The previous generation has endured a lot of mythological films, showcasing
the victory of good over evil. There isn't much change in the movies but for
the technology - graphics to be precise - involved. This is yet another one
of those 'Bhakti' movies (remember those NTR ones?).
As usual you get to see a tantrik who plays with fire and people's lives as
if it's kid stuff. Rama Raju, the wealthiest man in the village, shuts down
the temple. He learns from his astrologer that his life is threatened by a girl
from the next village. She lives with her brother (Vadivel). They regard Goddess
Kamakshi as their mother, who miraculously reciprocates the feeling.
To kill her, Rama Raju masquerades himself as a very simple man and marries
her. Her brother is killed when he learns about this. Goddess Kamakshi, to avenge
his death, comes as Gayatri (a relative expected by Rama Raju). Due to the promise
made by her to the siblings, she refrains from killing Rama Raju. She kills
the Guru (tantrik played by Niyalgal Ravi) and the astrologer. The climax shows
the reformation of a blinded Rama Raju.
The funniest part is of the whole affair is that the siblings' names don't
figure in the movie at all. The movie has (surprisingly!) some postive aspects
to it, like graphics, but then you also have to bear the torment of watching
snakes doing some acrobatics.
Ramya Krishna does well in the portrayal of the Goddess Kamakshi, as I could
see a few people folding their hands and praying at the sight of her. Don't
go expecting any good music. This one is for the real devotees who want to actually
see their God working miracles.