Monday, July 23, 2007
Actor Kalabhavan Mani, who is famous for his villain roles with the Telugu audience, has made his debut in Yevadaina Sare. The film is a dubbed version of the Malayalam film Payam Puli. Director has made a good effort to portray the film story well. The first half of the film is extremely slow with absolutely no action or scenes of interest. The story itself is like old wine in a new bottle : the same old story with the hero trying to make the heroine happy.
Sivaji (Kalabhavan Mani) is basically a wild person who works as a collection agent. His job is to convince the other party to pay up - and use force if need be. Recognizing his ability to get things out of people, a finance company engages his service with 30% of all his collections as his pay. After starting ark with the company, he sets up home in a new house, which he takes on lease for Rs. 100,000.
The owner of the house is an old man, who is living with his wife and two of his grand daughters. Mallika (Rambha), the elder grand daughter, doesn't want him as a tenant but she accepts him because her grand parents are allright with it. Kotilingam (Kotanna) is a goon who wants the property owned by Mallika and her family.
He tricks her stepbrother into selling him the property for which he gives him the advance for the purchase. After closing the deal, Mallika's stepbrother Ravishankar (Raghu) tries ti get his sister and grandparents to leave the house. Sivaji comes to help them.
Sivaji had earlier met Kotilingam when he went to get a payment that he had to make to the finance company for six lorries, which he took on hire purchase. Because Sivaji forced the money out of him, he has a score to settle with Sivaji. He tries to stop him but is not successful.
Resorting to his last option, Ravishankar gets all the necessary documents signed by tricking Ravishankar into doing it. Kotanna's son then kills Ravishankar so as to avoid paying him the rest of the money. He also gets Sivaji falsely indicted in a liquor smuggling case. Sivaji escapes from the police and stops Kottana from breaking down Mallika's property. Kotanna tries to kill Sivaji but ends up stabbing his own sun.
Kalabhavan Mani is at his best in the action sequences in the film. The fights have been choreographed extremely well by the film three fight directors - Anal Arasu, Mafia Sai and Rocky Rajesh. Rambha fulfilled the glamour requirement of the film well. The choreography was average.
The films script has been written excellently. But the Telugu audience knows Mani as a villain. This film being his first as a hero - he was not well accepted in his first hero role. The music by Mohan Sitara was not appealing enough.
Apart from the same old story line of a hero going all out for a girl, the film has nothing more to offer. The song in the middle of the film is totally unnecessary and was only included to attract the masses to the film. Overall the film doesn't have too much entertainment value nor does it have a fresh new storyline.
Cast: Kalabhavan Mani, Rambha, Jagathy Sreekumar, Sai Kumar, Riaz Khan, Suresh Krishna, Jagdish, Bheeman Raghu, Saddique, Jagannath Varma, Vijay, Sukumari, Nimisha, Shobha Mohan
Music: Mohan Sitara
Camera: Sri Shankar
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Dialogues: Mohan Rallapally
Presenter: Adla Janardhana Reddy
Producer: P Srinivasa Rao
Story, screenplay and direction: Mohan Kupplery.
Banner: Ragini Creations
Released on: July 20, 2007