Vijayadasami is no doubt a very appealing title. The audience would definitely think that they are going to have a superb family drama. But here, Samudra gives an out and out action flick smeared in mother-sister sentiment for the hero, with a dash of romance too. The entire first half is wasted to establish the hero. The second half has some pickup but to a regular climax. To cut the ice, it is scene to scene lift of Tamil blockbuster Sivakasi, which starred Vijay and Asin.
Devi (Vedika), the daughter of a rich businessman falls in love with him and its two way traffic later. At a crucial stage, the hero reveals his backdrop. “I am not an orphan,” is his outcry. To prove to his ladylove that he is a man wealth and name, he reaches his birthplace in Karimnagar. His elder brother Durgaprasad (Saikumar), the local MLA, is the culprit who sends away the hero during childhood, rules the roost. His mother lives a miserable life in a cowshed. The wicked brother is also responsible for the death of his father. Now, the hero takes on the responsibility of regaining the last glory to his mom and sister, besides punishing the villain.
Vedika is energetic, beautiful and glamorous. Jayasudha and Suman played the couple, while the latter played an agonized father without justice. Mounika (heroine of TV serial Radha-Madhu) played the sister to the hero with ease and naturally. Saikumar’s role is a highlight, but the audience will not get the right deal to their expectations. Rajan P. Dev, Lakshmipathi performed well in their limitations. Simran appeared as an item number, but not with sufficient oomph.
Screenplay is mediocre. Dialogues by Paruchuri Brothers are artistic. Some scenes reflecting the election mood are dramatic. Music is a big minus point. It played havoc with the audience ears resounding to high pitch while the characters are busy talking. The mix of background score and dialogue delivery resulted in big noise in the theatre. Cinematography is not impressive, but for some foreign locations. Stunts are a good watch. But too much of action might keep the family audience at bay. Comedy is not given its place here. Though you have Brahmanandam, he played a cinematic role without much relevance to the real life. .
Vijayadasami – Review by Rishi
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