Simhachalam (Srihari) is a honest DCP (Deputy Commissioner
of Police). He believes in final justice even if could
be achieved by unlawful means. In his mission to eliminate
criminals from the city, he gets Sivaramaraju arrested.
This makes Dora Swamy Raju (Prakash Raj) - the most
dreaded factionist from Rayalaseema - come to Hyderabad
to eliminate Simhachalam. The rest of the story is all
about how Dora Swamy Raju attempts to cook the goose
of Simhachalam and how Simhachalam counterfeits it to
Srihari gave controlled performance in this film. Looks
like he has pondered over the continuous flops he got
in the last year and decided to chose good scripts.
His characterization is molded to glorify the strengths
Raj: The character of Prakash Raj enters during
the interval scene. He carried the entire second half
on his shoulders. The character of Prakash Raj is little
similar to his Obulesu Reddy character from Okkadu.
But he makes sure that he is not redundant. Prakahs
Raj emerged as the one man who can change the fate of
the film (like he did for Dil film) if he is given the
Meena suited the role of dutiful and gusty wife of the
hero. Sunil has got a comedy role in this film. Telangana
Sakuntala generated good amount of comedy in her brief
Story: The story of the film is based on the heroic
police officers in real life like Surendra Babu and
Ramanjaneyulu. The story has got good mass elements
and right kinds of twists. Most of scenes in this film
are weaved by the news items we read in dailies.
Screenplay - direction: The debutant Indra Kumar
has done a commendable work for a newcomer. He has got
good knowledge on elevating mass scenes and writing
good screenplay. He made sure that the second half of
the film is very tight with an interesting screenplay.
For the starters, Indra Kumar's real name is Akula Siva.
He was supposed to make his debut through '1va number
kurradu' in the past, but was dropped later for some
unknown reasons. Indra Kumar is definitely a director
to watch out in the future.
After a long gap, I have seen Posani Krishna Murali
doing some sensible work. His dialogues are very good
in this film. There are witty (sarcastic) dialogues
and cool mass dialogues as well. One such one liner
that is hit with the crowds is Prakash Raj saying 'Rayalaseemalo
arachukoru - poduchukuntaaru'. There is another
dialogue that compares pickle making and bomb making
that ends with 'pachadi tinte batukutaaru .. bomb
veste chastaaru'. There another interesting observation
that says 'Ekkado South Africa lo Mahatma Gandhi
ni train dinchite .. India ki swatantyam vachindi. Ee
vishayam munde telisi vunte .. british vallu train dinchi
vunde valle kaadu'.
Mani Sharma's background music is a definite asset to
the film. There is one inspirational background song
in this film that elevated the scenes. There are two
duets as well.
Departments: Photography by Dutt is good. Stunts
by Vijayan are impressive. It relatively high-budgeted
film for the range of Srihari. The producer has made
this film with conviction.
This film starts on a routine note. The first half is
average. Secong half is good with interesting twists
(thanx to Prakash Raj). The 'counseling episodes' by
hero in the first half are good. However, there are
many characters in this film that were left without
giving them an ending. The police officers can proudly
watch this film. 'Simhachalam' is a minimum guarantee
film that has all probability to become a hit like 'Bhadrachalam'.