Film: || Maro Charitra |
Cast: || Varun Sandesh, Anitha, Shraddha Das, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Pratap Pothan, Urvasi, Talai Vasal Vijay, Janaki, Naresh etc.
Music: || Micky J.Meyer |
Editing: || Marthand K.Venkatesh |
Producers: || Dil Raju, Sirish, Lakshman |
Cinematography & Direction: || Ravi Yadav |
Banner: || Matinee Entertainments|
Story: Balu(Varun Sandesh) is a US grown up lad, who develops hatred for higher studies, though his father(Pratap Pothan) always compels him to continue his education. Balu falls in love with Swapna(Anitha), his neighbor, who comes from remote village of Andhra Pradesh to US. She is a bubbly and fun loving girl, and she too woos him. However, their parents do not consent their marriage. Later, the lovers and their parents come to an understanding with a condition that both the lovers should stay separate for one year, and there should not be any kind of communication between them in the prescribed period. Balu goes to New York, and engages himself as a techie in a firm. But things go wrong when Swapna is suspected to marry her brother-in -law(Vijay). Unable to bear the deep agony, Balu starts loving another girl(Shraddha Das). What happens after one year? Will the separated couple be united again? What about Balu's second love? Watch it on the big screen.
Varun Sandesh: His performance and looks are decent. He needs to build his body as he appears very lean on the screen. His American accent is good.
Anitha: She is the biggest minus point of this movie. It is wonder how the makers had chosen this girl as the heroine because she has no talent at all. She has one similarity with old Maro Charitra's heroine Saritha. That is, both are non glamorous heroines. But the difference is that, Saritha is superb actress as well as a great dubbing artist. However, this heroine is just nothing in all the aspects.
Shraddha Das: She did a supporting actress role and did her best. Incidentally, she too lost her charm comparing with her previous movies like Diary, Aarya-2 etc.
Others: Pratap Pothan, Urvasi did a nice job; especially Urvasi's performance is excellent. She received audience applause many times with her innocent rural area's slang. Villain role was played by Tamil actor Talai Vasal Vijay. His role is adequate.
Song #1(Ye theega Poovunu):
A remix of old Maro Charitra, shot near the beautiful Nayagara water falls. As far as the audio is concerned, it is a poor composition by Micky.
Song #2(We don't care): A fast beat song shot between hero and heroine. A good composition.
Song #3(Prema Prema): Another duet song. Nayagara falls are seen once again and a desert too. Excellent locations. Nice to look at.
Song #4(Ninnu nannu):
The best melodious song of this audio. A montage song. Good picturization.
Song #5(Ye theega): Repeat song. Average.
Song #6(Bhale bhale magadivoi): A remix of old Maro Charitra song. It is a poor remix and very poor picturization.
Cinematography, Screenplay and Direction:
All these departments were taken up by the director Ravi Yadav. Cinematography is excellent. He made use of beautiful scenery of Nayagara water falls, US and Canada. But what happened to him in doing screen play and direction? Very slow narration is noticed from start to end of the movie. In the old movie, lively performances of Kamal Hasan and Saritha were seen. Here that feel is missing. All the actors acted like machines. No liveliness in their faces. Director needs lot of improvement in direction department.
Music: Micky has to change his style of music immediately. All his songs are seemed to be monotonous with same kind of composition. Overall, on scale basis, his music in this film stands above average. However, we should not compare its music with old Maro Charitra, because that was one of the all time great music.
1. Vaalladi mutton family, manadi madi kattukune family(Hero's mother to hero)
2. Kashtanni ishtapadithe, kashtam anipinchadu(Hero to Shraddha Das)
3. Adakkundane annee isthadu devudu, cheppakundane annee theesukupothadu kadammaa(Kota to Shraddha Das)
1. Good locations
Bottom Line: A doctor's prescription to the patient who suffers from headache watching this Maro Charitra is, "Watch old Maro Charitra..You will be fine."