January 20, 2012 Y. Sunita Chowdary
Tweet Debutante Sagar Chandra combines lot of simplicity and enough human feelings to dish out a story that has Rajendra Prasad and Sivaji playing pivotal roles and carving out a solution from the mess the former has created for himself and others. For Rajendra Prasad who plays an ATM security guard, there is enough emotional tension, he has to gather ten lakhs within a year for his daughter's operation; in the process he also loses his life's savings and the only source he is left with is an idea to fool people by dressing up as a godman.
In a parallel story another character played out by Sivaji has his life intertwined by the godman's prophecy. Rajendra Prasad brings out a perfect balance between pathos and humour, haplessness and guilt all with confidence. It's a pity that the film had to be stalled from release on account of a stupid similarity to a self-styled godman.
Sagar sees to it that he doesn't complicate the script though giving into cinematic liberties like an item dance and a few unnecessary songs. Sivaji looks younger here with a slimmer physique and streaked hair, keeps his enthusiasm alive consistently. He makes a good pair with Anisha Singh who is full of life and pleasant looking. Srinivas Reddy especially and Venu Madhav ease the seriousness from the screen.
The last part is boring but Sagar quickly settles it, he succeeded in taking the story further by an apt and able cast in the form of Sai Kumar, Sivaji and Rajendra Prasad. They all had a strong role to play. The film wraps up with a storybook like ending. The dialogues were simple and in tune with the story like 'politicians ki neethi, police ki jaali undadhu', the line that sums up the story is 'neeku nee papa brathakali nakau naa prema gelavali' and the duo get into a deal to dig a pit for the cop played by Sai Kumar.
Ayyare makes for an entertaining and a passable fare; it does have it's boring moments but the director fashions the film as a reasonably good time pass movie with a sentimental touch.