Harish Shankar had earlier directed Shock with Ravi Teja in the lead, which had failed miserably at the box-office. He went into oblivion for some time and finally decided to make another attempt with the same hero to get a break as a director. Instead of going for any other kinds of experiments, he chose the treaded path of Ravi Teja and brought out the film in an out and out Ravi Teja style. Read on for Mirapakaya movie review.
Rishi (Ravi Teja) is an inspector in Intelligence Bureau. The chief of the IB, Narayana Murthy (Nagababu) gets information that Kittu Bhai (Prakash Raj), a mafia don, is trying to spread his tentacles in India and is targeting Delhi first. In the process, ACP (Sanjay Swaroop) gets killed by Shankaranna (Kota Srinivasa Rao), a local goon with the help of his son (Supreet).
Later, The IB chief sends Rishi to Hyderabad and gets him admitted to a college as a Hindi lecturer as part of an operation. Rishi, who meets Vinamra (Richa Gangopadhyay) at a temple, falls in love at first sight. Incidentally, she studies in the same college and in the same class to which Rishi teaches Hindi. Their love blossoms and both lose hearts to each other. At this juncture, Vaishali (Deeksha Seth) daughter of Kittu Bhai joins the same college and Vaishali and Rishi quarrel with each other on their first encounter. Now the IB chief tells Rishi to somehow trap Vaishali and get information about her father. What happens next should be seen on-screen.
Ravi Teja has maintained the same energy levels and shouldered the entire burden of running the film from the word start to finish. As usual, he is excellent in action scenes and has maintained comedy timing. Richa Gangopadhyay, though portrayed the role of a Brahmin girl and daughter of a music teacher, looked glamorous in modern outfits in songs. Deeksha Seth has filled the glamour slot. She is gorgeous and has given a chivalrous performance. Especially, her childish face with perfect body structure, gives a voluptuous feast to the mass audiences. Though Prakash Raj was the main villain of the film, he appears only in the beginning and climax scenes. Kota Srinivasa Rao is at his usual best, while Ajay and Supreet are okay in their roles. Brahmaji and Ali has tried to tickle the funny bones of audiences. Chandramohan, Rao Ramesh, Nagababu, Sunil, Dharmaravaru Subrahmanyam have done justice to their respective roles.
The storyline is good and the narration is also perfect. The director did not deviate from the path at any given point of time and placed the songs at perfect intervals to give relief. Moreover, the gripping movement of the subject kept the audiences to stick to their seats without leaving the theatre for a break. Cinematography by Ramprasad is good, while editing by Gauthamraju is adequate. There are no boring scenes in the film. Music by Thaman is extraordinary and almost all the songs are good and visual scenes too are good. Re-recording could have been a little more better if he had concentrated further on this movie. Harish Shankar has improved a lot in his directorial abilities.
Mass Raja Ravi Teja has got an unofficial promotion as Mass Maharaja as per the titles of this film. The film appears to be on the lines of Ravi Teja"s earlier hits like Anjaneyulu, Vikramarkudu and Don Seenu. The audiences could enjoy the film in a festival mood and relax without cursing the hero or the director.
Cast: Ravi Teja, Richa Gangopadhyay, Deeksha Seth, Prakash Raj, Kota, Ajay, Supreeth, Nagababu, Chandramohan, Sunil, Rao Ramesh, Brahmaji, Ali, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Raja Ravindra, Surekha Vani, Sudha and others.
Credits: Music – Thaman, Cinematography – Ramprasad, Editing – Goutham Raju, Producer – Ramesh Puppala, Story, screenplay, direction – Harish Shankar.
Banner: Yellow Flowers
Released on: January 13, 2011.