The Cast and Crew
Srikanth, Charmy, Gowri Munjal, Kota, Bharani, Uttej, Chalapathi Rao, Hema, Krishna Bhagawan, LB Sri Ram, Apoorva, Rama Teertha, Brahmanandam, Venu Madhav and others
Story, Screenplay, Direction: Surya Prasad
Producer: Rama Naidu
A hackneyed plot with a lackluster narration style cannot be termed as a film in the context of modern day’s concept of meaningful entertainment. Kausalya Supraja Rama is a story that was preferred by Tollywood during the 1980s, but made in 2008 with the cinematic style prevalent in the 1980s. You don’t beat a dead horse and it isn’t funny.
Sriram(Srikanth) is an old fashioned boss-is-god type of employee working in a software company owned by Ranga Rao(Kota Srinivasa Rao). Sriram does everything to please his boss. Ranga Rao goes abroad on a business mission and Sriram takes care of his employer’s house. Supraja(Charmi), daughter of Ranga Rao, who is studying in a residential college, comes home. A bunch of relatives of Ranga Rao also trickle in and park themselves in the house.
Sriram patiently serves the needs and comforts of all the guests and conveniently falls in love with Supraja.
Ranga Rao returns from his foreign jaunt. He is pleased with the way Sriram treated all his relatives and grandly announces that he is getting his daughter married to Sriram. Then it is revealed that Sriram is already married.
The rest of the story deals with the unraveling of the secret of the so-called first marriage of Sriram.
Srikanth tried to make the best of a bad role, but looks fazed in a vaguely conceived character. Charmi and Gowri Munjal are just glamour props. Kota, Bharani, Uttej and Chalapathi Rao are adequate in their roles. The comedy tracks of Brahmanandam, Venu Madhav and LB Sriram fall flat. The performance of Krishna Bhagawan is the only saving grace. All others just wade through their parts.
The weakest part of the film is the story, screenplay and direction. The dialogues are just routine stuff. When story is stale, the song and dance sequences appear like bad sores. Even the music is not inspiring. Technically the film is not up to the mark.
It is truly surprising that such an insipid film has come out of a famed production house. The story is a dead horse and so it can’t run. Even the cadaver of a horse deserves an honourable burial.
Kausalya Supraja Rama is made for antique people who used to live in one horse towns.
You will be happy to give a miss to this film.
1.5 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar