Evaraina Epudaina movie Review
‘Evarainaa… Eppudaina…’ (Premalo Padochu)
A love story with a different twist
Some of the Telugu heroes who make their debut prove themselves success with first film. There are some heroes like Udaykiran achieved hat trick hits and some like Nithin suffice with two hits in a row. Varun Sandesh, who played hero in ‘Happy Days’, bagged a hit with Sekhar Kammula’s abilities. He was able to continue his winning streak in ‘Kotha Bangaru Lokam’ but got a critical remark that he was imitating Siddhartha in some scenes. Whatever be the comment, he got a chance to play in a prestigious banner like AVM Productions and worked hard to complete the hattrick. Though not a hit, ‘Evaraina… Epudaina…’ would remain an above average flick due to the debutant director’s ability in penning a good screenplay and good narration with little twists here and there.
Madhumita (Vimala Raman) is the youngest daughter in a family. She is very kind at heart, so is her family. Madhu’s father runs an old age home too in the name of his father. Venkat (Varun Sandesh) is the younger brother in a family and he was brought up by his brother as his parents die in his young age. Venkat is a very casual youngman and never cares for others. Once, he meets Madhu and falls in love with her instantly. Accidentally, he meets Madhu again in a hospital where the grandmothers of both of them were admitted. Venkat tries to impress her in many ways. Their friendship keeps on growing. At this juncture, Madhu calls Venkat to meet her in a park and the latter believes that she called him to propose but to his surprise, he finds his friend Raja with her and mistakes that both of them were in love and decides to spoil their alliance. Again he plays another trick with the help of a girl and succeeds in his attempt. But, Venkat was again in a surprise that Raja loved Madhu’s second sister Bindu. He gets a guilty feeling for the first time for spoiling an alliance of two lovers. In order to set things right, Venkat’s sister-in-law (brother’s wife) suggests him to first win the heart of Madhu and explain her what had happened later. Venkat manages to stay at Madhu’s house by playing another trick. He was able to impress her and Madhu even proposes him. At this juncture, everyone come to know that it was Venkat who was the culprit in spoiling the alliance of Bindu. What Venkat did to rectify his mistake? Was he able to unite Raja and Bindu, who were separated because of him? What kind of problems Madhu’s father faces to run the old age home? How Venkat reacted and taught a lesson to those who plan to encroach the land from Madhu’s father? Did Madhu return to Venkat? Answers to all these questions form part of the climax.
Varun Sandesh was able to dance to the tunes of Manisharma with utmost ease. Varun showed good ease in dances and is very flexible. But for the impressive dances, Varun Sandesh failed in the regular scenes especially due to his poor body language. Though he was facing the camera for the third film, he still needs to improve his expressions and emotions. Facial expressions should also be improved a lot instead of showing a blank face. He should also improve his physique as the present day heroes are looking for a six-pack body. Moreover, he is not so keen on glamour, with bearded face and hazy hairstyle. Vimala Raman, who made her debut in Telugu films, is okay glamour wise. She was able to maintain family image for most part of the film in traditional dresses, looked glamorous in some songs and romantic too in one song. Comedy by Ali and Venumadhav is average. Other artistes, including Giribabu, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ramaprabha, Radhakumari and others did justice to their roles.
After a long time, Manisharma gave different tunes to a film and almost all the songs are youthful and gave a lot of scope for dances. The choreographers made best use of the tunes and composed excellent dances which would definitely attract the young audiences and students. After music and dance, it was the editing techniques of Venkatesh which elevated many scenes in the film and in dances. These editing capabilities helped the screenplay and covered the loopholes if any in the screenplay. In fact, the movement of the entire film depended on the screenplay as the storyline is wafer thin and absolutely there is no substance in it.
Though a debutant, Marthand K Shankar was able to show his prowess in directorial techniques and the screenplay penned by him supported the film like a wall in an impressive narration of the story. Cinematography by Venugopalan is okay and good especially in songs.
Making a film is not so easy. Especially, when a big production house making the film means, the makers should get a strong feel that there is something which could convince the audiences that it is a good film. The AVM Productions, which Okayed the script, maintained good production values all through the film. Another interesting point to be noted here that a producer like Dil Raju was impressed with the running of the story and took the distribution rights for the entire Nizam area. This had boosted the expectations on the film. The film is okay for one-time viewing and the film would attract the young audiences, mostly students because of its impressive narration.
Cast: Varun Sandesh, Vimala Raman, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Giribabu, Ali, Adarsh, Venumadhav, Vizag Prasad, Sampath, Chandrasekhar, Bharat Reddy, Anu Hasan, Pranav, Utpreksha, Surekha Vani, Ramaprabha, Radhakumari, Telangana Sakuntala, Kovai Sarala, Sandhya Janak, Rashmi Gautham, and others are in the cast.
Credits: Dialogues – Rajasimha, Lyrics – Veturi, Vennelakanti, Rehman and Krishna Chaitanya, Music – Manisharma, Camera – Venugopalan, Editing – Marthand K Venkatesh, Producers – M Saravanan, MS Guhan, Aruna Guhan, Aparna Guhan, Story, screenplay and direction – Marthand K Shankar.
Banner: AVM Productions
Released on: June 26, 2009
The Rating 2.5 out of 5
Review by Aparichithudu