It is an intelligent, subtle and funny film about a young
man's life, shadowed by a decision he hardly knows he has
made. Sekhar Suri is a new at direction.
But what he has turned out puts him among promising filmmakers.
He has excellently coordinated with cinematographer Shyam
K. Naidu in creating visual delights. The audio sounds unusual
and the background score has a symphonic effect, heralding
novelty accentuated by thoughtful DTS mixing. But what about
the theme? That is where we find similarities with Ramgopal
Varma's films, especially Kshana Kshanam.
Tarun (Tarun), an educated unemployed youth woos princess
Keerti (Gazala), daughter of an erstwhile monarch. This 'Swayamvaram-2002'
ends with Tarun kissing the princess, in response to her question
on what marriage means to him. Naturally the palace guards
are after this fleeing young man.
For Keerti, it is a matter of shame. For her mother Uma Dhanraj
(Jayachitra), it is an opportunity to blame her husband Krishna
Dhanraj (Raghunatha Reddy). The second part shows Tarun moving
from place to place secure a job. He finds one in a bar, where
he meets a girl (Asha Saini) who tries to seduce him, but
he escapes only to run into Asha (Reema Sen), who's on the
run for her own reasons. This chase drama occupies the entire
second half. It turns out to be a long and eventful ride for
The director, who's also the storywriter, has a good grip
on his subject but the content goes haywire. The expensive
sets and backdrop undoubtedly arrests the attention, but artificially
kills the spirit. Despite the absurdity of the character,
Tarun performs with ease. The roles of the three girls are
created more to provide fun than sense. All the character
artistes are seasoned performers.