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<i>Ayyaa</i> Review

Monday, November 13, 2006
Yet another message-oriented film aimed at masses
Message-oriented films are not new to the Telugu film industry. Arjun who is known as an action king has been projected in yet another mass role in this film and this time, he appears in a role of a messiah of downtrodden and poor and he always fights for the right. Director Venkatesh tries to say that a teacher should not only mend his students but also the society.

Bose (Arjun) is basically a teacher working in a school. However, he doesn't tolerate injustice and teaches a fitting lesson to anyone who crosses his limits. Once Bose thrashes a person who tries to threaten a teacher demanding marks in his examination. Noticing his daredevilry, ACP Siva Shankara Prasad (Prakash Raj), an honest police officer, who gets suspended due to corrupt practices, and due to the loopholes in the statutes, with the help of human rights activists. As he could not teach a lesson to the accused legally, the ACP incites people who suffer injustice to go to Bose and gets them eliminated without any evidence. Bose once proves the corrupt practices of a whole lot of officials with sheer muscle power who were responsible for the death of 40 school children in a fire accident and over 250 children battling with life. However, in the process, one DEO dies and Bose gets jailed for three years. After his return he continues to remain a goonda who solves the problems of the victims and at the same time runs an orphanage. Anjali (Mallika Kapoor) is a journalist of a private channel and she falls in love with Bose. Once, an MLA Nagender (Pradeep Rawat) tries to create communal disturbances and thereby get political mileage to become a Chief Minister. Siva Shankara Prasad advises Nagender to make use of Bose. But Bose kills the Mumbai goons and foils his plan. To take revenge Nagender poisons the food in the orphanage causing the death of an old woman. Bose decides to teach a lesson to Nagender but by that time the latter fixes a bomb in a Ganesh idol procession. Though Bose defuses the bomb, Nagender reaches the spot and tries to kill Bose, but himself dies in the scuffle.

The performance of Arjun is the only plus point in the film. He showed fantastic ease in action scenes as usual and at the same time he shook the legs with equal Élan. Mallika Kapoor filled the glamour slot. Another artiste who attracted the attention of the audiences is Prakash Raj. Though his character was first looked like a corrupt police officer, by the time the film reaches its climax, it changes its mould and takes a positive turn.

Though the film was made with a good theme that a teacher should not only mend his students but also the society, it is quite absurd that a teacher turning a goon and fighting like a street fighter. It is also not known how the hero got so much money to maintain an orphanage as he is said to be a messiah of poor and downtrodden and there is no chance of getting any money from any source. Such cinematic mistake was conveniently ignored. The linkage of Pradeep Rawat's villainy was not properly linked to the story. Even the comedy by Vadivelu was also not quite enthralling.

The film was aimed at front benchers and masses. The action scenes and fights could attract the masses and the film might have a good run at B, C Centres but its success in A Centre is doubtful. There is nothing much to watch in the film but for Arjun's performance. Directorial abilities of Venkatesh are okay while music by D Iman is good in a couple of songs.

Cast: Arjun, Mallika Kapoor, Prakash Raj, Pradeep Rawat, Sujata, Shakeela and others.

Dialogues - Shashank Vennelakanti
Editing - VT Vijayan
Lyrics - Bhuvanachandra, Vennelakanti, Sahiti and Eswara Teja
Music - D Iman
Producer - Ch Ramakrishna
Screenplay and direction - A Venkatesh
Banner - Victory Creations
Released on - November 11, 2006

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