Endukamma? - A review
Sri Kranthi Chitra
Jeevi Rating: 2/5
(Two on a scale of five)
(Débutante), Maheswari and Prakash Raj
Music: Ilaya Raja
Story, Screenplay and Direction: John
Producer: Kranthi Kumar
(Anil) is a carefree college student. Swapna (Maheswari) is
his classmate. Sunil loves Swapna and vice versa. Jagan (PrakashRaj)
is the father and the only parent of Swapna, who is obsessed
with the well-being of his beloved daughter. Sunil and Jagan
have a few showdowns. Jagan do not like the attitude of Sunil.
When Swapna confides Jagan that she is in love, he is visibly
delighted. His excitement becomes a short-lived one as he
realizes later that his daughter's choice is none but the
Swapna is torn in between her guy's amorous love and her father's
obsessive love. Finally Jagan plays the inevitable trick most
of the girl's fathers do play these days. He threatens Swapna
that he will go for a suicide as he will have no one left
to take care of him if she chooses to marry Sunil.
Being a concerned daughter Swapna avoids meeting Sunil for
three years. And Sunil, like any unconditional lover, keeps
away from her and still thinks about her all the time. When
Swapna and Sunil attend a marriage of a mutual friend, the
hell breaks lose.
As we head for the climax we have the emotional Sunil asking
Swapna why she loved him first (Preminchedi Endukamma?, title
justified!) and then abide by her father's directive. She
must have thought of her father when she decided to love him.
Then Sunil chooses to walk on a rail track as a super fast
express is marching onto him. Swapna looks helpless as her
father and her lover are at the loggerheads. Her lover is
going to be dead in a couple of minutes if she does not react.
If she reacts then her father with go for a suicide. So guys,
do you have any clues? Watch the film, if you can!
Anil is a fair replica of Srikanth. But that resemblance stops
there itself. He can not act. No naturality in him. He is very
screen conscious. Most of the time he would be looking at Maheswari
with an expressionless face (Just like the viewer's look at
the screen). He is given a very simple role which does not need
any emoting skills. Even then he could not match the minimum
expectations one expects from an actor. He can't dance. He can't
walk freely. This list goes on if you chose to describe how
pathetic he is. Maheswari looks jaded in this film. Prakash
Raj looks redundant playing the same sort of roles and giving
same type of expressions. Still he holds the interest of viewers
in a few scenes.
Direction: Direction and screenplay is very shabby.
Story is feeble. Being a fresh director, he could not inject
any freshness in taking any shot and narrating the story.
is the catch word now a days. You chose a fresh director. And
make sure that he is a Tamilian. Make sure that he does not
know Telugu. Choose a college backdrop and inject some college
humor (by casting the likes of Ali, as the sidekicks of Hero).
Prepare a love story and add a twist to end it with. After Karunakaran
(Toli Prema) and Ramesh Sarangan (Anaganaga ..) we have another
Tamil director, John, making his debut in Telugu films. Freshness
in a film will not come if one chooses a Tamil Débutante director.
Not everyone is Karunakaran. We get better films if we concentrate
more on story and narration rather than going by the popular
trends. Being a producer with the difference, one fails to understand
why Kranti Kumar succumbed to the lure of formula inspired films.
Only saving grace for this film is the music by Ilaya Raja and
a few sporting dialogues. Watch this film, at your own risk!
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