The film has all the elements needed for a Rayalaseema-based
avenge drama. The hero has a violent past. To get away
from this, he changes his name and shifts to a different
place in the latter half. So, Harikrishna plays Seethaiah
in the first half and Sivayya in the second part. The
film can be a record of sorts for its umpteen characters,
number of artistes filling each frame and maximum number
of dancers in the song sequences. In that sense, the
film is pretty lavish.
Posani Krishnamurali treads the same old path of rendering
the film as a verbal drama with theatrical appeal. The
screenplay structure looks as if some preconceived scenes
of high-voltage drama are pieced together with an otherwise
plays circle inspector Seethaiah who prides over Rayalaseema's
chivalry. A song is shot on him where he is all praise
for the region. A local faction leader Venkatarayudu
belittles the D.S.P., Seethaiah's boss (played by Ahuti
Prasad), while his son rapes the police officer's daughter.
Seethaiah then forces the culprit to marry the victim
which triggers a never-ending battle between him and
Venkatarayudu's family, led by the latter's wife (played
by Nalini), while Venkatarayudu is in the U.S.A.
he comes back to the country and vows to eliminate Seethaiah.
But the way the latter rebuts all his moves makes Venkatarayudu
suspect that Seethaiah is none other than Sivaiah from
his native place Ontimitta in Rayalaseema. Now, the
past is narrated to us in a flashback. Sivaiah is bent
upon rooting out the evil of factionism from Rayalaseema.
But his own father (Rajan P. Dev) continues his killing
spree. In one such attack by the rivals, Sivaiah's wife,
Seeta (Soundarya), dies after delivering a male child.
A vexed Sivaiah now migrates to another town with his
son to lead a peaceful life and takes the avatar of
Seethaiah. But, he cannot escape the evil even here.
With the arrival of Venkatarayudu, things hot up. How
Seethaiah tackles the anti-social elements and also
convinces his father to take to non-violent path constitutes
the concluding drama.
is the be-all and end-all of the film. Director Chowdary
appears to have decided to give the hero a new orientation
recalling the days of legendary late NTR. Simran plays
a girl who escapes from a forced marriage and adds her
own bit of comedy. Though her role has nothing to do
with the main drama, she proves to be equally strong
in comedy scenes which she performs with a perfect sense
of timing. Soundarya as Seeta fits the sentimental bill
and she performs well.
the artistes known for their villainous roles like Mukesh
Rishi, Satyaraj and G.V. Sudhakar find a place in the
film. A number of familiar and unfamiliar character
actresses too fill the roles of bloodthirsty women of
Rayalaseema, with Nalini at her best. Music by Keeravani
goes a long way in keeping the tension alive with an
occasional soothing song for relief. Madhu A. Naidu's
photographic work is quite laudable.