Film: OM SHANTI
    Rating: 2/5
    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
    Music: Ilayaraja
    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.

    Tollywoodandhra verdict: Good thought, poor execution

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