The film Maa Naanna Chiranjeevi is about the love between father and son and how the father goes all out to care for his son despite heavy odds.
The story is about an arrogant city bred girl Neelima and a simple villager Jagapathi Babu. Neelima has a big attitude and wants to get things done her way. Neelima marries Jagapathi Babu and is confident that she can mould him to dance to her tunes. She first makes him sell off his lands to invest in stocks. When the stock market goes bust, Jagapathi Babu loses all his money.
Neelmia then pesters Jagapathi Babu to invest in a software company in Hyderabad. He is reluctant but Neelima blackmails him on emotional grounds. This money too goes down the drain due to the recession. Jagapathi Babu is now a pauper and his wife leaves him. Their son Atulith chooses to stay with his dad instead of his mother.
Jgapathi Babu who is now unable to live in the village moves to the city. He takes up odd jobs in order to take care of his son. His struggles only bring him much closer to his son.
Jagapathi Babu faces several odds in his fight for providing a good education for his son. How he overcomes his obstacles and reaches his goal is the story. Jagapathi Babu’s wife too realizes her mistake and comes back to him making it a one happy family.
Maa Naanna Chiranjeevi is Jagapathi Babu show all the way. He excels as a caring father and a concerned husband. Jagapathi Babu proves with this film why he is so popular as a family man.
Master Atulith comes up with another impressive performance after Tulasi. He along with Jagapathi Babu makes the film interesting and moving. Neelima, Brahmanandam, Ali, MS Narayana, Telangana Shakunthala and others play out their parts as per the demands of the script. .
The bottom line:
Maa Naanna Chiranjeevi is a family drama set mostly between a father and son. The film clicks as the film is close to reality. The director manages to touch the chords of the audiences. The sentiment is heavy at times but the story is such that it is a must for making the film effective.
The film is a decent fare and a must watch for all those who love to watch family drams with a liberal dose of sentiment.