Cast: Sai Dharam Tej, Raashi Khanna, Rajendra Prasad, Sai Kumar, Vennela Kishore,
Director: Anil Ravipudi
Music: Sai Kartheek
Producer: Dil Raju
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Cine
Director Anil Ravipudi is back and had teamed with Sai Dharam Tej for the first time. The star cast looks promising and the trailers created quite a sensation. Let’s go ahead and see how the movie fares.
The story opens with Sai Kumar running and handling the operations of Jagruthi Trust, which helps poor farmers. Vikram Sarkar (Kabir Duhan Singh) has an eye on the trust and wants to usurp this from Sai Kumar. Meanwhile, the hero,Balu (Sai Dharam) is a taxi driver. He hates it when someone honks from behind. He goes on to pick up fights with those who honk from behind. Into this enters the heroine, Bellam Sridevi (Rashi Khanna) who is a Sub Inspector. Cupid strikes and Balu falls in love with Sri Devi instantly. Balu’s father is Rajendra Prasad, who is an alcoholic. The second villain, Ravi Kishan is on the lookout for a young boy, who is an orphan and who owns all the lands donated to the farmers and he is the rightful heir of the trust. The boy happens to be staying with Balu helps him in reforming his alcoholic father, and also in helping his love life. Ravi Kishan kidnaps the boy, and Balu goes to challenge them that he will find and save the kid. Ravi Kishan and Vikram Sarkar torment the boy for information about the documents while Sai Kumar informs Balu why the kid was kidnapped in the first place.
The second half is all about Balu saving the boy and presenting him at the court in time for the verdict. Fight sequences and predictable twists in the plot kill the anticipation and the imagination of the audiences.
To begin with, the way the characters were established is exemplary. From the hero’s entry to him meeting and falling in love with the heroine, everything is crisp and the director does not waste much time. The villains Kabir and Ravi Kishan are introduced early into the story, and their motives are very clear. While the plot of the movie and the second half become predictable, one must give credits to the supporting cast, who have done justice to their roles. A special mention about a particular fight sequence between the goons and a few physically handicapped people from the Hanuman Vyayamshala, who save the boy in the second half.
Comedy by Vennella Kishore, Prabhas Seenu, 30 years Pruthvi, Posani, Ali, Srinivas and the comedy created between the heroine and the hero, along with these above comedians leaves the audiences in splits. The director understood the catch and cashed on the comedy element pretty well, and it’s hit the bull’s eye very precisely.
The dialogues are quite touching and strike a chord with the audiences. Phrases like “Naa rajyam lo prajalu kashtalo untey nenu choostu undalenu” move the viewers. Kudos to the dialogue writer for the efforts made. The music of the movie and the background are pretty decent. There is nothing to be specified, excepting the erstwhile Chiranjeevi hit, Andam Hindolam from Yamudiki Mogudu, which was remixed and used in this movie. Clippings from Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan’s movies have been used to entertain the audiences. Excepting a few fight sequences, the second half doesn’t have much to offer.
The story is pretty redundant and repetitive, making it almost predictable. There is nothing new to expect from the movie, killing the excitement factor of the movie. One wonders why Raashi Khanna was even cast in this movie, as the entire story revolves around the hero saving the little boy. She was wasted in the entire movie.
Good comedy by Posani, 30 years Pruthvi , Prabhas Seenu and gang
Kabir Duhan as a villain
Decent acting by Sai Dharam Tej
Repetitive story, predictable plot
Raashi Khanna, who is wasted in the movie
Verdict: ‘Supreme’ Comedy- Plain Action