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Cast: Nikhil, Aksha, Ranadheer, Monali, Shayaji Shinde, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Jeeva, Narsing Yadav, Subhash, Narasimha, Karuna etc and in guest roles-Siddhartha and Krishnudu
Music: Mani Sharma
Lyrics: Krishna Chaitanya
Art: Narayana Reddy
Editing: Marthand K Venkatesh
Producers: Hari, Uma Prakash
Story, Screenplay, Dialogue, Direction: Parasuram (Bujji)
Released On: 7th November 2008
It's a change over from typical college stories although we see a set of four young guys and two girls. Mass flavor is pervaded in this movie all together. Let us peep a little more into the details.
Babu (Nikhil) is an easy going irresponsible guy from a village called Kesavaram. He develops strife with his uncle and lands in Hyderabad to stay along with his 3 close friends. While one works in a software company, the other works as a security guard and the third one aspires to become a film director.
Babu stays with them and happens to meet a girl called Baby (Aksha), a medico, in a dramatic sequence. It goes without saying that Babu and Baby fall in love. On the other hand the owner's daughter (Monali) falls in love with the software guy in this friend's batch.
In an unforeseen situation the guy who dreams to become a director gets hospitalized. To save their friend from peril, the three friends attempt a bank robbery. They will be caught red handed and the situation turns different turn all together. What happens from then was made in the humorous way possible.
It has almost become a trend to sound the dialogues in Godavari slang these days. With that Nikhil's diction came close to that of Ravi Teja. Earlier in 'Ankith Pallavi and Friends' he appeared to have taken inspiration from Pawan Kalyan in some scenes. But now Ravi Teja appears to have inspired him hiding the originality. Yet, it's entertaining and didn't obstruct the flow.
New girl Aksha is ok but appeared to be older than Nikhil with wide face. She is ok with the performance that she delivered.
Ranadheer is ok but would have performed better in sentimental scenes. Monali has no big role to play but she too sufficed the requirement.
Dialogues and screenplay maintained the tempo better. The dialogue 'Aalochinchi cheyyadaaniki idi vyaaparam kaadu - Friendship' received good response in theaters. Music is average and the director would have extracted more from Mani Sharma. The first song 'Naake Istam' appeals masses while the rest are appealing for youth.
On a whole, it can be termed as an above average narration by the director. Had he worked better on some technical aspects, the film would have elevated better.
It is an attempt to project Nikhil in mass appealing role. There is a consistent transformation in Nikhil's movies from 'Happy Days' to 'Yuvatha'. Although the title and the posters sounded to be a college oriented flick, there are more mass elements in it than anything else. The screenplay is good but the director would have worked a bit more in some scenes where there needs more energy.
Keeping those technical aspects aside, the film appeals for mass audiences and the humor element also worked considerably well. On a whole it can be termed as an above average execution.
Although friendship element is attempted to be a highlight in the movie, the narration goes on the platforms of crime and action.
It's a movie for masses and those who can get entertained along with them. It's an entertained carved with in the 'set formula'.
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Banner: Sri Venkataramana Films
Cast: Uday Kiran, Krithi, Bob Antony, Chitram Srinu, Chalapathi Rao, Vijay, Sudha, Ahuti Prasad, Dharmavarapu,Narsing and others
Music: Anil Krishna
Cinematography: Ramesh Krishna
Director: K R K
Producer: Medikonda Amarchand Release date: November 07, 2008
A different love tale, the story begins with Karthik (Uday) who is about to commit suicide after getting blasted by his father (Chalapathi Rao) but then he turns up at home the next day with loads of cash. Karthik says that he got a job overseas but goes to Ooty and stays with his friends (Sreenu and Vijay). The story takes a new turn there as the entire town is after Indu (Kruthi) who does not love anyone. Karthik becomes the cupid for his friend since he likes her but then his nature, attitude and other aspects attract Indu more towards him and in no time she confesses her feelings to him. In the meantime, even Karthik starts feeling the same but then he turns her proposal down. Indu is heartbroken and returns to Hyderabad and when his friends ask him, Karthik reveals a flashback and according to that he enters into an agreement with Bhakta (Bob Antony) which makes him give his life whenever Bhakta wants it. In return, Karthik gets all the money to take care of his family and clear all problems. However, love takes over him and he comes to Hyderabad in search of Indu and finally meets her. What happens to his agreement with Bhakta? What is the suspense in the tale. Watch the film to get more.
The director has come up with an interesting plot and though the narrative was a bit weak, the presentation part was good. Dialogues were of standard, the songs were really melodious, camera could have been better given the locations, editing was fine. The script in a way was written well at few points and then it came down at few points. But the screenplay made up for any flaws. The other departments contributed in the best way possible. Uday Kiran has come up with a standard performance and though that strained expressions are still seen in him, he has improvised them now. Krithi looks cute and her dance moves are good, she has to work more on her emotional scenes though. Chitram Sreenu was hilarious along with Vijay, Ahuti Prasad was not utilized properly, the comeback of Bob Antony was a good feeling and he really looked elegant with his presence. Dharmavarapu did justice to his role and the others like Chalapati Rao, Sudha etc contributed as per requirement.
The concept of an agreement with life is something new and the twists and suspense involved is also interesting, however the first half of the movie took off on a rather light note with not much for the audience to connect. It is before the interval and the second half onwards that the real fever sets in and takes it to a decent climax without much confusion. The film will appeal a lot to the Uday Kiran fans and this is a different approach overall. The subject was interesting and if the execution was done in a more crisp and streamlined fashion, the film will no doubt get a success.