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Paata (Rhythm of Life) - Review

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    Monday, July 09, 2007
    A film with a good taste in music
    It appears that the producer of the film Srihari Raju is a great lover of music and and for that he has brought out this film which has very good songs to listen. The title justifies it very well. Director Siva Ganapati also tried his best to bring out the film well, but every scene looked like a TV serial as if different episodes has been joined to give it a shape of a film. As the director and producers were claiming, the song and rhythm were part of our life, of course the life starts with a lullaby and ends with a drumbeat. However, the director could not establish it properly on the screen.

    Madhu (Madhusudan) has an inherited talent in music. His sister-in-law (maradalu) Mahita (Jyothi Krishna) encourages him and makes him a good musician and the entire village loves his music. He has become so popular and for anything, Madhu's music has a remedy. Noticing that he is getting spoiled in the name of music, Madhu's father sends him to the nearby city for studies. Madhu grows up along with his music interest and returns as a good violinist. He plans to become a music director. Mahita had a heartful of love towards Madhu and casually asks his what was love and he also replies in a very casual way. But his answer turns as one of the best and he becomes winner of a contest to which Mahita sends it. He gets a chance of spending three days with one film star (Poonam Singal). During his stay, he turns quite emotional and falls in love with her. The latter also responds positively. Meanwhile, Mahita's father broaches alliance with Madhu and his parents also agree to it. After his return, Madhu reveals this to Mahita and the latter decides to sacrifice her love as she believes that Madhu's happiness is her life. Mahita helps him to escape from the village before their marriage. But Madhu after reaching the city and staying for a day or two with the film star finds that she did not give any value for love, character and wanted to live a happy life and has no specific love towards him. So Madhu decided to return. At that time, he gets a letter from Mahita's father, which is part of her diary where she wrote that she enjoyed a complete day with Madhu, though not physically but had the feeling of his wife on that day. Learning this, Madhu realizes the real love. The film ends with the union of Mahita and Madhu.

    Music by Quddus is the major plus point of the film. As the title suggested the film is a real music entertainer and all the songs were very good to listen and their choreography is also good. Chaitanya Prasad scripted good lyrics to all the songs. A part of the film was shot on the banks of river Godavari and cinematographer G Sivakumar ably captured the beauty of Konaseema on the celluloid. Unlike other films the comedy track was not separate and was moulded as a part of the movie and Ravibabu's comedy is worth watching.

    The hero of the film Madhusudhan, though a student of Satyanand's film institute, tried to imitate Siddhartha and Pawan Kalyan in the beginning and almost till the climax. However, his performance in the climax is okay. He should come out of that trap and show his own talents in acting by improving his body language and histrionics. Jyothikrishna, who already faced camera for one or two films did a good job and she had some good opportunity to show her acting talents. Poonam Singal was also okay in a real life character. As the story of the film 'Ek Taara' was scripted by a writer of tele-serials, the film resembled his profession.

    If you are interested in music and musical films, the film is just an okay film. Comedy by Sunil is hilarious and Ravibabu's character, though an old fashioned and already watched kind of comedy role, the way the director treated is good to watch. Krishna Bhagawan also gave a nice comedy as a suspicious and blind husband. Rajita, Raghunatha Reddy and others did justice to their roles.

    Cast: Madhu, Jyothikrishna, Poonam Singal, Sunil, Ravibabu, Krishna Bhagawan, Rajababu, CVL Narasimha Rao, Ratnasagar, Raghunatha Reddy, Lakshmipati, Sana, Ragini, Sivaparvathi and Subhashini, music director Raaj (special appearance)

    Camera - G Sivakumar, Music - SA Quddus and Pratap V Sagar, Lyrics - Chaitanya Prasad, Story - Chandrasekhar Azad, Dialogues - Saikrishna and Swarna Sudhakar, Producer - R Srihari Raju, Screenplay and direction Siva Ganapati.

    Banner: VT Creations

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