Punchline: dream comes alive
Banner: Sree Sahasya Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Cast: Skanda, Kalyanee, Sachin Khedekar, Venu Madhav, Brahmanandam, Krishna Bhagawan, Ravi Prakash, Fish Venkat, Melkote, Apoorva, Dr. Bharat, Master Bharat etc
Music: Thaman S
Cinematography: Dasaradhi Sivendra
Editing: Marthand k Venkatesh
Story - screenplay - direction: Raaj Adithya
Producer: Dinesh Kumar
Release date: 21 March 2009
malli malli Nandu (Skanda), an unemployed graduate stays in an apartment in Hyderabad. He has to support his family members who stay in a village. One day he wakes up and realizes that he is being treated badly by people around him. He fails in a job interview. He is about to attempt suicide when somebody approaches him with a tempting offer. He has to kill a noble person called Satya (Sachin Khedekar) and as a favor he will get enough money to solve all his monetory problems. That is when he wakes up and realizes that whatever he has experienced so far was a long dream that lasted for a day. After waking up, he notices that the entire sequence in his dream is repeating in his real life. The rest of the story is all about how he uses that data from his dream to win over his lady love (Kalyanee) and save Satya from a killer.
sontha vooru New actor Skanda is adequate as the main lead. He looks like a slimmer version of Uday Kiran with his cute looks. But a guy with under-dog looks (like Ravi Krishna in 7G Brindavan Colony) would have added some zing to this character. Kalyanee is good as the leading lady. Sachin Khedekar is nice. The guy who dubs for Suman dubbed for Sachin. Master Bharat is partly entertaining.
malli malliStory - screenplay - direction: The story and narrative pattern is inspired by the Hollywood flick ‘If Only’ (2004). ‘If Only’ deals with a guy using the opportunity of what he has seen in dream to make sure that he takes care of girl friend well. It was essentially a love story. Director Raj Aditya used that film to make it a thriller by adding action element of a murder mystery. There is no grip in the screenplay and direction should have been better. The director used the padding of comedians in entertain the crowds, but the comedy is not up to the mark.
sontha vooruOther departments: Music of the film by Thaman S is good. Dialogues are adequate. Cinematography by Dasaradhi Sivendra is very good. Editing is adequate. Production values by Sree Sahasya Entertainment Pvt Ltd are good.
malli malli Analysis:
First half of the film is adequate. The second half is boring as it becomes repetitive. There is an interesting twist towards the climax. The plus point of the film is story concept. The negative points are insufficient screenplay and lack of gripping narration. There are two suicide attempts and one suicide in this film. Ironically, the director who wanted to discourage the depressed youth from attempting suicide finally succumbed to death by committing it on the release day of this film. On a whole, Malli Malli disappoints.
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Kotha Bangaru Lokam Copied Scenes
Punchline: Of Death, sex & SEZ
Banner: Sravya Films
Cast: Raja, Tirtha, LB Sreeram, Tanikella Bharani, JP, Jeeva, Rallapalli, Swati etc
Music: Saketh Sairam
Cinematography: Sabu James
Editing: Sri Gruha
Story - dialogues : LB Sriram, Nagaraju Gandham & Sunil Kumar Reddy
Screenplay - direction: Sunil Kumar Reddy
Producer: Y Ravindra Babu & Kishori Basireddy
Release date: 21 March 2009
sontha vooru Rudraswamy (LB Sriram) is an undertaker (kaati kapari) in a small village. Devudu (Tanikella Bharani) is an educated elder who is regarded as a leader of the village. When the Government approaches him to convince the villagers to sell their lands and properties as it is coming up with SEZ, Devudu convinces everybody to sell. The rest of the story is all about what happens when Rudraswamy realizes that Devudu has erred. There is also a plot of a limping poor boy (Raja) falling in love with the only prostitute (Tirtha) of the village.
sontha vooruLB Sriram does the best role of in his career – Rudraswamy in an extremely convincing manner. Deeper philosophical dialogues aid him to make his character click. Tirtha comes up with a top-notch performance as a prostitute. Raja is very good as a limping innocent man. However, his diction and dialogue delivery didn’t match the characterization. Tanikella Bhrani is excellent in the scene where he explains the fruits of development to village men (before interval). Swati is good as the daughter of LB Sriram. Jeeva, JP and others are adequate.
sontha vooruStory - screenplay - direction: Story of the film is good. But screenplay is inadequate. Direction is adequate in parts. Though some of the scenes are well-handled, there is no holistic perspective to direction. The movie has some interesting scenes and some clichéd and boring episodes.
sontha vooruOther departments: Dialogues in this film are excellent. Some of the dialogues are deeply philosophical. There is one interesting dialogue coming up every 10 minutes in this film. The team of dialogue writers (Nagaraju Gandham, LB Sreeram & Sunil Kumar Reddy) should get a lot of credit. Songs of the film seem to be inspired from the melodies of 70’s. Background music
is mediocre at the best. Cinematography is neat
sontha vooru Analysis:
First half of the film is uninteresting because entire first half is devoted in establishing the three important characters. The real story involving SEZ starts only in the interval. The final parts of the film are convincingly done. The plus points of Sontha Vooru are writing (story and dialogues) and performances (LB Sriram & Tirtha). The negative points are slow narration and inadequate screenplay. There are a few raw scenes and raw dialogues (involving prostitute) in the film. This film is an out and out art film with not even a single commercial element. Though it would bomb at box office a big time, Sontha Vooru has ample elements to get a few awards.
Kantha Rao is no more
TK Kantha Rao (86) – one of the greatest heroes of folklore yore in Telugu cinema – passed away on the night of 22 March. He has been suffering from lungs cancer for the past few months. He was being treated in Yasodha hospital for the past four days. He was born in Gudibanda (Nalgonda district) on 16 November 1923. He made his debut in films with HM Reddy’s film Nirdoshi with a small role. His first film as hero was Pratigna. His films in the direction of Vithalacharya were big commercial hits and earned him the coveted tag ‘Janapada Brahma’. He also won national award for his work in Lavakusa film. He acted in more than 400 films so far. The Government of Andhra Pradesh felicitated him with Raghupati Venkaiah award in 2000. Though a great and successful actor, TL Kantharao was plagued with financial problems in the last few decades due to his lack of financial planning when he was a big hero. May his soul rest in peace.
Kalavaramaye songs in Munnar
The shooting part of Colors Swati latest film Kalavaramaye Madilo is complete. The unit is shooting songs in Munnar, Kerala now. Swati is doing the role of a singer and this film has a musical backdrop. Shooting of songs will be completed by 15 April. Vikram Gokhale is doing an important role. Kamal Kamaraju plays male lead. Satish Kasetty directs this film. Mohan Vadlapatla is the producer.
Sneha Geetam music on 5 April
Talkie of Madhura Sridhar Reddy’s debut film Sneha Geetam is complete. Sandeep, Venky, Chaitanya Krishna, Riya, Sreya, Dhanvantari and Suhani are playing main leads. Krishnudu and Soumya are doing important roles. Lagadapati Sridhar produces this film. Music of Sneha Geetam will be launched on 5 April.
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