Jayeebhava has a regulatory mainstream storyline and presented well with good technical values in spite of the predictability of the narration.
Bhavani Shankar (Mukhsh Rishi) and Narasimham (Jaya Prakash Reddy) are close buddies but separated because of the crooked plans of Yaadu (Ashish Vidyarthi). Bhavani Shankar and Narasimham are not in talking terms and even in business they compete with vicious rivalry.
Bhavani’s son Ram (Kalyan Ram) studies in London comes back to India. He comes to know about the villainy of Yadu and the damage caused to his father through his grand father grand father (Chalapathi Rao).
Ram goes to Hong Kong to teach a lesson to Yadu. He also meets Anjali (Hansika) there and falls in love with her. Ram gets Yadu arrested by the police. Ram and Hansika return to India. Ram comes to know that Anjali is the daughter of Narasimham.
The rest of the story deals with how Ram and Anjali deal with their respective parents to realize their love.
Kalyan Ram comes out with subdued but mature performance. Hansika is glamour personified. Mukhsh Rishi, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Ashish Vidyarthi, Benarjee and Chalapathi Rao fit their characters well. Raghu Babu, Ali, Brahmanandam and Venu Madhav are successful in tickling the funny bone. All others are adequate in their roles.
Though similar stories have been filmed before, Jayeebhava moves on the strength of director Naren Kondapati’s presentation and narration style. The lack of good content is offset by comedy, some punchy dialogues and good music composed by Thaman. Dasaradhi Sivendra’s cinematography is top class and so is the editing and audiography. Production values are good.
Jayeebhava is a slick film but with all those ingredients of mass masala and appeals to the regular audience of mainstream cinema.
The Cast and Crew
Kalyanram, Hansika, Mukesh Rishi, Jayaprakash Reddy, Ashish Vidyarthi, Chalapathi Rao, Ali, Brahmanandam, Venu Madhav, Raghu Babu, Hema, Banerjee and others
Music: S Thaman
Cinematography: Dasaradhi Sivendra
Producer: Nandamuri Kalyanram
Banner: N T R Arts
Director: Naren Kondapati
Release Date: October 23, 2009
2.75 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar