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Entertaining Action Drama
Aslesha | February 10, 2006
Rating: *** (***** Very Good, **** Good, *** Fair, ** Average, * Bad)
Cast: Gopichand, Kamna Jethmalani, Biju Menon, Jeeva, Venumadhav, Ali and Others.
Art: A. Venkateswara Rao.
Action: Gilli Shekhar.
Cinematography: Ramana Raju.
Dialogue: Marudhuri Raja.
Editing: Gowtam Raju.
Music: Mani Sharma.
Presenter: Pokuri Ramarao.
Producer: Pokuri Baburao.
Story, Choreography & Direction: Amma Rajasekhar.
Banner: Etharam Films.
Release Date: 10th February, 2006.
Chinna is a rural character of a young man (Gopichand), naughty and indifferent. His father Chandramohan is always concerned about his future. He has two brothers who show no such mischief in their behavior. Chinna moves to the city for college and in the very first act, he starts fooling around and teases the girls in the college in the name of ragging. A girl named Maheswari (Kamna) starts admiring him. He has a gang of friends and there is a mandatory Principal (Dharmavarapu), who always keeps himself at the receiving end of student mischief. Among them Venumadhav and Ali again become prominent.
Mahi's elder brother Bhagavathi (Biju Menon) is the Don of the place with his goondas hovering over the city-taking people to ransom. They even enter the college campus and had clash with students. Chinna takes them to task and insists that they should say 'sorry' for the damage they had done. Back at home Bhagavati wonders at the way the lone student in the college, Chinna, drove his men out of the campus. He himself comes to see him and orders him to leave the place and go back to his village. By then his daughter started loving this young man. Chinna says he belongs to a village near Ongole and studied in Ongole. Mahi's grand mother (Ramaprabha) who also belongs to Ongole, is impressed with the young man. But Bhagavati develops hatred for him. He finds Chinna still staying in the city and threatens him again with dire consequences. However Chinna goes back to the village for a months stay and takes Mahi along with him, when his father is laid in hospital bed with an injury Chinna made, earlier on his throat. Mahi likes the rural atmosphere and Chinna's family members too develop affection for this girl.
Now Mahi's brother Bhagavati wants to settle score by kidnapping his father and brothers. As he plans to do that they stroll into Bhagavati's house as strangers and even enjoy the hospitality of Bhagavati. Only then Bhagavati realizes that these are the men whom his men are in search. Chinna notices his family members being chased by Bhagavati and his men. He goes to their rescue. How he finally corners Bhagavati and how the two face each other and wage a funny bet and how the young man wins it and also the girl's hand forms the rest of the story.
The new director - Amma Rajasekhar, who is originally a dance choreographer shows a deft hand at steering scenes in comical vein. Gopichand displays his macho power intermittently. The final combat between them is well choreographed. In between there are a number of scenes with Venu Madhav and Ali entertaining the audience. They just get fooled now and then by the hero just for fun. Thus it shapes into an engaging drama. It is more like a tit for tat game between the hero and the villain. There are plenty of songs and dances. For a change the director introduces a group dance with middle aged women.
Gopichand is the star attraction and has developed his own style of action different from other action heroes. The new actress Kamna looks cute and has enough scenes to impress. Photography and music elevate the dramatic appeal of the film.