What is bad:
Satish Kassetty’s story, screenplay and direction are a big let down. Watching the second half of the movie, one gets the feeling that the director has shot another movie altogether. Such is the lack of connectivity. It is evident that Satish Kassetty is heavily inspired by Viswanath’s style of film making. But he sure has a long way to go. His first tips from the master have to be in casting. Viswanath was a shrewd judge of casting. Except when he cast Kamalahasan (who was an accomplished dancer himself), all of Viswanath’s heroes do role playing in the background. That is perhaps the first mistake that this director made. His casting of (a slightly muscular looking) Kamal Kama Raju was wrong. The next is his choice of songs situation and music director, both left a lot to be desired. Sarath Vasudevan’s music especially in the climax song(in spite of excellent lyrics by Vanamali) is a total washout. The
movie-killer though was the over dramatic screenplay in the second half. One really wonders why the director should inject so much unwarranted melodrama (about Sreya's father) in the second half.
Watch it if you are a fan of Swathi. She acts well and makes the first half a reasonably pleasant experience.
A huge inferiority complex seems to be plaguing Tollywood. Director Satish Kassetty gets a Marathi stage artiste (Vikram Gokhale) and gives him a more meatier role than Tanikella Bharani. What can one say?