(Vikram) and his family - father (Manivannan) and elder
brother (Pasupathi) - are in the profession of robbery.
They decide to leave that profession and lead an honest
life. They sell off their assets, buy a lorry and look
out for a nice place to settle in. They tumble upon
a village and meet a family which is being harassed
by a feudal lord called Rayudu. The trio helps out this
family by opposing Rayudu. Seeta (Asin) is the daughter
of Rayudu. Due to certain unavoidable circumstances,
Prasad ties knot to Seeta forcibly. Then there is misunderstanding
between the trio due to the game played by Rayudu's
relative. The rest of the story is about how all ends
Vikram shows his
versatility again with this character. There are lots
of shades to it and he tries to underplay them all and
raises to occasion only when it's needed. Vikram should
also be appreciated for letting Pasupathi get good footage
in first half. Pasupathi
steals the show with his romantic antics. The guy who
dubs the voice of hero Venu dubbed Pasupathi's voice.
Manivannan is great as
affectionate father. Kota's dubbing to Manivannan is
another asset. Vadivelu
is fair with Brahmanandam's dubbing. Asin
suited the role very well. Vijay
Kumar is adequate.
- screenplay - direction: Story of the film is simple.
In the beginning of the film it appears like a mass
film, but as the interval approaches this film turns
out to be a family oriented film based on relationships.
Direction is adequate. Screenplay is neat in the first
half, but becomes very predictable in the second half.
The director sprinkled nice amount humor in the film
in order to sustain interest.
departments: The biggest technical asset of the
film is wonderful cinematography by Bala (Siva Putrudu
fame). There is so much pleasantness in visuals due
to wonderful locations. Music by Vidya Sagar is adequate.
The two songs that come in second half are good. Chi
Chi song is pretty romantic and sensuous. Artwork by
M Prabhakar (Virumandi fame) is first-rate. Dialogues
by Sri Rama Krishna are satisfactory. Production values
by Rockline banner are excellent.
First half of the film is entertaining with good sprinkling
of humor and neat screenplay. The second half goes on
predictable line. Climax of the film is a let down.
The plus points of the film are Vikram's performance,
Pasupathi's romantic thread and Bala's brilliant cinematography.
The negative points of the film are predictable second
half and Tamil nativity (no Telugu actors in the film).
We have to wait and see how Mazaa - releasing after
blockbuster like Aparichitudu - performs at Box Office.
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