A film by a director who once enjoyed a cult following. And like most of his counterparts from the late 80s his luster had worn because of stagnancy in his way of work.
Again, the film kicks off with the Godavari as the backcloth where an excited dad and mom are awaiting their son’s return from the US of A. The son (Avasarala Srinivas) is someone who had lost interest in India and criticizes everything about it (but portrayed too cinematically, just like in the films of the late 80s). Allari Naresh is the driver of this family who had been placed there by the family’s long trusted friend (Kondavarapu Lakshman Rao).
The son doesn’t show any interest in marrying the daughter of Lakshman Rao (which was planned long ago) and decides to marry the daughter of Hyderabad’s ‘Jailer Rao’ (Ahuthi Prasad). Rao is wealthy man waiting for an American son-in-law. But, the male fiancée decides to spend at least ten days with the ‘future in laws’ to okay the girl. And also decides to present Naresh as the American return and disguises himself like the driver to get a clearer perspective of the family.
If it’s been quite a while since you’ve seen a Vamsi film, you might enjoy the initial part of the film. The Vamsi edit, his re-recording and his exaggerated portrayal of the Godavari people was refreshing.
What’s loses the interest?
The entire burden of the film is put on the sole point of Naresh and Srinivas interchanging roles.
Except for a few well timed gigs, the rest of the film was lacking originality in humor and it might take you more than 2 hours to complete the first half.
Naresh brings in his exciting self to the screen and remains to be the major entertainer.
I was really looking forward to the second film of the second Ashta-Chamma boy, but, disappointingly Srinivas didn’t have much to do as there were Ahuthi Prasad and a parallel track of MS Narayana and Krishna Bhagvan to eat away screen time.
But, both Naresh and Srinivas were quick to the task of adapting the Vamsi cut and performed well to keep the film alive.
The film definitely had enjoyable moments. But, the drab songs and humor going wrong on most occasions never totally interests you.
Chaala konchem sepu Saradaaga undi (the fun was a little less than a ‘little while’).