is an MBA graduate who wants to join in Bhanumati Industries
as an employee. Bhanumati Industries is found and run
by a billionaire Bhanumati (Ramya Krishna) who gauges
the entire world through the lenses of money. She mistreats
Karthik during the interview process which irks Karthik.
Karthik challenges to Bhanumati that he would set her
straight and marry one of her daughters. The rest of
the story is all about how he implements his schemes
to win over Bhanumati and her daughters.
NTR: NTR donned two get ups in this film. His
get-up as Murugan is entertaining. His dialogue delivery
with Tamil accent for that character is entertaining.
He had shown variations between these two characters
in terms of mannerisms and body language. He did extremely
well in dances, as usual.
Ramya Krishna is very glamorous
in the role of haughty Bhanumati. She still looks like
main heroine of the film than a character actress. Shriya
and Genelia are just like
props in this film. They do not have much roles and
individualities. Their characterizations are pretty
confusing. Nassar and Suman
are adequate in their responsible roles. Comedy by Brahmanandam
as cop in New Zealand did not click. Ali,
Kota Srinivasa Rao and Kanchi
are so so. The roles of Charan
Raj and Rajiv Kanakala
Story of the film is a typical atha-alludu story. It
is about how a responsible son-in-law teaches a lesson
to his haughty mother-in-law whose eyes are blinded
by the love for money and false status. However the
interesting startup of the film where a temple priest
announces that one of the twins would kill the other
one do not have much link up to the storyline of the
film except for misguiding the audiences to believe
that Murugan and Karthik are two different people.
- direction: The debut by Vara Mullapudi - protégé
of K Raghavendra Rao and the son of Mullapudi Venkataramana
- is unimpressive. The direction lacks clarity and the
screenplay is petty confusing at times. For a first
timer, it is a wrong choice to handle such an oft-repeated
: Music by Devi Sri Prasad is pretty mediocre. Background
music is good. 'Naa Peru Murugan' has the style and
spice we expect from Devi Sri Prasad. 'Banthichenu kaada'
and 'Andala Bommaro' songs are average. The other songs
are of no interest value.
Dialogues by A Ratnam are pretty average. There are
a couple of entertaining dialogues like
1. NTR: 'mee
iddarini (Shriya & Genelia) kalipi tookam vesinaa
naa thodanta raaru'.
2. NTR: 'ee coin bomma padithe Peddadaanni (Shriya)
borusu padithe chinnadaanni (Genelia) pelli chesukunta.
Krishna Bhagawan: Mari gotu padithe?
NTR: (points his fingers at Ramya Krishna)
The prasa dialogues
written for NTR in the first half are uninteresting.
Photography by K Ravindra Babu is sufficient. Set work
by Anand Sai is impressive (especially the ship set
penultimate song and the sets in the last song). Fights
by Vijay are OK.
Analysis: First half of the film
is average. Second half is bad. The only plus point
of the film is NTR. The drawbacks are hazy direction,
confused screenplay and meandered narration. This film
does not offer what film lovers expect from NTR. On
a whole, this film disappoints. More so since this film
- which is supposed to get back the money for the distributors
who incurred losses in Andhrawala - might make them
more miser. However, this film has the chances of faring
well in B and C centers.
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