The gods are not crazy, there's a reason that they don't come to the rescue of
their devotees. And director Kodi Ramakrishna tries to explain this reason. Unlike
other films involving gods that showcase their miraculous powers, this film is
an explanation of the helplessness of the gods. And surprise, for a theme like
that, it's a pretty neat job!
Two kids, a boy and a girl, are the victims of the unhappy marriage of their parents, Raasi and Prudhvi. The parents' hatred for each other is so severe that they cannot even bear the sight of each other. Disgusted at their intolerance for each other, they decide to take the legal way out - divorce.
The children decide to change their parents' minds, and seek their grandmother's help. She tells them that they are facing all these troubles because she had not kept up the promise of visiting the gods for making her son, Prudhvi, successful in life. And so the gods are angry with their parents.
The children decide to fulfill the vows of her grandmother, and go on a pilgrimage. They visit Kanipakala Vinayaka, Lord Venkateswara of Tirupati, Sri Ramachandra of Bhadrachalam, Goddess Kanakadurga of Vijayawada, Goddess Bhramarambha of Srisailam, Lord Saibaba of Shirdi and Swamy Ayyappa of Sabarimalai and fulfill their grandmother's wishes and save their parents' marriage.
But the question is, when the all-powerful gods are guarding the people, why should there be any suffering? This, the gods say, is because, this being the age of Kaliyuga, the reigning rakshasa God is all powerful and even the combined strength of the gods can't bring him down. Only the pristine devotion of the people can save them from ruin.
Director Kodi Ramakrishna makes a good attempt at answering the question as to why bad things happen to good people. And his simple solution of pure devotion shows the way for all those of you who are groping in the dark. It is a neat film beautifully made without any boredom. See it if you can.