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‘Vijayadasami’: Old Story Line With Outdated Screenplay

‘Vijayadasami’: Old Story Line With Outdated Screenplay

Film: Vijaya Dasami
Rating: 2.75/5
Cast: Kalyan Ram, Vedika, Jayasudha, Suman, Sai Kumar, Lakshmipathi etc
Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers
Story: Perarasu
Editing: Nandamuri Hari
Camera: C Ram Prasad
Music: Srikanth Deva
Fights: Stun Shiva
Producer: Eedara Ranga Rao
Director: V Samudra
Release Date: 21st Sep 2007

Story:
Siva Kasi (Kalyan Ram) runs a welding shop. He falls in love with a rich man’s daughter Devi (Vedika). The rich man asks Sivakasi to get his parents in order go with marriage proceedings. Then Sivakasi’s flash back rolls on screen. Sivakasi was Shakthi earlier. His elder brother was Durga Prasad (Sai Kumar). Durga Prasad murders a lady and pushes the buck on Shakti in childhood. Thus Shakti will be ostracized from the village, Venkatapuram.

He becomes Sivakasi and lives on welding business.

He comes back to the village but he finds his father (Suman) was died many years ago. His mother (Jayasudha) will be thrown away in cattle rearing place by his brother Durga Prasad. Durga Prasad is an MLA there and is very cruel.

How Shakti aka Sivakasi settles the accounts there by teaching lesson to Durga Prasad is rest of the story.

Performances:
Kalyan Ram didn’t do to to expected level in this film. He is good at action scenes but while enacting pathos and emotion he is not up to the mark. The immersion in character is not found in many scenes.

Vedika is too slim to relish. But she justified her role by acting as per norms. There is nothing great to say about her.

Sai Kumar is the villain in the film and he is not used properly by the director. The screenplay and dialogue went weak without giving boost to this actor. Jayasudha is adequate and Suman is fit for the flash back role.

Srikanth Deva’s music is in Tamil style and not catchy.

Samudra appears on screen in a scene and he did not do his job properly. The audience couldn’t respond actively even to a single scene. Lakshmipathi says a dialogue implying Kalyan Ram, “Vishwa Vikhyatha Nata Sarvabhoumuni daggara bandhuvula unnaadu”. Usually, whistles roar in theaters for such dialogues. But even that dialogue didn’t catch the attention of audiences. The sharpness of Paruchuri’s pen is not found in this film. Samudra’s captaincy is also not up to the mark.

Analysis:
The film has turned up dull on a whole. It smells old in story line and also out dated in narration. Except the last few minutes of the film, the entire show tests the patience of audiences. The film starts with havoc created by some villain gang and that’s followed by the routine introduction of hero with fight. First half runs dull with many ups and downs. Interval bang is also not so great and the second half again goes dull with predictable scenes and weak dialogues and screenplay. The last few minutes of screenplay grabs some attention but still even that is routine.

Although, this Perarasu’s story brought success in Tamilnadu, it failed completely to entertain audience here. The treatment by Samudra also didn’t match to the expected tempo and emotional levels.

The songs are weak and all are on beaten track resembling Tamil fast beats. To sum up, the film should struggle a lot with publicity to make it reach people. Positive Word of mouth publicity is doubtful.

(SiraSri can be reached at sirasri@gmail.com)

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