There is a father (Ajay Ratnam) who believes that love means
sharing worldly pleasures with a female (Preethi Nigam). There
is a son (Ravi Teja) who thinks that love is sacred and pristine.
There is a mother (Sana) who thinks that husband (Benarjee)
should be dominated in the family in order to have more grip
on the proceedings of running a family. There is a daughter
(Vani) who thinks otherwise.
would be the reaction of parents when these two youngsters
fall in love? The parents resist. Boy's father says that his
son can go with his girl friend and enjoy. Girl's mother says
that she can't afford an unruly daughter staying in her house.
takes the girl away and stays in a poor house as a common
man by working as an office boy and a car driver. He decides
not to have physical relationship with the girl to prove his
father that love can exist without sex.
this juncture, the employer (Sangeeta) becomes the seductress
of her car driver. The rest of the story is about how things
go wrong and what does the hero do to prove himself that he
is a good boy.
Teja: The character of Ravi Teja in the first half is
an extension of his 'Idiot' character. He sounds carefree
but has a convincing philosophy behind everything he does
in the film. The comedy in the first half is a 'one man show'
by Ravi Teja. In the second half, he did a role of a sincere
husband. He did extremely well in this film.
For a first timer, she did a good job. But her characterization
by the director has dual shades in the first half. She is
shown as an aggressive girl in the beginning with modern dresses,
but once she comes across Ravi Teja she is shown as a meek
Sangeeta has a small role in this film. She has one song too.
Her character has too much of confusion imbued into it. The
way she changes herself from a man-hater to an admirer of
Ravi Teja is not smooth.
actors: This movie revolves around 8 important characters.
Ajay Ratnam - as the father of hero - did well. Benarjee and
Sana have got quite contrasting roles in this film. Benarjee
acted as the husband who is harassed and exploited by a nagging
wife (some thing very similar to Satyanarayana's characters
in few films). Sana acted as the nagging wife of Benarjee.
For the first time, popular TV artist Preeti Nigam got a full
length and influential role as the stepmother of Ravi Teja
and she was impressive. There is also one sister character
and a female maidservant character that are etched properly.
Those actresses were also impressive.
Story - screenplay -dialogues - direction: Agastyan -
of Prema Lekha fame - tried his hand at a direct Telugu film
this time. The story of the film is good. Screenplay is interesting.
But as a director, he did not mould the subject to have uniform
shades throughout the film. Ravi Teja behaves very hyperactive
in the first half and becomes a 'too-good-to-believe' person
in the second half. Direction of the film has creative shades
in few scenes. The dialogues of this film are mostly comedy-oriented
in the first half and are philosophical in the second half.
Sometimes they tend to go over board by making Ravi Teja's
character utter a philosophical reasoning behind every action
he does. By doing so, the director has lost grip on the commercial
touch in the second half. The director could have used any
Telugu artist for the role of Ravi Teja's father in stead
of Ajay Rathnam to make it more native.
Music by MM Keeravani is impressive. 'Chandama'
song is the best of the lot. 'Viddooram'
song has got some lively choreography and impressive picturization.
The background score is also good.
First half of the film is good. Second half has serious shades
to it. The director, overall, did a good job, but ignored
commercial elements in the second half. There is no comedy
and too many philosophical dialogues in the second half. The
director used the thread of lady boss wooing her worker from
'Premalekha' film for this film too. Keeping the commercial
success aside, this film is a neat film made with some aesthetic
touch. Over all, its an average flick from the commercial
point of view. But, you may watch this film once for the entertaining