guys! I am back. I was so busy during these summer holidays watching
so many movies - some good, some bad and most of them worse - that
it took me so much time to come out of those shocks. As you all
know, I always love allari and when I saw some eye-catching
posters of this movie called 'Allari',
I definitely wanted to watch the movie. So I started the allari
of my summer vacation by watching 'Allari'.
believe, EVV, one day, called his son Naresh and confessed to him
- "Dear son, I have been making films with cheap comedy and
double entendres. Days have changed now. People have realized their
mistake of encouraging those kinds of films. Now I am repenting
for making such films. My dear son, I want to rest for a while.
You enter the film industry. I don't know what you will do, but
you should get me a good name. People should say that 'EVV is a
good man' after watching your films. You must impress the Telugu
film audience like that." Being a loyal son, EVV Naresh said
yes and acted in the film - 'Allari'.
I overheard ladies, coming out of the theater, commenting that 'EVV
Satyanarayana is indeed a good man. Checkout his son! He is acting
in cheaper comedies than what his father made.' Hmm! Finally Naresh
did earn his dad a good name.
at the novel and funky posters of the movie I got carried away that
the story of the movie would be as novel as its posters. But it's
an age-old triangular love story - a line that is inspired by Jo
Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (Tammudu
in Telugu) film. Naresh and Swetha are childhood pals. Then a bomb
(pun intended tsk!) Nilambari explodes in Naresh's life out of nowhere
just like the bombs exploding along the India - Pakistan border.
Naresh tries too hard for Nilambari and gets her too. Then he realizes
that all that glitters is not gold and returns to his childhood
sweet heart Swetha.
a dreamer myself, I really liked the way the hero was introduced
in this film. An oomph-oozing skimpy clad lady opens a wooden cupboard
and finds a bare-chested Naresh inside it. She drags him by his
tie and throws him on a bed. Her body is wet with oil and sweat.
She takes a transparent honey pot and pours drops of honey onto
the waiting lips of Naresh, who already has his tongue out to taste
the nectar. As he is dreaming about his fantasy, his mother, sister
and Swetha spoil his dream by pouring cold water on to his face,
which is waiting for honey from the fantasy lady. This scene sets
the pace of the film and the rest is a roller-coaster ride.
any Telugu film, this film too has a lot of surrealistic environments.
Kota is a kanjoos person, who sizes his pants and gifts them to
his son Naresh who is about to join his intermediate. Though Kota
is projected as peenasi no. 1, his flat is full of posh interior
designs. All the furniture is picked up from Begumpet's 'Life Style'.
The family of Kota would be pouring Kellog's fruits loops in to
milk for breakfast instead of having upma followed by 1/3 chai in
a steel glass. Looks like Ravi Babu's American training in films
did not teach him some measures about having reality in his films.
is one particular reference to our director fruit-loving director
K Raghavendra Rao in this film, which made me roll on the floor
in laughter. That dialogue is- "Mee inti mundu intlo manchi
figure digindi. Aa ammai boddu K Raghavendra Rao BA chooste urgent
gaa velli oka kilo draksha pallu konukkostaadu". I guess
two birds with one shot is the policy of the dialogue writer Nivas.
He took a dig at Raghavendra Rao's obsession with fruits and flowers
and also at the habit of some film personalities mentioning their
educational qualification beside their name. I guess these people
are far better than the hero Mohan Babu. He used to refer himself
as Dr. Mohan Babu MP (Rajya Sabha) in the titles of his films when
he was serving 5-year term at Indian parliament. I guess I can add
MBBS tag to my name and call myself as Budugu MBBS. Are you wondering
what MBBS stands for? It is Master of Blah Blah and Sutthi
(MBBS). What do you guys say? Budugu MBBS ha ha!
often wonder why a good-looking girl ends up marrying an average
looking guy and vice-versa. Probably Lord Brahma does not have good
taste creating great looking couples. Or is it that beautiful/handsome
people don't have a good 'eye' for beauty? The parents of Naresh
and Swetha are perfect examples of that mismatch. And most of the
situations in the movie are created for a love scene between the
mother of Naresh and father of Nilambari. And when they are about
to make the mistake, they realize it and become 'just friends'.
Ravi Babu claims that he doesn't watch Telugu films much. But the
formula of showing people doing mistake for 2 and half hours and
then make them realize in the 5 minute climax is very typical to
our Telugu films. After showing all possible mistakes people could
make in life, the director cleverly ends the movie by explaining
how pristine an unadulterated relationship could be. But the youth
these days is cleverer than the director, they learn all the pranks
one could play and forget the lessons the director wants them to
This is between you and me and make sure that you wont spill the
beans to Rani. I am like Naresh and Rani is like Swetha and I am
looking for a Nilambari. Can anybody help? On second thoughts, I
was wondering if she has reversed the characters and looking out
for some other guy for fun. Hmm! That thought is scary. I need to
stick to Rani if I want her loyalty to me. Though the Government
is restricting the reservation for women to 33%, girls now a days
are not only demanding for equal percentage of everything from their
men but also getting it too. When they come up with such demands
and when people call them feminists they make a fuss about it. But
when we (read guys) just whine about their demands, forget about
actually carrying on a march against such feminists, they term us
as MCPs. Anyways, why get into all this? Lets enjoy life as it comes.
Lets just think about 'allari' for now.
Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu
Nuvvu Naaku Nachav
Naa Manasista Raa!
E for Elopement