Graduate is a run of the mill formula movie which is badly written and presented with below par performances.
Chakravarthi (Akshay), Manisha (Tashu Kaushik), Ranjeet and Manoj are college mates who graduate. Chakri is a topper and he prepares for civil services exams while the other three join a call centre. Manisha is in love with Chakri who does not respond, but he falls flat for Rithika (Ritika Sood). He requests Manisha to help him get closer to Rithika.
Chakri gets totally involved in his new found romance and neglects his preparations for the civils. His father (Chandramohan) gets a heart attack and he is unhappy about Chakri neglecting his studies.
Then Chakri cuts off all his friends and his romance. For three years he is incommunicado. What happens in these three years? Will Chakri realise his father’s dream of passing the civil services exams? What happens to the triangular love between Chakri-Manisha-Rithika? The answers to these questions lead to a predictable climax.
Akshay looks impressive but performs poorly. Tashu Kaushik does some justice to her role. Ritika Sood is merely glamour personified. Chandramohan has nothing much to do. Brahmanandam is wasted. Krishna Bhagawan, MS Narayana and Kondavalasa fail to enliven the proceedings. All others just go through their motions.
The story has a lofty ideal – that youth should focus more on their careers and not waste time on romance. But the screenplay is so poorly written that the narration loses its way. Many incidents are contrived. The characters are not properly etched. Dialogues are routine. Music is average. Cinematography is the only redeeming feature.
The title Graduate is a misnomer and the film is too ameatrurish to make any mark.
The Cast and Crew
Akshay, Tashu Kaushik, Ritika Sood, Ranjeet, Manoj, Chandramohan, Brahmanandam, Krishna Bhagawan, MS Narayana, Kallu Chidambaram, Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao, Purnima and others.
Camera : Murali
Music : Sandeep K
Choreography : Ammar Bandaru
Action : Prakash
Art : Krishna
Producer : Attaluri Shivaji
Banner: Script Technologies Pvt Ltd
Story, screenplay, direction : Prasad Rayala
1.25 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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