Director: Vara Mullapudi
Music: Rajiv Kurakula
Vara Mullapudi has come up with a good suspense thriller. The film is quite racy with a gripping screenplay which will make the audiences glued to the seats. The un-predictable sequences make the film even more watch able.
The story is about the conflict between tow protagonists – Allari Naresh and Rajeev kanakala. Kanakala is a young doctor who lives with his father, Kota srinivas rao. Kota srinivas rao’s character in this film is an alcoholic character and accordingly he creates nuisance every day and this makes Rajeev kanakala embarrassing daily. But his love towards his father never ends and grows day by day.
One day, Kota is admitted into the hospital following an accident and after some time of his admission he dies on the hospital bed. Rajeev learns that his father has not died of injuries in the accident, but has been under wrong medication which leads to his death.
Rajeev’s aim is to find out who the criminals are. Then enters the character of Allari Naresh, who is a young and newly married guy, who is also a cold blooded murderer. The Psychopathic Naresh reveals to Rajeev that, it was he who killed kota(Rajeev’s father) and as per the mutual agreement made in the train, in turn Rajeev must kill Allari Naresh’s wife Preeti Jhangiani.
What is the agreement between them and, why does Naresh decide to kill his wife preeti forms the rest of the story which has to be watched on the silver screen.
Rajeev kanakala and Allari naresh literally compete with each other, to come up with a better performance, Rajeev, who is senior to Naresh in terms of acting, as he has made his appearance almost 12 years back on small screen, gave his 100 percent to the film. His acting and expressions were much suitable, apt, and according to the sequence. He dominates the screen fro a major part of the first half.
Allari Naresh on the other hand has done a decent job this time. But his body language and the impression he has already made in the hearts of Telugu audience as a comedy hero, makes his serious role little bit un-digestible. Especially his serious role of a psychopath, who has a desire to kill his wife, makes us feel that he should have given more of his, for this role.
Kota Srinivas Rao as usual has made a mark in the film and especially his emotional scene on the hospital bed after the accident, ouches the hearts of the audience.
Preeti does not have much to do, but her costumes say a lot.
Ali as a sub inspector promises to do something big in the film. But his role is chopped when the Circle Inspector sends him on a one year leave term.
Music is average and is composed by Rajiv kurakula. The screen play of Chandrashekar is also good and the suspense element in the film is well maintained.
The film looks dragging in the second half of the film, when the suspense slowly gets un-wrapped. But at last it is well finished.
Vara Mullapudi pay his tribute to the great artist, cartoonist and director Bapu by showing his paintings and his photos in a song sequence. The friendship between Bapu and Vara’s father, Mullapudi Venkat is legendary.
On the whole, the present hit flavor is suspense which can be seen from the hits of MANTRA and ANASUYA. So this film will also settle in that genre and will be sure to run for almost 4-5 weeks.