Way back in 1800's a Jamindar insults Durga Devi by try stealing
her idol in the temple in a state of inebriation. An enraged
Devi kills him and put a curse on his heirs that she is going
to take one family member each every 48 years. And one male
heir dies accidentally at the end of every 48 years. And the
present year denotes end of another 48 years and the Target
of Devi is none but our own Murari.
is the Grandson of Sabari, whose husband died 48 years back
because of the curse. She named her grandson with her hubby
name Murari. Hence is called with utmost respect by all family
members as 'garu' and 'andi'.
another villages, there lives a beautiful city-bred belle
called Vasundhara. She too lives with a big combined family
and she is the cynosure of all eyes and affection in the family.
the families of Murari and Vasundhara are releated by blood,
but separated due to the family feuds caused by the crooked
villain Rambabu. Every year, Gopamma is allowed to go her
parent's house without any escort from her husband. In the
current year Murari manages to accompany Gopamma to her parent's
this context we must know the relationship between Gopamma
and Murari. Murari is the youngest brother of Gopamma's husband.
But she treats Murari like her son. She even decides to go
for abortion clandestinely so that she would not neglect once
she has her own offspring. Murari calls her 'amma'
all the time.
Sabari, who returns from her Teerdha Yatra, upon being
informed by the family poojari that Murari is the one who
would be subjected to death by Devi this year, refuses for
the marriage. Then she reveals the dark secret that is kept
under wraps that once in every 48 years, one of the family
members are taken by Devi as bali.
rest of the story is about how Murari overcomes the curse
by Devi and marries his sweetheart Vasundhara. To experience
this beautiful scenic classic film by the creative genius
Krishna Vamsi, you must watch this sensible musical love story
on the silver screen with good audio equipment.
Babu: Mahesh Babu, as a complete actor, did his role with
zest. His mannerisms are straight take-off from that of Superstar
Krishna's from Bapu's classic 'Saakshi'. We can see another
avatar of Mahesh Babu in this film. He did not show off his
manliness or heroism in this film. He confined his acting
to the role specifications. You can see the character of Murari
in this film, but not the heartthrob of millions of teenage
girls Mahesh Babu. In this film, Mahesh used Mantra T-shirts
Bendre: Krishna Vamsi told me that Tabu is only the alternative
Heroine, who looks as sexily and sensuously in saree as Sridevi.
He seems to have found a replacement for Sridevi and Sonali
in the form of Sonali Bendre who looked as sexy and sensuous
as Tabu and Sridevi. She is simply breath stopping in this
by displayed all her cinematic charms in this film with instant
This film has two heroines. One is Laxmi and another one is
Sonali Bendre. Everyone in the theater will fall in love with
the benevolent character of Lakshmi. And she did full justice
for her character and we cannot imagine any other actress
doing that role.
Gollapudi and Satya Narayana: It's quite refreshing
to see Gollapudi and Kaikala Satyanarayana in this film. Both
of them did excel in their roles and Satyanarayana being given
Story, Screenplay & direction: Another classical love
story comes out of the genius Krishna Vamsi. For a change
this time, Krishna Vamsi handled the onus of editing too in
addition to story, screenplay and direction. Right from the
frame one to the last scene, the mark of Krishna Vamsi is
evident. Be it in canning the cute prank scenes between Murari
and Vasundhara, or picturing the scenes containing the action
of Gopamma (Laxmi), who remembers our own mother at house,
who tends to get tears whenever she suspects anything that
is going wrong. Though this is a slow paced love story, the
violent touch of Krishna Vamsi is intact. Just like he did
in Ninne Pelladatha (Where Nag slaps Tabu violently when she
is about top die in the climax), Anthaputram (where Jagapathi
Babu smokes a cigarette with gay abandon when he was shot
with a bullet, this film to has Mahesh babu applying soil
to the wounds in the climax.
The photography is another bright asset of the film. Bhupati
made that all the money spent in the production is visible
on the screen.
Gopi Nandigam, has spend money unconditionally, all for his
favorite hero Krishna's son. 80% of the film is shot with
houses decorated using flowers and banana leaves.
Music is another assets of the film. The songs as well as
the background music are equally good.
The credit for the success or failure of this film should
go to the Krishna Vamsi. He is the Sri Krishna of the
film and Mahesh Babu is Arjuna of the film. Arjuna
has followed all the instructions of SriKrishna with
finesse of the perfect craftsman. Now, it's the audience turn
to decide, weather Krishna Vamsi as Srikrishna did
make his moves in the right direction or not. This film is
bound get a little bit of dissent from the viewers of C class
areas. But, this film is classic masterpiece for the class
audience and highly recommended for the Mahesh and Krishnavamsi
fans. In comparison, this film does not even come close to
Ninne Pelladatha, though the storyline is similar except
for the divine angle of it. This film will be a good fare
for the people if they watch this film with no expectations.
Just watch this film to experience Krishna Vamsi paint the
silver screen with his classic strokes.