(Siddardh) falls in love with Meera (Maahi) at first
sight. But he makes himself clear that he fell in love
with her just because he found her attractive and sexy.
He takes quite a few time and effort to convince her
about his sincerity in love. But one fine day, he comes
to know that she is suffering with a terrible disease
which would make her physically handicapped in the future.
Siddarth who loves Maahi more for her looks than her
inner beauty is taken aback. He stops speaking to her
and interacting with her. Meanwhile, his parents fix
his marriage to Ridhima (Archana), his close pal since
childhood. Would he marry Ridhima or realize the value
of love and go back to Meera?
is competent in the male lead role. He is at ease and
his performance is natural. He can emote emotional scenes
with conviction. He need to tone down his body for a
longer life as an actor in Tollywood.
Deva: Prabhu Deva played a mature role in this film
that explains what is love is all about and how a man
should treat a girl he loves irrespective of everything
Maahi - of Hindi video album 'Ye Vaada' fame - has made
her debut in Telugu a couple of years back in Siva Nageswara
Rao's 'Ramana'. She is a bad choice as the heroine for
this film. She might be good choice for item songs,
but not a good one for a full fledged heroine role.
Seema's characterization is very delicate in this film.
She suited the role to the tee and for all those viewers
who wondered why she is wearing her palloo in Benajir
Bhutto style, there is an answer for it in climax.
She is a surprise pack in the film. She is completely
at home while playing the hero's friend character. She
The only regular face among the other artists is that
of Ali. He did the role of hardcore Chiranjeevi fan,
who keeps on mimicking Chiranjeevi using his get-ups
from various Chiranjeevi films.
Story of the film is pretty thought provoking one. It
explores what is love is all about and gives a message
to the lovers who thinks love is all about getting attracted
towards beautiful/handsome girls/boys. It also shows
how parents should treat their kids.
- direction: Tejas Dhanaraj - who won Nandi awards
numerous times as director of small - made his debut
through this film. He did a decent job with in the resources
he was given. He is good at handling emotional scenes.
However, the screenplay of the film leaves a lot to
be desired. He took the entire first half to establish
the characters, which is too long a period to do it.
departments: Photography by Ajay Vincent is impressive.
Dialogues by Tejas Dhanraj are so so. An independent
dialogue writer would have done a better job in terms
of keeping interest alive by penning one-liners and
chirpy dialogues. Music by Sambhu Prasad is good. 'I
am in love' and title track of the film are impressive.
Background music by Anoop is cool.
Applause Entertainment (Aditya Birla group) entered
into Telugu film production with this film. This film
is made on a small scale with minimal resources. They
should be appreciated for choosing a storyline that
has some beautiful message to the public. They are making
really huge projects like Black (Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
in Bollywood. It would have been more appropriate and
grandiose if they made their debut with a huge project.
They are having plans of making really big films in
Telugu now, though.
First half of the film does not have any story, hence
is little boring. Things start rolling in second half.
The film is good from the moment it is revealed that
heroine is suffering with a disease. The director shown
his finesse in handling climax scenes and emotional
episodes. It's a clean film. 'Tapana' also shows parents
in good light. If targeted towards lady crowds, this
film might reach more people.