(Gopichand) is a loyal servant and a right-hand of faction
leader Reddeppa (Devaraj). He and Sailaja (Sameera Benarjee)
- daughter of Reddeppa - grew together. Nayudamma (Raj
Kumar) is an arch rival of Reddeppa. Factional feuds
between them have resulted in loss of number of lives
among their groups. When Reddeppa realizes that his
daughter and Seenu are in love, he swings into action
by trying to kill Seenu. Rest of the story is all about
how Seenu secures the hand of Sailaja and how he unites
the forces of followers in both the warring groups to
teach their masters (Reddeppa and Nayudamma) a lesson
Gopichand: Gopichand is terrific in this film
as hero. He has got rugged looks and aggressive body
language. His dialogue delivery is impeccable. His comedy
timing is excellent. The producer Pokuri Babu Rao made
sure that he tried to magnify the heroism of Gopichand
at every found occasion. The scene involving Gopichand's
challenge to villain got the maximum applause from the
Actress Sameera Benarjee
is just average. TV anchor Jahnavi
stole the show with her comic portrayal of Muslim girl
character 'Fathima', who speaks broken Telugu. Devaraj
is competent. Raj Kumar
followed the style of Jaya Prakash Reddy in body language.
Prakash Raj is terrific
and proved to be the lifeline towards the climax of
the film. The scene in which he narrates the greatness
of Rayalaseema turned out to be the most popular scene
in this film.
The Eetaram unit seems to have taken a pie from the
Gangotri film to add 'servant - master's daughter' thread.
The basic line of servant's refusal to cooperate with
the selfish factionists is inspired by a Nandi Award
winning play called 'Puli Swari'. This play had won
a Nandi award a couple of years back. The scene showing
the burial of weapons appears similar to that of one
in K Viswanath's Sutradharulu.
Screenplay - direction: Preferring a director whose
only film 'Manasutho' is a disaster seems to be rather
a risky decision. But, the director AS Ravikumar Chowdary
does a decent job in this film. His efforts in the 1st
half are worth commending. But he handles the second
half of the film rather insensibly with unnecessary
After a long gap, dialogue writer Marudhuri Raja comes
up with a good and sensible work. His comedy dialogues
have good punches in the first half. The emotional dialogues
evoke the right emotion.
Music by Mani Sharma is above average. The song canned
between kids is very good. The songs in the first half
departments: Photography by Ramana Raju is good.
Editing by Gowtam Raju is neat. Pokuri Babu comes up
with a film that is packed with all commercial elements
and an underlying message. But this film has more commerciality
and less message orientation compared to the earlier
films made by him.
First 45 minutes of the film is excellent. The film's
tempo drops down from the scene where the hero expresses
his love for heroine in front of his master. The second
half of the film meanders through unnecessary twists
(performed in Teja's style). However, Prakash Raj provided
the much-needed oxygen towards the last 25 minutes of
the film with his dialogues and performance. Climax
of the film is simple and effective. This film is definitely
worth a watch for the brilliant performance of Gopichand
and it's first half.