Dr Mohanbabu had produced many films under the banner of Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures. He faced several ups and downs in his career as a producer. After a big hit like Dhee, Vishnu came up before the audiences with Krishnarjuna under his home production. Another speciality is that the Vishnu co-starred with Yuva Samrat Nagarjuna and Mohanbabu is appearing in a special role. Moreover, the film's director is P Vasu, who gave a blockbuster like Chandramukhi. With all these specialities, the film has raised many expectations among the audiences.
Arjun (Vishnu) is an orphan. His mother (Surekha Vani) is a mentally deranged woman, who delivers him in a temple and dies. As a result, the villagers close down the temple. Arjun's grandmother (Manorama) leaves that village and reaches some other village and brings him up by working in a house as a maid. Arjun also works in the same house. The landlord Pedababu (Nazar) is a big industrialist and Satya (Mamata Mohandas) is his lone sister. Satya is quite arrogant girl and she is full of ego that she is a rich girl. At this juncture, a gem stone trader Prem visits their town and happens to see Satya. He loses his heart. Knowing fully well that, he is a millionaire, Pedababu agrees for their alliance. But the boy's father Negative Nagaraju (Tanikella Bharani), who suspects everything and always thinks negative, wants to show the horoscopes to a good astrologer. Surprisingly, the astrologer declares that those, who first marry Satya would die. So Pedababu hatches a plan and gets Satya married to Arjun. Later, Arjun and his grandmother realize that it is all nothing but a drama. In that shock, Arjun's grandmother dies and Arjun too wants to commit suicide. But the Lord Krishna (Nagarjuna) whom Arjun prays right from his childhood as a friend, comes to his rescue and gives him the necessary will power. Arjun decides to teach a lesson to everybody and returns to his in-law's place. He makes Nagaraju and Prem to leave the house and at the same time, makes Satya to lose her heart. But as per the astrologer, Arjun's life has to end by 'full moon day' (Poornima). The same day, Lord Krishna appears to Arjun again and tells him to reopen the temple, which has been closed on the day of his birth. Everyone including, Pedababu, Satya, and others plead Arjun not to open the temple, but he leaves a deaf ear to everyone. Surprisingly, by the time Arjun opens the temple, Lord Krishna appears to him for a while and disappears. In order to prove that the God is there with him and he would save him, Arjun jumps from the 8th floor of a building and starts battling with life. Finally, he fights with the God and gets back his life. The film ends on a happy note.
PLUS: Though everything appears at the interval bang and remains on the screen in the second half, Nagarjuna wins the hearts of the audiences all through the film. His perfect comedy timing, very casual dialogue modulation, easy histrionics, typical body languages are really a big asset for the success of the movie. Vishnu has also improved a lot in his body language. However, he needs to improve his dialogue modulation. Though his father is a dialogue king, Vishnu's voice still needed a little more perfection. Mamata Mohandas is adequate as an arrogant girl. Nazar, Manorama, Tanikella Bharani and Napolean did justice to their roles. Another major plus point in the film is the graphics work. 'Think Smart' studio has done a good job in this regard.
MINUS: The unnecessary dragging of film in the second half, especially during the climax made the audiences feel bored. Once Vishnu meets Nagarjuna everyone realizes what would happen and the audiences start getting up to leave the theatre. Director Vasu should have taken a little more interest to the introduction scene of Nagarjuna. Instead of the way he presented, there should be some interesting scenes at the entry of Nagarjuna. Likewise, the love between the hero and heroine is also not properly established.
REMARKS: Re-recording is very poor. Especially, the music has overshadowed the singer's voice altogether and none of the lyrics are audible but for the music beat. It appears Keeravani has not worked whole-heartedly for the film. Camera work by Om Prakash is good. Dialogues by Marudhuri Raja are apt. Really, he scripted dialogues very well. Almost all the dialogues scripted for Nagarjuna's character are nothing but Bhagavad Gita in a simple and normal language. In a way, the director tried his best to give a message to keep faith in God. Though it is a socio fantasy film, you can't find them in any attires but only through dialogues and the graphic works.
Cast: Nagarjuna, Vishnu, Mamata Mohandas, Mohanbabu, Nazar, Tanikella Bharani, Giribabu, Napoleon, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, Gundu Hanumantha Rao, Uttej, Venumadhav, Lakshmipati, Sunil, Srinivasa Reddy, Satyam Rajesh, Raghubabu, Kadambari Kiran, Manorama, Devi, Bhuvaneswari, Sutti Velu and others.
Credits: Music – MM Keeravani, Dialogus – Marudhuri Raja, Art – Ashok, Camera - Om Prakash, Editing – Gauthamraju, Action – Stun Siva, Presents – 24 Frames Factory, Producer – Dr M Mohanbabu, Screenplay and direction – P Vasu.
Banner: Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures.
Released on: February 1, 2008.