Film: OM SHANTI
Banner: Three Angels Studio
Cast: Madhavan, Navadeep, Nikhil, Kajal Agarwal, Aditi Sharma, Bindu Madhavi, Murali Mohan, Ravi Kale, Sunil, Pragathi, Raghu Babu, Siva Reddy and others
Cinematography: Jai Vincent
Director: Chaitanya Dantuluri
Producer: Seshu Priyanka Chalasani
Release date: 12/01/2010
A tale of different people, the story is about different characters- Meghana (Kajal) believes in doing everything differently, she always wants variety and the only person who can give her the correct direction in this is RJ Maddy (madhavan), there is Anand (navadeep) who has been trying hard to get married and finally he meets the girl of his dreams Anjali (aditi). Then there is Noori (bindu) whose wedding gets fixed with an army officer and she is waiting for him. But then, there is Noori's brother Baba who is a bomb expert. He gets an assignment from terrorists to make bombs that will blow up Hyderabad. Also, there is Teja (nikhil) whose only aim in life is to become like hero Ravi Teja. All of them have their own stories but at one point their paths cross each other. How does that happen and what are the changes they see in their life forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with a good thought but then he failed to conceive it on the screen in the right manner. The presentation was okay but the narrative was haphazard. The dialogues were good at places, the script was weak and the screenplay was erratic. Background score was a letdown and not much in songs either. Cinematography was good at few places. Editing was okay. Costumes were good, art department was nice. Navadeep did justice to his role, Kajal Agarwal was alright, she looked sexy in one song, Aditi Sharma was neat, Nikhil was vibrant as usual, Bindu Madhavi was brief, Madhavan was a surprise package, he looked good, Murali Mohan was brief, Sunil managed few smiles, Pragathi was regular, the others didn't have much to offer.
Getting too many characters and that too with different backdrops tends to create a discontinuity. The concentration of the audience is diverted and they wont be able to connect the with the story at any point. While the first half goes about with the introduction of the characters and their stories, the second half shows the twists in their lives. The climax was disappointing and confusing. Overall, the film was good in technical values but execution of the plot was very poor. The film will need strong publicity if it has to click at the box office.
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Cast: Jr NTR, Nayantara, Sheela, MS Narayana, Brahmanandam, Tanikella Bhrani, RajYA Lakshmi, Raghu Babu etc
Editing: Goutam Raj
Fights: Ram Laxman
Story: Kona Venkat
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Lyricst: Chandra Bose
Producers: Vamsi Mohan and Kodali Nani
Screenplay, Direction: VV Vinayak
Released On: 13th Jan 2010
The movie ‘Adhurs’ has been in current affairs due to the Telangana agitators and that resulted in huge openings for the movie. It became Herculean task for many fans to get tickets at box office price across the state. Theatres were gushed with film lovers since dawn on ‘Bhogi’ day.
It’s a story that runs on no suspense but humor. Like in many old movies, the twin brothers get separated at the time of birth. A Brahmin lady loses her child just a few minutes after his birth. The news first comes to the notice of an old woman in the family and she secretly replaces the dead-infant with a healthy baby from adjacent mother who delivers twins.
The adjacent mother leaves the hospital with single child assuming the other one died. Thus one boy grows up in Brahmin family as Chari (Jr NTR) and another grows up at his mother as Narsimha (Jr NTR).
While Chari is orthodox in speech, act and thought..Narasimha is rugged in every way. How these two brothers unite forms the climax. Chandrakala (Nayantara) pairs up with Chari and another cosmo-girl (Sheela) becomes the love interest of Narasimha.
Jr NTR lives up to the expectations in everything. He brought many laughs in theaters with his Brahmin character and hilarious characterization. Narasimha part is quite routine. His dances took away the breath of audiences. Especially his steps in ‘pilla na valla kaadu’ received once-mores in theatres. But the costumes part is very weak. Why did he put on jackets in every scene? That’s not understood.
Nayantara is slim and sleek while Sheela looted young hearts with glowing skin and sensuous garments. Nothing more is left for heroines than this to discuss.
Brahmanandam is ok as Bhattu but more is expected from him in last 30 minutes as well. The film would have brought better feel with that. Raghu Babu is good and MS Narayana is better. Tanikella Bharani aptly grooved in Brahmin’s role.
* Kondavalasa (in Amitabh Bachchan get up) as hero in Chakkera Takkuva (Cheeni Kum remake) brought laughs.
* ‘Maa Baava Kallallo Aanandam Choodali’ dialogue of Ananth also brought hilarious attention.
* The change of lyrics from ‘Where is that Panche Kattu, where is that pilaka juttu, where is that niluvu bottu…Chaari’ to ‘where is that panche kattu, where is that paatha bike, where is that old look…Chaari..’ is not good but should be accepted due to Censor reasons.
* VV Vinayak appears in a single frame in the song ‘Sambho Siva Sambho…’and that resulted in loud whistles and shouts in theatres.
* NTR’s dances stood on the top.
* Brahmanandam’s comedy as lover to Nayanatara impresses.
* Bad guy Mahesh Manjrekar also tried to make people laugh to some extent in the role of big Don.
* All songs are good visual treats.
* Sayaji Shinde’s character is half baked. Audiences didn’t understand if he were a positive or negative character. On a whole, the characterization graph is not complete.
* Climax is trash with senseless weapon theme. No one understood the logic and possibility of such a weapon that appears from air!!!
Well, coming into the analysis part, it’s a ‘King’ kind of narration but action dominated comedy. Audiences got vexed up watching sentiment and violence in this type of story line, but prefer it when blended with loads of comedy. Although attempts are made with the characters like Bhattu (Brahmanandam) and Atma (MS Narayana), the dose isn’t sufficient. The requirement is certainly more.
First half brings an average feel while the second half breezes little better with more comedians. But the climax is predictable and abrupt. That is very well within the expected limits of common audiences. What marred the movie from attaining greater heights is only the weapon-episode and climax part.
On a whole, it’s a treat for movie lovers as NTR appeared on screen after a very long gap.
Bottom Line: Watch it for NTR’s dances and his hilarious Brahminic performance.