Ravi (Nitin) and Geeta (Nikita) are childhood friends.
Ravi is a carefree guy who roams around with friends
without concentrating on studies. Geeta is a sincere
student who passes engineering studies. Ravi has love
feelings for her and everybody in the town is aware
of it except for Geeta. When she is asked by Nitin's
sister-in-law when she is planning to marry Ravi, she
expresses her surprise and says that they are just friends
and she has no feelings for her. She shows her materialistic
attitude by saying that she wants her husband to be
financially and academically more stronger than her.
Ravi is devastated after listening to her logic. He
realizes the importance of being a responsible family
member and takes up odd jobs to earn money. He finally
gets the visa to work in Dubai. He wants to leave for
Dubai as it gives him an opportunity to prove his money-earning
ability and it also it gives him the respite of being
away from her lady love Geeta. Meanwhile, Geeta's father
expires and she starts realizing that it takes more
than academics and finances to make a guy qualified
to be a husband. And by that time Ravi is already in
the airport. Would Geeta express her love to Ravi before
he leaves for Dubai?
Nitin did well as Ravi. He gains the sympathies of audiences
for being a too-good-to believe guy who does everything
to the lady he loves though she expresses her materialistic
Nikita is very sweet in her looks and histrionics. She
is the most discussed about girl in the story of the
film. But she did not get enough footage in the film,
especially in the second half. She is looking very beautiful
in her traditional attires. She has less share even
in songs of the film.
There are too many characters in the film. Hero has
two parents, a brother, a sister and a sister-in-law.
In addition to this Nikita has a father. There is a
gang of 5 friends to Nitin. There are 3 close buddies
(Rallapalli, MS Narayana and SV Krishna Reddy) to these
family. There is a heavy casting in this film because
there are around 20 important characters in the film.
The director tried to give a definition and justice
to all the characters in this film. All the artists
did well. However the comedy track in the second half
between MS Narayana, Suman Setty and Duvvasi Mohan did
not work out well. Its unfortunate to see heroine Nikita
getting as much footage as any of these 20 characters
got in the film. She would have had a bigger role to
Story: Though the story is set up with a background
of two families in a hill station, there are lot many
shades of 'Toliprema' story to many scenes in this film
like hero's father being allergic towards his son, love
of a caring sister and friends gang. Even the scenes
like hero getting one of his friends married to the
girl he loved (in the beginning of the film) to hero
and heroine meeting at airport and heroine saying I
love you to hero in climax have striking similarities
to Toli Prema.
Screenplay - direction: Director Dasarath did
well in the first half by establishing the characters.
His direction is neat. But he did not keep the tempo
once the story fell in to the main line. And showing
such a homely looking traditional heroine as a materialistic
girl did not look convincing enough. Director tried
to narrate the entire story from hero's point of view
and there by he has hidden what's playing in the mind
of heroine. Screenplay of this film is slow. The director
could not get his grip of the audiences in the second
half. However, he played well towards ladies audiences
by putting many sentimental scenes.
Music by RP Patnaik is partly good in the film. The
titles song 'Premanu Panchina' song is too good
and it narrates the story since heroes childhood. However
the two mass songs with friends which come continuously
in the first half did not give the kick because the
lead scenes created for these songs were not effective
enough. Nitin's fast song 'Devudichina' shot
in HITEX is good. The background score of the film is
Dialogues by Dasarath are good. The comedy dialogues
between friends gang in the first half are good. There
is one Trivikramish dialogue in this film which goes
like 'Preminchataaniki Badyatalu akkarledu. Kaani
pelli chesukovadaaniki kaavali'.
Photography by Prasad is satisfactory.
First half of the film is ok. The second half is dull
with few boring scenes in between. Nitin takes the major
share of the cake as Nikita is given bad deal (in terms
of footage). It's a clean film with slow narration.
The film has the chances to do well if the ladies like
the sentiment scenes. However, it's a disappointment
to the crowds who come to theater to watch an entertainer
from a director who made Santosham and from a
hero who acted in Jayam and Dil.