Jun 20, 2008

Telugu Movie READY Review


Rating: 3.25/5

Banner: Sri Sravanthi Movies

Jaya Prakash Reddy
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Tanikella Bharani
Tamanna and Navadeep (guest appearances)

Music: Devi Sri Prasad

Cinematography: Prasad Moorella

Producer: Sravanthi Ravi Kishore

Screenplay & Direction: Srinu Vaitla

Released Date: June 19, 2008


A light hearted movie, the story is about Chandrashekar who is more dearly known as Chandu (Ram) who is a clever guy with the right looks and has enough courage in him to take up any challenge. Chandu also has a kind heart and is the first one to come up with solutions for the problems of his friends and dear ones. In this process, he helps his cousin Lakshmi (Tamannah) elope with her NRI lover (Navdeep) right on her wedding day. This causes Chandu to face the wrath of his family which comprises of the head Raghupathi (Nasser), father Raghava (Tanikella), uncle Rajaram (Chandramohan) along with their wives and kids. He comes out of the house and his various attempts to get back goes in vain. Meanwhile, in an effort to help his friend's love matter, Chandu goes along with his group of friends (Srinivas Reddy, Suman Shetty and others) and kidnaps Pooja (Genelia) right from the wedding venue. The group put their tongues in cheek when they realize that they went to the wrong venue and got the wrong bride. However, Pooja from her end is really happy since she is not interested in the wedding. Chandu falls for Pooja at the first sight and decides to win her heart at any cost. He takes her to wherever she wants to go and in this process chases happen, scenes happen and slowly romance also blossoms between the two but they don't express it to each other. In this escape situation, Chandu hatches a plan and makes Pooja land at his home and eventually he also gets inside with some story. The romance gets stronger between both and this is realized even by the family members. Just when everything looks smooth, Pooja's uncle Peddi Naidu (Kota) locates her and takes her along with him. Meanwhile, his rival brother Chitti Naidu (Jayaprakash Reddy) is also looking for Pooja since both brothers want to get her married to their sons respectively. Chandu arrives in the scene using his intelligence again and through the channel of McDonald Murthy (Brahmanandam) who happens to be the auditor for both brothers he gains entry. With a cleverly staged plot, he manages to reunite both brothers and now he has to ensure he gets married to Pooja. How does he do that? Will the Naidu brothers discover his real identity? All this forms the rest of the story.


The director has come out with a clean message and has given no confusion in putting his message across to the audience. The script was tight and he has come up with an equally good screenplay, the music was just above average and two numbers can be taken home, editing could have been better. The real soul of the movie is some stunning camerawork and some really witty dialogues which have kept the momentum on. Action sequences were not many but those that were there were neat and clean. Ram has come with a decent performance and though he does not come across a dynamic go getter, he sure displays enough intelligence to reach his goals. He needs to work more on his expressions and dialogue delivery which will help him in the future. Genelia looks pretty as ever and though her role was limited, she has performed her role with ease. Nasser did his role with the required grace while Kota sure portrayed the cold and icy look wherever required. Jayaprakash Reddy was theatrical but then his energy and distinct dialogue delivery always wins some real good points for his performance. Sunil did his bit with a novel approach while Dharmavarapu creates humor with his dialogue delivery more than the dialogues. Brahmanandam yet again came up with a stunner and has a lengthy role to play. The others like Sudha, MS, Chandramohan, Tanikella have added their bit and Srinivas Reddy is one actor to watch out for...


The film has been deftly handled and the subject was put in a very entertaining manner. The first half gets off to a good start and has enough elements of romance, action, comedy with some songs. It is the second half which got a bit dull at few points but then the witty script and the clever handling of the script makes up for these setbacks. The film is more like a bigger and much enhanced version of the maker's previous hit 'Dhee' and will appeal to the family audience a great deal since there is no bloodshed, no vulgarity or double meaning dialogues. Barring few hitches such as the forced inclusion of songs, dragging scenes in the second half, the film overall has come out as a hearty entertainer with the essential commercial values and it will find its way to success smoothly.