Produced by Ram Gopal Varma and directed by Siva Nageswara Rao, Money, with JD Chakravarthy, Chinna, Jayasudha and Paresh Raval in the cast was an instant hit. Later, a sequel had come to the film as Money Money. After a long gap, JD, who turned a director, brought out a film named Money Money More Money. Of course, only two characters, Khan Dada and Chakri, there is no resemblance to the earlier two films in this movie. In fact, it is the freemake of JD"s Bollywood film Darwaja Band Rakho, which he made with an inspiration by a Hollywood flick Attack the Gas Station. Let us see how it has fared in Telugu.
Abbas (Mukul Dev), Chakri (Chakravarthy), Raghu (Brahmaji) and Goga (Kevin Dev) are friends. Abbas once a rowdy-sheeter turns a black-marketeer of film tickets. Chakri works in a hotel, while Goga runs a pan shop. All of them turn jobless as their shops are removed due to road-widening. Raghu works as a car driver but resigns unable to adjust with quarrelling wife and husband, who were his employers. They wanted to earn easy money and plan a kidnap. They select Maggie (Tara Alisha), daughter of a millionaire Jagadish (Nagababu) and kidnap her. They choose Khan (Brahmanandam), who was once a big realtor, turns bankrupt due to slump in business and keep Maggie in that house. Khan"s wife, son (Ping Pong), daughter, mother-in-law (Ramaprabha) and servant maid (Mayuri) stay together in the building. As Jagadish went abroad, the gang of four had to wait for his return. Meanwhile, they were forced to take into hostage, a pizza delivery boy (Venumadhav), a sales girl Trisha (Gajala), a constable (Rajiv Kanakala), a money lender (Jeeva) and his son Sunil Shetty, because all of them visit the house when the gang of four keep Maggie as hostage in the same house to maintain secrecy. However, as the time passes, Maggie and Chakri fall in love, while Trisha and Raghu too lose heart to each other. But Abbas, who had a criminal background, thought of bumping of all the three others and escape with the money and Chakri wants to save all of them including all the hostages. The remaning part should be seen on-screen.
Though, JD Chakravarthy has performed naturally. Tara Alisha has tried to fill the glamour slot and tried to ooze her oomph in a song, but her acting skills are zero. Gajala has appeared on the big screen after a long gap and she is neither glamorous nor has any great scope to perform. Ramaprabha is loud. Mukul Dev is good in the negative role, while Brahmaji got a good chance to show his acting skills. Kavin Dev is okay in his role. Brahmanandam has a little lengthy role in this film. Almost all the other artistes have equal footage in the film. But JD has failed to extract the acting talents in Brahmanandam and he is wasted with his monkey acts. Other artistes like Rajiv Kanakala, Jeeva, Subbaraju, Nagababu and Mayuri have done justice to their roles.
As per the story, the entire film has been shot in a single building. The cinematographer Bharani K Dharan has very little scope to move his camera. Editing by Venkatesh is okay. Music by Chakri is okay and the re-recording is average. Marudhuri Raja has tried his best to pen witty dialogues for the film and they are good in parts. Production values of Satyanarayana and Chakravarty Productions are apt. In a nutshell, the film is made with a very limited budget. When it comes to the screenplay and direction, JD Chakravarthy has failed to do justice to any of these departments. The screenplay is silly and quite cinematic without any logic and reason.
The film has nothing to offer, but pure cinematic scenes make you to sit tight in your seats.
Credits: Music – Chakri, Dialogues – Maradhuri Raja, Cinematographer – Bharani K Dharan, Editing – Venkatesh, Producer – K Satyanarayana, Screenplay, direction – J D Chekravarthy
Banner: Chekravarthy Productions
Released on: August 26, 2011