The Cast and Crew
Cast: Nikhil, Megha Burman, Pingpong, Santosh Pawan, Naresh, Seeta and others
Music: Vinu Thomas
Cinematography: Malini Dasari
Editing: Marthand K Venaktesh
Art: Ramana Vanka
Co-Producers: Venkatesh J, Hari Yelleti
Producers: Kishore Ganji and Raghu
Directed by: Hari Yelleti
Release Date: September 5, 2008
CBFC Rating: U
Ankit Pallavi and Friends is an ideal illustration of an exercise in futility. With a hackneyed storyline, unimaginative screenplay and lackluster performances, the film is an assault on the intelligence of the audience.
A boy and girl are in love. The boy is a failure because he has not succeeded to relies his dream of becoming a musician.
The girl is employed in a plum job. The boy refuses to take up any other occupation. Then there are a bunch of friends who have their own trials and travails
Ultimately and predictably all conflicts are resolved when the boy and girl Ankit (Nikhil) and Pallavi (Megha Burman) get together and live happily forever.
The entire cast gives a lackluster performance. It is such an average fare that if you think you can do much better acting than the cast of this film, you could be very much right.
One look at the film and you will know that the director Hari Yelleti knows nothing, absolutely nothing, about film making. His only success is that he makes a complete mess of the whole film, every aspect of it.
The music has nothing worthy enough to write about. The only saving grace is the cinematography by Malini Dasari. This camerawoman will certainly go places.
This film is such a hideous assault on our senses; please avoid the film at all costs. Advise your friends also.
However, if you have an enemy or a nagging boss, give them a free ticket to Ankit Pallavi and Friends.
1.5 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar