Director: Vikram Kumar
Cast: Akhil Akkineni, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Jagapati Babu, Ramya Krishna, Ajay, Satya Krishnan
What do you get when you have a director yet to deliver a flop movie, an actress making her debut and an actor who has the backing of one of the biggest names in Tollywood and looking to take over an empire alongside his brother?
Everything going you would say. However what you receive is an actor with enough scope to improve, a film maker committed to entertain and the heroine doing her best to showcase her talent.
After a not so successful debut, Akhil makes amends and gets to a subject that is safe. Parkour stunts are making a slow yet steady entry into Tollywood as well! The story of destiny and fate.
Sreenu, is an orphan and plays the ‘ek tara’ the string instrument to earn a living. He meets his soulmate Junnu and childhood love blossoms. Junnu’s family shifts to Delhi. She writes her mobile number on a Rs 100 note that gets stolen from Sreenu. He’s adopted by Prakash (Jagapati Babu) and his wife (Ramya Krishna). Sreenu is now Avinash (Akhil), still waiting for his childhood soulmate who now is Priya (Kalyani Priyadarshan). She too is still waiting for her Sreenu. The childhood sweethearts hope of meeting one day! Will they? What does destiny have in store? History tells us that calf love invariably succeeds in Tollywood.
This time around, Akhil has a better outing. He still has miles to go. He needs to improve in case he’s looking for a serious career in acting. What should have been an equal dose of script allocation between the lead pair, tragically is Akhil centred. The entire first half of the movie deals with the establishment of characters and the second half in rekindling lost love between the lead pair. The movie is predictable to a fault.
Ramya Krishna as Akhil’s doting mom goes overboard. Jagapati Babu does not have much to do. Ajay as the baddie comes in for fights and leaves. Akhil and Kalyani do put in a sincere effort to carry the film. Tragically, it is the script that lets down the lead pair. Music by Anoop Rubens is pleasant. Special mention for Bob Brown and Matt Leonard for jaw opening and Hollywoodesque stunts. Akhil is better in one aspect when compared to his father – dance he can! This Hello is greeting enough for a one time watch.