(Prabhas) and Sailaja (Trisha) are youngsters at Warangal
who fall in love. Bhadranna (Gopichand) is the most
dreaded and ruthless landlord in Nizam area. Bhadranna
also likes Sailaja and wants to marry her. Ranga Rao
(Prakash Raj), Sailaja's dad, is a typical black sheep
having all kinds of bad habits. In the process, he is
ready to marry off his daughter to Bhadranna for money.
Rao plants certain ego problems in the minds of Venkat
and Sailaja and then paves a way for their love to break
up. Later on Bhadranna kidnaps Sailaja. The rest of
the story is all about how Venkat brings back Sailaja
from the bastion of Bhadranna and how he clears off
the misunderstanding with Sailaja in the process.
You can see the tender side of Prabhas in the first
half of this film. He perfectly balanced the romantic
aspect and the action facet. He also developed some
kind of spontaneity while doing casual scenes. However,
you can find the shades of Krishnam Raju in his emotional/action
Trisha is a big plus to the film. She is beautiful and
her performance is natural. She danced very gracefully
to the music of Devi Sri Prasad with tremendous ease.
Savita Reddy provided dubbing. Though Savita is good
in her own way, a dubbing artist with native voice would
have been better. Trisha's costumes and hairdo resembles
that of Arti Agarwal in Nee Sneham film.
Gopichand is terrific as
Bhadranna with his cruel acts. Prakash
Raj is apt as a father who look for his own benefits
at the cost his daughter's future. Shafi
excels in the role of loyal step-brother of Gopichand.
Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao
is adequate. The friends gang of hero (Sunil,
Rajesh etc) are ok. The old lady who did grand
mother role is impressive with his Telangana dialect.
Producer MS Raju appeared
in a few seconds role.
Story by Veeru Potla is a regular triangular love story
between hero, heroine and villain. But the backdrop
of Warangal and relating the love between lead pair
to the drizzles of rain offer variety. However, the
skeleton of basic quadrangle of the story has striking
resemblance to N Chandra's 'Tezaab' film. The characters
of Prabhas, Trisha, Gopichand and Prakash Raj have affinity
towards the characters of Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit,
Kiran Kumar and Anupam Kher respectively.
- direction: Screenplay of the first half is neat.
But it is little weak in the second half. Direction
of the film is delicate in the first half. Most of the
story is narrated in flashback format. Narration is
slow. Conceiving of few shots is very poetic. Heroine's
introduction in this film is very aesthetic. Hero's
introduction in this film is manly. The director knows
his job well, but he could not inject the necessary
feel and emotions between the lovers when are get separated.
There is no proper justification given from Prabhas
side to be angry with heroine when they get separated
by Prakash Raj.
Music of the film is extraordinary. The background music
gels well with the scenes. Devi Sri Prasad gave a perfect
sound to the film and made a deep impact on the audiences
with his soulful, melodious and romantic music.
picturization: Visuals for all the songs in the
film is impressive Songs that were shot in nature (outdoor)
fit into the story perfectly. But the songs shots in
sets are of little help to the narration of story.
The second highlight of the film is excellent photography
by S Gopal Reddy. He made the visuals of the film a
treat to watch. As the movie has the theme of rain interpolated
with the love between the lead pair, its very difficult
to shoot the film in way that it appears very natural
on screen. His experience came very handy in canning
Dialogues by Paruchuri brothers are neat. Dialogues
written to Prabhas are simple most of the times. There
are certain ferocious dialogues as well. Since, this
film is made in Warangal. The accent of Telangana should
have been used more authentically. The dialogues of
Gopichand has good Telangana flavor in the start of
the film. However, the dialogues went into regular format
as the second half approached.
departments: The DTS mixing in the film is good.
Editing by Krishna Reddy is adequate.
First half of the film is neat. Second half is little
slow. The climax is routine. This film has freshness
in terms of locations because its canned in Warangal
by showcasing the landmarks of the town. All the four
major characters are established very strongly. Strengths
of the film are Trisha, Music and Cinematography. Weakness
of the film is the second half where the grip of the
film has loosen a bit. It's a love story with good technical
values. You may definitely watch this film.
MS Raju on Varsham