Cast: Nagarjuna, Sneha, Baby
Annie, Swetha Menon, Pradeep Rawat, Mukhesh Rishi, Ajay,Supreet, Nasser, Ravi Kale, and others.
Music: M.M. Keeravani
Cinematography: Shyam K.Naidu, Anil Bhandari and Poorna
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Story, Screen Play And Direction: V.Vijayendra
Banner: Annapurna Studios
Story: The story begins
with Lakshmamma along with her infant child Mallamma (baby Annie) chased by Razakars,
who are about to kill Lakshmamma. Predicting the
threat of death of her baby, she leaves her in a boat in a river. Later Lakshmamma gets killed by Razakars
and Mallamma is saved and brought up by Sambayya, an old man of the village, Nelakonda Palli. Mallamma attains the age of around 10 years and is
interested in singing. This is irked by Dorasani (Swetha Menon) of that village.
She makes a few attempts to kill Mallamma. But Mallamma gets escaped every time luckily. Later, Mallamma knows that her father is none other than Rajanna (Nagarjuna), the great
patriot and the savior of her village from Razakars.
Now, Mallamma decides to save her village from the
clutches of Dorasani. To achieve her goal, she decides
to go to Delhi to meet the Prime
Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Can the poor little girl achieve her target? Watch
it on the big screen.
Nagarjuna's performance as a ferocious patriot is
simply mind boggling. His dialogues before the Britishers
and the other fight sequences are emotional, energetic and patriotic. Some
years ago he acted in the film 'Azad', in which his
role has patriotism partially. However, this is a full-fledged patriotic role
for him. This role undoubtedly stands as one of the best in Nagarjuna's career and he is due to get many awards for this
Annie played the key role in this movie. Entire story of the first one hour runs
around her and Nagarjuna is not seen in that time.
She had done a marvelous job. Her expressions in most of the scenes make us to
feel pity on her. Many times your eyes may get filled with tears because of her
acting skills and also because of the depth of the emotional quotient in the
story. Sneha was seen as the wife of Nagarjuna. She was adequate. Swetha
Menon, as a lady villain was apt. Others including
Ajay, Pradeep Rawat, Mukhesh Rishi, Nasser etc. did
their job well.
Music: Music by
M.M. Keeravani is melodious and content oriented. The
background score and the songs make us to feel that this is the best music for
the year, 2011. No doubt, Keeravani's music is the heart
and soul of this film.
Story, Screen Play And Direction: The director was very clear at what he
was going to picturize. Complete screen play might
have registered in his mind prior to the start of the shoot. No one from the audience
felt the absence of the hero for the one hour he was missing. When hero appears
on the screen for the first time, the response from the audience is amazing. Rajamouli's mark was not only seen in the action sequences
directed by him but also seen in the emotional part of the story. Can't we say Rajamouli might be the ghost director of this film? Influence
of Rajamouli can be seen in every frame of this film.
* The director was very keen at every scene of the story,
for instance, the girl's age might be around 10 years and as per the story, it
might be the year, 1957 or 58. When a radio was presented to the girl, she
listened to the songs from the movie, 'Mayabazar', a
* As the story of the film was taken place from one of the
villages from Telangana region, the director took
necessary care in showing the traditions of the area like, Bathukamma
festival, Telangana slang by the actors including
hero, dances of toddy tappers etc.
* 'Rabandula Rajyamlo'
and 'Amma Avanee' songs
make us get wetness in our eyes for sure. Excellent picturization
can be observed in both of the songs!
* In the beginning of the movie, we can listen to the voiceover
of ANR for one minute.
* The adrenaline pumping 'Sala sala kaage' song was very
emotional and audience involved completely in the song.
* Magadheera's 100 killings scene inspired the razakars 200 killings scene by Nagarjuna
* The death scene of Nagarjuna and his four comrades
holding a national flag was impressive and well shot.
* No glamour show from the heroine and others was seen. Sneha was as beautiful as her previous movies.
* Superb music by Keeravani
* Emotional intensity of the story.
* Performances of Nagarjuna and
* Good screenplay and the direction
* Hero's absence for the first one hour. (But most of the audience
didn't feel this as a negative point because of story's domination)
* Lack of regular commercial elements like duets, regular stunts, comedy etc.(In fact, they are not necessary for this film)
is one of the best patriotic and revolutionary films of recent times. Watch it