In a way, Tirumala Tirupati Venkatesa is the reversal of roles of what
you've seen in Kshemanga Velli Labhanga Randi, the comedy thriller that
went on to become a box-office success. While in Kshemanga Velli... it is
the heroes who dream of making it big, in Tirumala... it is the women who
aspire for all the riches, notwithstanding their common lives.
Daughters of Kota Srinivasa Rao, a watchman, Roja, Maheswari and Kovai Sarala are obsessed with money and everything that money can buy. They refuse to think of the ordinary mundane existence and have fairy tale dreams of marrying maharajahs. Imagining the protoganists, Srikant, Ravi Teja and Brahmandam, to be the fortunate few to be endowed with wealth, they fall for them instantly. Once married, they realize that they are the jetsam and flotsam of society and refuse to live with them.
Here the story takes an interesting turn. The three of them bring three crore rupees, and tell their wives that if they listen to them for one month they can have one crore each. The heroines, who would do anything for money, agree for that. What follows is the taming of the shrews. And the inevitable realization on their part that money is not all, and a happy family is all that matters.
The film, which was made by E V V Satyanarayana's assistant E Satti Babu, has the trademark comedy of his guru. The theater reverberates with laughter and one gets to enjoy the film till the interval. But, as the director has to prove that money is not the be all and end all, the film gets mired with all the sentimental elements and it gets tedious for the audience.
Since even this tedium is packaged with a comic touch, it is not unbearable either.
It is just one of those regular run-of-the-mill comedies that we have seen before.