Movie: Ami Thumi
Banner: Green Tree Productions
Cast: Avasarala Srinivas, Adivi Sesh, Eesha Rebba, Aditi Myakal, Vennela Kishore, Tanikella Bharani, and others
Music: Mani Sharma
Cinematography: P G Vinda
Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh
Producer: K C Narasimha Rao
Written and directed by: Mohana Krishna Indraganti
Release date: June 02, 2017
With films like "Ashta Chemma", "Golconda High School" and "Gentleman", director Mohana Krishna Indraganti created a niche for himself. His films are much-looked forward to by film lovers.
Unlike his regular serious style, he has attempted comedy in "Ami Thumi". Has he succeeded at this attempt? Let's find out.
Deepika (Eesha)'s father arranges an alliance for her with Sri Chilipi (Vennela Kishore) much against her wishes. She is locked in her room, as she is adamant of marrying her boyfriend Ananth (Adivi Sesh). Her maid gives her an idea. So, they change their places.
The maid now moves into the room and Deepika runs away from home in the attire of maid. Sri Chilipi comes from Vizag to see Deepika and then comedy from mistaken identity begins.
The movie primarily depends on the actors than the story. The director has created such situations that would only work if the actors elevate them. More importantly, this film is one-man show.
Vennela Kishore is a comedian in the film but he actually has got more footage and importance than the lead actors Avasarala and Adivi Sesh.
Vennela Kishore kills it with his terrific performance. He has saved this movie many times.
Among other actors, Adivi Sesh and Avasarala are okay. Eesha is good but newcomer Aditi is irritating. The actress who has played the role of maid is also good.
This kind of movies doesn't boast technical glitz. The film has only two songs - "Ayyo Baaboyi" and "Takadhamithana". Both are just okay numbers.
Cinematography by P G Vinda is adequate enough for the theme. Production values are neat.
Some comedy dialogues
Wafer thin storyline
Irritating side characters
After delivering an interesting thriller like "Gentleman" last year, director Indraganti Mohan Krishna has tried to tell a simple comedy drama about relationships. Simple is the word! There is nothing new or creative in this movie. This is very basic comedy film that is completely dominated by Vennela Kishore.
The first scenes of the movie are quite dull. It begins with the romance of Eesha and Adivi Sesh. Then it moves on to the story of Avasarala and Aditi.
The first thirty minutes bore us. The conversation between Eesha, Avasarala and Tanikella (all belong to one family) is such a bore. Then the story gets its turning point with the introduction of Vennela Kishore.
The introduction scene between Vennela Kishore and Eesha itself is a hilarious scene. Then another mistaken identity sequence happens when Vennela Kishore goes to Tanikella Bharani to meet Eesha.
Thinking the maid in the house as the girl he has to marry, he starts conversing and the situation turns into a rib tickler. So pre-interval sequences are good.
Then the movie goes in regular manner post interval but it ends neatly without much fuss. Don't look for logic and story in this movie.
The director has no proper script on hands; he has just made this after writing couple of scenes with Vennela Kishore.
Avasarala Srinivas appears in three episodes - beginning of the movie, pre-climax scene and at the end of the movie. Adivi Sesh appears once in a while. Vennela Kishore runs the entire movie. His English phrases and repartees are funny.
Indraganti Mohana Krishna in his promotional interviews said this movie belongs to the genre of 'Screwball comedy'. But the movie doesn't critique the society or current times but it has other comedy features of this genre.
All the characters behave in silly manner. All act as if they are doing it for just for fun.
All in all, the film has nothing much to offer other than the star performance of comedian Vennela Kishore. Watch his comedy, rest of the drama is like ami tumi bolobashe!
Bottom-line: A bit loud, but entertaining!