Ram was quite selective in choosing stories. He used to give an energetic performance and had caught the pulse of youth and mass audience. He was able to mesmerise them as his films like Ready, Maska and Ganesh Just Ganesh fared well at the Box Office. Srivas made his debut with Lakshyam and grabbed an opportunity to join hands with successful producer Dil Raju for Rama Rama Krishna Krishna. The director penned a story of a youth, who had a multi-faceted personality, naughty and at the same time quite rough. Though the story is run-of-the-mill, it is an okay film and has all the ingredients for mass appeal.
Ramakrishna (Ram) is the younger son of Gandhipuram Sarpanch (Nazar). He respects his father and his ideals like Rama and at the same time he is mischievous like Krishna and roughs up those who commit mistakes. His elder brother is studying medicine in the city. In their village, there is a rice mill owned by Ashok (Arjun). He has two sisters. His elder sister also studying medicine in the same college, where Ramakrishna"s brother is studying. They both fall in love with each other. Ramakrishna"s father doesn"t like love marriages as his brother Subba Rao (Brahmanandam) eloped with a Muslim girl and settled in Mumbai. Fearing that he would not accept love marriage, they decide to marry after completing the exams and go to Mumbai to get married with the help of Subba Rao. Learning this, Ramakrishna and Priya (Priya Anand), the younger sister of Ashok, go to Mumbai to convince them not to marry in haste. However, the followers of Pawar (Vineet Kumar), notice Siva, the right hand of Ashok, and attack him. What happens next will be an interesting subject of the movie.
PERFORMANCE: As usual, Ram has given an energetic performance all through the film. He shows maturity in his performance and is improving film after film. He has good comedy timing and appears quick in action scenes and youthful in songs. He has tried some different steps in the songs. He has maintained good screen presence with mass appeal. Especially, he is very compose in sentiment scenes and shows good variation in a split-personality kind of character. Priya Anand has filled the glamour quotient. She is awesome and has given a nice performance as lover. She has tried to show some oomph and sex appeal during a couple of songs but she needs to put up a little more weight for a good physique. Bindu Madhavi has a very less scope in the film and she is used only for romantic scenes and chirpy dialogues to attract the youth. She has done justice to her role.
Vineeth Kumar has once again come up with good performance. Though it appears a little comedy villainish role, he has done justice to his role. Brahmaji and others have played his sidekicks. Brahmanandam is wasted and he has failed to evoke any laughter with his performance, instead Srinivasa Reddy has filled the void by giving timely comedy. Arjun is the other artiste, who perfectly is fitted to the character. Director Srivas should be complimented for choosing Arjun for the character. As a mafia don and also as a polite villager, he has maintained good variation in his character. Nazar, Benarjee, Sayaji Shinde, Pragati, Gracy Singh and others did justice to their respective roles.
TECHNICAL: It is unfortunate that a cinematographer like Sekhar V Joseph has failed to use camera perfectly in most of the scenes. It is quite jarring. He has failed to shoot the chasing scenes and some action scenes in a perfect manner. Even the editing is not very crisp and confuses the audiences as to how a person, who stays in the village, learns so much about Mumbai to drive away his vehicle and return to the village escaping from the hands of the mafia don. However, the action choreography made the audiences to adjust to the scenes.
This is the 200th film for Keeravani. Though he has given excellent re-recording, the tunes are not so impressive. Except a couple of songs, none of them is easy to remember and foot-tapping. However, the choreography of songs is okay with the energetic steps of Ram, Priya Anand and Bindu Madhavi. Director Srivas, in order to highlight the characters of Ram and Arjun, ignored to give a perfect script to the film. There is no consistency in the screenplay and script. Moreover, he has blatantly lifted the scenes of several films – killing of Gracy Singh reminds Siddham, Arjun"s flash reminds Basha, the climax fight on the lines of Magadheera (killing of tens of people).
REMARKS: The film is just a time-pass movie and nothing novel in it. At the same time, the director has chosen the age-old revenge drama and tried to give a different movement. However, the audiences could easily predict what comes next because of the poor narration. Some how, the film brings the last laugh on the face of Dil Raju, as it has all the ingredients to attract the mass and youth audiences and surely the film would run for more than six weeks, if there is no stiff opposition from any other forthcoming movie. Can be treated as an above average film in general and could be a hit in the B and C centres.
Cast: Ram, Bindu Madhavi, Priya Anand, Arjun, Nazar, Vineeth Kumar, Banerjee, Sayaji Shinde, Brahmanandam, Srinivas Reddy, Pragati, Bharat, Gracy Singh and others
Credit: Dialogues – M. Ratnam, Lyrics – Ananta Sriram, Music – MM Keeravani, Cinematography – Sekhar V Joseph, Editing – Gauthamraju, Art – AS Prakash, Co-producers – Sirish and Lakshman. Producer – Dil Raju, Story, screenplay and direction – Srivas
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations
Released on: May 12, 2010