The combination of Allari Naresh and Sarwanand became hit in Gamyam. The film won praises from critics and was a commercial hit too. Keeping this point in view, director Narayana penned a story keeping the duo in mind. He roped in Shriya Saran, who was not having many films in hand but still had some fan following. Having these three in the cast, he has weaved an entertainer, which will be liked by both the front benchers as well as class audiences.
Dr Nandini (Shriya) runs a nursing home in Hyderabad and Avinash (Allari Naresh) is a petty thief in Amalapuram. Chanti (Ali) is his assistant. Avinash is forced to run away to Hyderabad, when the local inspector starts chasing him. There, Avinash falls in love with Nandini. At this juncture, Anand (Sharwanand) gets admitted in the nursing home to cure his phobia. Avinash finds that it is not a phobia, but he too is in love with the Nandini. Even as both are fighting with each other for Nandini, Akubhai (Brahmanandam), a small-time goonda, enters in the middle claiming that he too is in love with Nandini. From here, the story takes several twists. What happens next should be seen on-screen.
Allari Naresh is at his best, as he is used to this kind of roles. Moreover, he maintains comedy timing and used to shoot one liner dialogues with ease. Though, Sharwanand is not so ease at comedy, he has given tough fight to Allari Naresh throughout the film. However, Ali has a full-length role and equally important role and shared the screen. Shriya does not have scope to perform in the film but the director made use of her curvy body structure to highlight and appease the front-benchers. Brahmanandam is at his usual best. Kovai Sarala too have done her best. The surprise entry is Raja while Vimala Raman’s item song is quite spicy. Other artistes like Srinivasa Reddy and Narsing Yadav have done justice to their roles.
Screenplay and dialogues by Surya are apt and the one-liners penned for Allari Naresh are punch. Dasarathi Shivendra’s cinematography is okay while editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is crisp but sustained the humour. Music by Bheems are melodious though loud at times. Mani Sharma’s background score is at its best. The surprise is that the director did not prolong any of the scene but took the cinematic choice to jump from one scene to the other. He winded the story in just two hours without causing boredom to the audiences. Moreover, the film has equal comedy in the first half and the second half. Though the fight between both the heroes in the second half tested the patience of the audiences, the film as a whole went on as a good entertainer. Production values of SVK Cinema are equally good.
Of course, the story of the film is run-of-the-mill subject and the audiences have seen such films many a time. However, it is the director’s ability that makes the audiences to sit till the end.
Cast: Allari Naresh, Sarwanand, Shriya, Vimala Raman, Brahmanandam, Ali, Srinivasa Reddy, Narsing Yadav, Raja, Kovai Sarala
Credits: Cinematography – Dasarathi Sivendra; Editing – Marthand K Venatesh; Music – Bhims; Background score – Manisharma; Presents – Ch M Kondaiah; Producer – Vamsikrishna Srinivas; Screenplay and dialogues – Surya; Director – K Narayan
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