Boni is based on the Stockholm Syndrome where a victim of kidnap develops affection towards the captor.
DD (Sumanth) and Chinna (Trinetrudu) are orphans and have been taken care of by Saraswathamma (Sudha). DD wants to start a Lemon Rice center to perpetuate the memory of Saraswathamma for which he requires Rs 7 lakhs. To raise the money, he agrees to work for an underworld don.
Pragati (Kriti Kharbandha) is the daughter of a powerful politician. She is a philanthropist and wants to help farmers whose land is taken away. To raise Rs 4 Cr, she wants to enact a kidnap drama to get money from her father. But, DD kidnaps her on the orders of the don.
The rest of the drama enfolds as DD and Pragathi know the truth about the antagonist who wants to kill her.
Sumanth essays his role with conviction. Kriti is quite adequate and she looks glamorous. Trinetrudu is good foil to the hero. All other actors fit into their roles and performed adequately.
The story is not a new one but a couple of twists have been deliberately inserted to make the narration interesting. The screenplay is not gripping and the element of suspense is not maintained properly. Camera work is good and the music is slightly above average.
This is a time-pass mainstream film with nothing much to offer.
The Cast and Crew
Sumanth, Kriti Kharbhanda, Trinetrudu, Tanikella Bharani, Ahuti Prasad, Kota Shankar, Harshavardhan, Suthivelu, Babloo, Satya Prakash, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Chandra Mohan, Satyam Rajesh, Naresh, Sudha, Surekha Vani and others
Music: Ramana Gogula
Dialogues: Jayasimha & Lakshmi Bhoopal
Lyrics: Rama Jogaiah Sastri
Art: Anand Sai
Costumes: Nicolette Gogula
Editing: MR Varma
Stunts: Vijay, Ram – Lakshman
Producer: Ramana Gogula.
Banner: Green Mangoes Cinema
Story,Screenplay & Direction: Raj Pippalla
2.25 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar