Baava - News
Starring :Siddharth, Rajendra Prasad, Praneetha, Brahmanandam, Ahuthi Prasad, Ali, Nazar, Raghu Babu
Producer :Padma Kumar Chowdary ML
Baava - Review
Veerababu (Siddharth) is an average youth, who always gets the support of his father Sitaramudu (Rajendra Prasad). They both move together like friends and never behave like a father and son (you can’t even count how many times you have seen such fathers and sons, on screen we mean).
One fine day he comes across Varalakshmi (Praneetha) and loses his heart (and end of this, guess what the producer/audience lost?). Both of them are close relatives. Soon both fall in love with each other. And you can guess the story line from here; Varalakshmi’s father settles her marriage with another boy Ramana (Samrat) (not again!).
Siddarth, our hero marries her but his father doesn’t want his son’s life to be spoilt like his (a reason to go to flashback). So now, “the seat sweating part”, how, Veerababu convinced Varalakshmi’s family and got her married has to be seen on the screen (if you want or on TV when it is shown, if u want!).
Siddharth’s performance is cute (and also the same) and it reminded us the audiences the days of ‘Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana’. He continues to maintain the lover boy image. Especially the character with village backdrop suited him very well. His combination scenes with Rajendra Prasad are worth enjoying.
Praneetha, though a debutant tried her best to give a nice performance. The director should have concentrated a little more to give her necessary tips for a better performance. She looked good and the director ignored to show her in a glamorous manner.
Rajendra Prasad, the veteran is show-stealer of the film. Being a seasoned artiste, he gave a matured performance all through the film. His performance in the second half is a highlight. Other artistes including Ahuti Prasad, Viswanath Kasi and others did justice to their roles. A parody to Varudu film was used as comedy. Brahmanandam and Ali made a vain bid to entertain the audiences with sickening comedy.
Veera Pothana penned dialogues for this village love story. He maintained good depth while scripting words for the hero, his father and others. The writer mixed the sentiment and entertainment with an equal ratio to suit different occasions.
Cinematography by Aravind Krishna is okay. He made perfect use of his camera to capture the beauty of the villages, the green surroundings and the routine scenes that could be seen in villages. Camera work especially during songs and cycle race in the climax is good.
KV Krishna Reddy should have sharpened his scissors further to trim several scenes in the film. However, there are many boring scenes in the second half and also before the interval bang. If such scenes were shortened further, the film would have been more impressive.
For music director like Chakri, scoring tunes for a film with village backdrop is nothing. But this time, he gave a few fresh tunes to the songs and they are very pleasant.
The speciality of the audio album is that he gave scope to his contemporary music director Keeravani to sing a song in this film. Chakri himself rendered a song along with Gita Madhuri and as per the tradition Siddhartha also rendered a song in the film. But for the one Keeravani sang and the one which goes like ‘Mila Milamani…’, none other was impressive that much.
Story, screenplay and direction
Debutant director Rambabu tried to give a novel movement to already known and well-played on the screen subject. None of the characters had a good foundation. Moreover, it is not known why the temple episode was kept and it was not properly established too. For a clichéd story line, it doesn't really matter if it is a village or a city!
Characters like Tanikella Bharani and Samrat just come and do villainy and go, for sure, in villages such things will not work out. As far as screenplay, the film went off well till the moment; the hero ties the knot to the heroine. It was quite jovial and enjoyable. Afterwards, the screenplay went haywire. A family which is showing aversion on another family for almost 20 years gets changed in no time in the climax. Being a director, he should be able to explain properly the reasons for transformation. The director still needs some maturity in narration. Let us hope he would do something better in his next film.