(Rathi) is a beautiful village belle raised by her rich
grandparents. Her grandparents are so possessive about
her that they never even allow her out of their house
to attend school. They fix up an NRI bridegroom for
her. But he finds that she is too raw to be his wife
in USA. Hence he wants her to modernize a bit. Then
they join Rani in a grooming school called 'Pallaki'
that teaches etiquette, cooking, dressing etc that grooms
raw people into well mannered and sophisticated people.
(Gowtam) is a happy-go-lucky guy. His family (grandmother
and parents) run the 'Pallaki' grooming school. Gowtam
falls in love with Rani at the very first sight. They
become good friends as well. Later on he realizes that
Rani is due to get engaged to an NRI. Would Gowtam still
try to steal her from NRI or let her marry NRI forms
the climax of the film.
Gowtam - son of popular comedy artist Brahmanandam -
is pretty average in looks and skinny in appearance.
He grew a bit of light beard get the right look. He
is average in histrionics departments. He imitated Pawan
Kalyan's dialogue delivery and postures in most of the
scenes. His dances are OK.
She is pretty cute with her childlike appearance and
chirpy attitude. The dubbing voice given to her is good
to certain extent.
The guy who did the NRI role is mediocre. The comedy
track by Dharmavarapu, Sunil, MS Narayana, Shakeela
and Venu Madhav is inane. Ravi Babu's comedy villainy
is little irritating. Brahmanandam's comedy is partly
good. Giri Babu, Telangana Sakuntala and Tanikella Bharani
- screenplay - direction: Story is a typical Trivikramish
one where a guy falls in love with a girl whose match
is already fixed. But what needed for this kind of story
is contemporary screenplay and delicate/sophisticated
handling of characters. Debutant director Suchitra Chandrabose
followed the beaten path of old fashioned filmmaking
to narrate her story. Screenplay by K Raghavendra Rao
is a very typical one which he has been following for
the decades which has become rather predictable by now.
There is a pleasant flowery touch of K Raghavendra Rao
in conceptualizing and while canning songs.
Music by Keeravani is a plus for this film as the songs
- even if you listen to them for the first time - sound
very familiar. Probably Keeravani might have thought
that it is easy to play the same beats/tunes, which
are already known to audiences than taking pains of
making audience register new tunes/beats. Background
score is OK.
departments: Dialogues by Abburi Ravi are average.
Cinematography by V Srinivasa Reddy is OK. But the lighting
is not proper in certain scenes. Artwork by DY Satyanarayana
is fair. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is adequate.
First half of the film is mediocre. Second half is a
let down. Plus points of the film are music, heroine
and songs picturization. Negative points are old-fashioned
filmmaking, predictable screenplay, non-contemporary
treatment. Few scenes involving heroine looks quite
illogical - being the most pampered member of wealthy
family she does not even know how to say hi and how
to handle the telephone. We have to wait and see if
K Raghavendra Rao's ability to attract the masses and
family crowds work for this film or not.