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Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Odahuttidavalu starring Crazy Star Ravichandran presents him in a role which has not been seen before. Here in this film the crazy star goes emotional with his performance even touching melodramatic dimensions. The film has a strong story line pitched in the rural background written by Cheran. The film is a remake of Tamil Hit Porkaalam. The credit of making Odahuttidavalu as an eminently watchable film goes to Ravichandran himself, who has given a touching performance in a difficult role. Another star of the film is Mallika, the Malayalam actress who has performed the role of a dumb sister to Ravichandran.
Odahuttidavalu is a sentimental film that revolves around the affectionate bond of a good hearted rural artisan Puttaraju and his sister Puttalakshmi. Puttaraju's only ambition is to get his sister married and he is trying hard to do that. Puttaraju's father is a good for nothing drunkard who often creates troubles in the family.
Puttaraju is in love with a neighborhood girl, though his own relative is longing for him. Despite serious efforts of Puttaraju to get his sister married, there will be some or the other problems that prevent the occurrence of marriage. When everything goes well and Puttaraju arranges for some dowry, he finds his own father stealing off the money and swallows it in the form of drinks and debts. Finally, the dumb girl dies and Puttaraju marries a handicapped girl.
As earlier said, Ravichandran and Mallika are the scene stealers. Rakshitha and Radhika are there for songs and a few sequences. Rangayana Raghu takes the cake as the drunkard father of the hero. Komal has less scope to perform.
Director Sai Prakash could have made the proceedings of the first half little faster and could have tried to chop off a few comedy sequences in the film which do not jell with the seriousness of the film. But he has been able to get the sentimental chord right and there are many sequences which strike a chord amongst the female audience.
Seetharam's camera work is as usual top class, while R.P. Patnayak's background score is good. Two popular tunes of the original Tamil film has been retained.
Odahuttidavalu will certainly appeal the Crazy Star's fans and the female audience who want to see such sentimental films again and again.
Producer - K.Manju
Story, Screenplay, Direction - Sai Prakash
Music - R.P.Patnayak
Dialogues - Malavalli Saikrishna
Camera - Seetharam
Cast - Ravichandran, Rakshitha, Radhika, Srinivasamurthy and others.