Film: Seema Sastry
Cast: Allari Naresh, Farzana, LB Sri Ram, MS Narayana, Ali, Brahmanandam, AVS, Kovai Sarala, Rajitha, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Uttej, Raghu Babu etc
Dialogues: Marudhuri Raja
Choreography: Tara and others
Screenplay: Nivas, Nageshwar Reddy
Camera: Arun Kumar
Music: Vandemataram Sreenivas
Producer: Chavali Ramanjaneyulu
Director: Nagehswar Reddy
Release Date: November 16, 2007
The much talked about film which could have well been a very big comedy of this year turned out to be a damp squib. The story was meant to be more of humorous dialogues but it looked like a direct attack on a particular community's integrity in a very offensive way. The film revolves around Subrahmanya Sastry (Allari Naresh) who is a staunch Brahmin and has the maximum preference to traditions and orthodox culture, the heroine is Surekha Reddy (Farzana) who happens to be the daughter of a powerful factionist (Jaya Prakash Reddy) in Kurnool who knows nothing but bloodshed and violence. As luck would have it, the girl comes to the city for her education and Sastry falls in love with the girl, she also reciprocates his feelings but then an amount of talks and negotiations finally does the trick. Now the pundit has to convince the girl's father and goes to Kurnool with his family disguised as factionists and how he achieves it forms the rest of the story.
Allari Naresh carried out his role with ease and less effort but his penchant for quality is not seen as his performance is very limited. Farzana makes a decent debut and is more apt as a glamorous doll. The other actors like MS, LB Sriram, Ali and AVS did justice to their roles but could have offered more if had given a chance. Jayaprakash Reddy as the comic villain excels. The main drawback for the movie is the screenplay (Nivas) which has churned out a very pale presentation of comedy and most of the scenes were expected. Vandemataram Srinivas fails in this movie with his music. The backbone of a comedy is the script but Marudhuri Raja had a weak pen this time, though few lines were catchy the rest were mechanical. All other departments need no mention as it is not worth.
Hilarious subject, efficient star cast both of them have been handled very badly and combined with some very poor technical support, the ultimate product turned out to be awful. The movie cannot look at atleast an audio hit since the numbers were weak and one could see the audience going out during the songs. The only credit is the heroine Farzana who has given enough visual feast for the audience during the songs but even that has not created much impact. The film was not gripping and could not connect to the audience in the first half and the second half could not compensate much either. The director and screenplay incharge need to sit with the dialogue writer and put a collective effort to get some basics right.
Bharatstudent verdict: A strongly recommended 'No'. You would not enjoy it even if you leave your brains at home.