Youngsters
like Venu Gopal, Anil,
Kaushal etc who accompanied
hero are fair.
The frail thing about the story is the connection
between first half and second half. The first half
contains hero teasing the heroine. The second half
consists of hero begging for pardon from heroine.
This thread is the weakling of the film. The second
half has entirely different backdrop of hero assassinating
mafia gang in Mumbai. The concept of students fighting
for survival of their college reminds us of ‘Sye’
- direction: Balachari, a Tamil guy, made his
debut as director through this film. He could not
maintain grip on narration of the film. Screenplay
of the film is flat. However, there are a few shots
in the film that are impressive. The director could
not balance the story of first half and second half.
The director could not elevate the heroism and the
hero’s mannerism in this film is very unimpressive.
departments: Music of the film is mediocre except
for the melody song Oke Okkasari. The picturization
of title track is good. Dialogues by Balachari and
Ravi are mediocre. Cinematography by Srinivas is
satisfactory. Production values by Supergood Films
banner are good.
Analysis: First half of the film
is boring. The entire story runs in the second half.
There is no proper flow and balance between first
half and second half. There are quite a few double
entredres and suggestive mannerisms in the first
half college scenes of the film. Director’s
lack of grip on narration and time-tested storyline
might become the factors that work against the film.
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