Srinivas(Mahesh Babu) just returns to India and joins a college
in Hyderabad. There is this sexy dame called Srivalli(Saakshi
Sivand) that attracts him with her looks. As we proceed a
little bit we come to know that there is a friend for Srivalli
called Vamsi(Venkat) in abroad whom she regards as her best
friend and keeps him close to her heart as when a plane crashed
20 years back these two are the only survivors of the tragedy(Anybody
listening?). Sreenivas also realizes that Srivally is a founder
member of Shanti Nilayam and she is an avid social service
activist. She do not reveal these two facts(One: She has no
parents Two: She runs a orphanage) to any of her collegemates
as she do not want to get their sympathy.
Srnivas and Srivalli comes to know that they are in love with
eachother. They break the news followed by a lavish engagement
ceremony. For the placid viewers then comes the excitement
in the form of Srilata(Simran) who arrives in nick of time
to attend the engagement. Srivalli comes to know that these
guys know eachother in abroad from the brief observation at
her engagement ceremony.
inquiring Srinivas admits that Srilata was his tour guide
when he visited Europe. They do not share any other relationship
than being good friends. Later on we come to know that Srilata
has a kid called Teja(Harsha Vardan). Srilata admits to Sreenivas
that her husband has left her. Meantime, the deprived son
Teja shares deep bond with Sreenivas.
the day of wedding is approaching fast, the thick plots unveils
by Sreenivas suspecting that there is something fishy about
Srilata. When he forces her to admit the story behind her
marriage then Srilata confesses that when Sreenivas visited
Europe, they happened to get blown with the magic liquid that
was given by tribals out there. In the state of inebriation,
the body chemistry worked out and the inevitable happened.
It was only realized when Srilata came to know that she has
become pregnant after three months. In fact, Srilata loved
Sreenivas with all her heart. So she decided to give birth
to the kid and see Sreenivas in him/her. That's how Teja came
onto earth kicking and alive. Incidentally Teja happen to
listen this confession between Sreenivas and Srilata.
the situation is clear. A happy Srivalli is getting ready
for the eventful day of her life, wedding with Sreenivas.
Sreenivas is in fix to decide why it happened to him(He had
a kid as a result of the magic tribal liquor consumed and
the acts there after). Srilata happened to meet Sreenivas
accidentally on the day of his engagement. She cannot break
the engagement and spoil the happiness of Srinivas. Teja knows
that Sreenivas is his father. But he cannot call him his father
as he promised his mother that he won't let Sreenivas know
that Teja knows the fact. Meantime Vamsi is flying down to
India and propose his love to Srivalli.
we head for the exciting and very emotional climax, Idlebrain.com
is not revealing climax as it should be viewed live on big
screen (or on the Originail
DVD brought at movieXpress.com) to know what is there
in store to offer. Just go and watch it to know the climax.
Babu: In 'Rajakumaruju', Mahesh
Babu did not have enough opportunity to do sentimental
action. This film has provided him a platform to exhibit the
real acting histrionics. He made most of this opportunity
by acting like a veteran. Dances are even better than that
of Rajakumarudu. He reaffirmed his one-man-ship with
a mime sequence that last for 5 minutes which really hilarious
and enjoyable. Its hard to see Mahesh Babu in the role of
father. But his princely charmingness carried the onus and
did justice to his role.
Sivanand: She is given a role of glamor doll with a little
bit of responsible emotion attached to it and she excelled.
She is given 5 songs in this films in which she danced with
gay abandon along with Mahesh Babu.
Simran enters the film at the time of interval and dominates
the whole second half with her demure and under played emotions.
She is given two songs in this film. The first one is a slow
song with her cute kajol kind of tomboyish hair cut and another
one in a set erected in Talakona Forest that has the most
massive mass lyrics like Olammo Olakko Ornayano penned
by Veturi. But its her demure action that won the laurels.
The less the better. His dialogue delivery must improve.
Teja: He breathed in life into the film. The whole complexion
of the film changed when he entered in second half. And this
guy is very amazing..
Story: The story is inspired by 'Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota
Hain'. The characters of Salman, Twinkle and Namrata Sirodkar
are played by Mahesh Babu, Saakshi Sivanand and Simran. The
only difference is that Namrata dies in the Hindi version
in half and Simran stays full. This story of Yuvaraju is pretty
- Direction: YVS Chowdary tried to incorporate too many
things into too little frame and there by gone off-track.
But his directing skills in the second half are very good
and he proved that he can show the sensible relationships
between the characters in his films. But he must realize that
making a scene/shot perfect is not the only thing. He must
make sure that all these well pictured shots should be knitted
well enough to hold the attention of viewers. The holistic
approach is missing in his direction. He did an excellent
job in picturization of songs with exotic flavor.
Gogula has given very good music. Though a couple of tunes
are lifted from a Hindi film and a few English albums. But
his touch of magic is intact. The background music is good
and it appears familiar as he tried to score the tunes of
Hindi film as the background music there by making us remotely
familiar. He effectively used the 'they dont really care
about us' beat from Michael Jackson's song for all the
scenes in which Sreenivas meets Teja. But its an excellent
improvisation and it resembles there feelings of Teja who
feels that 'nobody cares about him'.
The camera work by Ajay Vincent is simply superb. This man
who won the Nandi award last year for 'Premante Idera'
has done a superior job in this film.
Burugapally Siva Rama Krishna let him money purse lose for
this time and all that you see on screen is stinking rich
and it even competes the superiority of Aswini Dutt in the
lavish scale this film was produced.
Finally, this film that was slated for 14th January released
has seen the day of light after 90 days of lag. First half
is boring as all it showed is showcasing Mahesh Babu in different
attires and there by failing to hold the interest of viewers.
But it was the second half that has taken a U turn. With the
entrance of Simran the story showed the signs of spark and
with the arrival of Teja the movie goes into a gripping mode.
But the length taken to narrate story is pretty long which
makes the viewer feel bored. This film is recommendable if
you like 'Hindi' style of scenes picturization. Some of shots
in the second half are straight lifts from 'Jab Pyar Kisi
Se Hota Hain'. There is nothing wrong in getting inspired.
But the creativity lies in improvising it and making it better
than the original. We gotta wait and watch how the masses
receive this film that is hard to digest in terms of storyline
and the characterization of Mahesh Babu. Please wait till
the trade reports pour in
Yuvaraju Original DVD