word of precaution: Don't ask anybody about story
and climax of the film if you have intention of watching
Gopal (Sivaji) is an employee on JP corporation, one
of the biggest business house in India. He works as
an accountant in Hyderabad branch for this Mumbai based
firm. He is a good Samaritan with high ethical values
and amble social responsibility. He also wrote a thesis
on the economy that is aimed at improving the economics
of corporate companies. His goal is to show it to the
MD of company Meghana (Bhumika Chawla), daughter of
Gopal is married to a lovable and traditional girl Ratna
Mala (Laya) for the past 5 years and they lead a happy
family. Their family also consists of a small kid, whom
they adapted from an orphanage.
Meghana visits Hyderabad branch for the first time,
Nanda Gopal gets a chance to meet her. He tries to impress
Meghana. In the process, he loses his job. Meghana tells
him that she would put some tests and if he passes them
she would make him the GM of the company. Slowly Nanda
Gopal realizes that she is playing mind games with him.
Now she wants to marry him. She forces him to tie knot
to her. Before Nanda Gopal realizes it, he is in a big
mess. She tortures him to such an extent that he would
not even think about anything with a plain mind.
is Meghana is behaving like a psychopath? Why did she
chose Nanda Gopal as her pray? To know answers to all
these questions, you must watch this film on the big
Chawla: She is absolutely fantastic as Meghana aka
Missamma. She carried the entire film on her shoulders
with her minute - yet effective - expressions. There
is neither over action nor underplay. She is just perfect.
Sivaji proved with this film that he is as good as any
of the top heroes when it come to giving performance.
He is lovable as Nanda Gopal who is taken for a ride
by Meghana. His comedy timing and dialogue punch is
marvelous. His action as a middleclass husband reminds
you of Rajendra Prasad's histrionics in Bapu's 'Pelli
She is excellent as the traditional wife is who is put
into humiliation by the husband. Her performance is
pretty natural and is true to the realism.
Tanikella Bharani played the role of over-enthusiastic
and curious Shashtri who is more interested to know
what's happening in his neighborhood than in his own
home. The girl who acted as Sivaji's daughter is cute.
Rikky who donned the roles of dread some villain in
Kodi's films like Janda and Trinetram donned a soft
role as companion of Bhumika. This role would help him
in his career. After a long time, Sarath Babu is seen
in Telugu screen in a meaningful role.
Story of the film is very different from a conventional
commercial movie. It tests your intelligence, tickles
you IQ levels and challenges your guessing capabilities
and then leads you into a completely different direction.
- direction: Screenplay by the National award winning
director Neelakanta is excellent. He is extremely good
at generating situational comedy with carefully developed
sensible scenes. Direction of the film is very sensible.
His direction is very class. At the same time, he made
sure that there is a rib tickling humor that is generated
by the situations faced by a middleclass man aspiring
to become big with his own talent and ability. 'Missamma'
is another feather in Neelaanta's cap as a director.
Dialogues by NeelaKanta are excellent. He wrote such
a humorous dialogues and at the same time, he also made
sure that there is some kind of suspense and enigma
left in tact.
departments: Background music by Vandemataram is
apt. Songs are also different. Editing is also good.
Camera work by Jawahar Reddy is OK. The producer Satyanarayana
B should be commended for coming forward to make a good
The entire film is entertaining. Story, screenplay,
direction and dialogues are very good. The casting (Bhumika,
Sivaji and Laya) of the film is perfect. Though the
entire film is very good, there are a couple of things
that makes you uneasy. First is the 3 songs in second
half. They come as a break to the narration. The second
one is prolonged climax. The climax also became very
cinematic. If these two things are edited post-release,
nobody would have any complains about 'Missamma'. This
film is made in a very low budget. Business wise, this
film would have good run in all A centers and a decent
fare in B and C centers. The best thing about this film
is Neelakanta's narration with lots of sensible humor
sprinkled in it. Though there is opportunity to include
the sex angle between Sivaji and Bhumika, director chose
a clean path to tell the story. It's a commendable thing.
You can watch this film and enjoy it too!!