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Released (13th January 2000) - Postman
(Four on a scale of five)
Mohan Babu, Soundarya and Raasi
Music: Vandematharam Srinivas
Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers
Story: Vishnuvardhan Babu
Screenplay & Direction: Muppalaneni Siva
Producer: Dr Mohan Babu
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
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)
Kota: He is at his usual best as a transformed evil maternal
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
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
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
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.
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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