Kondalu (Ravi Teja) is a responsible citizen of Bobbarlanka,
a place where everything is in place but for the polluted
water that is coming from the factory. Everybody in
the village complained, but of no use. Then the village
head forms a team of three comprising of Yedu Kondalu
(Ravi Teja), Manga Tayaru (Arti Agarwal) and her grandmother
(Telangana Sakuntala) and sends them to Hyderabad so
that they could meet the minister and express the village's
problem to him.
come to Chudi Bazaar in Hyderabad and stay in the house
of Sunny (Ali). It's an area ruled by a lady don Swarnakka
(Nalini) who has a nexus with an evil-minded politician
cum state minister Naidu (Sayaji Shinde). In the process
Yedu Kondalu opposes the atrocities committed by the
goons of Swarnakka. He is also cheated by the minister
Naidu. The rest of the story is all about how Yedu Kondalu
fights Swarnakka and corrupted minister and gets the
orders for the closure of polluted factory in their
Teja: First things first! His get-up in this film
is superb. Light beard, rough yet stylish costumes!!
And he did extremely well as an out-and-out mass hero.
His mannerisms (especially the one which he gave it
in interval by twisting his tongue and biting it) are
good. It's a perfect role for Ravi Teja.
There is one dialogue from Ali to Ravi Teja referring
to Arti in this film - 'Evaru ee bajji?'. Probably that
analogy suits her body structure. She is very fat. The
costumer and cameraman tried their best to hide her
waistline. She performed well. But she should strictly
take care of excessive fat asap. Reema Sen is hot as
a girl who is head over heels for Ravi Teja is in this
Sayaji Shinde and Nalini are good as villains. The way
they were killed in this film is very smooth. Ali offered
some comedy in this film. Telangana Sakuntala is good.
Shakeela's episode in this film is a great relief. Dharmavarapu
Subramanyam is good as the PA to Sayaji.
This film is a remake of Tamil blockbuster 'Dhool' starring
Vikram. The basic storyline is very simple. Its all
about how an innocent man is cheated by the man whom
he voted to the power and how this man reacts and takes
revenge to help his village.
- direction: Ravi Raja Pinisetty who has not had
a decent hit for years has directed this film. Ravi
Raja - a proven specialist in remakes (Chanti, Peddaruyudu
etc) - has done a decent job in this film. Its pretty
hard to remake a film without losing the soul. This
film has got all elements comedy, action, sentiment,
revenge, spice etc. The screenplay of the film decent.
Most of the scenes in the film are narrated in a different
style by cutting shots of 2-3 different scenes that
are happening at the same time in different places,
and then they were joined sequentially.
Dialogues by Kota Venkat are good. The dialogue for
hero in this film is 'Nenu voorike edi cheyyanu.
Voorikosam chestaanu' - represents the basic character
of the hero. There are quite a few double meaning dialogues
between Ravi Teja, Ali and Reema Sen in this film.
Music by Chakri is OK. All the songs in the film are
mass songs except for one. His background music good,
but very loud at times. This music is basically aimed
Fights by Ram Lakshman are impressive. The special effects
people have created the images of skeletons of goons
when they get beaten up by hero so that the visual impact
of hero crushing the bones of goons could be projected
departments: Camerawork by Ramesh (who worked for
Vasu in the past) is good. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh
is OK. Art by Anand Sai is fair.
The first half of the film is OK. The interval block
is good. Second half is average. Unlike other mass heroes,
this hero takes his revenge on villain with strategic
thinking in the second half. Its like hide-and-attack-at-the-right-time
game. The episode of Shakeela clicked in a big way.
Telangana Shakuntala's song in climax comes as a speed-breaker
to the narration. It would be smoother if that song
is trimmed in the film.
Telugu remakes of Tamil Vikram films (Seshu, Sreeram
& Gemini) have not done well in the past. But Veede
is a well made movie compared to them. We have to wait
and see if Ravi Teja breaks that Vikram jinx in Telugu
in the weeks to comes. As it's a mass film, it has good
chances of doing well in B and C centers.