Release date: 25 December 2008
123Telugu.com Rating: 3/5
Director : Seenu Vytla
Music Director : Devi Sri Prasad
Producer : D Siva Prasad Reddy
Starring : Nagarjuna, Trisha, Mamatha MohanDas, Srihari, Sunil, M S Narayana, Venu Madhav, ...
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Seenu Vytla sets the bar higher for comedy with each of his films. But he can make his films with small stars. He set out to make a film with Chiranjeevi earlier and it was evident that the effort to satisfy the hero's fans had an impact on his natural style. This time too, he tries to keep his comedy touch intact and tries to satisfy Nagarjuna fans too and just about manages to scrape through.

What is it about : King (Nagarjuna) is the head of a royal family in Coimbatore. There are several attempts on his life by his rivals and he disappears during one of those attempts. Meanwhile, Bottu Seenu (Nagarjuna again) starts doing settlements in the city along with his gang. Bottu Seenu falls in love with Sravani (Trisha), a singer, who happens to be the sister of Don Gnaneswar (Srihari). He makes her fall in love with him by posing as Sarath, a software engineer. So, who is Bottu Seenu? Is King dead? And who is his real rival? King answers all these questions in a long winded plot.

What is Good: Seenu Vytla stamp comedy is good. Srihari and Brahmanandam (who plays Jayasuriya, a music director) have long roles and manage to evoke good laughs through their roles. Nagarjuna looks great as Sarath, the software engineer, but the other two getups do not really suit the otherwise stylish star. Trisha is good. The music is average and so is the picturization of the songs. Venumadhav is good in the few scenes that he appears, but he disappears after a few scenes. Seenu Vytla's direction is good in parts. Using the names of his writers, Kona Venkat and Gopimohan for charaters in the film is pretty good.

What is bad: The length of the film. The film goes on for nearly 3 hours and 10 min. You do laugh your guts out until the end of the first half and for another 40-50 minutes in the second half after which the film starts to grate. Seenu Vytla's handling of the hero is bad and he follows every possible cliché in the book to make sure he satisfies fans of the star and inserts heavy duty chases and fights just for the sake of having them. The songs are weak both on screen and off screen. The film's graph goes thus – first half – average first half, ok first hour in second half and then downhill all the way including the climax. Also, there are so many characters in the film that we find it hard to keep track of. Mamatha Mohandas has exactly three dialogues in an equal number of scenes.

Me Thinks: Can be seen once due to the comedy factor, but ensure that you have sufficient patience. Seenu Vytla should stick to his small time heroes and make his feel good comedy films instead of trying to execute heavy duty action scenes.

Tailpiece: The 8 heroine song was a dampener to say the least. There was so much eyecandy in the song and one only wished it was better. There are spoofs on 'Chandralekha, Chandramukhi and Simhadri which are very well writte,

- Chantabbai  
123Telugu.com Rating : 3/5

Legend:    5 - Flawless
                4 - Must Watch
                3 - One Time Watch
                2 - Wait for the DVD
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