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Just Released (13th January 2000) - Postman
Master Manoj Kumar
Sri Laxmi Prasanna Pictures

Jeevi Rating: 4/5
Listen to the songs of Postman
Ladies/Family Oriented
Jeevi Rating
4/5 (Four on a scale of five)
Dr Mohan Babu, Soundarya and Raasi
Photography: KS Prakash
Music: Vandematharam Srinivas
Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers
Story: Vishnuvardhan Babu
Screenplay & Direction: Muppalaneni Siva
Producer: Dr Mohan Babu
Theatrical Release Date
13th January 2000

Vishnu(Mohan Babu) is a postman in Hyderabad. He is the caring guy around and everybody loves him, naturally. He has a maternal uncle called Ramkoti(Kota), who occupied Vishnu's ancestral house after the death of Vishnu's parents. Vishnu Stays in a pathetic structure that is built on the top of Ramakoti's house. Ramakoti has a beautiful daughter called Sirisha(Raasi). Sirisha adulates Vishnu and wants in marry him.

Postman is rather a curious guy. He would be boozing every night. And reading the letters of others and accordingly deliver them in such a way that it will help the receiver. Whenever Sirisha expresses her wish to marry him, Vishnu gives an elusive reply that he has a dream girl and he will marry her.

One fine morning Vishnu brings a beautiful girl to his house. She is Archana(Soundarya). He introduces Archana to everybody and reveals that she is his fiancee. Ramakoti wants Vishnu to marry his daughter. After a bit of research he comes to know that Archana is just released from a jail. When confronted Vishnu admits that Archana was jailed.


Vishnu elaborates his relationship with Archana. Archana is an inmate of an Orphan house, whom he meets when he go there to deliver a packet. Impressed with her inner beauty Vishnu meets her more often and understands her well. When he goes to deliver Archana another packet, it blows up in the Orphan house. Since Archana is the receiver of the packet bomb, she is arrested for the offense.

Vishnu takes care of her by meeting her regularly in the jail. After a few visits he gets a letter from Archana that she is suffering with blood cancer. After knowing the fact Vishnu takes a bail for Archana on the grounds of her health and takes her to his house.

After the flashback is over, the envying family of Ramkoti turns sympathetic to her. Sirisha wants Vishnu to marry Archana. Upon the instance from Ramakoti's family Archana and Vishnu agree to get married.

Then the story leads to the most heart touching climax. You must watch this film on the bigger screen to find out what is there in store for you in the climax.


Dr. Mohan Babu: Only Dr. Mohan Babu can fit the role of 'Postman'. This role needs a person who is down to earth and can talk a pure Telugu. Dialogues by Mohan babu are extraordinary. He carried this film on his shoulder with spectacular performance. He makes us feel for him all the time.
Soundarya: Soundarya is the best fit for this matured role. She did go to the extent of announcing that she will not accept remuneration for this film as her performance would get her a national award.
Raasi: Raasi, the hottest heroine in Telugu film Industry, is fine tuning herself to become uni-fit (fit for all kind of roles) actress.
Kota: He is at his usual best as a transformed evil maternal uncle.

Story: There was a lot of gossip going around in the industry that Postman is a straight lift of a award winning Japanese flick, 'Postman Blues'. But the fact is the only two characters are taken as inspiration for this film and Vishnu Vardhan has woven the sensitive story around the basic plot. It heartening to see a film with a good storyline.

Direction: This film is a director's special. Muppalaneni Siva, the man behind the blockbuster 'Raja', is the right kind of director for this film. He balanced the emotional film with very good comedy track by MS Narayana, Brahmanandam and Ali. One interesting statement came from Dr Mohan Babu on 13th Jan, 2000 that he is going to own the fate of the film (i.e. he wants people to give the entire credit for success/failure) to him (and not to Muppalaneni siva?). Quite a debatable issue. Ain't?

Dialogues: Dialogues are the lifeline of this film. Tts a lovable experience for the Paruchuri brothers to write dialogues to Mohan Babu as they can experiment and exhibit their proficiency in writing inspiring/inflammatory/intimidating dialogues for Dr. Mohan Babu and be rest assured that they would be delivered in the way they expect them to be.

Music: Vandemataram did a great job by providing six foot tappers in this film. This kind of music will do well if the film is liked by the people.

Songs: You can see Mohan Babu doing a few variety dances(Suchitra Trademark) in these songs. First song 'Postman' is an introductory song. Second one, 'Bava Bava', is a dream sequence by Raasi. Third one, 'kuku Koyilamma' is a dream sequence by Mohan Babu with Soundarya. Fourth one, 'Acha Tenugula', is another duet for Soundarya and Mohan Babu. Fifth song, Lahiri Lahiri, is another foot tapper with Soundarya and Mohan Babu. Last one 'Raajahamsa Cheera' is the wedding song. All the songs are knitted well into the narration and they give relief to the viewers.

Production: The richness of Yamajatakudu is carried onto 'Postman'

This film is a soft and sensitive one. But Muppalaneni Siva never missed any beat of commercialism in this film. It has got all the ingredients one expect from a good film. There is a treat for the Telugu language lovers in this film. Not everyone is fortunate or interested enough to read Jandhyala Papaiah Sastry's 'Pushpa Vilapam'. Soundarya's role is this film epitomizes the 'pushpam'(flower). Mohan Babu would be singing timely 'PushpaVilapam Padyalu' and explaining the gist of them.

Dialogues in this film needs a special commendation. There is not even a single 'double entendre' dialogue by Mohan Babu in this film. All the dialogues by Dr. Mohan Babu gives an aural kick to the Telugu ear.

There are few scenes that demonstrate the delicacy at which Muppalani handled them. All of them can only seen and feel on the big screen. They cannot be written about.

Comedy track by MS Narayana, Brahmanandam and Ali keeps its pace with the story narration and thickens the main plot by the interval time. We have to wait and see if the predictions by cine pundits turn true. That is ... Alludu Garu... Pedda Rayudu .... Postman!

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