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Dr Rajasekhar had no notable hits to his credit in recent times. Almost all his films faced successive failures. Recently, he was able to show his face smiling with a moderate hit like Yevadaithe Nakenti. Though not a blockbuster, the film remained an above average grosser. After that Rajasekhar and Jeevitha came across the Kannada film Anna Thangi and both of them were impressed with the subject. Incidentally, the project was proposed by Super Good Films, which had earlier made a film Simharasi with Rajasekhar as hero and Rajasekhar immediately accepted it. VR Pratap, who gave a hit like Nuvvu Vastavani with Nagarjuna wielded the megaphone for the flick.

Sarvarayudu (Rajasekhar) and his wife (Sujitha) are very kind-hearted and they maintain the elderliness in the entire village. However, they do not have any children and on the advice of the local purohit (PJ Sharma), they offer special prayers to Lord Shiva and blessed with a boy Ashok (Rajasekhar) and a girl Lakshmi (Meera Jasmine). As per the astrology, Sarvarayudu and his wife die in a road accident. Ashok and Lakshmi are so fond of each other that they can't live without the other. Nandini (Arthi Agarwal) while trying to escape from an unwilling marriage reaches Ashok and on the advice of Lakshmi, Ashok gives her a job in his factory. At this juncture, Akash (Akash) gets a chance to meet Lakshmi and on learning that Lakshmi likes Akash, Ashok goes to their house by turning an ordinary servant. After inspecting all the circumstances in the house, he satisfies with Akash and decides to perform the marriage. Again at the behest of his sister, Ashok marries Nandini along with Akash and Lakshmi. Then Kantamma, claiming to be Nandini's aunt, reaches Ashok's house. In fact, she comes to take revenge against Sarvarayudu's family, as she bores grudge against them alleging Sarvarayudu is responsible for her husband's (Jeeva) death. Soon Lakshmi becomes the mother of three children. When Nandini turns pregnant, Kantam manages not only to get the fetus aborted but also to remove the uterus to prevent children in the family. Later, Akash gets cheated in the hands of his cousins and gets jailed. This makes Lakshmi and her children on to the roads and she faces the wrath of Nandini too. After facing non-cooperation from her sister-in-law and her vow not to meet Ashok, Lakshmi finds no way out and commits suicide by jumping into a well. After noticing her death, Ashok too dies by holding his sister's hand. The film ends in a tragedy.

PLUS: Dr Rajasekhar is known for doing such roles earlier and he has done complete justice to his role. Likewise, Meera Jasmine has played very well. She is a perfect fit in the role of a sister. Her innocence and lovely looks make their brother-sister combination look excellent. Arthi Agarwal turned so fat and she has not much role to play in the film but to make her appearance in a couple of scenes. Akash is okay as Meera's husband. All the artistes have done justice to their roles. The story, which is basically a tear-jerker, would be very appealing for those who are above 40 years. But it could not enthral the young audiences. The film is aimed at only family audiences and the success of the film can be gauged on how far people come to the theatres to watch the film, sans any mass masala.

MINUS: The film has been brought in very old fashioned narration. Many such films came in 70s and 80s and for the present generation audiences, this kind of films are a strict no. Neither it has any mass masala, nor action, nor any youthful subject, love and romance. Those watching the movie were seen commenting as if they were watching a serious family TV serial episode and has nothing to talk much about it. Comedy track by Venumadhav as Sunami Subba Rao has failed to bring cheers to the audiences. Moreover, the Telugu audiences never like a tragic end to any subject.

REMARKS: Director VR Pratap chose very old fashioned direction and it is in no way appealing. Moreover, songs tuned by SA Rajkumar are also quite old fashioned. In fact, it gives no scope to good music as the music director has to harp on brother-sister sentiment and all the songs are like lullabies. Cinematography by Akhilan is average while editing by Nandamuri Hari is okay. Dialogues by Gangotri Viswanath too are not very impressive. There is no worry even if you miss to watch such film unless you are very interested in old model brother-sister sentiment subjects.

Cast: Rajasekhar, Meera Jasmine, Arthi Agarwal, Akash, Sujitha, Chandramohan, Sivajiraja, Surya, Brahmaji, Raviprakash, PJ Sarma, Venumadhav, Uttej, Gauthamraju, Hema Choudary, Hema, Surekhavani, Prabhavati

Credits: Dialogues – Gangotri Viswanath, Lyrics – Veturi and Sirivennela, Music – SA Rajkumar, Camera – Akhilan, Editing – Nandamuri Hari, Presents – RB Choudary, Producers – NV Prasad and Paras Jain, Screenplay and direction – VR Pratap.

Banner: Mega Super Good Films

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