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Art: Ashok Kumar
Photography: Jayanan Vincent
Choreographers: Saroj Khan, Prasanna, Raju Sundaram & Raja Sekhar
Editing: Marthand K Venkatesh
Music: Mani Sharma
Lyrics: Chandra Bose, Vennelakanti, Kula Sekhar & Bhuvana Chandra
Story - Dialogues: Satyanand
Screenplay - Production - Direction: Jayant C Paranji
Executive Producers: Vasant C Paranji & Sumant C Paranji
Release Date: 12th January 2002
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Movie starts off with Shaka (Rahul Dev) killing his own brother for particular information, which is also known to another man Veeru Dada. In the encounter Veeru Dada (Ashok Kumar) jumps off into a river from a cliff.
After 18 years, we have Veeru Dada with a leg cut off giving info to Raja (Mahesh Babu), a mischievous thief who robs off the money from banks in a style. Raja gives Veeru Dada a share of 50% for all his tip offs. Raja becomes more daring as the price tag on his head increases by thousands.
There is another mischievous thief Panasa (Bipasha Basu) along with uncle follows Raju so that she can dupe him and escape with all the looted money of Raja. As the things go on a frolicking way between Panasa and Raja, the desperate Shaka is searching for Veeru Dada in all the places. Veeru Dada realizes that Shaka would kill him soon. Hence, Veeru Dada offers a big diamond to Raja and asks him to escort her daughter Bhuvana (Lisa Ray) to his brother Dharma's place.
The journey starts here. We have the couple going to a remove village on horses. Panasa and her uncle are following the lead pair. The bank managers too are desperately trying to catch Raja.
What Shaka wants from Veeru Dada? Who is Raja? What will happen to Panasa? You must watch this technically extraordinary visual and aural feast on a big screen with DTS effect.
Mahesh Babu: Mahesh Babu suited the cowboy role very well. All the histrionics of Mahesh Babu are very stylish, yet not loud. In this film too, he proved to be the director's delight when it come to executing his part of scenes the way they have to be done. He took a great risk in few of the action scenes. On the screen, he should be complimented for the subtle, yet perfect, emoting. Off the screen, he must be commended for possessing the kind of GUTS in doing such a role of cowboy.
Lisa Ray: People might have some doubts about the Lisa Ray age etc. But the director has taken enough care to highlight all the positive aspects of Lisa Ray. She suited well as Mahesh Babu's girl. Dubbing done by the popular Savita Reddy add some more freshness and lovability to her character. She is extremely sensuous and yet innocent looking.
Bipasha Basu: Bipasha Basu did a sweet role, which is relatively short. Her dusky looks and demure performance will strike the right cords in the hearts of audiences.
Ashok Kumar: The lanky Ashok Kumar has acted as Veeru Dada. His height and the beard suited the role well.
Shaka: Rahul Dev looks very dangerous in this film. The dialogues given to him are less and it helped the movie, as his screen presence is enough to guess the trouble looming on the scenes in story.
Screenplay - Direction: Jayant has done an excellent work as director for this film. Lots of shots in this film are brilliant. You cannot find this kind of narration in any Indian films. With this film, Jayant joins the list of Ramu, Krishna Vamsi and Teja in terms of showing technical finesse in shot making. Jayant has directed soft love stories in his last four ventures. Due to that, he did not have the opportunity to play with the techniques and prove himself as the director with great-technical-shot-making ability. The entire film has a light cowboy color theme (just like the hue Aamir used for Lagaan). Screenplay of the film is sensitive and effective. But he could have considered narrating the film at a fast pace. The way he introduced each and every characters is exceptionally good. He took his time to establish all the lead characters. And then he slowly unveiled the mystery and the connection among the lead characters in a systematic way. 'Takkari Donga' is another director's special film.
Story - Dialogues: Story of the film is very simple and short. And it depends on the maturity level of audience to conceive when the story has started. The movie starts with Shaka gunning for Veeru Dada. This shot does not reveal what the connection is between Shaka and Veeru dada. The story builds there and continued till the end. The dialogues are short and scrisp, especially the ones written for Mahesh Babu.
Thrills & Action: Vijayan has done excellent job in composing fights and action scene. These fights are not loud ones like hero putting ferocious face kicking villains with a fist. All the fights are risky ones, which appears as if they are done so naturally.
Photography: The main highlight of the film is extraordinary photography. Jayanan Vincent has done one of his best works for this film. The way camera moves in the few shots and the aerial sequences shot in USA are simply mind-blowing. This film is a real treat for your eyes if you watch on 70mm screen.
Songs: All the songs in this film are very good. The introduction song is ultimate. Again, the dances are sensible and of class nature. The second best is the melodious song 'Bagundamma Bagundi'. Hey Mama song stands as the third best followed by Chukkallo Chandrude and Aleba Aleba
Music: Mani Sharma has given his best work for Takkari Donga. The music suited the sensibility and the mood of the film. The way, he used guitar for the background music is praiseworthy. Background music is extraordinary and music for songs is excellent.
Editing: Editing of the film is good. Though the film is shot in various locations in India and abroad, the editing work covers it up and shows the continuity and uniformity in the narration.
Production: Each and every penny spent on the film is visible on the screen. For the first timers, this is very efficient job. Vasant and Sumanth must be appreciated for making a risky venture like Takkari Donga!
Analysis: Takkari Donga is a sweet and sensible film. If you are the kind of a guy who whistles when hero ferociously utters a dialogue and laughs loudly when a crude joke is cracked, this is not the film for you to watch. 'Underplay' is the right word for all the key aspects of the film. The only drawback of the film is slower narration and length of the movie. A Cowboy film, which belongs to Hollywood, is made for 1 and half hours. By making a film for 2 hours and 45 minutes will have some sluggishness in the narration. Takkari Donga is a true 'pop corn entertainment' film, which you are supposed to watch in a relaxed manner in a DTS theater without having any expectations or preconceived opinions in your mind. Takkari Donga is a real class film. The commercial success of the film depends on how masses embrace this class cowboy genre film. A cowboy film in Andhra would not have become a reality in the years to come as Prema and Seema films are ruling the trend, if Mahesh-Jayant combination were not there. Kudos to these two people for taking up such a huge risk. It's hot and happening. Watch it now!
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ALL ABOUT JALSA
Jalsa is breaking the records of South Indian Super Star Rajini Kanth’s Sivaji records. The film Sivaji was released in 850 theaters worldwide.
Now Power star Pawan Kalyan’s Jalsa was released in 1000 theatres today worldwide. The film is getting very positive talk and the film is likely to break the collection records of Sivaji, if it so, the film will set new records in the south Indian film industry in collections.
First day First show ticcket costs just Rs 10.000/- only........
Some of Mega fans who are studying their engineering course in Udaygiri engineering college spent Rs10,000 to each ticket of Jalsa to watch the film on the first day first show. As for the information available, there were 10 engineering students who watched the film yesterday in Nellore by Rs10,000 per each ticket.
It is quite surprising but some times fans behave in abnormal manner.
"nenu margadarsi lo cheranu ......nela nela podupu chesi o illu konukkunnanu".This is the Margadarshi chit fund advertisement. It is very familiar add to every one from Andhra Pradesh.
Trivikram Sreenivas who is known for satire in writing dialogues, utilized this ad in his film Jalsa wher Pawan Kalyan goes to a Gunda to find out the villain and says a dialogue to tha Gunda.........."nenu margadarsi lo cheranu.... o gun konukkunnanu".
This dialogue makes the entire theatre in to laughs & claps and whistles.
In another occasion Ileana says "Naaku Privacy kavali...."
Pawan reacts as "Naaku Aishwarya rai kavali....."
There are so many such dialogues in the film and the entire credit goes to Maatala Matrikudu Trivikram Sreenivas.
1. Pawan introduction dialogue:
Chiranjeevi cinema ki first roju ticketu….naa lanti vaadi ki fightlo roddu….chala lucky ga dorukutayi….
dorikaka time waste cheyyakoodadu
2. Ileana’s friend to Ileana:
Veedevadu…..bakka chikkina chiranjeevi la vunnadu ????
3.Maheshbabu introduces pavan:
“Yuddam lo gelavatam ante sathruvuni champatam kadhu..sethruvu ni oodinchina vaade nijamaina yodhudu… alanti naa snehithudu sanjay sahu….”
4.Prakash Raj’s dialogue with Pawan Kalyan…
nuvvantha kalisi nelaku 3 velu rupayalu kuda sampadincha levu naa alludu lakshallo sampadistadu. anduke koti rupayalu katnam ichi naa kuturu pelli chestunna.....
Pawan—"aa koti rupayalu nake ivvu.....neeku nelaki 3 lakshala rupayalu aadayam ga sampadichi istanu."
Pawan's inspiring dialogues:
1.meru epudu ayna adavini amma la chusara....
2.oka potta annam thenakunda unte adhi upavasam
ratri antha mallakuva gaa unte adhi jagaram
chethi loo kati pattu kunii thala dhegara una narakaka povadam manavatham
Meera Jasmine is doing Gorentaku film with Dr Rajashekar. Meera Jasmine is playing the sister role to Dr Rajashekar in this film. The shoot is progressing at Charla Maisamma temple, Kesham Pet Mandal, Mahaboob Nagar district.
The director filming a scene at the temple, honeybee’s crowd has attacked the unit members including Meera Jasmine. She was seriously injured and she immediately shifted to Keshampet hospital.
The unit has cancelled the shoot and coming back to Hyderabad. This incident took place today, 2nd April morning and Meera is said to be out of danger.
Bhoomika's film Anasuya that hit the screen after her marriage to yoga guru Bharat Thakur, was a big hit. Her performance in the Jagapathi Babu starrer Swagatham was also widely appreciated by everyone
Ramesh Varma- the publicity designer turned director (directed Tarnu’s Oka Oorilo) is providing the story for Mallepuuvu film. This feel good title deals with sensitive love story. Bhoomika is the heroine and a new boy Murali is being introduced opposite Bhoomika.
V Samudra is producing and directing the film and the film was launched on 28th February formally and the regular shoot begins from 27th March.
Music director Illayaraja has already tuned 6 songs for the film and the songs were recorded in Chennai
The first shot of the film was taken from Srisailam where the camera closed upon the idol of Sakshi Ganapathi. Reports suggest that the regular shoot will start from April 27. The first sequence will be a song picturing the heroine Bhoomika from various locales of Hydrabad. The dance director for this film is Suchitra Chandra Bose. The banner has planned to complete the film in regualr shcedules from the start date to May 10th.
Music mastero Ilayaraja was present on the occasion and the wished the film well.
Speaking on acting in this film Bhoomika has stated that this film is on a different plane with her essaying a very different role. She is positive that her combo with director Samudra's directing skills was sure to bring her success. The actress feels that this film will be another turning point in her career.
The hero's role in this film is being portrayed by Murali, a new comer. Apart from the hero and heroine the other star cast of this film includes Brahmanandam, Kovai Sarala, and Telangana Sakuntala doning important roles. Ilayaraja has supplied his tunes to this film while the story has been penned by Ramesh Varma. S.RajaNarayana, Rafathunnisa Sheik, Mohan Vadlapatla along with the director have produced this film.