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Thursday, March 29, 2007
Audiences grope in the dark for message
In normal practice, it is the director who narrates a story to the producer and if the latter is impressed with the storyline, it is developed and takes shape on the celluloid. However, this time, Sri Sai Rupa Creations unit had prepared a subject and chose GT Prasad to direct the film. As per the story, the film was supposed to have different elements like action, love, sentiment, besides a college backdrop. Unfortunately, the director was unable to deviate from the script as it was provided by the producer himself, making the film very boring. The entire first half is devoted to tourism, which means, the lead pair visit all the important places in Hyderabad and then the nearby Nagarjunasagar. The actual story starts just before the interval bang, and is wrapped up in a hurried way.
Krishna (Nishant) is a college student who just enjoys life without any responsibility. Though his father (Tanikella Bharani) loses heavily in his business and is in a deep debt trap, he pretends as if he doesn't bother. But, he adores his lecturer Sarada (Jayasudha) who always supports the students. Sarada runs an educational institution called Sarada Academy, where the students are not burdened with the books and they are taught everything in a homely atmosphere. Sarada's nephew Priya (Rathi Pandey) once reaches Hyderabad from Vizag for vacation and Krishna accompanies her during the vacation, giving her good company. As he moves about in a friendly manner with Priya, she is mistaken that Krishna is in love with her. In fact, when Priya reaches Hyderabad, she is teased by his classmate and who tries to deface her by throwing acid, but himself gets the burns on his face. To come out from depression, Priya reaches Hyderabad. On learning about this incident, Krishna tries to keep her in good humour. At this juncture, Priya gets a call from her parents who have fixed her alliance with a boy from the US. But Priya reveals to that boy that she is already in love with Krishna. But when Priya proposes, Krishna refuses her love, saying that he was also in love with a girl called Radha (Melani). Radha is in her Intermediate when she falls in love with Krishna. As Radha's parents (Chalapati Rao and Sana) want to see her as a doctor, she completes her Intermediate with the first rank. As usual, GK (Ashokkumar) of GK Educational Institutions visits their house and offers her a free seat with accommodation in his hostel, and tells her to score a first rank in the Eamcet as well. But Radha, being in love with Krishna, is unable to cope, and fails to concentrate on her studies. She fails the examination only to get chidings from her parents and also from GK. Humiliated over the incident, Radha commits suicide. Feeling bad that Radha died due to the faulty education system, and that a lot of mental stress was the root cause for her suicide, Krishna decides to start a school which will be free from stress and other kinds of burden, like books and other things. However, GK decides to somehow take revenge against Sarada Academy as it was prospering better than his institution. With the help of a driver in Sarada Academy he plants a bomb in the academy. The film ends on a happy note, with Krishna removing the bomb, and saving the children. In the climax, Krishna accepts Priya's love.
There is not even a single plus point in the film. The debutant hero Nishant has neither glamour nor can perform well. He fails to show any ease in his dances or in the action scenes. He could not emote well either in love scenes or the scenes that have sentiment involving both the heroines When compared to Milani, Rathi looked glamorous, but the former has a homely look. The only solace in the film is the glamour of Rathi if one has to explore any plus point in the film
The atrocious narration of the film is the basic drawback of the movie. The director unnecessarily drags the first half by explaining the greatness of Telugu, the statues of tankbund, the tourist places in and around Hyderabad, besides Nagarjunasagar. The audiences grope in the dark whether they have come to watch a documentary. Even in the second half, the director fails to explain the message the producer tries to explain through his story - it is about the revamp of the education system. Moreover, the enmity between Ashokkumar and Nishant / Jayasudha has not been established properly.
None of the tunes in the film are worth listening, nor were they choreographed properly. the dialogues by Ramaswamy, and the cinematography by Rajesh fails to impress the audiences. On the whole, the film remains unfit to be recommended to any class of audience.
Cast : Nishant, Milani and Rathi Pandey, Jayasudha, Ashokkumar, Tanikella Bharani, Chalapati Rao, Raghubabu, LB Sriram, MS Narayana, AVS, Ali, Venumadhav, Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao, Lakshmipati, Sutti Velu, Suman Shetty, Sudha, Sana, 'Allari' Suhasini, Kalyani, Mun Mun and others.
Story - Sri Sai Rupa Creations,
Dialogues - Ramaswamy,
Lyrics - Veturi, Varikuppala Yadagiri and Vishwa,
Editing - K Ramesh,
Cinematography - Rajesh Kota,
Music - Krishna-Raja,
Action - Nanda,
Producer - Thota Venkateswara Reddy,
Screenplay and direction - GT Prasad.
Banner - Sri Sai Rupa Creations
Released on - March 29, 2007