The protagonist Santosh (Varun Sandesh) is a well-off flirt who develops an obsession for girls, right from his childhood. His father (Suman) is a Sexologist seeing whom Santosh yearns for freedom, life-long romance and marriage ridden life. On his way flirting with every feminine element on the planet, Santosh meets Geetha (Nisha Agarwal), a doctor who attracts him on the very first sight. As his lust for Geetha deepens, she puts him to be a test. Well, how did he realise his love, win the test and her heart forms the rest of the story.
Varun Sandesh to say frankly is definitely a promising starlet. And the character he has got in the film is of course a cake-walk for him. But, he can still work on his dances and comic timing because he is in a dog-eat-dog world and he certainly is no Mahesh Babu or Pawan Kalyan to pull off with style and panache.
Nisha Agarwal has always been a decent actor and this ‘Geetha’ is no surprise from her. When we are expecting a hatke from her, she is pulling off with petty roles like these – ok! You can still get your dialogs right in typical “preaching” scenes.
Mumaith Khanji did put up a decent show but certainly not a comeback for an actor in her. While, Charmi in the second half was as usually lovable!
But, remarkable actors like K. Viswanath, Suman, M.S. Narayana, Dharmavarapu Subramaniam, Ali, Krishna Bhagvan, Surekha Vani were totally underutilized.
And rest of the cast especially the girls did a ‘pentastic’ job with their hyper-action!
Director Bhanu Shankar was wise enough to pick up a contemporary line that connects to youth and the masses but fails to deliver a perfect romantic love story. His artificial story and characters only manage to gain a cheer now and then. Though his first half was bearably entertaining, the second half was a patience test! Neither his low brow comedy nor his comedians could do save him. He has got senior fab actors like K. Viswanath, Suman, M.S. Narayana, DharmavarapuSubramaniam, Ali, Krishna Bhagvan, SurekhaVani but could use none of them. Having making films from a decade, with four films in his credit, he could not knit at least noteworthy characters for them. But, his unflinching concentration on Mumaith Khan’s ‘Andallu’ character was clearly evident.
Though few dialogues like “Nannemanna Samskaramanthamaina soap XXX anukuntunnara…” could crack a laugh, his choice to run the show with lowbrow comedy episodes and some mediocre imitation of the Gabbarsingh anthyakshari episode kind does not make the trick for him. But, he got his editing right and could pack up his recipe decent enough for a single watch.
By the way, our director saab was smart enough to bluff us that his Santosh (VarunSandesh) was suffering from ‘Obsessive Compulsive disorder’. But, why is your character several light years away from the reality sir?
Finally, he can be appreciated for making a two and half hour long romantic comedy with no lovable love or laughable comedy.
If there is anyone who can be truly appreciated in this camp, then it should be Composer Ravi Varma who has given a commercially viable music that fits the bill for a story like Saradaga Ammayitho. Every song you see, you feel like you have listened to it earlier but you cannot figure out where and when!
Able actor Rao Ramesh’s cameo was impressive and Mumaith Khan looked a million dollar buck anew in her zero size. May be the ‘Mumaith-days’ are back!! And we are sorry that nothing else is of the wow type.
The film is too informative is about ‘Obsessive Compulsive Disorder’ [If you only know what we mean]
A single watch or a simple miss will do!
“Saradaga Light Teeskondi!”