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Weak Plot Mars This Offbeat Drama
Cast: Sriram Gokul, Dhanush, Gopichand, Sriji, Sharathbabu, Melkote and Others.
Camera: Ramana Salva.
Editing: Mohan-Rama Rao.
Music: P Seshu Kumar.
Story, Screenplay & Direction: KB Anand.
Producer: BVSR Chowdary.
Banner: Suryateja Movies.
There appears to be a war between the story writer and
director function within Anand who handled both. He
appears to have not been able to deal with the crime
part of the film that comes towards the end. It is a
good effort all right, as far as the taking of scenes
is concerned with touch of reality here and there.
But when it comes to capture the audience mood with
the usual youth oriented fun and frolic, the film
could not make a proper headway. Then the other issue
here is about presenting two advertisement companies
curiously naming them as 'Panchabhootam' and
'Gandham', headed by Melkote and Sharathbabu.
Sharathbabu is quite ebullient person always active defeating his
age. He is always creative and is given three boys -
Kittu, Vamsee and Madhu - to work with him. Malathi
also works with them. She loves Kittu, a good sketch
artiste. And the two companies are in competition to
get business. To celebrate the event of getting an
order for promotion of a product and also to bring the
lovers Kittu and Malathi together into wedlock,
Sharathbabu arranges a big party inviting these boys. It
is held at some odd place, for a change. They get
fully drunk and slowly move into a nearby cemetery and
sleep there between tombs. Gandham has to give a
presentation to the company. But its head Sharathbabu
wouldn't get up that easily. They leave him there and
Kittu represents the company and gets the order.
Panchabhootam's Melkote is very jealous and angry. But
wants to take revenge in a gentlemanly way. He wants
Sharathbabu to be kidnapped. For this. He contacts a Don
of the area and appoints him to do the job.
Now police get a report from one of Gandham's men
that Sharathbabu is missing. Search is on. Meanwhile
some of the photographs taken by the three young men
sitting by the side of their boss lying asleep, makes
police doubt about the role of the boys' in this
kidnap. Kittu and his friends too are wonderstruck at
the disappearance of their boss and believe that the
person who gave the photographs to the police must be
the one who kidnapped him. Thus commences the combing
operation to trace Kittu and Co. All the characters
converges at the place where Sharathbabu is kept under
house arrest by rowdies. Rest shows how the boys get
him released and the police arrive at right time to
arrest the Don and his men.
Almost all the artistes are new to the screen yet
some of them made a mark on the film. The artistes who
play the role of Kittu, Madhu, and Vamsee and also the
girl are promising. Sharathbabu and Melkote gave
interesting portrayal, different from their usual
portrayals. Music by yet another new composer is quite
melodious. Unfortunately the subject itself is a tame
one and many don't know what advertisement companies
are and how they function. That backdrop does not suit
a crime drama, set in the climactic part. Director
Anand displays good taking skills but fails in giving
an interesting narrative line. - ASLESHA