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Presented by: Bibo Srinivas
Cast : Rana Daggubati, Nayantara, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivas Rao, Posani Krishna Murali, L B Sriram, Raghu Babu, Milind Gunaji, Satyam Rajesh, Hema and others
Script Consultant: Venkatesh Chakravarthy
Lyrics: Sirivennela Seeta Rama Sastry, E S Murthy, Sai Madhav
Dialogues: Sai Madhav Burra
Editing: Sravan k
Cinematography: Gnana Sekhar V S
Producers: Y Rajeev Reddy, Sai Babu Jagarlamudi
Story-Screenplay-Direction: Krish(Jagarlamudi Radhakrishna)
CBFC rating: ‘U/A’
Release Date: 30-11-2012
B.Tech Babu(Rana) wants to go to US for higher studies and good earning, Rana does some key roles in the dramas with his grandfather(Kota Srinivasa Rao) who is member of Surabhi Drama Company. His grandfather is against to his wish. Babu wants to perform lastly in a drama “Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum” written by his grandfather in Bellary. Devika(Nayanatara) is Tv journalist who comes to Bellary to shoot a documentary on mining mafia. What happens after that? What changes babu and what he learns in his journey is what the movie is about.
Rana is good and he performed well. His muscular body and expressions overshadowed his performance in crucial scenes, his expressions are hardly visible in emotional scenes. Nayana tara suited to the role of TV Reporter. Kota Srinivasa Rao, Milind Gunaji, Murali Sharma, Posani are okay. L.B.Sriram sparkled once again in a brief role. Brahmanandam delivered poor show. The remaining supporting cast are okay. Music by Manisharma is fantastic. The technical departments Cinematography, Editing score good marks. The Story is good. The screenplay is racy in the second half. The Direction is good in parts.
Krish’s much-anticipated follow-up to his ‘Gamyam’ and ‘Vedam’ features Rana Daggubati as B Tech Babu and Nayantara as Devika, a documentary filmmaker. Rana is good, he has given decent performance and in action sequences he is too good. Nayanatara suited to the role. she dubbed her own voice for the first time in Telugu and she is okay. The chemistry between the lead pair is okay. There aren’t much scenes to depict that.
Kota Srinivas rao is good, he was restricted to only a couple of scenes. Posani Krishna Murali is good as cab driver and he evokes some laughs. Brahmanandam have been wasted. Raghu babu and Satyam Rajesh are okay in their roles. Murali sharma is okay. Milind Gunaji suited to the role of antagonist. L.B.Sriram once again tops the others in a brief role in the second half. He delivered good performance. Venkatesh-Rana shared silver screen for the first time (though it’s for few minutes) with Sameera Reddy in an item song and the response in the theaters is huge.
Cinematography is okay. Art work and editing are neat. Music by Manisharma is fantastic , he has come up with some soulful tunes supported by good lyrics. Manisharma once again proved that he is best in BGM. The background score is fantastic. Lyrics by Sirivennela and ES Murthy are good. The story is good and has a lot of potential. The screenplay is also engaging in parts but the Direction could have been better. There are some scenes which appeared dragged. The Dialogues are good in most of the places. The dialogues have deep philosophical insight. The dialogues are big asset to the movie.
The director should first decide on which pattern and mode to proceed. The characters and the roles of the protagonist and antagonists are not properly etched. If the movie have been taken in the artistic way it could have turned into a master piece by showing the struggle and pain of the villagers who lost their land, children and food.. The unnecessary inclusion of so called mass elements and the ups and downs in the graph effected the flow of the movie. Some scenes appeared forced and artificial. The personal grudge and the public frustration/anguish weren’t well balanced towards the end. Krish failed at places in blending the mass elements to a classical and subtle treatment.
Rana has put a lot of effort and it’s evident, He tried his best in the diction of Dialogues in the Drama sequences. All the songs are well picturised. The item song in the Second half is a pop-up. The Climax get-up as Lord Narasimha Swamy in the song just before the climax is very good; for the common mass movie lovers it’s hard to bear the typical Drama sequences which may bore them.
The first half is okay(even though nothing much happens) and the second half is just okay(with good climax). Krish should definitely be commended for the effort made to portray the essence of Bhagavad-Gita; the movie has a subtle message and is thought provoking. The movie surely gets good reviews from intellects but it’s commercial success solely depends on how it fares at the B,C Centers. How family Audience receive this flick is awaited.
Plus: Music, Dialogues, Performances
Minus: Slow beginning, Comedy, drama scenes,Artificial scenes
Verdict: Decent Attempt, Krish tried to narrate a serious issue in a commercial way and succeeded to some extent