The film belongs to the genre of family drama. Victory Venkatesh had been showing a willing preference to act in films predominantly dealing with transactional tensions in a family. What more, the ‘family films’ of Venkatesh proved to be crowd pleasing. After ‘Laxmi’ comes this latest Venky film.
The hero is a motherless child who has to endure an ambience devoid of affection. To add to his misery, he remains unemployed. Though being jobless is not of his own making, he has to bear the brunt of anger and ridicule of his father (Kota Srinivasa Rao). The Hero finally lands a job with a software company and gets infatuated with the Trainer(Trisha) because of her friendly disposition. The hero, without the experience of motherly love, is bowled over with the trainer and falls deeply in love with her. He is totally dejected when she rejects his proposal. He is again seized by helpless despair. More as a way to combat his dark moods, he goes to attend the marriage of his friend(Sri Ram) where the bride to be is Trisha. There are certain minor issues that create a major misunderstanding between the hero and heroine as well as among the family members. The events leading to clear the hurdles so that the hero successfully wins the heart of his lady love forms the final part of the film.
The character of the hero is such that he is considered a ‘failure’ by his father as his friends and pears are in better positions. Venkatesh is successful in showing control over the negative emotions of being unemployed and dealing with the peer pressure. The comedy track gives an opportunity to the role of hero to balance opposite emotions. Being a family drama, without the demands of extreme emotions, Venkatesh acquits himself well with a decent and dignified performance.
Trisha too has ample opportunity to show her histrionics, instead of just running around in duets. Sri Ram, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Viswanath and Sunil performed well within the dynamics of the unfolding drama. ‘Colours’ Swathi is at her best in the comedy interludes.
Being a family drama, most of the situations in the script gives a feeling of seen-them-somewhere. But then that is both the strength and weakness of this genre of films. The narration speed is slightly slow, as the director wanted the focus on the emotional travails of the hero. The comedy scenes balance the emotional scenes.
Since the basic theme and plot do not have either extreme characters or acute situations, the dialogues were sufficient for communication between the characters and conveying the essence to the audience. No attempt has been made by the writer to fall for the temptation of being clapped for punch lines.
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja is quite adequate and reflects the mood of the situations. The songs may not be chartbusters, but create proper relief to the audience and aptly connect the scenic order.
The director handled the scenes well. Emotional scenes are dealt with maturity without being degenerating into melodrama.
With a rating of 3.5 out of 5, this film can be a summer treat for the entire family.