Then there was a village in coastal area. Sivudu (Naresh)
belongs to lower caste and Katyayani (Sadaf) is a chaste
Brahmin. When the village head comes to know that they
fell in love, he decides to hang them off because inter-caste
love/marriage is a sin as per their village laws.
two souls take a rebirth. Kathyayani is born as Uma,
a sister of powerful politician (Benerjee). Sivudu is
born as Kaasi, a NRI orphan who returns back from USA
to do a Telugu music video album. He is in search of
a pristine Telugu girl and he finds Uma. They fall in
love, but her politician brother wants her to get married
to his nephew (Shafi).
and Kaasi run away from Vizag city to coastal area and
incidentally they land in a place where Kathyayani and
Sivudu lived. The village men identify them. The rest
of the film is all about how all ends well.
Naresh: It's a pretty much different character for
Allari Naresh. He did well in the role of 'Kaasi'. But
for 'Sivudu' role, he should have changed his body language
to make the character look more innocuous.
She breathed in life into the character of 'Kathyayani'
with her powerful and emotional performance. She is
an asset to this film. Her village belle looks perfectly
suited the character of Kathyayani. Her performance
in this film would remain as one of her bests in her
Seeta did a very unglamorous role of hero's mother.
She did extremely well. She dubbed her own voice for
the first time and her voice suited the character.
Benerjee gave a controlled performance as the brother
of heroine. Shafi's role does not have any purpose in
this film. Rallapally did a very good character. The
only comedy ingredient in this film, which is performed
by MS Narayana and Kovai Sarala is not up to the mark.
Rajan P Dev has just 2 scenes in this film, but there
two scenes are very important and powerful.
Story: Though the writer claims that the story is
inspired by a news paper item on an incident happened
in UP, this storyline has similarities to old flicks
like Mooga Manasulu, Janmajanmala Bandham, Janaki
Screenplay - direction: The director Malli -
who worked as an assistant director to Krishna Vamsi
- inherited the taking style of Krishna Vamsi. Lots
of scenes and framings in this film reminds us of Krishna
Vamsi's direction. The way he directed the first half
an hour of the film is pretty good. The scene in which
the souls of are graphically navigated from the dead
bodies and then to the statue of the Goddess and then
to the galaxy of stars and then how these souls enter
the new bodies is pretty imaginative. However, he could
not maintain hold on the film once the lead pair takes
a rebirth. The climax of the film is good. But the scenes
in between the 1st birth episode and reentry of lead
pair into 1st birth area are uninteresting and boring
at times. The director Malli has got good directorial
talent in him. If he chooses a commercially viable subjects
in future, he can stand as a commercially successful
director to reckon with.
Music is one department that stands out in the entire
film. Debutant music director Kamalakar scored very
melodious tunes as songs. He also did pretty good background
music. 'Nindu Noorella Savasam' is the best tune of
the film and it is used in this film as background music
for umpteen number of times.
Dialogues by Haranatha Rao are apt and suited the theme
and flow of the film.
Photography by Bharani Dharan is another highlight of
the film. 90% of the film is shot outdoor. Photographer
captured pretty good locales from the interiors of AP.
A hue of gray (like Lagaan film) is given for
the episodes of first birth.
Producer Maganti Babu is the son of late politician
and producer Maganti Ravindranath Chowdary. He established
this banner GMRC (G stands for Lord Ganesha and MRC
stands for Maganti Ravindranath Chowdary). This film
boasts of high production values. There is no compromise
on the scale of the film. He should be commended for
spending more than 3 crores on this subject that lacks
The film starts on a good note and ends on a happy note.
The 1st birth episode is very good. The climax is also
good but quick. The in between narration did not sustain
the mood of the film. The highlights of the film are
Sadaf, director's taking, music and photography. The
vital drawback of the film is lack of entertainment
and commercial values. This film may get handful of
awards, but may not get any financial reward for the