(Srikanth) performs Tapassu and gets Radha (Sneha) as
his wife. Gopalam is an assistant public prosecutor.
Radha is the daughter of Judge (Rangnath). She applies
for law degree after marriage and passes the exams with
high honors. Radha is superior and more talented than
Gopalam at work. This trait infuriates Gopalam and causes
a rift between Radha and Gopalam. The rest of the story
is all about how they survive the ego tiff.
Srikanth: Srikanth did the role of different
shades in this film. His role in first half is cute
with shades of 'Budugu' in the character. There is lots
of innocence and mischief in his character in 1st half.
However, it turns into a character of helplessly vice
in the second half. His imitation of NTR in dialogue
delivery for certain dramatic scenes is good.
Sneha is really good in this film as Radha. Her homely
frolics and seduction tricks are awesome (thanks to
Bapu). She wore the attire of sarees most of the times
by epitomizing the essence of Telugu woman. Dubbing
by Sunitha is excellent. She modulated her voice to
suit the sensibility of Bapu bomma.
Ranganath and Rajyalakshmi
are adequate as parents of Sneha. Divyavani
did an important character in this film. She has put
on lots of weight and it's sad to see Bapu Bomma like
Divayavani in a role like this. Venu
Madhav did the role of Divyavani's husband who
has illegal affair with another lady (Jyothy). MS
Narayana is brilliant in a cameo and he imitated
the dialect of Mada (from Muthyala Muggu) for this role.
Brahmanandam and Dhrmavarapu
created bit of comedy.
- screenplay - direction: The basic storyline of
the film is about how a husband reacts when his wife
progresses better than him in the same career. Screenplay
of the film is very sluggish. Bapu's style of showing
the romance between husband and wife is awesome. But
by concentrating more in small things, Bapu missed big
picture. The main conflict between husband and wife
is not established in a convincing way. The characterization
of Radha is consistent. But the characterization of
Srikanth is inconsistent. He is cute in first half and
behaves rather ambiguously in second half. There should
be a conflict in any story which should be resolved
by the leading man (or woman) by the end. The conflict
created between the lead pair is not proper one. The
conflict is not resolved towards end which made climax
Music by Mani Sharma is excellent and is in Bapu's style.
Each and every song is unique in its own way. Sathamanam
Bhavati is a great song with meaningful lyrics. 'Vaalu
Jada' song is another unique song that describes new
angle in romance. The Tolikodi song (penned by Mullapudi
Venkata Ramana) is also good.
Dialogues by Mullapudi are sensible, but a bit old fashioned.
The language is not contemporary. However there are
meaningful yet satirical ones like 'Prema pasa - Pelli
Cinematography by PRK Raju is adequate. Editing by KN
Raju is fair. ART by Narayana Reddy is OK. Choreography
by Srinivas and Suchitra is nice. Production values
by Sri Creations are good.
Analysis: The film starts with
a song and by the times titles are completed two songs
are over. 80% of the first half is concentrated on post-marital
romance between lead pair. Second half of the film is
bit boring. Climax is very abrupt. The plus points of
this film are Sneha, Mani Sharma's music and Bapu's
romantic scenes. Negative points are lack of justifiable
conflict, pathetically-slow narration, old-fashioned
filmmaking, redundancy in locations (home and court
room) and abrupt climax. We do definitely expect a better
film from the legendry duo of Bapu-Ramana. We have to
wait and see how this film fares at box office.
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