Choodalani Vundi is a typical Tollywood masala movie that was made with the superstar of Telugu cinema in mind. It is all Chiranjeevi from the beginning to the end, but the beauty is that the rest of the cast is not wasted. Each character compliments and enhances the role played by our hero.
There is nothing unique or special about the story - it is as predictable as any, but it is an earnest attempt to present it in a refreshing manner. The highlights of the movie are the music, the action sequences and, of course, the commanding presence of Chiranjeevi.
Ramakrishna (Chiranjeevi) arrives in Calcutta for reasons to be revealed later, and begins to live in a middle class chawl. Here he meets Soundarya, an innocent Telugu girl who is ditched by her love and is stranded too. There are few lighthearted moments between the two that are entertaining and pleasant.
The story gets rolling only after Ramakrishna saves his neighbors from the torment of the local goons. And in one such confrontation he is stabbed, and as he is being taken to the hospital, the ever-looming flashback begins.
Ramakrishna is actually an automobile mechanic who falls in love with Anjali Javeri and vice versa. But she is the daughter of Prakash Raj, an industrialist who is actually a mafiaso. The lovers decide to elope and begin to live in the jungle - they sing duets, have a son and rescue animals whenever they can.
At this point one has to mention the fantasy song, it is excellent. The computer graphics that shows animated characters and humans together is local talent at its best. But everything goes wrong when Anjali is kidnapped by her father and is accidentally killed. Chiranjeevi is thrown into jail, and the evil Prakash begins to rear his daughter's son as his heir. And it is the search for his son that brings our hero to Calcutta.
At this point the flashback ends and it is Ramakrishna's as the one-man army who achieves what he sets out do. Lots of action and a happy ending. Choodalani Vundi is an entertaining masala movie that is worth watching.