Presenting a new vigilante with more brawn than a Mr. Universe and a martial
art style that would give Jet Li a run for his money. The best part: this almost
super-human vigilante is a woman. Now we aren't being MCPs, but there are certain
things that certain folks are good at simply due to harmones. And Vijayashanti
and Dimple Kapadia may have done it, but Malasree as a woman of strength and substance
is a total failure.
Chaamundi (Malasree) is the savior of the downtrodden and the meek - she helps
them with her amazing muscle power and death-defying stunts. How someone who is
somewhere between plump and obese can perform such stunts is worth a one-sided
debate. Anyway, let's get down to the storyline. The city is controlled by the
evil Raj (Prakash Raj), who is the sole mastermind of all crime in the city. Why
Chaamundi waits till the end to kill him in spite of knowing that he is the root
cause for all mayhem has a reason common to commercial cinema. The show must go
on - for two-and-a-half hours.
When Chaamundi is injured in a shootout, it is time for a flashback. She comes
from a happy family that consists of mom, dad and a sister played by Khushboo.
Chaamundi is a police inspector and her sister is a lawyer. All trouble starts
when their mother falls prey to an evil plot of Raj and is killed. Disillusioned
by the legal system, Chaamundi avenges her mother's death and turns into a modern
day female Robin Hood in leather tights and coats.
End for the trip down memory lane and back to the present. Chaamundi recuperates
from her injury and has the final showdown with Raj. She emerges victorious after
dodging a zillion bullets and performing some gravity-defying stunts.
Don't go by the posters that give you an illusion that Ramya Krishna, Simran and
Rami Reddy are characters in the movie. The ladies just come in for the songs,
and Rami Reddy only to be killed in the first few scenes by Malasree. Let's no
subject you to comments on any of the aspects that went into making this movie.