Director: Raj Madiraju
Producer: Ramesh Prasad
Prasad Productions, which has a glorious past on the Telugu screen, planned to revive it and came up with a meaningful and humanistic film. Director Raj Madiraju brought out the film in such a way that the film could be screened in film festivals and at the same time it has lots of commercial values too. Moreover, the director’s idea for choosing medical backdrop for the movie for the revival of this production unit is worth laudable. Though the film is not so great on technical grounds, the portrayal of the characters are quite natural. Let us see how the film is.
Rushi (Aravind Krishna) is pursuing his medical education. He believes in practical thinking and is a straight-forward man. He expresses his emotions directly and never hides them. Everyone likes his frank nature. Even while he is a junior, he loses his heart to his classmate Puja (Supriya Sailaja). Though Puja rejects him in the beginning, she too starts loving him later, as she realises that he is pursuing the doctor course not for money but to serve the people. The first half of the entire film runs in the college backdrop and is full of entertainment. As the first half is coming to an end, the hero comes across a young boy named Karthik (Master Gaurav) who is battling for his life. Though, Rushi is not a qualified doctor he starts treatment and everyone start criticising him for taking the initiative. However, Rushi starts discussing with his friends about the boy’s disease and he expresses his doubt that Karthik needs heart transplant. Surprisingly, a panel of senior doctors who examine Karthik opine the same. Now, Rushi, Puja and his friends start searching for a donor. They are looking for either brain-dead or accident victims. At this juncture, the director inserted a twist. How Rushi faced the challenge that he encountered in his life. Though the audiences may not digest such a twist, but the director made it as inevitable. He gave the film a humanistic climax with a mix of legal angle.
Aravind Krishna gave a matured performance and gets compliments from the film lovers that he improved from his earlier film. Now, the hero sports handsome looks with a well-toned body. He expressed different emotions in a right passion and showed some ease in dance sequences. Especially, he proved that he is wise while selecting the characters. If is he careful in selecting subjects, he would retain in the film industry for some more years. Supriya had some good looks and her debut performance is okay. Though she kept a blank face in the first half, she realised and improved her facial expressions in the second half. She made a good pair with the hero. Gaurav looked cute and gave a meaningful performance. All the other artistes did justice to their respective roles.
The dialogues in the film are passable and good at times. However, in the half they are quite joyful. There are a number of songs in the film and the audiences made use of them for having a puff or to spend time in the canteen. If their number was cut short the film would be more interesting. Because Don Chandran’s music is good and some of the songs by Singdha are quite melodious. The camera work and editing are just okay. It is the director who made some research for the subject, as the film unveils the life of a medico. However, he did some minor mistakes here and there and they are ignorable. The director made a good effort to bring out the acting talents of artistes. His portrayal of characters reveals this. Though the first half gives a feel that is just a watchable film, the second half arrests the audiences to their seats and made them to sit tight in them. The script and its handling were perfect. The film has all kinds of emotions. Especially the way of narration of the story in the form of hero telling about his life to a television journalist is good.
No doubt, the film has a good theme and was also tackled effectively and worth appreciation. It is a different from routine film. The film leaves to the audiences some meaningful thoughts. Watch the film if you are really looking for a different flick with a touch of entertainment.
Cast: Aravind Krishna, Supriya, Raviprakash, Master Gaurav and others.
Credit: Music – Don Anand, Lyrics – Snigdha, Cinematography – Tribhuvan Babu, Editing – Srikar Prasad
Banner: Prasad Productions Pvt Ltd
Released on: February 10, 2012