Abhimanyu aka Abhi (Tanish) is the son of Sitaratnam (Roja). Sitaratnam"s husband commits suicide after he suffers a huge loss in agriculture. She lives in Anjaneyapuram. Ramaraju Lanka is their neighbouring village and its head is Ramachandra Rao (Sivakrishna). He is a nice man and liberally donates his land whenever it is needed for someone. Nandini (Sobhana) is his second daughter. Abhi falls in love at first sight with Nandini. When a baddie Nagineedu tried to tease Nandini, Abhi bashes him. In fact, Nagineedu is the brother of Bapineedu (Satyaprakash), an arch-rival of Ramachandra Rao. Noticing his macho figure, Nandini too falls in love with Abhi. However, Ramachandra Rao thinks that he is playing mischief with Nandini and warns him. Noticing the warning, Bapineedu tries to make use of it for his favour but Abhi tells it on his face that he had no such intentions to challenge with the village head. In order to grab the chair at any cost, Bapineedu broaches marriage alliance between Nandini and Nagineedu and Ramachandra Rao too agrees to it. What happens next should be seen on-screen.
Tanish has tried to improvise his expressions and has worked on it. He has shown his prowess in dances and action scenes. But all the action scenes were very cinematic, as he thrashed goons with single punches. Sobhana aka Anchal made her debut as heroine through this film. Anchal has the similarities of yesteryear actress Sobhana. Hence, her name was rechristened as Sobhana. She is good at looks but has no scope to perform in Kodipunju. HOwever, she needs to put up a little more weight to expose her glamour. Roja is louder in this film. She yelled in most of the scenes and reminds us of using Rayalaseema filmy style. Other artistes including Sivakrishna, Satyaprakash and Rajyalakshmi did justice to their roles. Comedy by MS Narayana is just okay.
As far as the story is concerned, there is nothing new to offer. The dialogues lacked the necessary punch. All the songs are just like passing clouds and not worth listening. Neither they are melodious nor they were shot well. Cinematography is good in the film as the the director of photography has tried his best to showcase the village atmosphere on the screeen. Editing by Nagireddy is not so sharp and he is helpless as he could not cut the scenes because of the improper screenplay. Director Choudary has shown his amateurish nature in directing the film. The screenplay is not so gripping and many scenes are just like jumping one after the other. The film doesn"t give the audiences a feel of watching a film but joining certain scenes to make a film.
It is just a time pass film and if you have no work to pass the time, you can go and watch it. Or else, conveniently ignore the movie.
Cast: Tanish, Sobhana, Roja, Sivakrishna, Satyaprakash, MS Narayana, Vijayarangaraju, Rallapalli, Rajyalakshmi and others.
Credits: Dialogues – Sriram Choudary and Tallapaka Nagaraju, Lyrics – Bhaskarabhatla, Cinematography – B Sivakumar, Editing – Nagireddy, Music – Anup Rubens, Action - Nandu, Art – Ravi, Producer – Master S.S. Bujjibabu, Story, screenplay and direction – BVV Choudary
Banner: Sri Sailendra Cinemas
Released on: July 22, 2011
Tanish, who entered film industry as a child artist, has no big hits to his credit, except first two movies Nachavule and Raid. In a bid to change his image, he has signed mass movie Kodipunju. Let us see what he has offered for the audience. Read on for Kodipunju review.