Starring: Venkatesh, Srikanth, Sivabalaji, Sarvanand,
Chandra Mohan, Prakash Raj, Arthi Agarwal, Sneha,
Sangeetha, Rathi and others
Music: S.A.Raj Kumar
Production: R.B Chowdat, Supergood Films
Cinemtography : Balamurugan
Dialouges : Paruchuri Brothers
Story : Linguswamy
Direction: Muppalaneni Siva
Date of Theatrical Release : 18th February 2005
Story Synopsis : Raghavendra (Venkatesh), a
departmental store owner falls in love with his neice
Anjali (Arthi Agarwal). Though they get engaged, the
alliance is called off as the bridegroom's sole property
- his store is lost due to an incident. Then, he starts
from scatch and his business scales to a height where
his brothers Vishnu (Srikanth), Chinna (SivaBalaji) and
Vamsi (Sarvanand) also jointly run the shop. Raghavendra
marries a nice woman of his choice (Sneha) and gets his
brother Vishnu married to Anjali's sister (Sangeetha).
Problems arise in the family, with the entry of another
woman as she is jealous and starts feeling insecure that
her husband does not hold a great place in the family.
The younger one Chinna too falls in love with the
daughter of rich businessman (Prakash Raj) who threatens
to rip the family bonds apart. How the family overcomes
all this, to a feel-good end is the story all about.
Performances : This yet another role, which
tailor made for Venky - who has a family image. With so
much experience in doing such roles, the senior actor is
excellent in delivering the goods and uses his eyes well
to emote. Srikanth has bagged yet another good role of a
supporting artiste, whose charecterization is good
enough to be termed as the 'second lead' of the film.
Arthi Agarwal is seen on screen after a long time, and
does well. She had toned down a bit, and has a sweet,
short role to play. Sneha played the role of a devote
wife with ease, while Sangeetha excels in the grey role.
Siva Balaji scores well on the looks and performance
front, while Sharvanand is just functional. Urvashi and
Saradha played screen moms and did them well. Venu
Madhav was a mimicry artiste before he turned a
comedian, and his role of spoofing the charecters from
Mass, Shankar Dada MBBS and Gharshana were good, and
provided comic relief.
Technicians : Linguswami's story is an
emotion-filled drama, but its just like an extension of
our daily soaps. There are loads of cliches in the film,
like hero loosing his wealth and re-earning it through
his grit. The way the society beriddles a man who lost
his wealth, and praise him when he earns his position
back. The heroine ditching the hero when he looses money
and later repenting over it for letting go of a nice
man. These are few of the oft-repeated scenes in telugu
movies. Muppalaneni Siva does a good job in executing a
neat story with good screenplay, and a high emotion
graph - but there is hardly any freshness in direction.
Paruchuri Brother's dialogues are adequate, while
Balamurugan's camera work is merely sufficient. S.A
Raj's music is better in the film with the picturization
added, though there are not chart-toppers either. He has
to come out of the old approach towards background music
during sentimental scene - a sad tune played on a veena.
The production values matches Supergood Film's
Analysis : This is just another neat family
entertainer from Venky, where he plays the all-rounder.
Both the first and second half were good, with no
highlight scenes or sudden unexpected twists. The story
runs on the relations between the charecters. All
artistes have put in good performances, which is one of
the movie's strengths. Venky has a track record of
making average family entertainers into good box-office
money spinners. With this film starting off with a
positive talk - the film is bound to be a decent hit at
boxoffice. Lets see if it can elevate to a good range,
as we have to see how many housewives will give up on
their daily dose of serials to watch this film.
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