(Kalyan Ram Nandamuri) is a college going student and
his mother Janaki (Suhasini) is a physically handicapped
lady. Jaleel Khan (Pavan Malhotra) is a landlord at
Cudappah, who hates the word called love. Sairabanu
(Spandana) is his daughter who wants to do her further
studies in Hyderabad. Jaleel Khan is not comfortable
with that idea, but sends his daughter to Hyderabad
with a firm instruction that she should concentrate
on studies and avoid indulging any other activities.
- with her guardians (Ali & Rajitha) - rents a place
which is in the first floor of Abhiram's house. Sairabanu
& Abhimanyu's introduction starts with teasing and
slowly the forbidden thing happens. They fall in love.
And Jaleel Khan comes to know about it and takes his
daughter back to Cudappah.
Abhimanyu visits Cudappah to meet his love Sairabanu,
he comes to know that there is a remote connection to
his family and Sairabanu's family. The rest of the film
is all about finding the connection between the two
families and then marry his lady love with the permission
of elders from both the sides.
Ram Nandamuri: Kalyan Ram Nandamuri has excelled
in each and every department with his measured performance
by getting into the skin of the character. He exhibited
good comedy timing, excelled in fights, shown great
ease in dances, improved his dialogue delivery and transcended
in emotional scenes. And at the same time, he never
dominated any of the proceedings gave priority to story
and narration. More importantly, he is looking very
glamorous in 'Abhimanyu' compared to his debut film.
He it appeared more apt when he said 'Maa vamsamlo
andaru andagaalle' in this film.
Spandana suited well the role of Muslim girl. She is
spontaneous as well. Pavan Malhotra is terrific as the
righteous Muslim father in that getup and he is good
as usual. Suhasini excelled as the mother of hero and
she gave a sensible performance in emotional scenes.
Showkar Janaki played the sympathetic grand mother of
heroine and she had an important role in climax when
she convinces Pavan Malhotra. Venu Madhav provided good
comedy as a buddy of hero. After a long gap Telangana
Sakuntala got a different role.
Story of the film is little different. It's a love story
with a backdrop of undercurrent religion and family
- direction: The work of the director Mallikharjuna
- a protégé of Puri Jagannadh - is neat.
The character of hero has shades of three religions
because he is born to a Christian father and a Muslim
mother and he is brought up by a Hindu mother. He also
made the film without hurting sentiments of any of these
religions. Narration of the film is little slow, but
the execution is pretty smooth. Mallikharjuna handled
the sentimental scenes in the film with authority.
Dialogues by Chintapally Ramana are good. He wrote good
humorous and emotional dialogues. There are quite a
few dialogues referring to Nandamuri vamsam as well.
One particular mass dialogue that impressed everybody
student: Nuvve kaadu, mee nanna, mee taata vachina
Kalyan Ram: Nenu ninnu kottaananuko chastu batukutaavu.
Ade maa nannani taluchukoni kottanante okka debba tho
chastav. Ade maa taatani taluchukunnanante kotte lopale
Music by Mani Sharma is good. He used western instruments
(rock & metal guitar) for the first two songs in
the film. And his skills in giving background music
are excellent. We realise the greatness of Mani Sharma's
re-recording when you watch the re-recording of some
films done by a few new music directors.
departments: Camera work by Srinivasa Reddy is impressive.
He enhanced the looks of artists with his camerawork.
Fights by Ram Shetty are good.
Producer Rock Line Venkatesh has done a good by producing
the film with high production values. Presenter C Aswini
Dutt's Midas touch also helped the film.
First half of the film deals with love story. Interval
bang is the separation. Second half deals with hero
fighting back to marry his lady love. First half is
decent. The tempo in second half gone down a bit. But
the lead scenes to climax and the climax are shot well.
There is tremendous response in theater when Suhasini
asks hero to go fetch back the heroine in climax. Just
the way Aswini Dutt's 'Student No.1' gave lift to career
of NTR (Jr), Abhimanyu film would be giving lift to
Kalyan Ram's career. Abhimanyu is a minimum guarantee
film that has fair chances to become hit with right
kind of promotion.