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A big letdown



Rohit and Tanu Roy in Keelugurram.

Keelugurram (Telugu)

Cast: Rohit, Tanu Roy, Brahmanandam

Music: S.A. Rajkumar

Director: Kodi Ramakrishna

Keelugurram carries nostalgic memories of ANR's folklore, still fresh in memory. But here the word is symbolically used, to represent hope of rising to new heights.

The name of the movie and that of the director, Kodi Ramakrishna, are enough to draw the audience to the theatre. But the hope of a promising entertainment diminishes as we watch a routine drama of love between two childhood friends, with the girl's parents planning to get her married to a boy of their choice. The experienced director stoops to low-level comedy, bordering on vulgarity. Four young men get into a tourist bus and become friends. Charan (Rohit) then pulls out a photograph of a girl and calls her Bujji. He tells his friends that this was the girl whom he had played with during his childhood and that his parents promised to get them married after they grew up.

Bujji grows into a beautiful girl, Rajani (Tanu Roy). Though Rajani gets close to Charan, they fail to recognise each other.

Crime drama

In a separate track, the director runs a crime drama featuring Sankar in the role of a soft villain, who aspires to appropriate the property of a young couple, his relatives, by killing them and their only child. They succeed in doing away with the couple, but not the child. Rest of the story moves how the four friends led by Charan try to save the child from falling victim to Sankar. and also foil the attempts of the US-based Sadhu (Pridhvi) to marry Rajani.

By Gudipoodi Srihari

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