March 18, 2011 Y. Sunita Chowdary
Don't rub your eyes in disbelief when you see Priyamani dressed in a pristine white kurta sans the pants. She didn't forget them, she does all she can to seduce her husband who is torn between her and his ex-flame. Strangely she pulls down her top to cover her exposed midriff at the swimming pool to ward of her hubby's gaze. There are umpteen songs in which she is scantily dressed but someone tell this lady how pretty she looks in a saree.
The actress is obviously scared after Pellaina Kothalo that she might be trapped in the Aamani kind of roles so to prove a point even if not necessary she gets into funny clothes. A good actress she is but thoroughly wasted in a film that has been lifted from L'appartement. She outshines Sumanth even in the seduction scenes and the confidence in her work comes through on the other hand the hero looks awkward and ek dum thanda in the entire film. A Jagapati Babu would have been a perfect match.
Sumanth is choosy in his scripts, after Golconda High School one expected him to do something better or on par with the story but he not only disappoints but shocks audiences by working in this C grade story. Whether it is to garner attention or whatever the reason, Raaj pushes his career a few steps back. The smooching scenes touted as a USP misfires.
He plays a fashion photographer whose dalliance in the past bothers, worries him immensely. He lies to his wife and is out to trace her whereabouts only to know that he has been used, cheated. That particular episode of he chasing Vimala Raman is so badly picturised, it has been given a very very filmi climax, also seems highly superficial. Priyamani is the saving grace despite her trivial role, makes a strong impact while the rest just wane and fade.
Vimala Raman doesn't have much to do but she is okay. The remix number Bhimavaram Bulloda is an absolute put off. Ajay's cameo is interesting but it's shocking to note the censor board pass some objectionable language used by Ali. The second half of the story despite a twist is a pain to watch. Raaj is not only illogical, regressive it makes for an embarrassing watch.