Shankar (Aryan Rajesh) falls in love with Arti (Deepika)
at the first sight. But he is supposed to marry the
daughter of a Seema factionist Bakkanna (Kondavalasa).
Bakkanna summons goon to finish off Arti. Veera Shankar
travels to Bangkok for a bit of fresh air. He stays
in a hotel owned by Telugu people. There he finds a
flurry of interrelated weird incidents happening around
him. And all of these incidents are somehow connected
to Veera Shankar. The rest of the film is all about
how these weird Telugu characters find solace.
Rajesh is OK as Veera Shankar. But he is at sea
in this film as he seems to be the only serious guy
among funnies around him. EVV Satyanarayana made sure
that his son Aryan gets major slice of cake by having
4 richly canned songs and a serious fight. Heroine Deepika
looks interesting. Among the various funny characters,
only track that evoke few smiles is that of 'Krishna
Bhagawan - Telangana Sakuntala' (though pretty
vulgar). Telangana Sakuntala did the role of Kadapa
Reddemma who sexually molests her husband Krishna Bhagawan
on daily basis. 'Drawer episode' (Brahmanandam
- Kovai Sarala) evoked the biggest applause.
All other comedians fail to evoke any humor.
Larsco entertainments unit has taken the story of Hollywood
flick 'Blame It on the Bellboy' as an inspiration for
this film. There is no need of a Bangkok backdrop for
this film. This could have been shot at Vizag as well
for a very less budget. This story has a chaotic timeline
and offers no logic.
- direction: Director EVV Satyanarayana is still
following the same old pattern he has been practicing
since Chevilo Puvvu. He should realize that the tastes
and appetite of Telugu audiences changed long back and
EVV need to upgrade his style of filmmaking. This film
fails to evoke any humor due to hackneyed direction.
The screenplay of the film is illogical. EVV has shown
women in a bad light again in this film. Here are few
episodes that shows how women and sex are perceived
in this EVV film -
1. The flashback
of the film starts with a song that has mother (Jaya
Lalitha) telling the secrets of prostitution to her
daughter (Abhinaya Sri). And the dialogue writer later
refers to this song as folk song.
2. The heroine
comes to Bangkok and enters to room of hero as call
3. Jyothi -
a film-crazy girl - utters 'Samarpinchukunta' (double
entendre) to Ali and Dharmavarapu all the time.
4. When Brahmanandam
points out that a Bikini girl has come in between
him and his shooting target, his assistant Lakshmipati
goes to that bikini girl and pulls down her bikini.
Sakuntala sexually molests her husband Krishna Bhagawan
on daily basis.
6. Jaya Prakash
Reddy wears a single turkey towel through out the
film and the subsequent incidents portray him as a
gay who is after a male hotel bearer.
Most of the dialogues fail to evoke any comedy. However
there is one particular scene in the film that had the
entire theater in splits.
Brahmanandam adjusts his gun to shoot Kovai Sarala on
the beach of Bangkok. But a foreign lady wearing a bikini
comes in between. He summons his assistant to go remove
the bikini (girl) so that his shooting target would
be clear. Lakshmipati goes there and pulls down the
bikini. Lakshmipati gets beaten up by everybody. Then
Brhamandam approaches and try to impress Kovai Sarala
by uttering following dialogues
Brahmanandam: Orey. Eemeki
full battalu konukkotaaniki dabbulu leka, papam ee bikini
tho batukutunte, daanni kooda laagi deeni seelam battabayalu
Brahmanandam: Oka restarant
owner manamiche dabbulakosam food pedataadu. Oka taxi
driver manamiche meter dabbulakosam taxi naduputaadu.
Kaani ye swardham lekunda, ye pratiphalam aasinchakunda
aadadaani seelam kaapudutundiraa ee drawer.
Brahmanandam: aaru adugula
cheera kapadaleni seelaanni, ee aaru inchula drawer
Kovai Sarala: Yabba! Yemi
chepparu saar drawer gurinchi. Inni vishayalu meekela
nenu drawer vesukonu kabatti.
departments: Music by Kamalakar is adequate. But
the selection of tunes by EVV is pretty old-fashioned.
Photography by Srinivasa Reddy is good. Production values
by Larsco entertainments are grand. 90% of the shooting
is done in Bangkok and 70% of it was done in a hotel.
The locations for songs are also good.
Analysis: First half of the film
is mediocre and second half is bad. The 'drawer episode'
in first half evoked good laughter and the 12-minute
song in climax offers variety. This movie suffers with
lack of comedy timing and lots of vulgarity. The main
drawbacks of the film are lack of story and half-baked
script. There are no emotions as well. EVV disappoints
again with another comedy. Fate of this film would depend
on how B and C centers' crowds take it.
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