One more entertainer from Raviteja
Raviteja started his career as a small artiste and played hero’s buddy roles in the beginning. He had no godfathers in the industry and rose to the level of hero with ‘Samudram’ directed by Krishnavamsi. Later, he got a break and emerged a minimum guarantee heroes and gave several hits like Khadgam, Idiot, Amma Nanna Tamil Ammayi, Venky, Vikramarkudu and so on. His
recent release ‘Kick’ was a runaway hit. Even as he was enjoying the success of ‘Kick’, he played hero in ‘Anjaneyulu’ produced by comedian Ganesh, directed by Parasuram of ‘Yuvata’-fame. It is no surprise that this film was also a hit as the movie had Raviteja-mark comedy and the story is totally tailor-made for Raviteja.
Anjaneyulu (Raviteja) works for a television channel as director and he is the son of a retired headmaster called Krishnamurthy (Nazar). Anjaneyulu loves his parents and the latter too pamper him with lots of affection. Once Anjaneyulu come across Anjali (Nayanatara), who was being chased by a gang of goons and our hero teaches them a lesson. Soon, Anjaneyulu falls in love with her and he manages to get back love from Anjali too. Anjaneyulu’s parents visit him and he takes them to Anjali’s house and they express happiness at their son’s selection and fix the alliance. While returning to their village, Anjaneyulu’s parents burn alive
as their bus catches fire accidentally. However, he comes to know from his colleague that it was not an accident but a cold-blooded murders perpetrated by some politicians. While going through the details Anjaneyulu comes to know that the home minister (Dandapani) wanted to get rid of a journalist (Sameer) who prepared a file with evidences on his illegal activities and tells an MLA (Jayaprakash Reddy) to arrange a goon to eliminate him. As it should look like an accident, the local mafia don hatches a plan and burns the entire bus killing all the 50 passengers in it along with the journalist. Now it is the turn of Anjaneyulu to teach a lesson to the home minister, MLA and the mafia don. How Anjaneyulu taught a lesson to them form part of the climax.
Raviteja once again gave an impeccable performance in the film. His comedy timing was perfect and accurate and he entertained the audiences with good comedy all through the film right from the beginning till the end. At the same time, Raviteja excelled in dance sequences with lots of new steps. Likewise, the action scenes were also choreographed to attract the mass audiences. Though all the heroes try to showcase their body with six packs and eight packs, Raviteja didn’t bother for it but showed / flexed his muscles in the climax. He made best use of the story and dialogues as they were tailor-made for Raviteja. Nayanatara paired up with Raviteja for the second time after ‘Dubai Sreenu’. The chemistry between the hero and heroine was perfect and they appeared made for each other. Especially, both of them performed with ease in romantic scenes and
in dances. However, Nayanatara had got a very less scope for performance. Sonu Sood, who played villain, once again proved that he is good at acting after ‘Arundhati’. His toned body gives a nice appearance as villain. However, the director did not focus much on his character and paid attention only on Raviteja and entertainment. Other artistes including Kota Srinivasa Rao, Jayaprakash Reddy, Tarjan, Raja Ravindra, Brahmaji, Nazar, Ahuti Prasad and others did justice to their respective roles.
Though the audio is not so great to listen, the songs appeared very
interesting after watching the songs. The choreographers made the audiences to tap their feet for every song. The songs are attractive when we listen them along with visuals. Background score is okay. This is the second Raviteja’s film for the music director Thamas and he caught the hero’s pulse well while giving tunes to the songs. Camera work Ravindrababu is good and he was able to capture the Europe’s beauty as well as the local locations well on the screen. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh proved his seniority. Action scenes appeared a bit cinematic, but were shot in a way to attract the mass audiences. Last but not the least, director Parasuram penned a very good story to suit the image and style of Raviteja. Though the story had nothing new and novel, the movement of the film was very interesting. Moreover, the director also penned the dialogues and screenplay for the movie which made the film further interesting. While the dialogues appear instant, the screenplay helped in the smooth running of the movie with no boring scenes at all. The director need to be complimented for giving a hilarious entertainer with Raviteja.
Anjaneyulu once again proved that making a film with Raviteja is like producing a minimum guarantee film. The characterisation of Raviteja would definitely attract all classes and all ages of audiences. His character had two
different shades — a responsible youth and very chivalrous young man. Though we can’t say that it is a must watch film, going to the movie is not a loss and it would not be like burning your pocket.
Cast: Raviteja, Nayanatara, Nazar, Sonu Sood, Jayaprakash Reddy, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Srinivasa Reddy, Brahmanandam, Prakash Raj, Brahmaji, Raja Ravindra, Ahuti Prasad, MS Narayana, Vinayarasad, Jeeva, Junior Relangi, Ganeshbabu, Sana, Kim Sarma, Bhuvaneswari and others
Credits: Cinematography – K. Ravindrababu, Editing – Marthand K. Venkatesh, Action – Ram-Lakshman, Art – Chinna, Music – S Thamas, Presents – Ravikiranbabu, Producer – Ganeshbabu, Story, dialogues, screenplay and direction – Parasuram.
Banner: Parameswara Arts
3 out of 5
Review by Aparichithudu