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    <i>Pellaina Kothalo</i> Review

    By Staff

    Monday, December 11, 2006
    Madan is a good storywriter. He gave the story for Aa Naluguru which was directed by Chandra Siddhartha proved a big success and earned a critical acclaim. The name and fame earned from the first film, had prompted him to direct a film on his own production on the banner of 'Aa Naluguru Films'. He took a delicate issue - relationship between wife and husband immediately after their marriage - and tried to give a good message how a couple should mould its marital life.

    Harikrishna @ Hari (Jagapatibabu) is a software professional. Lakshmi @ Lucky (Priyamani) is also a software professional. They meet accidentally in a programme of private TV channel and that starts with a quarrel. However, they get married with the help of a marriage bureau run by Janaki @ Janu (Jhansi). Chalapati (Sunil) is her hen-pecked husband. After their marriage, Janu is the friend of Lucky, who brainwashes the latter that a woman should make her husband loyal to her. At the same time, Hari's friend (Krishna Bhagawan), who is a lawyer also advises Hari to keep Lucky under control. These words of their friends leave their marital life high and dry, as both of them fall victims of ego and self-respect. The situation become so worse that both of them come to a decision to apply for divorce. At this juncture, Hari's grandfather (Kota Srinivasa Rao) and grandmother (Geetanjali), who come to know about the tragedy in the lives of Hari and Lucky, decide to unite them. The old couple, invites Hari and his wife to perform Dampatya Vratam. They play several tricks and finally their plan proved successful and Hari and Lucky were about to unite with a good understanding. At that time, Lucky comes to know that it was a trick played by the old couple and gets angry. But Hari's grandfather makes a final trial and asks both of them to write down the minus points of the other. When Hari and Lucky write down something and give it to him, he says that they penned down the mistakes committed by the other person and wanted them to pinpoint their minus points. When asked the difference between the mistake and a minus point, he says, a mistake could be rectified, but a minus point is beyond correction. After giving a good explanation, they both realize that they were in fault and failed to understand each other properly, because of the words of their friends. The film ends on a happy note with the union of the hero and heroine.

    The fantastic narration of the difference between a mistake and minus point is the biggest asset for the film. The graphic works and the song choreographed on Kota Srinivasa Rao and the mythological description in the form of Lord Shiva, Parvati and the Gangavataranam with graphics is the highlight of the film. Jagapatibabu is known for doing such roles with great ease and Priyamani also looked cute and put up good performance. Another highlight is the idea of complaint box near the bedroom. The storyline in itself is very delicate and the roles of Kota and Gitanjali were another big asset for the film

    Though the film has a good storyline, the director failed to establish the aversion between the wife and husband properly. The entry and exit of Raju Sundaram and Astha Singhal was also not established appropriately. The comedy track that run on Venumadhav though evoked laughter, has nothing to do with the story. Likewise the other comedy track run on Brahmanandam and Kovai Sarala also has nothing to do with the story. Though in a 20-minute shoot before the climax he tried to explain the sweetness of marriage life, the entire film runs on the differences between a wife and husband.

    The film is good to watch with a family. The subject, the way it has been dealt with was quite good and the film would definitely attract the family crowds to the theatres. However, lack of commercial elements in the film, might show an adverse impact and the film's commercial success is doubtful.

    Date of release : December, 9th 2006

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    Pellaina Kothallo Stills

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