(Bharat), Aravind (Sarvanand), Siva (Kishore) and Rafi
(Padma Kumar) form a group called '4 The People' who
punish the corrupt officials. They work as an anonymous
group who operate on the complaints they receive through
the website they have launched. Their modus operandi
include riding in black bikes wearing all-black attire
with a black helmet and chopping off the hands of the
corrupt official, leaving a note saying that its the
handiwork of '4 The People'. The police department summons
an ACP called Sarath Chandra (Suresh Menon) to trace
and crack down on '4 The People'. The rest of the story
is all about how Sarath Chandra traces the 4 people
and how the legacy of '4 The People' continues.
steals the show among the 4 youngsters. Bharat
has flexible dance movements; hence he is used more
in dances than in regular story. Kishore
and Padma Kumar are adequate.
Suresh Menon is impressive
as the tough cop. We find only two regular Telugu faces
- Jeeva and Narra.
Jeeva is good and Narra is excellent. Revathy
is fair as the sister of cop and she has more footage
in the film than heroine Gopika. Gopika
has no role to play in this film except for dancing
with Bharat in a couple of songs.
'Yuvasena' is a remake of a film which became blockbuster
in Malayalam and Tamil with all most of same cast and
crewmembers. Story about anti-corruption has come in
earlier films like Bharateeyudu, Nijam, Tagore etc in
the past. Both the following threads go parallel in
killing/harming the corrupt officials and leaving
behind notes as a warning to rest of the officials.
2. A sincere and determined cop trying to solve the
killings and find out the person responsible for them.
- direction: Taking of the film is trendy and modern.
Screenplay of the film is fair. Direction is adequate.
Seems like the director did enough homework to checkout
how websites work and how to trace the people who access
them. But using the idea of '4 The People' to browse
the site in the cop's house itself does not go well,
as commonsense tells us it is more of a risk than safe.
His handling of the first half is adequate. But, he
meanders through mundane details in stead of making
the main thread of the film interesting in the second
half. He also could not handle the film with compactness
in order to create tension among the audience about
what would be happening next.
The fusion of reggae with Indian ragas makes the music
of Jassie gift different from other composers. He also
has some kind of strange soothing voice that makes you
like it after repeated listening. Three songs in the
film are good (Malliswarive, Swapnalanu Piliche &
Ye Dikkuna). The lyrics by Sirivennela and Ramajogayya
Sastry are also interesting. The lyric 'Bothalu maanesi
lokaniki chinni mothaala podupante choopavule' in 'Voni
vesukunna' song is cute.
departments: Cinematography by debutant cinematographer
Gunasekhar is excellent. Dialogues by Marudhuri Raja
are OK, but his signature is missing. Editing is trendy,
but the effect of flashing white after editing cut is
used very redundantly. Background music is fair. Production
values by Sravanthi Movies are slick compared to the
Analysis: The theme of title
cards where newspaper cuttings of historical events
right from the day of independence shown is interesting.
The first half of the film is OK with good narration.
But the story meanders in the second half leaving the
main thread of story aside. The climax of the film is
good. The plus points are music and modern taking. Minus
points are predictability in story and no surprise/shocking
elements. The biggest advantage of this film is the
shoestring budget of 1.2 crores. With Diwali weekend
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday) openings and aggressive
publicity, this film is expected to rake-in handsome
profits to Sravanthi Ravi Kishore who released this
film on his own for all areas. On the flipside, this
film has nothing to offer to masses.
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