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Bumper Offer - Review

 
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Vaishno Academy launched by Puri Jagannath had brought out several successful films. However, the successful director, who has given life to many artistes and technicians, has failed to promote his brother Sairam Shankar as hero. In order to fulfill his wish, Puri penned a mass-oriented subject and personally penned the dialogues to give it adequate punch. One his proteges Jaya Ravindra has directed the film, Bumper Offer.

Sai (Sairam Shankar) completes his education and wastes his time. He refuses to marry as her mother Ramanamma (Kovai Sarala) wanted to put some responsibility on him. Sai"s father Rao is a clerk with a real estate firm run by Surya Prakash (Sayaji Shinde).

Once, Surya Prakash"s daughter Aiswarya (Bindu Madhav) breaks the leg of Sai mistaking him to be someone who tried to tease her. This makes him lose his heart to Aiswarya. After a few turn of events, Aiswarya too falls flat for Sai. But this irks Surya Prakash who tried to thrash both Rao and Sai black and blue. Aiswarya reaches the spot and warns that she would shoot herself if any harm is done to them.

Surya Prakash budges to the situation and gives an offer to Sai to earn at least five per cent value of his assets and marry Aiswarya. But the latter refuses the offer saying that he is giving another bumper offer to Surya Prakash that he would make him lose his entire property and assets and pull him down to the earth and make him equal to their family to catch the hand of Aiswarya.

What plans did Sai make to make Surya Prakash bankrupt? What happens to the love between Sai and Aiswarya? Who is Mallikarjun and what kind of help or harm did he do to Sai? Did Sai emerge victorious in teaching a lesson to Surya Prakash? Answers to all these questions form part of the climax.

PERFORMANCE:
As far as performance is considered, Sairam Shankar has filled his character with lot of energy for a mass appeal. He has almost succeeded in his attempt. It appears that he has improved his ease in action scenes and dances. If he could improve his dialogue modulation, he would definitely get more chances for mass-oriented subject. As the film has a mass appeal, the characterisation of the hero appears to be okay.

Heroine Bindu Madhavi is another asset for the film. She has shed her family girl image and proved that she too could appear in revealing dresses and perform in romantic scenes. Especially, she is very glamorous in songs. The dialogues penned for her character too have a lot of mass appeal. Sayaji Shinde, Jayaprakash Reddy and MS Narayana have played their roles in a routine manner. For action scenes, the director has chosen another villain like Supreet for a mass appeal. Ali and Venumadhav have done the parody of Magadheera with utmost ease and tickled the funny bone of the audiences for some time.

TECHNICAL:
The subject of the film is routine, but Puri Jagannath with all his experience has infused mind game for the movement of the film and presented in an interesting manner. He has chosen to use a parody of the recent blockbuster Magadheera, with due permission from the makers of that film. Moreover, the hero of the film is from a lower-middle class family, the dialogues penned for him are very rough and appear to be the language of slum dwellers.

Another major highlight of the film is the music by Raghu Kunche. Most of the songs have become very famous and the audio album has remained a chartbuster since its release into the market. However, the debutant music director should focus a little more attention towards the re-recording to remain in the industry.

Debutant director Jaya Ravindra too is a little intelligent and has kept perfect timing between comedy, songs and action scenes at appropriate intervals. Camera work and editing is also okay. The cinematographer did a good job as there were many chase scenes in the movie.

ANALYSIS:
Because the film has a lot of mass appeal, the film may not go well with city audiences. In the name of mind games, the story writer and director have filled the film with drama, but they are too cinematic. But for these minor lapses, the film is okay with lot of mass appeal. Moreover, the release date of the film has not been very appropriate as there has been another big release on the same day, Ek Niranjan under Puri Jagannath"s direction itself. Moreover, the opening of the film is also not very encouraging. The film may go well with 'B" and 'C" centres because of its mass-oriented subject.

Cast: Sairam Shankar, Bindu Madhavi, Sayaji Shinde, Brahmanandam, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Chandramohan, Jayaprakash Reddy, Supreet, MS Narayana, Ali, Venumadhav, Qayyum, Sravan, Anand, Vamsee, Chinna, Kovai Sarala, Raksha, Kiranmayi, Chaitanya, Master Bharat, Taslima Sheik and others.

Credits: Camera – Sai Sriram, Art – Chinna, Editing – MR Varma, Music– Raghu Kunche Lyrics – Bhaskarabhatla, Action – Ram-Laxman, Story, dialogues and production – Puri Jagannath, Screenplay and direction – Jaya Ravindra.

Banner: Vaishno Academy
Released on: October 23, 2009

Topics: sayaji shinde, sairam shankar, bumper offer, jaya ravindra, bindhu madhavi, brahmanandam

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