When we have almost forgotten her, Rachana has come back to remind us that she
is still in the race, and greedily at that. If not for roles, at least for more
and more money, as she does in Anta Mana Manchike. This greedy-for-money-gudia
believes that money can buy anything in this world including happiness. So she
falls in love with a rich businessman's son, Rajendra Prasad, only for his riches.
Her goal being clear, she cons him into marriage lest his parents stop him.
Rajendra Prasad's father Chalapati Rao is quick to realize that his daughter-in-law has her eyes on his property and on nothing else, and so he shunts his son out of the house. A disappointed Rachana makes all efforts to goad her husband to mend fences with his father and take control of the property. She even piles up debts to corner him. But Rajendra Prasad does not yield. And so she approaches the court for divorce.
The judge doesn't approve of her claim since they are married only for five months and under the law they can seek divorce only after living together for a year. He makes them live together for the remaining seven months under the surveillance of an ayah, Rama Prabha, and even devises seven commandments that they should follow. (Why only for this couple we don't know.) Many things happen during these seven months and Rachana even inherits a crore of rupees from her grandfather. But before she can be happy the inevitable happens.
Rachana is good as the greedy girl though someone else would have been better. Her role has shades of Amani's character in Subhalagnam. Despite that, Rachana does not disappoint you. She does her best to make you laugh at her avarice for money.
Rajendra Prasad and Sudhakar put in the same trademark comedy. And so does Kovai Sarala. The film has a load of comedians - Brahmanandam, Ali, Bharani, M S Narayana - who come in at various intervals to entertain you when the heroine is not blabbering about her fondness for money.
There is nothing new about the film but it is still entertaining. You will not get bored. You will only laugh even when the plot goes haywire in the second half.