Starring : Nagarjuna, Jyothika, Charmy, Raghuvaran,
Rahul Dev, Venu Madhav, Sunil, Dharmavarapu and others
Cinematography : Shyam K. Naidu
Fights : Vijay
Dance Choreography : Lawrence
Editing : Marthand K. Venkatesh
Dialouges : Paruchuri Brothers
Music : Devi Sri Prasad
Story - Screenplay - Direction : Raghava Lawrence
Production : Y. Supriya (Exec. Producer), A.
Nagarjuna, Annapurna Studios
Synopsis : Mass (Nagarjuna) is an orphan, who bonds
well with his landlord's son Adi (Sunil). He is behind a
collegian Anjali (Jyothika) who happens to be the
daughter of Vizag city's mafia don Satya (Raghuvaran).
This restricts her from falling for him, as it would
land him in danger but she finally gives in. She
suggests that he ties the knot immediately before her
brother (Rahul Dev) and father who try separating them.
The gangsters in the process kill Mass's best friend Adi
(Sunil) when he tries to stop them. The hero moves into
Vizag and stays in an apartment hiding his identity to
take revenge on the mafia dons. Finally his quest for
revenge is complete, and also he eliminates the
anti-social elements in the society by killing them.
Artistes : Nagarjuna's well chiseled and muscular
body makes him a good choice for the mass roles.
Surprisingly, he was good in the fights and attempted
typical mass steps in the songs. He goes back to his
rough and tough, macho man get up used in Shivamani in
this film. Jyothika's role is limited, and starts in the
flash back in this film too. She could have been in
better shape, but her decent performance makes up for
it. Charmy plays the bubbly girl, which she plays in
most films, and manages to get noticed. Rahul Dev once
again excels in this villainy role, and the dubbing
helped him better. Prakash Raj does well in the cameo,
while Raghuvaran has been thoroughly wasted. Venu's
Madhav, Dharmavarapu and Sunil has done well though
their comedy track is stale.
Technicians : The story by Lawrence is highly
predictable, and is totally formula based. The comedy is
tasteless, while the romantic track between Nag and
Jyothika are good. Fights by Vijay is also good, thanks
to the ramping shots and crisp edits by the editor
Marthand K. Venkatesh. The string works too were used
well in the fights, except for a couple of shots.
Choreography by Lawrence were good as he made Nag
experiment and attempt some trendy steps. The music by
Devi Sri Prasad is a bit monotonous, but still they are
foot tapping. The song 'Vallu kalla Vayyari', 'Indrudu
Chandrudu' and 'Mass' title songs were good, while the
background score could have been better. Shyam K.
Naidu's cinematography meets the standards, while
Paruchuri Brother's dialogues were not upto the mark.
Production values by Annapurna Studios were good, so was
the artwork by Thota Tharani.
Analysis : The film started on a good note, but the
director lost tempo half way through because of the
shallow story. The interval bang ends at a wrong point,
but the following scenes are good. The on-screen pair of
Nag, Jyothika and the romance between them are cute.
There is a lag again in the second half till the climax
begins. The only unpredictable twist in the film comes
towards the climax, which was interesting. The climax
fight had the punch, and makes one get up with a feeling
of satisfaction. Lawrence has to mature more as a
director, and should pay more attention to logic and
reasoning. He has a good potential in him to make a mass
director, provided he doesn't ape his peers. The film
started off with a positive talk. The movie has
excellent openings because of the 180+ print release and
Nag's craze, which is at its pinnacle now. Since many
other films are slated for release soon, one should wait
to predict the film's revenue generating capacity.
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