(Nitin) & Sashank (Sashank) are the leaders of two
warring students groups in a Hyderabad college. They
are fond of Rugby game and they sort the things out
between them by playing Rugby to prove superiority.
One fine day, a local mafia leader Bhikshu Yadav (Pradeep
Rawat) gets a court notice that he has purchased the
land of college from its legal heirs. The groups of
Pruthvi and Sashank unite together by forgetting differences
to fight an united cause of winning back the land for
college. After getting affected by assaults of students,
Bhikshu Yadav throws a challenge to defeat his team
in Rugby play to win back the land for their college.
The rest of the story is all about how Pruthvi leads
his team to the victory.
looks pretty hip with sophisticated looks and different
hair-do. He did well in the role of protagonist. But
he needs to work harder on his dubbing. Genelia
is cool as teen college going girl. She is a treat to
watch, but unfortunately has no role to play in story.
Sashank is competent as
the gang leader. Pradeep Rawat
is impressive (credit also should be given for the characterization).
Rajiv Kanakala is good
in an inspiring role of Rugby coach. Venu
Madhav's comedy is hilarious. Tanikella
Bharani and Nassar
are adequate. Director Rajamouli
did a guest appearance.
First half of the story deals with gang wars (a la
The Westside Story). If Aamir Khan and his team
wins cricket match to abolish tax in Lagaan,
Nitin and his team win Rugby game to get back the land
for their college in Sye. Vijayendra Prasad provided
story for Sye.
- direction: Taking style of Rajamouli is stylish
and trendy. Direction of the film is decent. He is exceptionally
good in the introduction scene of the film and canning
the Rugby fight at the climax. Rajamouli succeeded in
canning all the episodes of Rugby game in a way where
everybody can understand the basics of the game. However,
Rajamouli could not establish the following points strong
Why do these two groups (Arts and Science) clash without
any proper provocation? The rivalry emotions could
not be established.
2. The love thread between hero and heroine.
3. How silly follies by student's gang would trick
a big mafia leader.
Music by MM Keeravani is good, as usual. He liberally
used various English tunes (including that of 'We Will
Rock You - Queen' and 'Miss Lova - Shaggy') in background
music. All the songs in this film offer wide variety
of tunes that range from extreme class (Ganga A/C) to
extreme mass (Gutlo Vundi Bellam Mukka). From extreme
melodious (Nalla Nallani) to extreme racy (Chantaina
Bujjaina)! Picturization of the songs is also good.
However, there are no strong situations to place the
Dialogues by M Ratnam are adequate. There is one good
inspirational dialogue in this film that lifts up the
mood and spirits of climax - Otami satruvu rupamlo raadu.
Bhayam roopamlo manalonunde vastundi.
departments: Senthil Kumar (who worked for Aithe
earlier) did a tremendous job again for this film as
the cinematographer. Artwork by Anand Sai is excellent.
The locations chosen are good. Producer Giri has produced
this film on a vast and lavish scale. Color grading
is good. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is adequate.
Stuff: This film definitely broke some barriers
(with the help of censor board, ofcourse) by having
certain gestures that are unheard/unseen in past telugu
The 'Chantaina' song ends with chorus - Wham bham:
thank you maam
2. There are quite a few scenes that have hero and
his buddies showing middle fingers.
3. Use the f word directly (Rajiv Kanakala saying
The film starts with a terrific episode. First half
of the film is slow and little boring. The second half
is better. Climax is good. Plus points of the film are
Raja Mouli's stylish taking and MM Keeravani music.
The main negative point in the film is failing in getting
the emotions right till the climax of the film. The
box office prospects of this film would depend on how
youth embrace this film. This film opened with terrific
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