The film's music is a hit and that is the main draw of this Nitin-Sada love yarn. Then of course, there is the fact that Nitin and Sada had given a hit in Jayam. The pair is seen together on screen after a long time. Ironically, for both Sada and Nitin, this is their first major release this year. Though one got to see Sada in Classmates, it was not really a meaty role. So here, you have Nitin and Sada playing the young love birds once again.
The film revolves around the lead character Tirupati (Nitin), who dreams of making it big by getting into business. However, his lower middleclass background does not help him much in realizing his dream. Then, there is Priya (Sada), who is the spoilt brat sister of well-known businessman Guru (Sayaji Shinde). Tirupati sees Priya in a temple and falls for her. Unlike the usual stories where boy meets girl, he makes her fall for him despite her not seeing him. Naturally, sparks fly between the youngsters and it's time for a couple of songs.
Meanwhile, the girl's brother comes to know of their love and does the usual fuss about not wanting a good-for-nothing guy for a brother-in-law. But being the adamant lovers, the twosome fight back. How they do it is for you to watch.
Takkari incidentally is a remake of a Tamil film Thiruvilayadal Arambam. So it goes without saying that it retains the Tamil flavour of the original. Especially the songs and the set of the locality where the hero lives, all look straight out of a Tamil film.
Having said that, Amma Rajasekhar, who has turned a director with Ranam has tried to do his best to make it a clean flick. He sticks to the original storyline, but has incorporated certain elements such as the Hi-Tech sequence with Ali to give it a more local feel. Given the fact that he is also the choreographer, he has made a conscious effort to picturise the songs with a rich look. He fails in a couple of songs and manages to succeed in a couple of others. One song, Ammi ammi, is very similar to the Vikram-Sada song in Aparichitudu. In fact, the glamour look that Sada had in the song has been repeated too.
As for the cast, Nitin fits the role of the irresponsible boy perfectly. His young looks help in showing the immaturity the character demands. Later, when he turns a businessman, he looks too young, but manages to carry the part well. Chandra Mohan and Sudha as the hassled parents of Tirupati do their usual best. Sayaji Shinde, Raghu Babu and Ali are quite predictable. But what is really disappointing is Sada. She tries to look glamourous, but looks tired and lacks the charm of a young lover. Also, she looks too mature next to Nitin, who still retains his boy-like looks.
The songs are what salvage the movie. Chakri comes up with a proper set which go well with the present generation such as the Nacho nacho and Ammi ammi songs. But one main flaw is the rather slow pace of the script at times. There are sudden flashes of comedy here and there. However, some consistency would have helped a lot.
Finally, Takkari is not a huge film. The film progresses at its own pace and lacks major action. It is essentially a story that shows Tirupati getting back at Guru and others who initially taunt him. He becomes a businessman and gets the girl towards the end. If the all's well that ends well genre films are for you, then check it out!
Cast: Nitin, Sada, Sayaji Shinde, Ali, Venu Madhav, Chandra Mohan, Raghu Babu and others
Banner: United Movies
Music Director: Chakri
Producer: Paruchuri Prasad
Director: Amma Rajasekhar