Leela Krishna (Venu) is an orphan and he believes that it is the money, which rules the life. He studies law course and turns a lawyer. All the villagers collect Rs 2 lakh and throw him out of the village by donating him the money. He reaches Hyderabad and stays with his friend Viswanath (Ali), who is also a lawyer. Leela comes to know that Jagannatham (Sayaji Shinde) is a famous lawyer and he has Rs 100 crore worth property. He has two daughters and the elder one Spandana (Satya Krishnan) fell in love with a lawyer and marries him. The couple continue to stay with Jagannatham in his house. Leela traps the second daughter Vandana (Charmy Kaur) of Jagannatham by playing a trick that he is an honest lawyer who advocates justice always. He marries Vandana but his hopes get shattered when Vandana decides to stay with Leela only in his rented house leaving her father"s property and palatial bungalow. He then blackmails a television channel MD (Raghubabu) and occupies a rich house to start his new office. After that, he argues the case of a notorious criminal GK"s (Satya Prakash) brother RK (Balaji) and gets a huge bungalow as a gift. Once Vandana happens to meet her friend in a shopping mall, whose husband is a labour officer and invites them for dinner to their house the next day. However, the labour officer gets killed by RK and Leela Krishna takes up the case to prove him an innocent. The rest of the story forms the interesting part of the climax.
The only saving grace for the film is Charmy Kaur"s glamour. She has exposed to the maximum to lure the front benches. The mass may be attracted to Charmy Kaur"s glamour and there is nothing more to talk about the film. Venu still works in the same old fashion and there is no improvement in his acting talent. Though, he has done a good job, as a comedian by maintaining good comedy timing, it is not enjoyable in total and has failed to evoke laughs. Sayaji Shinde, Ali, Raghubabu and Gauthamraju have done justice to their roles. Ravibabu has also tried his best to entertain the audiences with comedy. Satya Krishnan is okay in her role. It is a surprise that several young artistes including Satyam Rajesh, Anant, Tirupati Prakash, Ramesh Reddy and others portrayed the roles of eunuchs.
Music by Chakri is unimpressive, as none of the songs are foot-tapping. All the songs showcased the glamour of Charmy Kaur. The timing of most of the songs are atrocious and spoiled the smooth run of the film. Cinematography by Prasad is okay, while Nandamuri Hari has no option to cut any of the scene. The director has proved that he is immature in handling the script. The storyline is okay but the narration is not praiseworthy. The screenplay penned by the director has spoiled the movement of the film. Dialogues by Nandyala Ravi and Writer Mohan lacked the punch, though some of the comedy bits penned by them are good to listen.
The film remained in the labs for the past two years, as there were no buyers for the film. Somehow, it has seen the light now and it has become clear what made the film to stay in the labs. The poor narration and the cinematic liberty in joining the scenes played the spoilsport. But for the over exposure of glamour of Charmy Kaur the film has nothing more to offer.
Cast: Venu, Charmy Kaur, Ali, Sayaji Shinde, Raghubabu, Ravibabu, Satyaprakash, AVS, Balaji, Satyam Rajesh, Anant, Tirupati Prakash, Gauthamraju, Ramesh Reddy, Kamal, Ravali, Satya Krishnan, Delhi Rajeswari and others.
Credits: Dialogues – Nandyala Ravi and Writer Mohan, Lyrics – Ramajogaiah Sastry, Anant Sriram and Kandikonda, Camera – Prasad K, Editing – Nandamuri Hari, Choreography – Pradeep Antony, Action – Vijay, Art – A.S. Prakash, Presents – Baby Jyothika, Producer – Yalamanchi Ravichand, Story, screenplay and direction – Dileep Polan.
Banner: Sambasiva Creations
Released On: July 16, 2011
Charmy Kaur kept high hopes on Mayagadu and Venu too relied to regain his sagging image. However, all their hopes remained dreams, as the film has nothing to offer good for their careers. The immaturity of the director is very much visible in each and every frame and knowingly or unknowingly, Dileep Polan has given a death sentence to the career of Charmy with the film, as she had no projects on hand by now. The director has takan lots of cinematic liberty all through the film and it has no logic from the word start. Read on for Mayagadu review.