(Venu) is a receptionist at a lowly beachside hotel
in Vizag. He has a beautiful neighbor Nirmala (Ashima
Bhalla). Her father's (Mouli) financial status is in
bad shape and Venu helps them monetarily and morally.
In the process Nirmala falls in love with Venu and Nirmala's
family approves their relationship. Later on a well-off
guy, Ramji, starts helping Nirmala and family out with
luxurious items and better living conditions. Nirmala's
father falling for this windfall, forces Nirmala to
accept Ramji's marriage proposal by dumping Venu.
Venu meets another girl Radha (Abhirami) who starts
having feelings for him and she also monetarily helps
himout. Venu is also aware of this. By then, Nirmala
gets cheated and dumped by Ramji. Venu inspires her
again to achieve her goals and sells off all his property
to pay as a donation in a private college for her medical
seat. When Nirmala becomes a doctor, she proposes to
Venu. The climax of the film is about whether Venu accepts
her proposal or choose Radha as his life partner.
plays a pathos role in this film, which is quite contradictory
to attitude, chivalry and comedy based roles he has
done in the past, and it is pretty hard to see Venu
in such a role filled with grief. Ashima
Bhalla - who sparkled with glamour in Daddy film
- had to use lots of glycerin all the time to put up
with a sad face throughout the film. It is also disheartening
to see a heroine with tears in her eyes all the time.
Abhirami is the only main
protagonist who has certain moments of happiness. Comedy
by Sunil is OK in patches.
But the other comedy scenes - involving Sudhakar,
Ramesh Khanna and Krishna
Bhagavan - are in bad taste. Satyanarayana
is adequate as the hotel manager. This film sports many
Tamil faces as comedy/character actors. Kiran
Rathod does a special appearance in this film
in a song.
- Dialogues - Screenplay - Direction: This film
is a remake of a Tamil flick 'Unnai Ninnithen' starring
Surya and directed by Vikraman. Story of the film is
a typical Vikraman style where the hero sacrifices everything
unconditionally for the girl he admires. But what Vikraman
misses, is the feel that is needed for such kind of
emotional stories. Direction by Vikraman is flat. Screenplay
of the film is bad. Dialogues do not make any mark.
It is surprising that such a senior and successful director
like Vikraman delivers such an emotionless flat film.
departments: SMusic by SA Raj Kumar is inane. Photography
by K Prasad is average. This film also suffers for lack
of wide array of locations. Ajanta Lodge and Vizag beach
is shown redundantly for every 10 minutes that will
certainly bore the viewers. Set work is adequate.
First half of the film is very boring and pathetically
slow. Second half is also very slow. Climax of the film
is a bit different. What this film lacks is soul. The
emotions graph is flat. The director has also shown
the values of middle class people in a bitter taste.
He depicts that a middle class girl can fall in love
if pampered with money and gifts. This concept itself
may not go well with Telugu people. It is very disappointing
to see a quality production house like SP Entertainments
that has produced critically acclaimed boxoffice blockbusters
like Swayamvaram and Chirunavvuto has
to depend heavily on a Tamil story, cast and crew to
make a Telugu film. You can safely avoid watching this
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