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Senseless Murder Drama
Cast: Surya, Vamsi, Rekha, Vijag Prasad, Prasanna Kumar, Pilla Prasad, Kallu Chidambaram, Kalyani and Others.
Editor: Nandamuri Hari.
Story, Screenplay, Dialogue, Producer & Direction: Rafi.
Banner: Rafi's Movie.
Rafi is a recent name in Telugu, which gained notoriety for making reckless films himself doing most of the job in the technical and creative side as well. He started off as an actor too, in his very first film. He continues to be the playback singer and music composer as well. But compared to the films he made in recent past, the present one, under microscope, is a poor creation. He fails to put everything in order. The story is scanty, lasting just a couple of scenes. But he stretched the drama to beyond two hours of run. What he finally conveys to us is an unconvincing crime story. The rest of the space is filled with foolish comedy and senseless pranks.
The story tries to narrate an incident in the family of one Nicky (Rekha). It opens with silly comedy bits of two friends trying to make money by false means and then being beaten by others. This continues throughout and proves distraction. Then there is another kind of farce showing a couple of girls fooling men by making them work for them tempting them a bit romantically. Nicky, the title role is the eldest daughter of a businessman (Vijag Prasad). Vamsi (Vamsi) says first that he loves her and then says she is just a friend to him and then says again that he does not bother about her at all. All this talk is because she bangs him for placing his hand on her. Suddenly Nicky disappears and is suspected to be murdered. Surya playing the role of CID office with the same name enters the scene and starts investigating. Kallu Chidambaram gives clues. We watch inter-cut scenes of somebody digging the ground and burying a body. A lady journalist's character is also there to just bang the police officer for not able to discover the culprit.
The body is located and dug out. Vamsi is initially suspected to be the murderer. Vamsi's family members plead his innocence and request Surya to release him. Then Surya captures one Vasu, son of a politician, busy with a woman in a guest house. Then the women says she was with one Agarwal the previous night. Agarwal is brought in drunken mood. He reveals her name as Vijju. Then Surya learned from another informer, that a motorbike and then a Maruti car hit Nicky. The successive hits killed her. Then suddenly another woman says her name is Vijju, younger sister of Nicky. Her father (Vijag Prasad) hates Vijju because an astrologer said that she causes his death. It is then revealed that Vijju loved a person first, whom Nicky is engaged to marry. On that engagement night Vijju allows her sick father die, by keeping away his medicine. He dies of heart stroke. Then she killed her elder sister out of jealousy. The last word of the film is that fathers should not give credence to predictions by astrologers that make them blind.
The entire star cast is full of new faces, except a few character roles. No character is capable of sustaining the drama. The taking of scenes is crude. Musical support is adequate. You find artistes just running around sans making any sense. Surya is the only artiste who makes some difference by breaking monotony. Rafi sings well but his tunes are quite simple. The voice has a special appeal. - ASLESHA