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Cast: Sushanth Singh, Gurlin Chopra, Rinki Gupta and Others.
Dialogue: Raja Rao.
Photography: Kankanala Srinivasa Reddy.
Music: Rayancha Sharma.
Direction: RK Goud.
Producer: P Srinivasa Goud.
Banner: RK Productions.
Indeed, it is a well-conceived plot for a full-length comedy of errors. But the taking style and the unfamiliar artistes, who look more like north Indians, render the drama cool and unmoving. There are plenty of jokes and comical situations, but we find the audience unmoved. This is an indication that the making of a comedy drama is of different mettle starting from selection of artistes, knowing well the idiom of humor, to the playing up of comical situation with a bit of exaggeration.
The film opens with some Brahmins, breaking their heads to fix 'muhurtham' for the son of a retired judge, Chowdary to be married off. Justice Chowdary has two sons – Sanjay and Jai. But both the sons are busy with their own love affairs without the knowledge of their parents. Sanjay loves Lakshmi, while Jai is busy with his love affair of Trisha, who stays in a girls hostel. By that time Justice Chowdary has already made a matrimonial engagement of his son Sanjay with the daughter of one Rayudu. But the latter is in the state of shock as his daughter has eloped with somebody. He is in a fix as to how to convey this to Justice Chowadary. At a later stage it gets revealed that the person whom they had planned to get their daughter married and the one with whom she eloped, is the same – justice Chowdari's eldest son Sanjay.
The love story of Jai, second son of Chowdary has many twists and turns. Jai visits Trisha's hostel and gets caught by the warden. He bluffs that he is an orphan and came to seek the hand of Trisha, who is also an orphan. The warden takes pity on them and even gets prepared to get them wed.
Insisted by Trisha's tough uncle, her caretaker, he is forced to marry her in some temple. The two hire the room of his friend and start living there. Trisha believes that Jai is truly an orphan. The main drama of the mistaken identities is played up more with this pair. Trisha happens to be the friend of Lakshmi. The latter asks her to come and stay in their house, as their first floor is empty. Forced by Trisha, Jai shifts his wife to his own home, pretending that she is the wife of his friend Ajay and the couple wanted to stay for sometime in their house. For this purpose Jai asks his friend Ajay to play his dupe.
Chowdary and his wife Devikarani believe the story and treat the new couple well. But in the nights Jai replaces Ajay by climbing into the first floor room using a ladder. Jai's father Chowdary happens to see the ladder. As he starts climbing it up to know what is happening the room, his wife catches him on the wrong foot. She even doubts his relationship with the girl living up there. Added to this, Jai's friend Ajay is already in love with one Sneha, whose father is a police officer. She doubts the relationship of Ajay with Trisha. We can imagine what kind of situation develops with this kind of hide and seek game of love, everybody trying to fool his or her parents. The climax is needlessly extended to arrive at an obvious solution.
The cast is full of novices and yet some of them especially the artistes who played Jai, Ajay, Trisha and Justice Chowdary could offer good performances. This production being a teamwork the gaps in others performances create a vacuum. The actress who plays Devikarani is quite elegant and impressive in her performance. Among the musical output only 'Chilakamma..' song is better. Sneha's father's name is Gopal Rayudu, who talks in bookish language that is quite distorting. The technical contribution is average. The film was released all over the state.