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Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Meera Chopra, Reema Sen, Tanikella Bharani, Ashutosh Rana, Venu Madhav, Trisha, MS Narayana, LB Sriram, Raja
Director: Dharani
MusicDirector: Vidya Sagar
Cinemotograpy: M S Gopinath (I)
Editing: VT Vijayan
Screenplay: Dharani
Dialougues: Akula Shiva
Lyrics: Sahithi, Dharani, Bhuvana Chandra
Producer: AM Ratnam
Banner: Sri Surya Movies
Presents: Sri Surya Movies
Movie Genre: Action-Comedy
Release Date: May 03, 2006

Pawan Kalyan, Meera Chopra, Reema Sen, Raja, Ali, Mukesh Rishi, Ashutosh Rana, Venumadhav, Malladi Raghava, MS Narayana, Dharmavarapu, Raghubabu and Others.


Bangaram is a TV news reporter working for a cranky boss (Tanikella Bharani) who gives him a bad conduct certificate while firing him from the job because of a jinxed assignment with Assam terrorists. This certificate would ruin his ambition of becoming a BBC reporter, so he comes out with a plan-impress the big boss, Peddi Reddy, coming to India after 12 years, and get his signature. But what looks like a fool-proof plan goes wrong, and Bangaram ends up in a faction-ridden village in Kurnool and stays back covering their Jatra in order to impress him. Peddi Reddy fixes his daughter Sandhya's marriage with a villainous small time factionist Bhooma Reddy's younger brother. Bangaram catches her in the act of running away and brings her back to Peddi Reddy and gets his signature. Why she did this, and how Bangaram rectifies his mistake and helps Sandhya and saves them all from Bhooma Reddy is the rest of the story.

Screenplay and direction Bottom Line: This faction-ridden, violent melodrama is not Pawan Kalyan's forte. In fact, it can be nobody's forte. For the last time, filmmakers, people have had enough of faction-based movies. Give it a break, at least for some time. The story line is similar to so many other faction dramas, expect for two things-Pawan's profession as a reporter and the climax. Otherwise, haven't we seen the hero involved in faction fights and village politics before? So he saves the girl, outsmarts the villain and finally kills him brutally.

There isn't much to laugh about, and expect for two songs, the rest are average. Had there been any other actor-producer team, no one would have cared. Only Pawan's characteristic attitude and energy would have saved this movie, but that too, sadly falls below the expectations. The editing is bad, with jerky changes from one scene to another and the last dialogue of every scene getting cut off in the process. This movie glorifies violence to such a large extent-not that other movies don't, but not many stars have the kind of youth following as Pawan does. The worst thing about this sinking ship is in the last half-hour, a child is abused and tormented and so are the audiences. The action sequences are all mostly the same, something which you see in most movies now-a-days. One sequence right before the break is slightly unique (reminds one of Aparichitudu, with all the bulls) where Bangaram is buried till the neck in the earth and rises out of that.

Artist Performances
Pawan Kalyan of Toli Prema, Tammudu and Khushi? What happened to that energy, that spark in the eye and truck loads of attitude? Pawan fans are in for a huge disappointment, as their power star succumbs to this gory faction fest. He still displays that old charm and attitude, but it's wasted here. Mukesh Rishi as Peddi Reddy fits the role perfectly. Ashutosh Rana has tremendous zeal and makes a good villain. The person who dubbed for him has done a great job-good voice and good modulation. The actress who plays his sister looks evil and scary. Venu Madhav and Ali do their bit, there's nothing much for anybody else to do. And about the female leads, you need to pay attention to spot them-they make a blink and miss appearance. The real heroine is the child artiste (Baby Shanusha), but with all the tormenting and her wailing, it's a sad and tiresome role. Running around the trees 'Chedugudante Bhayyam' was a sell-out when the music was released but the picturization falls below expectations. 'Ra Ra Bangaram' comes after the break, and is an enjoyable number and is especially a relief in the absolutely tiresome second half. The poor heroines don't have much scope, even in the songs, whereas in other movies, at least they get to run around the trees looking pretty.

he focus is completely on Pawan and Ashutosh Rana, the latter of whom puts in an enthusiastic performance, all lost on a violent and dragging second half. At least the first half is bearable. The movie starts with loads of promise, what with a TV news reporter as the hero-there are so many things you can do with this guy, but what does the script writer make him do? He puts him in a faction ridden district and makes him save the girl.

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Singer(s): Anuradha Sriram, Udit Narayan
Lyrics: Bhuvana Chandra
Singer(s): Sridhar (I)
Lyrics: Bhuvana Chandra
Singer(s): Tippu, Manikka Vinayagam
Lyrics: Bhuvana Chandra
Singer(s): Anuradha Sriram, Sukhwinder Singh
Lyrics: Bhuvana Chandra
Singer(s): Mirchi Ajai, Tippu
Lyrics: Bhuvana Chandra
Singer(s): Anuradha Sriram, K K
Lyrics: Sahithi, Dharani
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