Cast: Abhijeet, Shagun, Sudhakar Komakula, Zara Shah, Kaushik, Amala Akkineni, Anjala Zaveri, Shriya Saran, C.V.L.Narasimha
Rao, Surekha Vani and others
Music & BGM: Mickey J. Meyer
Lyrics: Vanamali, Anantha
Cinematography: Vijay C.Kumar
Art: 'Padma Sri' Thota
Editing: Marthand K.Venkatesh
Producers: Chandra Shekar
Kammula and Shekar Kammula
Story, Dialogues, Screenplay, Direction: Sekhar Kammula
Reviewed By: Kaushik Sharma
Plot: The story
takes place in Sun Shine Valley, a town ship which has two colonies.
Gold Phase is the place were high class people reside and the B Phase is
inhabited by middle class and the lower middle class sections. Srinu (Abhijeet), Nagaraju (Sudhakar Komakula), Abhi(Kaushik), Paddhu
(Shagun) and Lakshmi (Zara Shah) are close friends and residents of the B
Phase colony. Each of them has their own way of life style and they are driven
by aspirations. These guys have clashes with another group in the
Gold Phase. Both the groups often compete in sports, bettings
and other stuff, which often lead to fights. Simultaneously, certain
issues happen in the respective personal lives of the main leads and they
are engaged in dealing with them. A series of incidents happen, which worsen
the clashes between these two groups. Due to which Srinu,
Nagaraju, Abhi, Paddhu and Lakshmi take a
decision and begin working towards a goal.
How the lead actors outsmart their opponents? How they over come the
confusions, distractions and get a clarity about life? How they develop a positive
outlook and realize their responsibilities, by experiencing happiness, love,
grief, failure and pain? Finally, the way they achieve their ambitions in this
journey of Life, forms the rest of the story.
Performances: Abhijeet is very decent as a
responsible elder brother, who is hard working and who takes care of his family
well. Shagun is OK as the love interest of Abhijeet. Sudhakar Komakula essayed a mass
character and his performance is excellent as a way
ward guy. Zara Shah is apt as an innocent girl
who comes to the city and who dreams for a better life style. Kaushik is seen as an intelligent chap, who is interested
in technological research and new inventions (this character is similar to that
of Tyson in Happy Days, but the former does not behave
like a nerd). All these debut-ants emoted well and performed very well.
It is very nice to see Amala Akkineni
after a long time. She is awesome in the mother's role. Her performance
in the episodes involving her children, especially the pre climax and climax
scenes, are heart touching. She dubbed her own voice
and is the major strength of the movie.
Anjala Zaveri acted as
sensuous Maya Madam, a fashion designer and a beautician. She too dubbed her
own voice. Shriya is seen in a brief role. She looked
odd next to Kaushik. C.V.L Narasimha
Rao, Surekha Vani and the new actors who were seen as the opponents of
the main leads are apt. Almost 90% of the movie takes place in the colony
Technical Aspects: Sekhar Kammula
succeeded only to an extent. He handled the emotional scenes very well. There
are nearly ten scenes which are highly commendable. There are a few scenes
which show- the way money divides and dominates people, leads to differences
among relations, etc. Such situations are trivial in the middle class families.
We observe such things regularly. The colony life shown in the movie, makes the elders feel nostalgic.
But the main
conflict point of the group clashes was not covered well in the second half.
The flight episode looks silly. And there are many other dragging scenes too.
Dialogues written for Nagaraju's character are
entertaining and others are casual.
Mickey J.Meyer is soothing and the picturization of the songs is cool. Art work is very
natural and the cinematography is alright. Better editing could have helped the
Overall this is a 'just above average' product from Shekar
2) Amala Akkineni Episodes
3) Heart Touching Scenes
4) Nice Music
5) Shekar Kammula's Taking
6) Presence of senior actresses like Amala Akkineni, Anjala Zaveri and Shriya Saran
1) A few incomplete threads
2) Ups and downs in the screenplay
3) Slow narration
4) Deviation from the main conflict point
Bottom Line: Go to the movie without much expectations and watch it
without any comparisons to Sekhar Kammula's previous films. Enjoy the decent performances,
pleasant music and Sekhar Kammula's
Weekend Creations Rating: 3.25/5