(Vishnu) is very fond of her mother (Jhansi), who died
in a mishap. He grows up having the fond memories of
her mother while serving sentence in juvenile jail for
a murder he did not commit. His aim in life is to fulfill
the last wish of his mother. That is to make sure that
his childhood neighbor Swati (Veda) becomes doctor.
getting released from the jail, he continues doing contract
works of hurting good people for money in order to sponsor
Swati's studies. On one such occasion, he goes to jail
on the charges of a car accident case so that Madhu
(Celina Jaitley) the real person who committed it could
be saved. He charges some money for that. Madhu comes
to know about this incident and Suryam's flashback.
She falls in love with him and decides to change him
for good. Since his responsibility of making Swati a
doctor is realized, Suryam wants to become a good man.
He starts doing things that help the society. In one
such incident, he beats up the father of Madhu (Mukesh
Rushi). Madhu's father is popular political leader and
local don. The rest of the story is about how Madhu's
father reacts after realizing that his daughter is in
love with a guy who has beaten him up very badly.
Vishnu is more spontaneous in this film compared to
his debut film. He has a stylish body language. This
film has given him more scope for comedy and his comedy
timing is excellent. The stunt sequences done by him
are great. He worked really hard for the role of Suryam
and it shows up on the screen. On the flip side, he
need to reduce his weight considerably as it is affecting
the screen presence to certain extent.
Celina Jaitley is passable
for the role of main heroine. Veda
is good, but her role is limited. Mohan
Babu gave a guest appearance and danced with
his son Vishnu for a song. Srinath
(Amar) is adequate for a vital role in the film. Mukesh
Rushi is becoming monotonous these days, doing
the similar kinds of roles repeatedly. Venu
Madhav acted as eunuch to generate comedy. Sunil,
Brahmanandam and Babu
Mohan created some comedy. Kota acted in a role
that has mixed shades.
The story of this film is pretty complicated. There
are three main threads - sentimental (mother - son),
action (Vishnu - Mukesh Rushi) and triangular love (Vishnu
- Veda - Celina Jaitley). But the story is not balanced
well enough to accommodate all the three threads seamlessly
- direction: Screenplay of the film is not properly
handled. The main content of the film took the back
seat as the director tried to promote heroism and martial
arts. The flashback episode of mother, which is expected
to form a solid platform for mother-son sentimental
thread, looks pretty unconvincing. Direction of the
film is mediocre.
Stunts in this film really deserve a special mention.
Vishnu exhibited tremendous energy in action sequences.
You can see his unflinching thirst to do something different
in fights departments. Action choreographer Stun Siva
has done a good work. On the other hand, the 15-minute
chase scene towards the climax of the film is heavily
inspired by the one in 'Enter the new dragon', which
was already used in Gowri film in the past.
departments: Dialogues by Paruchuri brothers are
adequate. The comedy dialogues written by Ghatikachalam
are in bad taste. Photography by Jayaram is excellent.
Music by Chakri is satisfactory. There are three mass
songs in this album - Ososi Nanganasi, Endakalamlo and
Aaku Muttadi - that are well received. Endakalamlo is
the highlight of the film. The background music by Chakri
is pretty loud and annoying in mass scenes. The graphics
work and color grading of the film are fine. Production
values of the film are of high standard.
Analysis: First half of the film
is OK. But the second half is a let down. The plus points
of the film are Vishnu's performance and stunt sequences.
The minus points of the film are contrived storyline
and old-fashioned direction. The director gave more
preference to put as many slots as possible for stunts
in the film in stead of concentrating on narrating the
story. Vishnu's hard work and talent is going futile
because he is not choosing the right script and the
right director. All he needs now is a good script and
a good director. This film opened with good collections.
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