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'Seematapakay' Review: Moderate Entertainer

'Seematapakay' Review: Moderate Entertainer

Rating: 2.5/5
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Wellfare Creations
Cast: Allari Naresh, Poorna, Sayaji Shinde, Nagineedu and others
Music: Vandemataram Srinivas
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Cinematography: Adusimilli Vijay Kumar
Story, screenplay, direction: G Nageshwar Reddy
Producer: Malla Vijay Prasad
Release date: 13/05/2011
 
Allari Naresh who scored a hit with his last movie ‘Aha Naa Pellanta’ has now arrived with yet another comedy treat. Let us see how entertaining this is
 
Story:
Sri Krishna (Naresh) is the blue eyed boy for his big and stinking rich family (Sayaji, Sudha, Surekha Vani, Ravi and others).

He falls in love with Satya (Poorna) who believes in helping the poor. She has a special hatred for rich people and knowing this Krishna along with his friend (Vennela Kishore) disguise as poor people and befriend her.

In no time, Krishna manages to convince his family also to cooperate and act as poor people. The love blossoms and Krishna’s family also likes Satya. However, Krishna discovers that Satya is originally from Kurnool and her father is the dreaded factionist Nagineedu (Nagineedu).

Does Poorna know Krishna’s identity? Will Krishna’s family accept Satya’s family? All this forms the rest of the story.
 
Performances:
Allari Naresh does his bit as required but this time, one doesn’t see his significant contribution. He just sways along with the story and carries the film without any special impact.

Poorna is good in emotional scenes and was overacting a bit during the regular scenes. But then, she is spicy hot in the songs and reveals a totally different side of her.

Sayaji Shinde delivers as required. More than his characterization, it is his body language and facial expressions that give enough humour to the audience.

Nagineedu was elegant and matured, Ravu Ramesh was not used to his fullest potential, Sudha was neat, Brahmi was okay, LB Sriram was standard, Vennela Kishore made his presence felt, Surekha Vani was sensuous, Geeta Singh was general, Jayaprakash Reddy was usual.
 
Highlights:

  • Dialogues
  • Poorna’s glamour and sex appeal in songs
  • First half
  • Parody song of Simha, Khaleja, Brindaavanam etc

Drawbacks:

  • Routine storyline
  • Second half
  • Not enough dose of comedy
  • Not much from Allari Naresh this time

Analysis:
The film has come in with some hype and with the buzz that there is a dig at ‘Simha’ ‘Khaleja’ etc, the expectations were more.

However, the film is a safe comedy entertainer. To those who are seeking some variety in Allari Naresh movies, this will not help. It is the standard formula entertainer and it scores as it passes off without any idle moment. On the other hand, comedy is timing oriented and dialogue focused which keeps the audience busy.

But the content is on beaten track. There is no reasonable depth in characters and characterizations.

The director banked on the taste and sensibility of regular C center audiences. It certainly goes well with that set of audiences as its being summer and viewers keep theaters busy.

There is also an underlying message to the rich in this with some comedy attached to it. On the whole, the film will bring some entertainment to the masses and the family audience, to an extent. Keeping the cost effective production in view point, it has a chance of landing in profit zone with positive word of mouth and due to the summer season.
 
Bottomline: Beaten Track But Ok

(Venkat can be reached at venkat@greatandhra.com)

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