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Ekaloveyudu- Review

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Medikonda Muralikrishna, who has brought out big hits like Narasimha Naidu has failed to produce another movie that reaches that range. Medikonda has made an attempt to promote K Rama Krishna, a protege of senior director Raviraja Pinisetty, as director. Love is in the backdrop of the story of Ekaloveyudu and the director and producer has chosen Udaykiran as their hero, which has again proved to be a big drawback.

Karthik (Udaykiran) who is always chided by his father (Chalapati Rao) for being irresponsible, attempts suicide. But he is saved by Bhakta (Antony) and his gang. As Karthik had decided to die, Bhakta strikes a deal with him to die whenever he demands and in return, agrees to pay as much money as Karthik wants. He gives Rs 10 lakhs in advance and Karthik solves his family problems and informs them that he is going to Mumbai for training before leaving for US. However, he lands in Ooty and stays with his friends. There he meets Indu (Kruthi) and they fall in love but, he does not aknowledge her love.

Upon his friends' insistence (Chitram Sreenu and Vijay Sai), he reveals the truth regarding his death. When an elderly man advises Karthik, that when lovers are ready to die for love, why does he not fight to live for love. This makes him rethink and informs Bhakta that he wishes to live and would return the money. But Bhakta does not spare him. Later, Karthik learns that Bhakta wanted his life to save his daughter suffering from heart disease, so that heart transplantation could be done. Surprisingly, the girl is none other than Indu and Karthik agrees to without hesitation. Eventually when Bhakta comes to know the truth, he donates his heart to save his daughter and also unites the lovers.

There are very few plus points in the film. Udaykiran has tried to give his best performance. He has improved his performance and dialogue modulation a lot. He also shows good ease in dances and other emotional scenes. Also the action scenes were also well shot and he appears quite energetic in them. Performance by Antony as heroine's father is okay. Though he too could not show any kind of facial expressions, the twist in his character is a little impressive.

Heroine Kruthi in spite of being glamorous has failed to show any feelings though she had a couple of good opportunities to prove her performance. However, she has shown a little ease in dances. The director has failed miserably in narrating the story. Most of the scenes, especially in the second half are beyond logic. Moreover, someone donating heart for the sake of the hero has already appeared on the Telugu screen. Cameraman Ramesh Krishna is a big failure as he could not capture the beauty of Ooty in his camera. The lighting in many scenes were pale and dark. Songs are not very impressive, though a couple of them are choreographed well. Music by Anil Krishna is average and he should have shown a little more attention during the re-recording. The dialogues by Rakhee Radhakrishna has also failed to impress the audiences. The only impressive dialogue in the film is "Lovers keep saying that they are ready to die for love and why they don't fight to live for love" and interestingly this is the basic storyline of the movie.

Udaykiran has once again failed miserably in selecting a good story. Though the storyline is okay, the mixture of violence and love has turned bane. Likewise Udaykiran who has tried to shed the lover boy image to gain a mass image has not succeeded either. The immaturity in direction is clearly visible in many of the scenes which were beyond logic. But for a twist — the turning of a negative character into a character artiste, that too as heroine's father is the only novel point in the film and the success of the film is a big question mark.

Cast: Udaykiran, Kruti Ahuja, Chitram Sreenu, Vijay Sai, Antony, Chalapati Rao, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Ahuti Prasad, Sudha and others.

Credits: Music – Anil Krishna, Dialogues – Rakhee Radhakrishna, Lyrics – Veturi, Ramajogaiah Sastry, Paidisettin Ramu, Editing – Marthand K Venkatesh, Camera – Ramesh Krishna, Presents – Medikonda Muralikrishna, Producer – Medikonda Amarchand, Story, screenplay and direction – KRK.

Banner: Sri Venkataramana Films

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