Raghavayya (Krishnam Raju) - a rich industrialist -
has a daughter (Meena Kumari). Raghavayya helps Prasad
(Suman) - who was the son of Raghavayya's deceased employee
- by funding his studies and finances. Prasad falls
in love with Raghavayya's daughter and elopes with her
to London and settles there.
adopts a kid from orphanage and names him as Anand (Uday
Kiran). In the meantime, Raghavayya's daughter (wife
of Prasad) expires due to illness. They have a daughter
called Seeta Lakshmi (Shriya). After a few years, they
return back to Hyderabad. That's where Seeta Lakshmi
meets Anand. Raghavayya has excessive hatred towards
love marriages because of his daughter's elopement.
Anand is very loyal to his father (Raghavayya).
would happen if Raghavayya comes to know that his loyal
and truthful son fell in love with the daughter of the
people who cheated him forms the bone of contention
in the second half.
Kiran: Uday Kiran is matured as an actor. His did
pretty well, especially in pathos scenes. He sported
a light beard through out the film, hence he looked
little unglamorous. Uday Kiran is missing in the climax
episode of the film as the story demanded it.
Shriya is pretty cool as a bubbly girl. She has lots
of weeping scenes as well.
Raju: Krishnam Raju gets the lion share of footage
in the film. He did extremely well as the stubborn man
with rigid frame of mind. His characterization is very
similar to that of Amitab Bachchan in K3G (Kabhi Kushi
Suman and Sujatha did well in the vital roles given
to them. Brahmanandam acted as 'purohit' (marriage broker)
in this film. Looks like Brahmanandam has turned the
'aashtaana purohitudu' for most of the Suresh Productions
films. His comedy is partly good. Ravi Babu's role of
comedy villain is not impressive. The kids did well
as the buddies of Uday Kiran.
Story: The basic characterizations of Krishnam Raju
and Sujatha are inspired by the K3G film. The following
factors are the weaklings in the story
Raghavayya should not have come to know about the
expiry of his daughter. If its revealed that Raghavayya's
daughter is dead in the climax of the film, then Ragahvayya's
character might get much-needed elevation and his
rigid stand against his daughter would have been justified.
On the other hand, if this scheme is implemented the
story would have been similar to that of 'Seetaramayya
The greatness of the character of Raghavayya took
a big blow when he says the dialogue that 'naa kooturu
chachipoyindi kaani, nenu bratike vunnanu kada!'.
This dialogue is uttered by Raghavayya when his wife
asks him why he hates his deceased daughter so much.
The character of Prasad appears to be hating Raghavayya
and only in the climax it is revealed what reservations
Prasad had. Raghavayya has done so much help to Prasad
and he does not show any gratitude. It would have
been effective if the Prasad's character is shown
like he likes Raghavayya a lot inside his heart, but
could not face him because of the guilty feeling that
he backstabbed Raghavayya.
The firmness and rigidity in Raghavayya's character
transforms into indecisiveness and state of confusion
as the climax approaches.
Raghavayya does not realize the how close and dear
is her daughter to him till he sees the pre-recorded
video of her daughter who spoke to him before dying.
- direction: The direction capabilities of Raja
Sekhar are average. He could deal well with the emotional
scenes involving Krishnam Raju. The screenplay of the
film is not gripping enough. The developing of love
track between the lead pair is not interesting. The
comedy generated in the combination of the kids and
Uday Kiran in the first half is not effective. Director
gave good characterizations to the Uday Kiran, Sujatha
and Shriya, but could not do the justice to the characterizations
of Krishnam Raju and Suman.
Music by RP Patnaik is average. The song on Telugu Basha
is good though the picturization and the beat resembles
that of 'Ekkado Putti' in Student No.1 film. The picturization
of 'Goal Goal' song on Shriya, Uday Kiran and the kids
is good. Other songs are not effective. The background
music is good in the emotional scenes involving Krishnam
Raju where a pathos humming of a lady is recorded.
departments: Dialogues by Paruchuri brothers are
OK. The Krishnam Raju's house set is good. Photography
by Ekambaram is good. The only fight episode in the
film is impressive.
The film half of the film is mediocre. The second half
has some good emotional scenes involving Krishnam Raju.
The touch of D Suresh Babu is missing in the taking
of this film. However, he should be commended for making
a clean film. The climax of the film is emotional (though
it is dragged with few twists). The title 'Neeku Nenu
Naaku Nuvvu' looks apt for the combination of 'Krishnam
Raju - Uday Kiran' and 'Shriya - Suman' than for the
lead pair 'Uday Kiran - Shriya'. This film would stand
if ladies get hooked to the sentimental scenes.