Banner: Manchu Entertainments
Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Manchu Manoj, Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna, Deekshaseth and others
Dialogues: Lakshmi Bhupal
Music: Bobo Shasi
Producer: Lakshmi Manchu
Story-Screenplay-Direction: Shekar Raja
CBFC rating: U/A
Release date: 27-07-2012
Narasimha Rayudu is the heir of Gandharva Mahal. He marries his sister to his relative Bhoopathi (Sonu Sood). And after the marriage, he gifts half of his wealth and the Mahal to his sister. Bhoopathi is already in love with Amruthavalli (Lakshmi Prasanna) the daughter of a prostitute, He kills his wife and gets ready to marry Amruthavalli. Narasimha Rayudu tries to stop it and in the process kills Bhoopathi and gets killed. Prabhu is the son of Narasimha Rayudu. He tries to marry her daughter to a young lad and gives the Mahal to the groom as dowry. Bhoopathi’s soul lives in the Mahal and tries to stop the marriage. His evil intent is not to allow any marriage in the mahal except his. Finally, Narasimha Rayudu’s soul enters the body of Manchu Manoj, the son of his loyal servant and save his Mahal and family.
Manchu Manoj had delivered a good performance through out the movie. The different getups shown in the movie are misleading. All of them come in a song. He matured himself as an actor. His facial expressions are good and diction is improved.
Nandamuri Balakrishna is the show stealer in the entire movie. He virtually lived in the role. His histrionics are composed and dialogue delivery is at its best. No present day actor can do justice for the role. His make up and styling is too good. Take bow Balayya!. But sadly, he is underused.
Manchu Lakshmi has a brief role in the movie. Her make up in the biragi role is not up to the mark. Her performance in the climax is brilliant. Sonu Sood is good in his little role
Deekshaseth and Prachi Bora have no screen space. Prabhu, Bhanu Chander, Sai Kumar and others are okay.
Director Shekar Raja is the culprit in the entire fiasco. He got a decent subject in hand but failed to narrate it perfectly. The movie is a kind of story which needs a gripping narration which is totally absent. He is lucky enough to get his debut with a big star like Balayya and in big banner like Manchu Entertainments but he failed to encash the opportunities.
Songs by Bobo Sasi is a let down except Anuragame Harathulayya, no song is well picturized. The first song of the movie should be removed immediately or else families and ladies will walk out midway. Back ground score by Chinna is good. MR Varma editing is not up to the mark. Rajashekar’s cinematography is good. Lakshmi Bhupal’s dialogues are total let down. Balayya who is a king in dialogue delivery did not get any good dialogue.
The first half of the movie is okay and second half is good in parts. Performances by the lead roles especially Balakrishna are awesome. But the movie did not have a proper narration to bind the audience to their seats. All in all, good effort but not so good output. Watch it to kill the time in the weekend.
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