Behind the Movie Pravarakhyudu: Madan is one among the contemporary directors who always die to show the real beauty of Telugu culture and its values on the screen. If “Aa Naluguru” showcases the best writer in him, “Pellaina Koththalo” showcases our Telugu Director. Later his movie “Gunde Jhallumandi” was a failure. Looking at the combo of Jagapathibabu, Priyamani and Madan in “Pellaina Koththalo”, one may always expect a decent entertainer from them in this peculiarly titled “Pravarakhyudu.”
In the Movie Pravarakhyudu: Sasi Kumar (Jagapathi Babu) and Sailaja (Priyamani) are students of the same college but are of opposite natures. While Sailaja is an intelligent girl who thinks by heart, Sasi Kumar is a true practical man who believes in reasoning with logic and science.
If story is to be moved, Sailaja falls in love with Sasi Kumar and expresses it. Being too practical Sasi Kumar accepts Sailaja not as a lover but as a wife. Sasi Kumar even interprets biologically using human hormones that there is no such institution of love, but we have made it for our convenience. Not an acceptable explanation, Sailaja unable to bear the attitude of Sasi Kumar dares to leave the college but Sasi Kumar stops her and he leaves the college.
Now the story moves fast forward by ten years. Sasi Kumar and Sailaja are not youngsters but responsible and grown up adults. Sasi Kumar becomes an eminent Professor in Zoology at Harvard while Sailaja becomes a Women’s College principal. Time has its play one more time. Sasi Kumar joins the same college of Sailaja as a lecturer. He once again becomes the Pravarakhyudu of college girls and wins the “love” of Sailaja.
What is the purpose behind Sasi Kumar joining this college? Is there any story behind his coming back for Sailaja? Who are the characters that help him in fulfilling the task? are all to be seen on the screen.
Values of the Movie Pravarakhyudu: Madan from his very first movie can be visualized as a Director who is soft at heart. None of his characters behave non sense and everybody will have their own purpose. The same is repeated again here in “Pravarakhyudu.” The story is simple and straight. But, to narrate a tale for two and half hours with no sine curves in audience brains is a tough task, which Madan do it again with ease. Dialogues are straight and depict the behavior of each personality from heart. Screenplay is very slow which might not be liked by faster generations who love movies with fast pace. Music by Keeravani is good for two songs. Coming to background, Keeravani once again proves that why he is called as “the best”. Cinematography by Surender Reddy is highlight of the movie. Especially in songs, it is awesome. Editing by MR Varma is good but there can’t be much done for movies with these kinds of story lines. Production values of Ganesh Indukuri are spellbound. He needs all the applause for going all out just by relying on capabilities of Madan and the market range of Jagapathi Babu.
Jagapathi Babu tried his best to differentiate between his young college going character and grown up adult character. The makeup used for Jagapathi Babu during his teenage days looked awry and does not suit well. The real charm of Jagapathi Babu is visible only as lecturer. These kinds of characters are a cake walk for him and he proves it so. Priyamani is beautiful and a perfect pair to Jagapathi Babu. She scores full marks performance wise and glamour wise. Suneel as friend of Jagapathi Babu is also good and raises some laughter. Brahmnandam’s comedy was regular but makes us laugh. Remaining star cast include Dharmavarapu, Ali, Rajya Lakshmi and others who looked okay for their roles.
Out of the Movie Pravarakhyudu: Madan, Jagapathi Babu and Priyamani is the best combination which is looked after ‘Pellain Koththalo.’ Everything was so “Koththalo” in that project. Coming to “Pravarakhyudu”, Madan based his whole story on simple love concept and how it is interpreted by human beings with growing up of maturity. and what is the difference between True Love and Infatuation? The way how climax was brought up using the “Kidney” episode doesn’t fully justify his core element.
If you are looking for a movie with novelty in every aspect, you may fall flat with Pravarakhyudu. If you need a plain entertainer with no stress of mind and well behaving characters, go for it you may like it.
Cinejosh verdict “Pravarakhyudu”: A decent entertainer for family audience, women and may be a one time watcher for regular movie goers.