Rama Krishna (Srikanth) is a petty thief with his 4-member
team that also includes a lady (Bhuvaneswari). He falls
in love with a journalist Vasantha Lakshmi (Laya).
there is a village in Konaseema called Kotayya-vari-palem.
There used to be an illustrious gentleman called Kotaiah
on whom the village is named after. His only daughter
eloped with a guy she loved. Koataiah died later by
writing a will that all his property should be passed
on to the offspring of his daughter. He gave the responsibility
of finding out the heir to a loyal man Somayajulu (Jaya
Lakshmi is sent on to investigate more about that village
by the editor. Rama Krishna, who is running away from
the impending police plans to pretend as the grandson
of Kotaiah and enters Kotayya-vari-palem. The rest of
the story revolves on the point of Rama Krishna duping
the village men and then reforming himself into a good
human being with the help of Vasantha Lakshmi.
Srikanth played the role with ease. His comedy
timing is pretty good. His character has some similarities
to the one he did in 'Tappuchesi Pappukoodu'.
You can see Laya through Vamsi's eyes in this film.
She looks different in this film with sleeveless blouse,
sarees and lenses (cat eyes). She tried to get an hourglass
figure with that get-up and she partly succeeded in
it. Sunita dubbed her voice.
Vamsy is always known for typical characterization for
his actors. The combination of Krishna Bhagavan and
Lakshmana Rao is good and generated nice humor. TV actress
Bhuvaneswari acted as one among the thieves in Donga
Ramudu's party, who seduces single males and then loots
the entire house. Jaya Prakash Reddy did a variety role.
Veteran vamp Jyoti Lakshmi did a decent role. Kota did
a small cameo and his comedy is good. Suhasini made
a special appearance in this film.
Story: Story of the film is pretty predictable.
The moment a village is shown and story of 'Kotayya-vari-palem'
is narrated, it's pretty much everybody's guess that
Srikanth would enter the village to cheat everybody
as Kotaiah's heir. But in the climax, there is a small
- direction: It's a typical Vamsi's screenplay and
taking. But what is missing in the film is the undercurrent
emotion. Vamsi - who enthralled audiences with his comeback
by Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru - could not deliver
what is expected of him in this film. There are few
humor-generating scenes. But the narration of the film
is not so interesting.
Chakri has given wonderful tunes for this film. But
his background score is not up to the mark. In some
comedy scenes, the noisy sound is somewhat irritating.
The sound mixing in songs is also not good (probably
due to theater sound system). The sound dominated lyrics.
Vamsi has shown his way of canning songs through this
film as well. He dressed Laya in typical Bharata Natyam
dress and made her dance in foreign locales. The way
he showed the close up of her eyes and her face through
spaced cuts is pretty enjoyable.
Dialogues are good in parts. The way satirical punches
are delivered between Krishna Bhagawan and Lakshmana
Rao is excellent.
First half of the film is average. Second half is little
dull. The climax is better. Vamsi - who mastered the
art of village comedy with his typical characterization
ability - could not succeed in generating the desired
result because of the improper screenplay and narration.
However, this film could be worth a watch for the songs
and comedy between Krishna Bhagawan and Lakshmana Rao.