Producer: ML Kumar Chowdhary
Direction: Paruhuri Murali
Harischandra Prasad (Balakrishna) is an influential leader in Rayalaseema and he treats all the people as his children. To provide jobs to all those living in his region, Harikrishna Prasad decides to build a huge steel plant with the assistance of foreign collaborators. However, Ramappa (Pradeep Rawat) and his assistant (Kota Srinivasa Rao) oppose this. They are also power factionists in the region. They hatch a plan to eliminate Harischandra Prasad. His son Ramakrishna Prasad (Balakrishna) thwart the villain’s plans and follow his father’s way. However, the story turns a cruel twist and the villains strike at the heart of the family by using Bobby (Balakrishna). What was the plan? How did they manipulate Bobby? What was the twist in the story? Was Harishchandra Prasad’s family regains their lost image and recovers in grabbing their power back into their hands? Will Bobby recovers his mistake? Answers to all these questions form part of the climax.
Balakrishna almost did justice to all the roles he played. It is the grandfather’s role which grabbed more attention of the audiences and bagged more marks in the film. After that it is the grandson’s character which gained the attention of the front-benchers. Almost all the action scenes involving the heroes grabbed the attention of front-benchers, besides the song and dance sequences. While the grandson’s role attracted the front-benchers for the romantic songs with the dances of Laxmi Rai and Saloni, The grandfather’s role gained the attention of the audiences for the punch dialogues. Some of the dialogues were cut by the censor board but still appeared on the screen in some theatres. Laxmi Rai appeared in some romantic songs and she filled the glamour slot appropriately. Other senior artistes, Jayasudha and Sukanya played the other heroines of the two other characters of Balakrishna. Villainy by Kota Srinivasa Rao, Pradeep Rawat, Charan Raj is well-known for the Telugu audiences and they did justice to their respective roles. Comedy part was taken care of by Brahmanandam and Venumadhav and they tried their best to tickle the funny bones of audiences.
Cinematography by T Surender Reddy is unimpressive and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, though a senior-most editor of the film industry, completely failed to use his scissors and the film had many jerks at most of the places. Dialogues are good in parts. However, the dialogues penned for the grandfather’s character and father’s role have lots of punches. When it comes to music, Kalyani Mallick looked very week in giving good tunes to the songs. However, he puts a good show in re-recording. His background score elevated many scenes in the film. Paruchuri Murali could be given full marks for elevating the hero’s image as far as all the three characters. However, he could not show the same work when it comes to the subject. The director should have grip on all the crafts of the film and he should keep a look at all of them at one go. The director ignored certain departments like use of wigs of the father’s role and his beard as they looked in different shapes in different takes. When it comes to action or fight scenes, they are okay and the songs also appeared good on the screen. The director though lost grip on the story on many occasions, he was able to regain it immediately. It was like riding on a mad horse by a learner.
It is a Balayya-mark film and would definitely attract his fans and other family crowds. No doubt the film would go well with the mass audiences and hence will have a commercial success.
Cast: Balakrishna, Laxmi Rai, Sukanya, Brahmanandam, Pradeep Rawat, Kota Srinivasa Rao, MS Narayana,Venu Madhav, Charan Raj, Jayasudha, Saloni (Guest appearance)
Credits: Cinematography – T Surender Reddy, Editing – Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, Music – K. Kalyani Malik, Action – Ram-Laxman, Presents – Sandeep, Producer – ML Padma Kumar Choudary, Story, screenplay and direction – Paruchuri Murali
Banner: Sri Keerthi Combines
Released on: June 1, 2012