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<i>Madhumasam</i> - Review

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Friday, February 09, 2007
A clean entertainer on love

The Telugu audiences could once again understand why the producer of earlier times preferred novels to make films after watching Madhumasam. It is a really clean entertainer and had all kinds of elements that could attract all classes of audiences. Especially, Chandra Siddharth did a wonderful exercise on the screenplay which ultimately came out with excellent quality.

Story:

Sanjay (Sumanth) is a practical man. He looks everything practically and doesn't have any soft corner towards love. He thinks it is all trash and never cares for the emotional part in life. His parents (Chalapati Rao and Kavita) always honour his feelings. His uncle and aunt want to get their daughter (Seema) married to Sanjay, but the latter always evades an answer. On the other hand Hamsa Vahini (Sneha) is the daughter of Ramanatham (Giribabu). She works in MAA TV. Hamsa's sister commits suicide due to family disputes and her brother in law continues to pester them for his balance dowry, despite his wife's death. He threatens to kill Ramanatham or marry Hamsa. In a marriage, Hamsa happens to watch the character of Sanjay and loses her heart to him. She starts developing love due to several happenings. One day Hamsa proposes to Sanjay. He too gives his consent a little later. But, Sanjay makes it clear that he just liked her and is not categorical that he loved her. So Hamsa refuses the alliance as she wanted that her husband should love her even before their marriage. After the alliance breaks, Hamsa decides to leave for the US on the advice of her brother and sister-in-law. By the time she goes for the Visa, she comes to know that it is her father, who spoiled several alliances fearing that there would be no one to feed him. After the Visa comes, she realizes that her sister-in-law invited her to the US not out of love but to use her as a servant. With all these incidents, Hamsa starts hating love as there is no one really loved her. But, some of Hamsa's actions make Sanjay realize what the real love is and starts loving her. As Hamsa turns against love the situation turns to square one position. In the climax, Sanjay saves Hamsa from a bus accident with several others. But in order to save her life, decides to sacrifice his love and accepts to marry his niece to sustain the medical expenses of Hamsa. Finally, Sanjay's friend Maya (Parvathi Melton) explains everything to Hamsa and tells her that she missed a very good lover, as he was ready sacrifice his life for the sake of Hamsa, giving a rightful meaning to the true love. Hamsa, reaches the railway station and she misses the train. When she starts crying, she finds Sanjay and the film ends on a happy note with their union.

PLUS:

The basic plus point of the film is the story and its treatment. It is routine that a hero and heroine fall in love with each other after some twists. But this film had a typical twist that the hero and heroine change their stances altogether which makes the film interesting. Sumanth who did a very calm role in Godavari had a similar kind of soft role in this film too. But when the time comes he used to show his heroism in teaching lessons to goons. Sneha who is known for doing good performance-oriented roles again showed her prowess. Parvati Melton also did a glamorous role and as a good friend of hero. Another basic plus point in the film is the screenplay by Chandra Siddharth and the narration of the film. Music by Manisharma is melodious. The choreography of a song in an old black and white film is a novel experiment and attracted the audiences.

MINUS:

The comedy track with Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Venumadhav and AVS failed to evoke laughter from the audiences, as similar scenes have appeared on the screen several times. The director failed to justify the character of Suman Shetty and Sivareddy did a routine mimicry.

REMARKS:

People so far watched many kinds of love subjects. But this has something novel. The hero hates love, while the heroine is always after love from the beginning. The circumstances bring a drastic change and the hero starts loving heroine, and by that time, the heroine begins hating it. Finally the fate joins them together. It is a typical love story handled excellently by the director.

Cast: Sumanth, Sneha, Parvati Melton, Venkat, Chalapati Rao, Ahuti Prasad, Giribabu, Ravi Kondala Rao, Naresh, Ravibabu, Gundu Hanumantha Rao, Siva Reddy, AVS, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, LB Sriram, Uttej, Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao, Sudarshan, Venumadhav, Suman Setty, Surya, Seema, Kavitha, Siva Parvathi, Ashmita and others

Credits: Story - Balabhadrapatruni Ramani
Dialogues - Satyanand
Camera - Sudhakar Yekkanti
Editing - Marthand K Venkatesh
Lyrics - Veturi, Suddala Ashok Teja, Pedda Murthy
Music - Manisharma
Producer - Dr D Ramanaidu
Screenplay, direction - Chandra Siddharth

Banner : Suresh Productions

Released on : February 9, 2007

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