The audiences had high expectations on the film as K Viswanath had agreed to wield the megaphone after a long gap. It is agreed that Viswanath"s films has a perfect mix of dance and music, this film is no exception to it. All the songs both romantic and regular songs are exceptionally picturised well. However, the audiences have to grope in dark as to what Viswanath wants to say through his film. No doubt, the film would give a big fillip to the heroine Manjari Phadnis, but the characterisation of the hero was totally underplayed.
Indu (Manjari) is fond of music. Though her native place is Andhra Pradesh, her parents and other kin settled in Kerala. They do businesses like letting out house boats and treating patients with ayurvedic medicines. She falls in love with Chakri, who sings folk songs very well. However, Indu"s parents did not allow Chakri to marry her as he was poor. So, Chakri leaves Kerala and returns after six months and marries Indu. After marriage the couple returns to Andhra. Who is Sarath Babu? what role he has played? what happend after their marriage? answers to these questions to should be seen on-screen.
Though the character of Allari Naresh was very haphazard, he has done justice to his role. However, he did not get a chance to play a key role in the film and remained a second fiddle to the heroine. There is a confusion in the role played by Naresh and in fact he was portrayed like a character-less fellow, because he cheats his in-laws, cheats his wife by concealing his job, boasts of being a musician, he wants to throw away a guest from his house, he wants to grab the entire property after coming to know that his wife Indu is a look alike of Sindhu. Manjari Phadnis got a meaty role in this film and She has got a scope to show her dancing skills and performance in the movie. Saratbabu is an asset for the film. Especially, the way he emoted the emotional scenes is quite impressive. His reaction to Naresh"s behaviour are awesome. He is so kind towards Naresh, and despite his misbehaviour, he ignores it because of the goodness of Indu.
The director has ignored the entertainment part in the film and though there are a whole lot of comedians they remained waste and the director has failed to utilise any of them for evoking comedy. Most of the film have been shot in beautiful locales of Alappuzha in Kerala and the remaining part on the banks of river Godavari. The cinematographer Venugopal should be commended for capturing the beauty of Kerala with his camera. Editing is also okay. Picturisation of songs is excellent and the Balu-Naresh jugalbandi gets instant applause. Poor characterisation of the hero, no worthy story and unimpressive narration here and there may play a spoilsport. The film as a whole appears good to watch but the twists in the film embarrasses the audiences.
The storyline chosen by the director is good as it has several delicate issues in our regular family lives. The way he portrayed the relationship between the character is trustworthy but the film has to pay the price for degradation of Naresh"s character. A film that could be watched once because it is from Viswanath. Manjari Phadnis" glamour and performance is an added attraction.
Cast: Allari Naresh, Manjari Phadnis, Sarath Babu, Vizag Prasad, Giribabu, Rallapalli, Raghubabu, AVS, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Devadas Kanakala, Jayalakshmi, Dubbing Janaki, Jenny, Ashokkumar, Gundu Sudarshan, Amanamanchi, Ramaprabha, Geetanjali, SP Balasubrahmanyam (special appearance), Tarjan, and others.
Credits: Music – Mani Sharma, Presents – Cherukuri Kousalendra Rao, Producers – Harigopala Krishna Murthy, Peela Neeala Tilak, Screenplay and direction – K. Viswanath.
Banner: Sri Sri Rajarajeswari Films Pvt. Ltd.
Released on: July 16, 2010.