Cast : Raja,
Kamalinee Mukherjee, Raja, Satya, Abhijeet, Bakita and
Story, Screenplay, Direction, Dialouges : Shekar
Choreography : Nixon
Production : Amigo Movies, National Film
Cinematography : Vijay Kumar
Music : K.M Radha Krishnan
Date of Theatrical Release : 15th October 2004
: Rupa (Kamalinee Mukherjee) is an orphan whose parents
die at a young age, due to negligent driving by a
drunkard who happens to be the hero Anand's (Raja)
father. This accident haunts his father, who finally
turns insane. The family always swallows the bitter pill
of guilt, and have a soft corner for Rupa. After her
marriage is fixed, she calls it off due to Rahul's
mother's ugly behavior. Out of curiosity and concern, he
moves into her neighbouring apartment and keeps a tab on
her, and eventually falls for her. How they finally
unite is the rest of the story.
: The person who steals the show is Kamalinee Mukherjee,
who is highly identifiable as Rupa - a simple, urban
telugu girl. Though the film is titled on the hero's
character, it revolves around the heroine and her life.
But, Raja does not allow himself to be sidelined, thanks
to her controlled performance that made an impact. He
was never loud, and has emoted well. Satya Krishnan as
Anita played the heroine's neighbour, friend and mentor.
She entertains the audience, with her care-free, easy
going character and looks good too.
: The story has similarity to the Hindi film Tum Bin,
where the hero tries to do justice to the heroine as he
kills her fiancé in an accident, and eventually falls in
love with her. It's a highly predictable storyline, but
presented in a very enjoyable way. The screenplay of the
director Shekar Kammula
is realistic, yet fast which is an asset to the film.
The climax episode was prolonged a bit, which is
excusable. The film has so much telugu flavor, it cannot
be remade into another language! The dialogue are
realistic, and simple and has penned by the director
himself. The cinematography by Vijay Kumar is natural,
and is A-grade. KM Radha Krishnan's background score is
apt, but the songs are the like the ones from art films.
The production values of NFDC and Amigo Movies seem to
be off the standards, though the film was made on a
budget of 1.3 crores. The film can be a profitable
venture, if exploited properly by taking it to other
Non Stop Cinema