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After bagging a hit with Bumper Offer, the producers of Vade Kavali got an opportunity to market their film and SVR Media came forward to release the film across the state. Director Rajendra Darshan, who brought out the film with a typical love story failed to see the light for a long time. However, the producers" efforts to cash in on the latest image of Sairam Shankar did not yield any fruitful results. Moreover, the Telangana agitation and the agitation that followed in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema added salt to the injury with poor turnout to the film
Anand (Sai Ram Shankar) is the son of Ananda Rao (Naresh), proprietor of a motorbike showroom. He enjoys the life. According to him, girls are like flowers and they could be feast to the eyes of boys. He says, a girl should touch the heart and soul of a boy and he should feel the love. Once he comes across one such girl called Gita (Suhasi). However, Gita has another story in her flashback. When she was a child, she meets a boy called Abhiram (Chandrahas), who presents her a ring. So, Gita is waiting for that dream boy who gave her the ring. Anand moves around Gita and with the help of Gita"s sister-in-law (Vodina) (Hema), he comes to know about this and lies that it was he who presented her a ring. So, Gita accepts Anand"s love. Learning that Gita will not accept lies, Anand decides to tell the truth to her. By that time, Gita comes to know through her Vodina the fact and refuses Anand. The rest of the story be remain a suspense.
Sai Ram Shankar did his best as hero. He displayed good emotions in sentiment, love and action scenes. However, he had to improve his body language and dialogue modulation. As the film was shot a little earlier to Bumper Offer, we could find a little immaturity in his acting. Heroine Suhasi is gorgeous in looks. She appeared cute in some scenes and in close-up shots, she appeared a little elder to Sai Ram Shankar. However, she is good in modern outfits as well as in traditional sarees. She filled the glamour slot well in dances. Chandrahas, who made his debut as another hero, did not get a chance to show his acting capabilities. Hema is another notable performer in the film, while Naresh played a friendly-father to a grown up son. The comedy track between Raghubabu and Venumadhav failed to tickle the funny bone of the audiences much. Ali did a cab driver and he had very little scope to entertain the audiences. Kota Shankara Rao and others did justice to their roles.
Music director RP Patnaik, who scored music for a Telugu film after a long gap, tuned the songs keeping in view the mass audiences and most of the songs have huge music. The lyrics were almost not audible in some songs. He remixed a popular song 'Navvindi Malle Chendu…" of Chiranjeevi in Abhilasha and it was tuned well. However, the choreography of the song was not so impressive. The director"s poor taste was reflected in putting songs while the hero failed in love. The direction appeared completely old fashioned. Had the film came in 80s or 90s, it would have a good response but it won"t suit the taste of the present generation audiences. There are many jerks in editing too. In this age of satellite phones and I-Phones, the hero and heroine searching for a director in Malaysia like common people is absurd and the neither the hero nor the heroine carry cell phones in their abroad trip. It is not known how Anand called up Abhi from the hotel room and what made him to wait for so long when he knew his phone number once they land in Malaysia. There are many such lapses in the film. The screenplay is atrocious and the director lost grip on the film on many occasions.
Sai Ram Shankar should have asked the producers to junk this film instead of releasing it as it spoiled his image which he earned from Bumper Offer. Moreover, music played a vital role in making Bumper Offer a big hit. The director should think novel and come out with a variety subject as basic love subjects are boring to the audiences as the audiences of present generation look for something novel. The only solace in the film is the camera work by Kalyan Sami as he succeeded in catching some beautiful scenic spots abroad with his camera.
Cast: Sai Ram Shankar, Suhasi, Chandrahas, Naresh, Raghubabu, Venumadhav, Ali, Kota Shankara Rao, Chitram Sreenu, Srinivasa Varma, Raviprakash, Rajesh Dhanraj, Annapurna, Hema, Bommarillu Revati, Rajeswari, Priya and others
Credits: Story and dialogues – Prakash T, Camera – Kalyan Sami, Editing – KV Krishna Reddy, Music – RP Patnaik, Action – Ram-Lakshman, Executive producers – Boyapati Brahmaiah and GV Subrahmanyam, Presents – SVR Media, Producer – Raghunath Sogi and Kasani Viresh Babu, Screenplay and direction – Rajendra Darsan.
Banner: Sadguru Cinema and Veeru Creations.