Here's a Telugu movie that delivers what it promises - titillation and a lot of
women (I lost count). As is expected from the 'queen of B-grades', Shakila, she
totally dominates the story. I found myself, surprisingly, actually following
Two thieves manage to steal a bust (of a statue - please get your mind out of the gutter, will you?), but soon realize that there is something odd about it and that it is possessed by a spirit. Flashback - Shakila runs a 'hostel'. Ha, ha, ha! Ahem, beg pardon - I was amused by the storywriter's originality. Anyway, the 'hostel' (rather obviously, now) doubles as a brothel where influential people come to get some...
A girl called Neelima disappears and murder is suspected. Another girl called Meena joins the hostel and always comes up against firewalls when she inquires about Neelima. Finally, we are told that she is actually a CID officer. Needless to say, she is killed too.
Now a ghost appears out of nowhere and starts killing off people who killed her - it is not very clear whose ghost it is. Who cares anyway? There's copious 'making out' to take the audiences' minds off the trivialities. Incidentally, a massage parlor is somehow involved, and for some reason its proprietor keeps getting lucky with a wide assortment of ladies. Talk about job satisfaction.
Oh yes - if you are reading for the story, the baddies are all killed off by the vengeful ghost, and that's that.
There is something about this flick that sets it a little apart from the others
in its genre. The look of the print is better, the music is okay, and there is
a halfway decent plot for the film to run on. Since the director kept luring the
audience to stay a little longer by putting the right sequences at the right times,
the exodus from the theater came later rather than sooner. And for once, the title
is justified - all the 'papas' (girls) are really 'pedda' (big)!