Siva Charan (Siva Charan) is an unemployed graduate belonging
to a poor family. He secures a lucrative job in UAE through
a Dubai agent. He stops over Hyderabad on his travel to Dubai.
A petty thief robs him off his passport, visa and flight tickets.
man named by Das (Ayyappa Sharma) takes him to a local goonda
Narsing (Narsing Yadav). Narsing traces out the bag of Siva
Charan, but in the process a gang war starts between Narsing
and Raman Punjabi. As a result Siva Charan is captured by
police and gets thoroughly tortured. Later on the police realizes
that Siva Charan is innocent and he is let off. Das gives
a place to stay for Siva Charan. There is another big don
named Abu Saleem (Ravi Shankar). Siva Charan grows big over
a period of time and settles as the rival don of Abu Saleem.
rest of the film is about how Siva Charan puts a stop to the
life of Abu Saleem.
One plus point about the film is the cast acting without makeup.
There is no dramatization in the action. Every actor and actress
acted with in the limitations of the character. Siva Charan
is OK for his character. But he looked too obese and lethargic
to be an angry young hero. Ravali has done a role of prostitute
and she is extremely good in that character. Ravi Shankar,
the brother of Sai Kumar, donned the role of Abu saleem. And
he acted very well and attracted the crowds with his histrionics
of a Muslim don. Brahmaji did a cameo role of an ACP. Sai
Kumar did a surprise appearance at the end of the film.
'Godfather' genre films heavily inspire the story of the film.
You can find the original traces of this film in Nayakudu,
Siva and Satya.
- Direction: Ayyappa seems to have done his homework well.
He has done a pretty decent job as the director. The way he
established each and every character is very good. The best
part of the film is the editing. The sound and visuals of
the film flow smoothly from scene to scene. But he could not
sustain the interest as the film neared the climax. It's pretty
hard to make a 2 and half hours film without songs.
Raj has done a very good job for background music. DTS mixing
of the film is impressive. An interesting aspect of this film
is that there are no songs.
This film is a poor attempt to imitate the blockbuster of
last decade like Nayakudu and Siva. Though the fights are
composed by the veteran fight master Raju, they fail to impress
the audience. The main drawback is the lack of entertainment
value. This movie opened with empty halls. 'Hyderabad' may
do well in B and C centers because of the film's mass elements.
This film is not recommended for family viewers and youth.