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Ammaaye Navvithe
EDITOR RATING
3.0
Performances
Script
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Visuals
NA
NA
NA
NA
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Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
After watching Ammaye Navvithe, the more masochistic among us might just wonder what a sequel to this might be like. Strictly adhering to Murphy's as yet unstated law that things that are regressing will accelerate further in that direction, we, the original masochists, have the following conclusions:
  1. The film will be set in the period when thought still wasn't discovered and the only thing that differentiated man from other mammals was that he didn't lick his children.
  2. The discerning minds will however figure out that this is in reality after 2001AD because Rajendra Prasad will look wider than in the original film.
  3. The heroine will be married and have kids because the original film ended her career.
  4. Some experiences from the original film's release will cause the reverse of the ticket to contain fine print stating that "entertainment tax" was named thus by the government and not by the producer, and that since the incidents of the last release, the latter has hired a posse of real mean-looking ex-commandos as bodyguards.
  5. People aged above 5 will be entitled to a special senior citizens' discount of 90%, so they may feel motivated to accompany the core target audience.
We invite our readers who have been blessed enough to catch this flick to contribute more to this exercise in clairvoyance and enrich this page. But the others need not feel disheartened - just read the rest, and we'll try to recreate the experience of watching the film for you. And you'll wish you'd stuck to feeling disheartened and left right here.

Ammaye Navvithe is the tale of Sundaram (played jointly by Rajendra Prasad and some fat), a man who is still looking for a job at an age when most government employees have already made their thirty-fifth million. He comes to the village of Talamanchi, ruled by Seshadri Naidu (Ranganath), a feudal-era chieftain whose brain was brewed in the same cauldron as that of Mullah Omar and his tribe. There's a Hindi lecturer post vacant in the college there, and Sundaram wants that.

Naidu is a glorified ruffian, and his protectiveness towards women actually makes it seem like a vice. He banishes people from the village for helping young lovers unite, makes college students start with an oath everyday that all women are their sisters, pronounces the death sentence on men who attempt to outrage women, and generally makes himself look like he was molested as a kid.

Sundaram gets the job by some clever manipulation (clever, that is, if the most thought-provoking piece of writing you've ever come across is twinkle twinkle little star), and then does the unthinkable - he starts wooing Sireesha (Bhuvana), the daughter of Naidu. The girl has about as much intelligence as you would require to go along with a 35-24-35 body, and you could put her to sleep by telling her the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. Whoever woos her deserves her, and you lose your last shred of sympathy for Sundaram.

Of course, Naidu finds out Sundaram's designs, and issues him an ultimatum in true Telugu film style that if in 15 days he cannot get Sireesha to say that she loves him, he'll be dead.

The first thing that strikes you about this film is how a man who ruled the comedy genre of Telugu cinema for over a decade has been reduced to doing shoe-string budget films that can't even afford script and dialogue writers, forget glitzy and colorful presentation. He needs to get rid of about 20 kilograms, and that's for starters. After that, we really don't know.

Bhuvana is made to look dumb, and so it would be unfair to comment on her potential, but whoever thought her smile deserves a film must be an interesting subject for psychology students and all the world's conmen. L B Sriram, Brahmanandam and M S Narayana all have roles that suck, and only Jayasudha manages to get out gracefully in a guest appearance.

You'd be doing this film a favor if you watch it even on TV, which, we guess, should be pretty soon.
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Ammaaye Navvithe (telugu) reviews
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  • Cast
    Rajendra Prasad, Bhuvana, Ranganath, Brahmanandam, L B Sriram, M S Narayana, Jayasudha
  • Director
    Jyothi Kumar
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Anoop Salver on 19th Dec 2001, 4:57am | Permalink
I really suggest the partrons not to see the crappy movies. Atleast that way the producers will think twice to make these movies. PLEASE don't encourage half baked writers who happens to be producer's wife's something exercise his talents. We deserve much better than the crap we are served.

Anoop
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Sudha Nukala on 16th Nov 2001, 6:24am | Permalink
this film is not worht to run atleast one day
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10
Suresh on 15th Nov 2001, 9:13pm | Permalink
What happened to you comedy king? You did movies like Aa okkati adakku,April 1 vidudala,Appula Apparao etc.Do not stoop to low levels,dont be too desperate.Retire gracefully..
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