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Sekhar Kammula’s ‘Leader’ with RaNa (son of D Suresh Babu and grandson of D Ramanaidu) is under brisk progress. ‘Ananda Thandavam’ fame Rukhmini was booked as heroine of the film. But now it is learnt that Priya Anand (USA), who is fluent in Telugu and Tamil, along with yet another new heroine by name Richa is going to make her mark through this film. AVM Productions is producing the film.
Rating : 2.75/5
Banner : Sun Pictures & AVM Productions
Cast : Suriya, Prabhu, Tamannah, Renuka, Akashdeep Saigal, Jagan, Ponvannan, Karunaas Others and Others
Music : Harris Jeyaraj
Cinematography : M S Prabhu
Producer: M. Saravanan, M.S. Guhan, Aruna Guhan, Aparna Guhan
Director: K.V. Anand
Released Date: May 01, 2009
A tale of revenge, the story begins with Deva (Suriya) who is a post graduate and unlike others trying for a government job, he is busy working for Das (Prabhu) who is a smuggler. They have a rival in the form of Kamalesh (Akashdeep) who does not hesitate to go to any extent to make the duo's life miserable. Meanwhile, Deva falls in love with Yamuna (Tamannah), sister of Chitti (Jagan) who works for Das. The story takes a turn when a raid occurs and Deva realizes that iti s someone from their own close circle who did that. Meanwhile, Kamalesh decides to take a short cut and he gets Chitti killed and due to a twist of events, even Das gets killed. Enraged by this, Deva decides to put an end to Kamalesh and his business. How he does that forms the rest of the story.
The director came up with a routine storyline but the strength lied in its presentation and narrative. The dialogues were sensible, the script was written without flaws and the screenplay was remarkable. Harris Jayaraj was not his usual best but the songs were okay. M S Prabhu's cinematography deserves special mention as he has not let down his mentor. The real hero of the movie is the editor who came up with some really slick work. Costumes were exemplary and the art department was neat, special appreciations to the stunts department for their breathtaking sequences. The film belongs to Suriya completely as he is the life and soul of it. He has come up with some real good stunts and was quite expressive, Tamannah was beautiful and though her role was quite brief she made her presence felt, Prabhu was graceful, Akashdeep was evil enough, Jagan was above average and Karunaas was average, Renuka did her bit upto the standard.
The film has nothing to offer in terms of novelty or variety and also the length at which the movie has been made tests the audience patience a bit. While the first half goes about with the regular violence and romance, the second half somehow lost the full tempo but overall it is a pacy thriller. The film has got high technical values and some soul stirring performance by Suriya, though the content part is weak, the makers have managed to keep the audience busy with impressive works. The film has got the perfect formula for being a commercial movie and so the mass and youth audience will be appealed. The length could have been curtailed a bit.
Verdict : Above average but lengthy!!!
Rating : 2.5/5
Banner : Vaishnavi Cinema
Cast : Balakrishna, Priyamani, Ranganath, Pradeep Rawath, Chandramohan, Deepak, Krishna Bhagawan, Balaiah, Brahmanandam, Hema, Chalapathi Rao Others and Others
Music : Mani Sharma
Cinematography : Balamurugan
Producer: Sivalenka Krishna Prasad
Released Date: May 01, 2009
An emotional tale, the story begins in the backdrop of Malaysia where Indu (Priyamani) is studying and she is on the lookout for a man who has a particular horoscope since she has a 'dosham' in it. Apparently, the man who marries her would die in one month and Indu wants to marry Madhu (Deepak) after that. She finds her solution in the form of Aditya (Balakrishna) who is waiting for death to come to him. She tries, woos and finally manages to win his heart and both of them get married. However, in India, her father Sai Krishna (Ranganath) does not approve of this and ill treats Aditya. He also develops enmity with the minister Muni Swamy (Pradeep) who decides to ruin him. In between all this, Indu starts developing feelings for Aditya but then he has a tragic past that is discovered later. What happens after that? This must be watched in the theatres.
The director has come up with a normal storyline but then the presentation was neat whereas the narrative could have been better. The dialogues were average, the script was written with few flaws and the screenplay was apt. The music department was impressive and three songs can be taken home while cinematography was also neat. Editing did its job with standard and costumes were trendy. The locations were well chosen and other departments need no mention here. Balakrishna has come up in a rather different image makeover and instead of being his fiery self, he was rather self contained and passive. Priyamani was hot as usual but looked more attractive in Sarees and traditional outfits. Pradeep Rawat was evil as usual, Chandramohan was a surprise, Brahmanandam managed few laughs, Ranganath was graceful, Balaiah looked elegant, Krishna Bhagawan made his presence felt, Deepak was handsome and he did justice to his role. The others did their bit as per the standard.
The film is more of an emotional treat and though the first half was quite mild, things begin to change during the second half and there is a momentum. However, the climax was quite normal and there was nothing special to cause an impact. The makers could have utilized the first half in a better way to create some excitement and also Balayya's character could have been etched in a much stronger way which did not happen. The film will appeal to the masses and the family audience to an extent.
Verdict : Sentimental treat, can be watched once
source : bharatstudent.com