May 27, 2012 Y. Sunita Chowdary
Touted to be a hardcore lover, Nagaraju a youth from Karimnagar had written a song and someone uploaded it on the Youtube and within minutes the private sonnet went viral and people even had it as a ring tone on their phones. The media too played a major role in hyping a simple and a soulful song Anita O Anita that is addressed to Nagaraju's real or imaginary lover Anita.
Actor Charan Raj of Pratighatana fame, loved it and announced a film immediately, since he didn't know what to call it he simply titled it as Yadartha Prema Katha and highlighted the line that the film has the super hit song to attract audiences. Now what about the content that has been weaved around the song to encash on it's popularity? Is the story as sincere as the song?
The movie begins with Charan Raj returning from the jail as his sentence was curtailed for accepting his crime, killing two people. Once out of jail, he stumbles upon a youth who is left on a boulder fighting for his life. It is later known that this young man Nagaraju had fallen in love with his college mate Anita and her uncles have connived to finish him; They presume he is dead but are plagued with fear when they see the super hit song on television and hire a bodyguard for their niece Anita and to ensure Nagaraju is killed.
Now Kali promises Nagaraju and Anita that he will unite them as he himself suffered in love. To divert attention from the lovers, there is a flashback on Kali who was a mechanic who could repair anything except a plane and a train and has fallen for a girl. The girl too reciprocates but Kali kills her and her brother with a sickle assuming that they could be lovers.
Instead of regretting for falling for this suspicious and impulsive idiot, the girl remarks, "Thaali kattu, sumangali gaane ne chethilo ralipovali." The characters Amar and Chiri who played Nagaraju and Anita have done a decent job, while the former is too plain looking, the latter is a Pratyusha look alike. What spoils the film are a few things, the super hit song is repeated a zillion times right from the title to the finish stripping it off it's importance and pays attention to a very amateurish narration.
There is a dialogue that refers to a hug as a blue film with clothes, also the director indulges himself with a duet that is tiring; It becomes very evident that a story has been weaved just for a song. However the plus point of Yadartha Prema Katha is the heroine dressed in half sarees which is so pleasant on the eyes, it's been ages since we've seen a woman dressed in traditional wear. Now do we watch the film? Save yourself the time by googling for it.