Director Sreenu Vaitla, who worked with many top heroes, shook the Box Office with his last film Dhee recently. After the success of Dhee, he signed the dotted line for a film under the banner of Sravanti Movies. He continued his laughing riot again and made the film a very big entertainer. Ram, the hero of the film shot into fame overnight with his debut film Devadasu. However, he failed to reach the expectations in his next film Jagadam. In order to gain his lost image, he too worked very hard and Genelia, who turned a lucky mascot with the success of Bommarillu assisted him well in the female lead. As a whole, the audiences got yet another Sreenu Vaitla mark comedy film.
Chandu (Ram) is the son of Raghava (Tanikella Bharani). Theirs is a joint family with an elder brother Raghupati (Nazar) and a younger brother Rajaram (Chandramohan). Chandu helps Raghupati's daughter to marry her lover (Navadeep) against the wishes of their family. As a result, Chandu is forced to stay off from the family. He, somehow, continues his studies and happens to see Puja (Genelia) and loses his heart. Chandu kidnaps Puja due to mistaken identity. Puja's uncles Peddi Reddy (Kota Srinivasa Rao) and Chinna Reddy (Jayaprakash Reddy) are factionalists of Rayalaseema. Each of them plans to get Puja married to their sons to bequeath her Rs 100 crore property. In order to save her, Chandu manages her to stay with his parents. The family learns that Chandu and Puja are in love with each other. However, when the entire family goes to a temple, Peddi Reddy notices her and takes her away. To win her love and marry her with the acceptance of all the family members of Puja, Chandu takes the help of McDowell Reddy (Brahmanandam), an auditor of Peddy Reddy and Chinna Reddy. Slowly, he hatches a plan and gets both the warring families united. Later, Chandu makes them believe that Puja has no property and is in debt trap. He convinces both the Reddys and make them accept to look for another alliance and introduces Raghupati and Raghava as millionaires from the US. After a sequences of events, both the Reddys agree to get Puja married to Chandu. In the climax, Chandu makes them realise that money is not the criteria but the human relations that are great. The film ends with a happy note.
PLUS: Kona Venkat has scripted the story which reminds the audiences of films like Nuvvu Naaku Nachav, and Dhee, with good family backdrop. The film highlights the values of combined families, which are on the wane and nuclear families have become vogue. Dialogues penned by Gopi Mohan in association with Kona Venkat are also very casual. It is Sreenu Vaitla's directorial ability that is the major plus point of the movie. He showcases the comedy with utmost easy and each and every scene and frame evokes good entertainment. Ram has also showed good comedy timing. He showed fantastic ease in dances and action scenes as well. Genelia repeated her chirpy performance on the lines of Bommarillu and Dhee and proved a perfect match to the hero. Once again Brahmanandam has taken the cake and Sreenu Vaitla has given fantastic role to this comedian and he proved that he is a king of comedy. Though Sunil plays another comedy role, he has failed to make the audiences laugh with his humour. All the character artistes have done their best to entertain the audiences.
MINUS: Though the film is quite okay in providing entertainment, many scenes are out of logic. The director, though runs the film with a firm grip till climax, he has failed to give a convincing end to the subject. There is a big comment from the audiences that the climax is little dull. Music by Devisri Prasad, though okay in the film, almost all the tunes appear quite old and many songs are on the lines of Devisri Prasad's earlier movies. It lacks novelty and contains the same kind of beat like his earlier films. The director ignored to give a good end to the roles played as hero's sidekicks and they suddenly disappear. However, none of these lapses turn an obstacle for the success of the film.
REMARKS: One cannot claim that the film has drawbacks as the film provides the needful humour to the audiences. Sreenu Vaitla has really helped Ram to regain his lost image. Camera work by Prasad Murella is adequate, while the production values of Sravanti Movies are adequate. As a whole the film is a good entertainer and would be recommended to watch for once.
Cast: Ram, Genelia, Nazar, Tanikella Bharani, Chandramohan, Jayaprakash Reddy, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Shafi, Sunil, MS Narayana, Srinivasa Reddy, Suman Shetty, Sattenna, Sudha, Saranya, Satyakrishnan, Surekhavani, Rajitha, Pragathi, Apoorva and others.
Credits: Story – Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan, Dialogues – Kona Venkat, Music – Devisri Prasad, Camera – Prasad Murella, Producer – Ravi Kishore, Screenplay and direction – Sreenu Vaitla.
Banner: Sri Sravanti Movies