Banner: Gulabi Movies
Cast: Nara Rohith, Nitya Menon, Sai Kumar, Srinivas Reddy, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sudha, Benerjee, Ali, M.S.Narayana
Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry, Chaitanya Krishna, Sahithi, Bhaskara Bhatla
Story-Dialogues: Chintapalli Ramana
Editing: Marthand K Venkatesh
Screenplay-Direction: Srinivas Raga
CBFC Rating: ‘U/A’
Release Date: 14-02-2013
Story: Anjali (Nitya Menon) is daughter of a rich Businessman Shivaji (Sai Kumar). Anjali comes to India to spend time with his father. Shivaji leaves for an abroad tour. Anjali plans for a vacation in Vizag with her friend. Anjali meets Surya (Nara Rohith) and his caring family in a Hill station near Vizag. Surya falls in love with Anjali and proposes her. How does she react to it? What happened after that forms the remaining part of the story.
Performances: Rohith Nara is adequate, he performed reasonably okay. Nitya Menon is good. She is at ease while performing the role. Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sudha, Srinivasa Reddy are okay. Sai Kumar is okay as father of heroine. Brahmanandam couldn’t evoke laughs. Ali and MS were wasted. Cinematography is shaky at times. Editing and Art work are okay. Music by karthik was below Average. Story is simple the screenplay and narration are confusing and doesn’t fit the commercial format. The Production values are Average.
Analysis: The Director of thriller movie KATHA (Genelia, Prakash Raj) has come up with another one. Srinivas Raga tried to provide a family oriented (at least elements) angle which he missed in his previous flick. This film also has a twist but it’s not convincing. The director followed the same format of his earlier flick with stretched scenes.
Rohith is okay, this time he tried an action oriented role and he has to work a lot on his physic (looks fat in many frames) to sustain in the industry. Modulation in his voice is needed which can fit to mass/ action flicks. Nitya Menon once again impresses with her performance in a soft and sweet role. She is expressive and conveys all the subtle emotions with eyes. Kota Srinivas is good and Sudha is okay (even though it appeared overboard). Srinivasa Reddy and Nara Rohith Combination is back after SOLO movie, Srinivas Reddy is okay with his typical satirical punches but couldn’t evoke much laughs. Rachana Mourya sizzles in the remix song “Puttintollu Tharimesaaru”.
Cinematography is okay (could have been better). The hill station atmosphere and locations were well covered but it’s too jerky in crucial scenes. Art work is fine. The editing is okay. ‘Hola Hola’ Song has cool visuals The Singer turned Music director Karthik has given below Average music with a haunting melody “Dole Dole”; the song was picturised well too. The Background score is passable. The production values are just okay. The Fight Sequences are choreographed well but they looked very cheap (at few places) in terms of standards. Dialogues are okay, Chintapalli Ramana has come up with his strong dosage lecture type dialogues--- “Prema valla oka Vinasanam jarigindi…..Dhanni cheppataniki prayatnam chesaanu ….. Dhanivalla kooda oka prema puttindi”. Naga babu’s fight towards the climax got good response in the theater.
The movie lacks Entertainment. It starts slowly and progresses at very slow pace; later it gives the feel of a family flick. The second half is more predictable and lacks the essential elements. The twists are okay to some extent but the film falls flat in narration after that. The movie may not be liked by ‘A’ centers. We have to wait for the response of masses who will decide the fate of the film at the BOX-OFFICE.
Plus: Nitya Menon, Screenplay (only the format), performances
Minus: Entertainment, Music, Narration
Verdict: Below Average revenge Flick which lacked the punch.