Banner: Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
Ravi Teja, Ileana, Biju Menon. Kota, Prakash Raj, Venu Madhav, Ali, Dharmavarapu, MS Narayana & Suman Setty,
Music: MM Keeravani
Dialogues: Marudhuri Raja
Cinematography: Santosh Srinivas
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Action: Gilli Sekhar
Story - choreography - direction: Amma Rajasekhar
Release Date: 14 December 2006
The moll in the Don’s gang is foiling the Don’s operations. To find the informer, the don wants to get a man of clean record into the police department who can help him out. The Don zeroes in on Dasu (Ravi Teja) an aimless street-smart and uneducated guy. Since a cop should be educated and Dasu is uneducated, they make him join a school and undergo 10th class all over again. After finishing 10th class, Dasu applies for job in the police and gets into the force as a traffic cop. Then he is transferred to the crime branch because of his heroics. The rest of the story is about how Dasu realizes the sanctity of the cop job and eliminates the mafia gang.
The director blended the plots of three movies to arrive at this story. These three films are
1. Mr. Socrates & Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs): The don sending his man into cop force is inspired by the Korean films Mr. Socrates and Infernal Affairs (This film was later remade into English as ‘The Departed’ (2006) by Martin Scorsese. (Click here for jeevi review in jeevmovie.com)
2. Main Hoon Na: The teacher and student thread between Ravi Teja and Ileana is inspired by the Hindi flick Main Hoon Na (click here for jeevi review). The teacher character and principle character are taken directly from Main Hoon Na.
3. The Punisher: The first episode of the film where the drug deal is exposed by the undercover cop (Raja Ravindra) is inspired from The Punisher. (Click here for jeevi review in jeevmovie.com)
1. Ravi Teja’s brand entertainment: Ravi Teja has created for himself a typically unique style of acting, which cannot be imitated by any other actor. You get a full dose of that in this film.
2. Songs in second half: All the three songs in second half are very well choreographed. Ravi Teja has shown tremendous improvement as a dancer in this film and his dances in the second half are near to perfect. Ileana is cool in the songs of second half. She is so voluptuous in the songs that you end up watching only one part that is bare (other than face) – an hourglass midriff.
1. Plot: The director has taken a very delicate plot that requires serious treatment and diluted it by adding comedy and mass masala. The business of infiltrating the police force with his informer should be done very secretively. Nevertheless, everybody in don’s gang knows that Dasu is being prepared for the job.
2. Unnecessary usage of techniques/graphics: The editing techniques such as split screen and matrix-kind of effects are not utilized properly.
1. Villain: The mannerisms and characterization of the villain did not help the story.
Here are a few of good scenes in the film:
1. Dasu asking goons what time it is and then starts running saying that it is jogging time for him.
2. Dasu meeting his father in a jail and the comical conversation that follows.
3. Dasu refusing to going to school
4. Dasu earning traffic money by putting a no parking board in parking slot.
5. Ravi Teja’s performance in the scene where he dumps the villain in a slum and utters some heroic dialogues.
Director Amma Rajasekhar could not do the execution right.
By Mosagallaku Mosagadu
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