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Samanyudu Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Thursday, October 19, 2006 • Telugu ]
Samanyudu Review
Jagapati Babu, Kamna Jetmalani, Sai Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Arun Kumar, Rajiv Kanakala, Archana, MS Narayana, Ranganath, Sujitha, Duvvasi Mohan, Narra Venkateswara Rao, Ramireddy, Benerjee, Ahuti Prasad, Raghunath Reddy, Ashok Kumar, Mumaith Khan, Chintu, Sudardhan, Sarika Rama Chandra Rao, Jenny, Subhashini
Ravi C Kumar

The Telugu audiences had earlier watched some films like Antima Teerpu of Krishnamraju where journalist / editor teaching a lesson to the corrupt politicians and other mafia don. Almost with a similar theme, Ravi C Kumar prepared a subject and presented on the screen with Jagapatibabu, Kamna Jethmalani in the lead with Venkat as producer. However, the slow pace of narration killed the tempo of the film.

Chandrasekhar (Ranganath) is the editor of a daily called Addam. As he was ready to expose the misdeeds and corrupt practices of Home Minister Bhagawan Raj (Saikumar), the latter hangs him to death, with the help of his henchman Lingam Goud (Vinodkumar).

Chandu (Jagapatibabu), Abhi (Arunkumar) and Aparna (Archana) were orphans and were brought up by Chandrasekhar. They go to high positions and stay abroad. But they return to India to continue the legacy of Chandrasekhar and run Addam.

Chandrasekhar wishes not to cause physical harm to the crooked politicians but they should be made unpopular. So Chandu takes over the editor's job and prepares a plan to catch the political red handed.

As a first step, they catch Vaishnavi Bank chairman Rajareddy (Ashokkumar) who declares insolvency in order to loot the people and expose him. During the course, the trio comes to know that Bhagawan Raj is part of the scam.

Based on a video and audio, Chandu starts blackmailing Bhagawan Raj and makes him to spend the money he earned through scams for the benefit of people, as part of fulfilling his election promises. Meanwhile, Chandu falls in love with Vandana (Kamna Jethmalani), the sister of Lingam Goud.

As the recording had the mention of Lingam Goud's name, he could not do any harm to Chandu. However, there was a blacksheep among the trio. It is none other than Aparna, who wants to take revenge against Chandrasekhar as he was responsible for the death of her parents and sister. She joins hands with Bhagawan Raj and helps in the murder of Chandrasekhar. She is out to ensure the closure of Addam newspaper.

Finally, Bhagawan Raj realises that the real happiness in life lies in working for the welfare of the people. After the self-introspection, Bhagawan Raj kills Aparna and decides to commit suicide. But Chandu stops him saying that the people need a politician who realized his mistakes.

Jagapatibabu performed well as Chandu, while Arun and Archana did justice to their roles. Rajiv Kanakala as a trusted lieutenant of Chandu in the role of Dasu proved his calibre as a good artiste. It is Saikumar who took the cake in villain's role. He and Vinod Kumar did roles with a negative touch with extreme ease. Kamna has nothing much to perform but to fill the glamour slot.

A couple of songs by Vandemataram Srinivas were good to listen. The item number with Mumaith Khan is quite foot-tapping and has a mass beat. Despite all this, the director played the spoilsport in maintaining the tempo of the film. He could not do justice to the roles of Rajiv Kanakala, Neetu Chandra and failed to establish the love between them. Even Vinodkumar's role ended abruptly. The sloppy screenplay tested the patience of the audiences.

Cast: Jagapati Babu, Kamna Jetmalani, Sai Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Arun Kumar, Rajiv Kanakala, Archana, Neetu Singh, MS Narayana, Ranganath, Balaiah, Duvvasi Mohan, Narra Venkateswara Rao, Ramireddy, Benerjee, Ahuti Prasad, Raghunath Reddy, Ashok Kumar, Sarika Ramachandra Rao, CVL Narasimha Rao, Jenny, Mumaith Khan, Chintu, Sudarshan, Sujitha, Subhashini

Credits: Camera - Vijay C Kumar, Editing - KV Krishna Reddy, Lyrics - Kaluvakrishna Sai, Raju, Music - Vandemataram Srinivas, Presents - K Achireddy, Producer -  Venkat, Story, screenplay and direction

Rating: 0 / 5.0


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