There are those who work within the given model of films (songs, larger than life and all that) and still manage to produce films that have something to say, something provoking, something beautiful. Coming down the ladder of intellect there are a few who do not know the first thing about films and yet manage to get by with their rooted wit and a simple understanding of how the industry works (collaborate with technicians that can deliver irrespective of the your own technical ignorance). And the place where most of ours belong is way down in the filth of unoriginal, uninspired and gimmicky idolizers.
Talked about this hierarchy a few times in the past, but, every time I see a film by one from the filth, the first vibe I get about how comfortable these fuckers are with their lives just kills all the excitement the large empty screen promises me. The hellish opening of a popular actor (it was Hero Sunil) giving his voice over introducing the characters of the humble family with the one outcast (the rebel, the fighter, the lover, the dancer and the one with the funniest lines all rolled into one).
Surender Reddy is one of the most unhumorous, unoriginal poser for a director. I cannot stand any of his sensibilities - his unidimensional characters used as a pathetic excuse for prolonged and predictable punch line episodes, his outdated family drama plot lines coupled with his ugly sense of action choreography and most of all the fact that he thinks of himself as someone with a style about his craft.
Ram (Shyam) and Laskhman aka Lucky(Arjun) are the traditional extremes of masala, one’s into academics and the other likes Telugu films and can do anything he puts his mind to. Their mother really wishes that the two of them would get along but as the years progress Ram becomes the less attractive serious sibling and Lucky gets to wear designer clothes and have popular comedians for friends. The villain - a rowdy sheeter trying to get a party’s ticket for the next election. He kills one of Ram’s police friends who’s got all the evidence to convict him in court and now Ram wants to finish the job in honor of his friend’s ambition. There was the anorexic Hasan who had about 3 scenes and an equal number of songs, Prakash Raj playing her dad, who had a couple of abrupt scenes and a scene here, a scene there for all the comedians and supporting cast that money can buy.
Arjun’s decent comic timing on a few occasions and Brahmanandam who takes the film by storm towards the end are the only stand outs. A generation going through such an amateur mainstream experience is very dangerous, a future of fools, scares the shit out of me.view less