18-year old Ravi (Naresh) is the son of Swagruha Home Foods
owner (Kota Sreenivasa Rao). He has a sweet childhood friend
Aparna aka Appu (Swetha Agrawal), who also stays in same apartment
complex in which Ravi lives. Appu's mother is a widow. Appu's
father's ambition was to see Appu as a doctor. Ravi's father
is a miser and doesn't give pocket money to Ravi. Appu helps
him by giving money and sponsoring all his activities outside.
(Nilambari) and her parents live in the flat opposite to Ravi's
flat. Ruchi is a major flirt, who uses her boy friends to
have lavish lifestyle and expensive gifts. Ravi falls head
over heels on Ruchi. Though he starts admiring Ruchi, she
hates his presence. Ravi attempts giving a love letter to
Ruchi, but in vain. Hence, he requests Appu to pass on the
love letter to Ruchi, without telling the source from which
the love letter has come. Appu opens the letter and finds
that it's a silly love letter. She writes a good and sensible
love letter and passes it over to Ruchi. Ruchi starts loving
her secret admirer.
fine day, Ravi introduces himself as the one who has written
the love letter and starts dating her. The love letter he
wrote to Ruchi changes hands accidentally and as a result
love blossoms between Ruchi's father and Ravi's mother. Appu
starts feeling bad that her best friend loves a girl whose
character is not good. At the same time, she also has some
unknown feelings towards Ravi.
invites Ravi to her place saying that she is all alone and
she wants to give a 'special gift' to him. If you want to
know what happened next and the wonderful scenes that followed
later, you must watch the film on the silver screen.
Naresh is a natural actor and he suited the role perfectly.
His character is totally identifiable by all the youngsters
and elders alike. The experiences and happenings of his character
in the movie are sure to make all the men nostalgic reminding
them of their experiences in life. His dialogue delivery is
perfect and has very good timing in doing comedy. He has a
bright future ahead, if he chooses his future projects carefully.
Agrawal: She is pretty cute and suits her character to
the tee. She brought out the essence of pure friendship with
She is hot and glamorous donning the role of a practical girl,
who exploits guys to the maximum by tapping their weaknesses.
Screenplay - direction: Ravi Babu has done a fabulous
work as the director and screenplay writer. He introduced
each and every character very carefully and established them
in the minds of visitors. After 20 minutes of duration of
film, the audience become well versed with the way each character
behaves. There is a thin line between sensibility and obscenity
and Ravi Babu made sure that he did not cross that thin line.
Though the trailers might hint that it's an adult cheap comedy,
Ravi Babu made sure that it's a film that can be watched by
one and all without getting embarrassed. His shot-making style
is very novel. And he narrated the story with good situational
comedy. Ravi Babu started a new trend in film making without
bowing to the commercial considerations. We can only hope
that this film encourages new filmmakers to come out of the
shell and do some innovative stuff.
Dialogues in this film are very good. There is one hilarious
dialogue that takes a dig on Raghavendra Rao. It is - 'Ravi!
Mee inti mundu intlo manchi figure digindi. Aa ammai boddu
K Raghavendra Rao BA chooste urgent gaa velli oka kilo draksha
pallu konukkostaadu'. There are also subtle humorous dialogues
in the film that can be understood by only educated people.
Dialogue writer Nivas has done a great job.
Music for Songs of the film is very good. Background music
is also very different as the music director used offbeat
instruments (like Tabla, flute etc) in the background.
There are five songs in the film. Three of them are situational
songs and two of them are dream songs (duets). The canning
of duets is in MTV song picturization format.
This film is a 35mm film. So it takes around 5 minutes for
audience to understand that a Telugu film is made in 35mm
in the present scenario, where even the lowest budgeted film
is coming up with 70mm and DTS format. The moment they saw
a 35 film, they realize that it's a different film. As the
number of characters of the film is less, this format worked
out well. The camera angles are very different and the places
where camera is focused at times would give you a different
Ravi Babu must be commended for the kind of risk he has taken
in producing such a kind of film on his own. Suresh Babu also
deserves an equal pat for funding this daringly different
Allari takes a good peek into the Apartment life in cities
and into the heart of a 18 year old innocent guy. The first
half of the film is very hilarious. It has the entire theater
in raptures. The second half is equally good. Since, the narration
of the film is very different from regular Telugu cinema format,
it might take some time for the audience to understand and
appreciate it. The strengths of the film are - Ravi Babu's
taking, Naresh's acting, Paul's music and dialogues by Nivas.
This film is aimed at intermediate and degree students. Unbane
viewers who appreciate suave films would also like this film.
Allari is a good film and it should be appreciated well so
that we can see new talent making films with innovative themes
rather than aping the latest hits and churning out the already