Abhiram @ Abhi (Sharwanand) is the son of a multi-millionaire called GK (Vidyasagar). He is born and brought up among currency and for him life is just a game and he has been accustomed to lavish lifestyle. He dates with several girls and once he comes across Janaki (Kamalini), who has just completed her medicine course. Abhi challenges his friends that he would make her fall in love within few days. Abhi invites Janaki for coffee after a dance programme and proposes her. Janaki, being an orphan, is very kind towards the poor people and is service-minded. She mingles with poor people and provides succour to them. But, being a rich boy, Abhi hates those people. However, Janaki's free-spirited nature takes him very near to her and he develops an intimate friendship. At the same time, Janaki keeps maintaining some distance and does not express her love. By the time, she wants to express her love, she learns that Abhi has challenged his friends about his love and decides to keep herself off. While dropping her at her hostel, Abhi tries to convince her that he is really in love with her but she does not listen to him. In the process, Abhi makes an accident, where a woman dies and two of her children become orphans. Janaki survives the accident, while Abhi wakes up from injuries in hospital. After gaining conscious, Abhi could not find Janaki and he decides to go in search of her. In the process, he happens to meet a motorbike lifter called Gaali Seenu (Allari Naresh). Though Seenu is a vehicle-lifter, he is good at heart. The journey he takes, changes his life drastically as he is exposed to the hard realities of rural life and yet it's simple joys. The landscapes and the people he meets takes him through an emotional journey that alters his perceptions forever. Be it is a teacher, who supports orphan kids, a disillusioned ex-militant, a prostitute who craves for love, or his own companion Gali Sreenu, they all aid in his journey of self-discovery. During their journey, Abhi meets several people from different walks of life, including Naxalites and unfortunately Seenu dies of bullet injuries when an encounter takes place between the Naxals and police. He dies in the hands of Abhi. This really hurts Abhi, though he is no way related to him but has a few days of friendship. Finally, when Abhi meets Janaki, he admits that he was able to learn what life is. The film ends with the union of Abhi and Janaki.
PLUS: It is Allari Naresh, who walked away with honours. Allari Naresh, as a solo hero, used to excel in comedy roles. However, in a bid to escape from the comedy hero image, started co-starring with other heroes like Rajiv Kanakala, Sivaji, Sharwanand and others. Though the films appear to be a multi-starrers (more than one hero), Naresh's role in all those films are distinct and he earned an image of his own in those films. Naresh's comedy gave very good relief to the audiences. Otherwise, the audiences might have felt bored watching a long journey of the hero on a mobike. Sharwanand improved a lot in performance. However, he still needs to learn more about his body language. Though Kamalini is the heroine, her role is very limited and she appears in few scenes. But she too did a wonderful job in those few scenes. She is very traditional in looks and her smile is distinct and she is a perfect fit to the role.
MINUS: Even as the storyline is very delicate, the director has tried his best in portraying the film well. But, some scenes appear unnecessary though they help to give a message. The heroine taking the hero to a slum area on a Scooty, the episode of Naxalites and the big lectures given by the Naxal leader and the one who surrendered to police. The comedy track with Brahmanandam is also a little distractive and appeared unnecessary. But for a few distractions, the film is good to watch on the whole.
REMARKS: The one-liners scripted for Seenu's character, the camera work by Hari Anumolu, the editing by Shravan are okay. The first song choreographed on Kamalini Mukherjee, with an inspiration from a Chinese dance form is worth watching. Music by ES Murthy and Anil are just average. The director has also followed the pattern of showing the flashback episodes in pieces and this time, that has worked well unlike many others.
Cast: Allari Naresh, Sharwanand, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Rao Ramesh Rao, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, LB Sriram, Vidyasagar, Abhishek, Giribabu, Vijaya Chander, Hema, Sweta Agarwal and others
Credits: Dialogues – Nagaraju Gandham, Lyrics – Sirivennela Sitaramasastry, ES Murthy, Music – ES Murthy, Anil R, Background Score – ES Murthy, Camera – Hari Anumolu, Editing – Shravan Ketikani, Choreography – Suchitra Chandrabose, Swarna, Prasanna, Action – Ram-Laxman, Art – Rajiv Nair, Co-producers – Tammudu Satyam, Y Rajeev Reddy, Presents – Bibo Srinivas, Producer – Saibabu Jagarlamudi, Story, screenplay and direction – Radha Krishna (Krish)
Banner: First Frame Entertainment
ms narayana, sharwanand, kamalinee mukherjee, lb sriram, allari naresh, prasanna, gamyam, giribabu, rao ramesh rao, mee sreyobhilashi, brahmanandam, abhishek bachchan, vidya balan, hema malini