Saturday, June 30, 2007
This is the hat trick hit for producer Venkat. After the success of 'Samnyudu' and 'Gundammagari Manavadu', his film Bahumati under the direction of SV Krishna Reddy is yet another hit film on the banner of RR Movie Makers. It maybe mentioned that SV Krishna Reddy had made the audiences taste his style of film after a long gap. The entire film is stuffed with SV Krishna Reddy's style. This is possible because of the precise selection of artistes. After Amani in 'Subha Lagnam', Sangeeta gave an excellent performance. Though the story has the resemblances of 'Subha Lagnam' the director kept good twists making the film quite interesting.
Pentamma alias Bhanumati (Sangeeta) is a middle class girl. However, she had high ambitions to move in costly cars, go abroad, live in a posh palace and what not. Her father Paiditalli (MS Narayana) marries her to Venkataramana (Venu), who is a police officer, by convincing her that a police officer is like a mobile ATM and could earn lot of money through bribes. However, Venkataramana is not like an ordinary police officer. He is quite sincere. He earns more medals in his service than money. So, Bhanu could not realise any of her dreams. She keeps on scolding him for not becoming corrupt.
Venkataramana has a principle - 'A promise is a promise, a police is a police'. Once Bhanu asks Venkataramana to buy a lottery ticket. After purchasing it, Venkataramana goes to a hotel and eats tiffin but could not pay for it. So he promises Dharani (Shabana Khan), the waitress of the hotel that he would share 50 per cent prize money of the lottery if he wins. Miraculously, he wins the lottery and bags Rs.10 crores. As per the promise, he wanted to pay Rs.5 crore to her, which is against the wishes of Bhanu. Somehow, he fulfills his promise.
As Venkataramana behaved like a gentleman and fulfilled his promise, Dharani becomes a good friend. Some people in the media try to cash in on their friendship and resorts to yellow journalism. As they flares up the issue, Bhanu could not digest the situation and wants to separate from Venkataramana and sends a divorce notice. Venkataramana's efforts to convince Bhanu go in vain. The court believes that there is an illegal relationship between Venkataramana and Dharani and grants the divorce.
In fact, Venkataramana has an ambition to serve the orphans and keeps saving some money. After the judgment, he comes to Dharani to say sorry that it was because of him she becomes unpopular. The hidden cameras kept by the media people to expose the illegal relationship between Venkataramana and Dharani reveal how good Venkataramana is and also about his ambition. Though the Rs.10 crore lottery prize money goes to Bhanu, Venkataramana gets Rs.20 crores in the form of donations. Later, Venkataramana and Dharani lead a happy married life. Bhanu continues to mint more money with her intelligence.
PLUS: The experience and expertise of director SV Krishna Reddy resulted in a perfect script, fantastic subject, tight screenplay, and melodious music. We can clearly find out that all the artistes in the film did not overact and listened to the director and followed his directions. This is the major highlight of the film. The song shot on Sunil is another highlight, while Sunil's action as an advocate in court scene is superb. Venu played very well and almost reminded the audiences, Jagapati Babu in Subhalagnam, while Sangeeta also did her job nicely. The entire first half was full of comedy and the second half was a little serious with court scenes etc. However, the film is worth watching right from the titles till the end. SV Krishna Reddy mesmerised the audiences with one more beautiful subject.
MINUS: Though the film was brought out well, there are lapses here and there. A police officer will not have any overtime and he can't earn any money for overtime. But the hero says he was earning money by doing overtime to fulfill his aim. The comedy track is another wrong placement. There is absolutely no connection to the comedy track with Brahmanandam, Ali and others. Though the director used the comedy track to give a message that the male and female should understand each other to lead a happy married life. The comedy track on its own is good. But it is not a situational comedy. One more minus point is that in a game one had to win and other has to lose. But in this film, the heroine, though shows stubborn, remains a queen. The audiences expect that she would become pauper in the climax, but the director gave a different twist to that subject.
REMARKS: Unlike the recent films of SV Krishna Reddy, this film had a true reflection of his style and tenor. The film is worth watching and there are no obscene scenes and it could be watched by the entire family by sitting together. A good film after a long time and the film would definitely give a good break for Venu and Sangeeta in their film career.
Producer - Venkat
Co-Producer - V Suresh Reddy
Banner - RR Movie Makers
Direction - SV Krishna Reddy
Presenter - K Achireddy
Cast: Venu, Sangeeta, Shabana Khan, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sunil, MS Narayana, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Vallabhaneni Janardhan, Giribabu, Krishna Bhagawan, Brahmanandam, Melkote, Ali, AVS, Satya Krishnan, Surekha Vani, Pavala Shyamala.
Dialogues - Sai Vidyarthi
Camera - Jawahar Reddy
Editing - KV Krishna Reddy,